Gymnast: Eythora Thorsdottir
Country: The Netherlands
Recommended by: Kristen Bruno
Who is she?
Eythora Thorsdottir is a junior Dutch gymnast born August 10, 1998 from Icelandic parents. She is a beautiful gymnast who turns senior in 2014.
Where does she train and with whom?
She currently trains at BATO-PAX Gymnastics just outside of Amsterdam. Her coaches are Patrick Kiens and Kate Sarisska.
Does she have much competitive experience?
She has experience with smaller competitions, but most notable are her results at the 2012 European Junior Championships where she was selected to be part of the Dutch team. Eythora performed on all 4 events helping her team to a 6th place finish. She finished 10th all around and qualified to the beam final where she finished 8th.
What makes her an exciting prospect?
Eythora is wonderful to watch, with beautiful lines and unique combinations. Her best event is beam where she can hopefully continue to upgrade and be a contender for less- represented gymnastic countries.
When do you think we will get to see her in competition next?
Nothing is decided yet, but she’d like to gain as much experience as she can at national and international competitions. Her goal for the coming year is to be one of the two Dutch gymnasts chosen to compete at the European Youth Olympic Festival being held in The Netherlands next summer.
What are you hoping she will develop in the coming years?
Eythora is beautiful to watch, and her main problem now is- like many junior gymnasts- the need for upgrades. She is still young and has plenty of time before becoming a senior, so I’m sure we’ll see her advance this next year.
What routine of hers should we watch?
Both routines here are from the all-around finals in Brussels where she finished 10th. The first is her beam routine and the second is her floor, both reflecting her personality and artistry.
What else do we need to know about her?
Eythora’s parents are both Icelandic so she maintains both Dutch and Icelandic nationality. Her favorite gymnast is Aliya Mustafina, and in her spare time she likes singing and dancing.
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