O Fortuna: Austria defends their pdd European title

Austria strikes again! With a great performance to Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” Jasmin Lindner & Lukas Wacha won both freestyle rounds in Aachen. The first round was just perfect. They amazed us with a conpletely choreographed routine. While they had not many new exercises in the last years, they invented themselves totaly new for this season. Many dynamic moves made the two minutes so fluent. The athmophere they created, did cast a spell over the whole arena & the audience in front of the TV.

11879000_1054513884560829_997379679422229315_oIn the second round they started good, but made a small mistake in the first half which disturbed the flow a little bit. Then the dismount of Jasmin Lindner wasn’t to the outside but to the easier inside. Just little things, but they weren’t sure if it would be enough for gold. Pia Engelberty & Torben Jacobs also showed great rounds. But it was enough. Bram, the German horse, got quite good scores & the four athlete & technical scores were also so high, that they are standing on the top of the podium again. Congratulations!

The competition wasn’t easy, though. There were the two German pas-de-deux, who had clear freestyles as vampires & Mona Lisa with her artist. Pia Engelberty & Torben Jacobs had perfect routines but could top them in just one technical score. Gera Grün & Justin van Gerven vaulted on both days on the fourth rank.

In between is the second pair from Austria, Stefanie Millinger & Evelyn Freund. These arm movements to the African music were just perfect. In the second freestyle they had to suffer a heart-stopping moment, but were able to coninue like nothing happend. We wonder what would have happend, if Evelyn’s knee would have been fully healthy.

At the top we had the fight between Engelberty / Jacobs & Lindner / Wacha for the last years. Right after the final, Pia Engelberty from Cologne announced her retirement as an active athlete. Can you imagine this sport without her? Torben Jacobs will continue but he didn’t name the category.

Adele Feuerstein

I am Adele Feuerstein the founder of the blog. I used to vault & train teams in Germany. Now I am only an observer & love to share my knowledge about international vaulting with you.

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