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More than 250 gymnasts are on the roster for next week's European gymnastics championships in Berlin.

Women's podium training begins Monday at Max-Schmeling-Halle, which will see competition for senior all-around and individual events. Each nation can enter up to six male and four female gymnasts.

The continent is guaranteed two new all-around champions in 2011: 2009 European champions Ksenia Semyonova (Russia) and Fabian Hambüchen (Germany) will not defend their crowns in Berlin. Semyonova did not challenge for a spot on Russia's team, while Hambüchen is recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon.

World all-around champion Aliya Mustafina (Russia) is the heavy favorite to win the women's all-around title. Superstar teammate Viktoria Komova, the 2010 Youth Olympic champion and 2010 Junior European champion, will miss the competition with an ankle injury. Mustafina's biggest challenge should come from new Russian champion Anna Dementyeva and world balance beam champion Ana Porgras of Romania.

Germany's own Philipp Boy, hoping to win his first all-around title in Berlin, will need to overcome Ukrainian upstart Nikolai Kuksenkov, 2007 European champion Maxim Devyatovsky (Russia) and rising British stars Daniel Purvis and Sam Oldham.

2010 European vault champion Yekaterina Kurbatova did not make Russia's lineup to Berlin, but uneven bars/floor exercise champion Beth Tweddle (Great Britain) and balance beam champion Amelia Racea (Romania) will attempt to defend their individual titles.

Obligations to the German army have left Matthias Fahrig unable to defend his floor exercise title, and 2010 European pommel horse champion Daniel Keatings failed to make the British lineup. But four 2010 champions are on the roster: still rings champion Matteo Morandi (Italy), vault champion Tomi Tuuha (Finland), parallel bars champion Yann Cucherat and high bar champion Vlasios Maras (Greece). Maras will be searching for his sixth European title on high bar.

The women's qualification begins Wednesday with the men's qualification Thursday. The all-around finals will be Friday, followed by two days of event finals.

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4th European Individual Championships
April 6–10, 2011, Berlin, Germany

