WEG – Squad Compulsory Test – Highlights

Hi everyone! So, squad compulsory test just ended and we’ve got some pretty interesting results.

1- Austria – 7,873
2- Germany – 7,852
3- Switzerland – 7,757
4- France – 7,217
5- Sweden – 6, 954
6- Italy – 6,754
7- USA – 6,666
8- Hungary – 6,562
9 – New Zealand – 6,428
10- South Africa – 6,294
11- Czech Republic – 6,223
12- Canada – 6,138
13- Australia – 6,100
14- Colombia – 6,097
15- Brazil – 5,877
16- Russia – 5,456
17- Argentina – 5,096

Basically nothing is settled yet. We got some pretty tight results on the upper ranking teams, only 0,021 separating Austria from Germany. And the competition to see who will go to the final round is also very tight, only 0,187 separating South Africa (10th place) Colombia, 14th place. 

What was clear to me today is that every year we have stronger compulsories from the teams around the globe. That is very cool. In 2010 the scores were, generally, lower than this year. And, although the rules changed a bit, we can clearly see that vaulting is getting stronger and stronger each year. 

To me, training compulsories is the most important part, and it’s good to see that teams are givings comps more value, instead of focusing all training in freestyle.

Now, I think that on thursday Neuss (Germany) is gonna take the lead, it all depends on the horse, since Dalia is in her first season this year.

I think we will also see Argentina, Russia, Brazil, Australia and Canada go home early. And here I would like to point out that Canada, and New Zealand did a wonderful job as first timers, I was very impressed.

It wasn’t a very eventfull morning, most teams went through their compulsory set without difficulties, The only trouble we saw was an argentinian who fell from her mill and appeared to have some pain in her arm. Russians also didn’t put out clean comps. 

As for Brazil, my home country, we all saw this coming, after the national team got last place on the compulsory test at the CHIO Aachen this year. I personally think that it is a pitty to watch this happening, since we got 6th place at the WEGs in 2010, so we could be much better today. This result today shows how much vaulting unevolved in Brazil in the past few years, in a movement that goes on a different direction from the rest of the world. But I am hopefull, they might show us a good freestyle, on thursday. I am still cheering! As for today it was a bit of a 7-1 in vaulting as well as it was in soccer.

Will austrian’s freestye be enough to hold the germans? Picture by Andrea Fuchschumer


I am a 27 years old psychologist from Brazil, although I have graduated in psychology I work with media and communications, with a focus on data analysis. I am currently heading towards a master's degree at the London School of Economics (LSE). I am not vaulting anymore, but I did for over 10 years. As it very often happens in our sport, I never really left, I taught at a social project for a few years and have been working on VN since 2014.

2 thoughts on “WEG – Squad Compulsory Test – Highlights

  • September 2, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Just saying, this isn’t Australia’s first time at WEG. We had a team at the 2010 WEG as well, although this years team consists entirely of vaulters who haven’t competed at WEG before.

    • September 2, 2014 at 4:49 PM

      I am sorry! Now I can remember! Well, you did a great job today! Really!
      Who is coaching the australian team?
      Do you have the assistance of an european?
      Thanks for your comment!

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