Gymnast: Noemi Makra
Recommended by: Blake Smith
Who is she?
15-year-old Noémi Mákra is arguably the best gymnast from Hungary since the Henrietta Onodi, one of the gymnastics superstars of the nineties. She turns senior in 2013 so look for her in Antwerp.
Where does she train?
She trains at TC Békéscsaba.
Does she have much competitive experience?
Noémi has been competing internationally since 2010. Her first meet was the 2010 Top Gym where she finished 5th. She has been competing a lot lately. She is very seasoned competitor for her age.
What makes her an exciting prospect?
She has very good execution. While she doesn’t do the highest difficulty, her E scores are usually very high. She often scores in the high 8′s and low 9′s on many of her events. At a recent Olympic Hopes Cup in the Czech Republic, she won the all around competition with a 55.400 and earned E scores in the 9s on both vault and bars. She was also the top all-arounder at the Eva Kanyo Memorial meet in Hungary some weeks ago, outscoring Russian gymnasts Maria Kharenkova and Anastasia Sidorova with a 55.565.
When do you think we will see her in competition next?
We are not sure when she will be competing next.
What are you hoping she will develop in the coming years?
A harder vault. She competed a front pike 1/2 at the 2012 Europeans but has only been doing the front pike as of late. A harder vault would compliment her prowess on the other 3 events.
What routines of hers should we watch?
Her floor routine is very interesting. She dances very nicely and has some big tumbles. Her difficulty is not the highest but she hits her tumbles with ease.
I’m waiting for video to emerge from the Evá Kanyo meet in Hungary where she had a 9.166 e-score.
Her beam is also a must watch. She works very nicely. She’s upgraded since Brussels.
Her beam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
I’d like to mention that the judges hammered her at these Euros.
What else do we need to know about her?
She is the most promising Hungarian gymnast in a long, long time. She could challenge for medals on the European and World stage. Definitely look out for her in this quad.
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