Photo by Silvia Vatteroni
Italy's most successful gymnast Vanessa Ferrari has been chosen to represent her country's team at the upcoming World championships which will be held next month in Montreal, Canada.

This will be the seventh time for Ferrari to compete at Worlds. She has a total of 5 World championships medals - all around gold and uneven bars and floor exercise bronze in 2006, all around bronze in 2007 and floor exercise silver in 2013.

Montreal will be Ferrari's first major international competition since the Rio Olympic Games.

The three time Olympian had dealt with a tendon injury which required surgery after Rio. Last month, she announced that she was no longer seeking a place on the Montreal team explaining that she had an injury relapse. She stated that Worlds was never the goal but rather the Olympics and there is no need to rush.

Desiree Carofiglio, first year senior Sara Berardinelli and Rio Olympian Lara Mori will compete along side Ferrari in Montreal. 

Rising star Martina Maggio ended her preparation for Montreal last month following a knee injury.

Popular Italian gymnast Carlotta Ferlito was excluded from Italy's Serie due to bureaucratic issues concerning her registration to the competition ending her chances of making the Worlds team.

While two time Olympian Erika Fasana, who only competed on bars at Italian Nationals, has not regained her former level yet.

Written by Gigi Farid



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