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The First Female Swiss Gymnast To Win A Gold Medal At European Championships

In 2009, Ariella Kaeslin made history for her country, Switzerland. She became the first female Swiss gymnast to win a gold medal at Eu...




In 2009, Ariella Kaeslin made history for her country, Switzerland. She became the first female Swiss gymnast to win a gold medal at European championships.

She won gold on her strongest event, the vault. She performed a handspring forward layout with one and a half twist as her first vault and one and a half twisting Yurchenko as her second.

The silver medal went to Russia's Yulia Berger while Ukraine's Anna Kalashnyk won the bronze medal.

At the same championships, she won a bronze medal in the all around becoming the first female or male Swiss gymnast to win an all around European medal since 1957.

A few months later, she made another history. She won Switzerland's first World medal in women's artistic gymnastics which was a silver on vault.

Kaeslin represented her country at 2008 Olympic games where she qualified to vault and all around final.





Written by Gigi Farid



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