Gymnast: Tabea Alt
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Who is she?
Born March 18, 2000 – Tabea (“Tabi”) Alt is a 12-year-old gymnast from Ludwigsburg, Germany. She is one of the promising next generation German gymnasts eligible for Rio.
Where does she train and with whom?
She currently trains at KTF (Kunstturnforum), in Stuttgart. Her coaches are Marie-Louise Probst Hindermann & Robert May.
Does she have much competitive experience?
Tabea has competed at both international and domestic competitions. At the recent Alexander Dityatin Memorial Cup in Russia, she placed 6th all-around in the “candidate masters of sport” category. She also placed 6th on vault, 4th on bars, and 4th on floor in the event finals.
Earlier in the year, she placed 3rd in the all-around in her age group at the German Individual Nationals. Later at the German Team Nationals, she helped the Stuttgart team win 1st -performing on all 4 events.
What makes her an exciting prospect?
Tabea is both dynamic and artistic. She has many difficult skills she is working on, and has a bright personality to go with it. At only 12 years old, she is strong and shows promise on all four events.
When do you think we will get to see her in competition next?
Next week at the “Coupes de la Villes d’Arques,” Tabea will be performing with 3 other girls from Stuttgart. Next year, the “Baden-Württemberg” (State) championships are in April where she will most likely perform, and in May she will compete at the National Junior Championships.
What are you hoping she will develop in the coming years?
Tabea is great on all four events, but she lacks some consistency- most notably on beam. At the German Individual Nationals, she placed 3rd with two falls on the apparatus. If she works more to solidify this event, she’ll be hard to beat.
What routine of hers should we watch?
This is her floor routine from the German Individual National competition. She has very solid tumbling and combines both artistry and personality to her routine.
This is her beam routine from the Spieth Cup 2012- an open regional competition. If she can work on consistency and fix the bobbles, she’ll be a strong all-around contender in the future.
What else do we need to know about her?
Tabea’s favorite subject is biology and she likes to play piano. Her role model is Nastia Liukin and her favorite apparatus is the floor exercise.
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