Jarosch Ready to Give Her Best at Worlds
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Third all-around at the recent German Championships, Nadine Jarosch told IG she is pleased with her success and aiming to do her best to help her team at the world championships in October.


Nadine Jarosch (Germany)

"I was really satisfied about my achievements during the all-around," said Jarosch, who also placed second on floor exercise, and third on vault and balance beam, at the German Championships held in Göppingen in late August. "I was happy about the fact that I could get into the act as a 'new' senior. Of course, not everything was perfect, but I am proud of myself."

Jarosch, who turned 16 on April 28, is enjoying a fruitful first year at the senior international level. She finished third on vault and fifth on floor exercise at the Cottbus Tournament of Masters in March; and 10th on floor exercise and 30th all-around in qualifications at the European championships in April.

Jarosch now hopes to deliver a consistent performance at worlds, which will take place Oct. 8-16 in Tokyo.

"Currently I am focused on stabilizing my routines and improving my elements so that everything will work well at worlds," said Jarosch, who is coached by Michael Gruhl at TV 1860 Detmold.

Jarosch said Germany's blend of youth and veteran talent should give it an advantage in Tokyo, where the top eight teams will qualify for next summer's Olympic Games in London. Four additional teams will earn berths to the Olympics at a test event to be held in January in London.

"I think that the German team is one of the best mixed teams who will participate at worlds," Jarosch said. "The experienced gymnasts can assist the younger ones, although the younger gymnasts 'rough up' the team. I think that our team has to be highly motivated during the preparation and the world championships. We have to believe in ourselves."

For her part, Jarosch is ready to be in top form in Tokyo.

"I have to present my best routines to help my team," she told IG. "I will just give my best!"

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