Men's Roster
Artur Davtyan
Harutyun Merdinyan
Fabian Leimlehner
Lukas Kranzlmüller
Matthias Schwab
Marco Baldauf
Alexander Leidlmair
Matthias Decker
Shakir Shikaliyev
Koen Van Damme
Donna-Donny Truyens
Jonas Toeback
Siemon Volkaert
Jimmy Verbaeys
Thomas Neuteleers
Dmitry Savitsky
Artyom Bykov
Dmitry Kasperovich
Alexander Tsarevich
Pavel Bulavsky
Jordan Jovtchev
Filip Yanev
Alexander Batinkov
Yaroslav Vovk
Velislav Valchev
Filip Ude
Marko Brez
Marijo Moznik
Robert Seligman
Tomislav Markovic
Irodotos Georgallas
Constantinos Aristotelous
Dimitris Krasias
Jindrich Pansky
Petr Smejkal
Martin Konecny
Helge Vammen
Joao Marcus Fuglsig
Joachim Winther
Sergio Munoz
Rafael Martinez
Fabian Gonzalez
Javier Gomez
Ivan San Miguel
Ignacio Losantos
Tomi Tuuha
Sami Aalto
Markku Leinonen
Eetu Lahti
Heikki Niva
Sakari Vekki
Cyril Tommasone
Samir Ait-said
Pierre-Yves Beny
Thomas Bouhail
Danny Pinheiro-Rodrigues
Yann Cucherat
Samuel Hunter
Sam Oldham
Daniel Purvis
Theo Seager
Louis Smith
Kristian Thomas
Paata Nozadze
Philipp Boy
Brian Gladow
Sebastian Krimmer
Marcel Nguyen
Thomas Taranu
Andreas Toba
Vlasios Maras
Eleftherios Kosmidis
Vasileios Tsolakidis
Eleftherios Petrounias
Dimitrios Markousis
Christos Lympanovnos
Attila Vlacsil
Bence Talas
Vid Hidvegi
Krisztian Berki
Christopher O'Donnor
Anthony O'Donnell
Luke Carson
Kieran Behan
Jón Sigurdur Gunnarsson
Ólafur Gardar Gunnarsson
Róbert Kristmannsson
Viktor Kristmannsson
Bjarki Asgeirsson
Alexander Shatilov
Andrey Medvedev
Kfir Weiss
Husam Urouk
Enrico Pozzo
Paolo Ottavi
Matteo Angioletti
Alberto Busnari
Andrea Cingolani
Matteo Morandi
Dmitrijs Trefilovs
Vitalijs Kardahsovs
Rokas Guscinas
Jevgenij Izmodenov
Oliver Waldbillig
Kevin Crovetto
Jeffrey Wammes
Epke Zonderland
Bart Deurloo
Melvin Ornek
Yuri van Gelder
Anthony van Assche
Espen Jansen
Roman Kulesza
Adam Kierzkowski
Marek Lyszczarz
Manuel Campos
Simao Almeida
Gustavo Simoes
Ricardo Martins
Diogo Romero
Francisco Fragoso
Flavius Koczi
Andrei Ursache
Cristian Bataga
Vlad Cotuna
Maxim Devyatovsky
Nikita Ignatyev
Anton Golotsutskov
Denis Ablyazin
Konstantin Pluzhnikov
Alexander Balandin
Saso Bertoncelj
Mitja Petkovsek
Ziga Silc
Alen Dimic
Rok Klavora
Ziga Britovsek
Milos Paunovic
Claudio Capelli
Daniel Groves
Pascal Bucher
Nils Haller
Lucas Fischer
Manuel Rickli
Slavomir Michnak
Samuel Piasecky
Mans Stenberg
Toni Simonen
Ferhat Arican
Muhammed Akkavak
Özgür Sanli
Vitaly Nakonechny
Nikolai Kuksenkov
Alexander Yakubovsky
Igor Radivilov
Petro Pakhnyuk
Oleg Vernyayev
Women's Roster
Elisa Hämmerle
Barbara Gasser
Aagie Vanwalleghem
Julie Croket
Lisa Verschueren
Antje Vandevelde
Alina Sotnikova
Olga Mokhovtsova
Ralitsa Mileva
Tijana Tkalcec
Tina Erceg
Kristyna Palesova
Jana Sikulova
Mette Hulgaard
Michelle Lauritsen
Mia Furu
Claudia Menendez
Beatriz Cuesta
Claudia Vila
Ainoa Carmona
Annika Urvikko
Rosanna Ojala
Ida Laisi
Mira Boumejmajen
Marine Brevet
Clara Della Vedova
Marine Petit
Danusia Francis
Jennifer Pinches
Hannah Whelan
Beth Tweddle
Ketevan Bolkvadze
Kim Bui
Oksana Chusovitina
Nadine Jarosch
Elisabeth Seitz
Vasiliki Millousi
Stefani Bismpikou
Paschalina Mitrakou
Elisavet Tsakou
Renata Toth
Austin Sheppard
Dorina Boczogö
Charlotte McKenna
Jóhanna Rakel Jónasdóttir
Embla Jóhannesdóttir
Dominiqua Belányi
Thelma Rut Hermannsdóttir
Valeria Maksyuta
Roni Rabinovitz
Yuval Samouha
Sapir Hana Cohen
Vanessa Ferrari
Carlotta Ferlito
Elisabetta Preziosa
Chiara Gandolfi
Greta Nevedomskaite
Mante Jasilionyte
Mara Kimmel
Aline Bernar
Yvette Moshage
Chahdi Ouazzani
Céline van Gerner
Joy Goedkoop
Haldis Naerum
Karoline Sondov
Marta Pihan-Kulesza
Gabriela Janik
Katarzyna Jurkowska
Alexandra Choon
Ekaterina Kislinskaya
Ana Porgras
Sandra Izbasa
Diana Chelaru
Amelia Racea
Aliya Mustafina
Tatiana Nabiyeva
Anna Dementyeva
Yulia Belokobylskaya
Ivana Kamnikar
Fiona Novak
Teja Belak
Adela Sajn
Ariella Käslin
Giulia Steingruber
Jessica Diacci
Linda Stämpfli
Jonna Adlerteg
Veronica Wagner
Özlem Özkan
Demet Mutlu
Natalia Kononenko
Yana Demyanchuk
Maria Livchikova
Alina Fomenko
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