02. Juni 2024  
Hanover, GER  
Artistic Gymnastics

German Boys from SV Halle won the 10. International ZAG Junior Cup 2024

The young gymnasts from SV  H a l le - the club of the German world champion on parallel bars, Lukas Dauser - won the 10th anniversary tournament of the International ZAG Junior Team Cup 2024 in Hanover / Vinnhorst for the first time.
With 212.250 points, coach Michael Krüger's protégés relegated the ‘Excel Gymnastics’ team from Ireland (210.900) to second place, with the boys from the KNGU team of the Royal Dutch Gymnastics Union (KNGU) in third place, just -0.3 points behind. The gap to the junior team from Israel, which came fourth, was even smaller (only -0.2). Twelve junior teams from 5 European countries, made up of gymnasts aged between 12 and 16, took part.
* On Sunday, the best gymnasts in the individual age groups were determined in the apparatus finals ....

ZAG Cup Winner 2024: SV Halle at the 10th Intern. ZAG-Team-Cup
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* * There was a double winner in the 13/14 age group:
Dani SCHEPER (KNGU / NED) won on vault and dominated on high bar.
A boy with a world-famous name won on floor: Marius URZICA jun. from Romania, whose father of the same name was once the multi-crowned king of the pommel horse.But it was precisely on this apparatus that his Flius was narrowly beaten this time by James ZINZEN from the Club SC Berlin.
Jonas KIRSCH from Altonaer TSV (GER) was the strongest gymnast on rings, and Raphael WOLFINGER from KTV Straubenhardt / GER was unbeatable on parallel bars.
 FINALS AG 13/14

* In the age group 12, three apparatus were dominated by Dutchman Dantè WORTHINGTON (KNGU):
Dantè won rings, vault and parallel bars!

Another two victories went to the representative of the winning team SV Halle/GER:
Lennox ALTENBERGER won on floor and high bar.

Jan Felix HERMANN from TSV Buchholz/GER dominated his freestyle on the pommels.


It was a great, motivating experience for all participants of the 10th anniversary ZAG Junior Cup! This important tournament for young Olympic athletes is now entering its second decade!
See you - in 2025!

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* With many thanks to the hosts of the German premiere club > TuS Vinnhorst,
to chief organizer Joerg Niebuhr and
the professional team of sportfotos-berlin.com