The two Swiss teams played a minor supporting role. Lena Bickel and Noe Seifert and Anina Vildi and Taha Serhani were eliminated in the first round, making the last two spots in ten doubles.
Not because Seifert finished fifth at the European Championships in the all-around in Munich in August. The 24-year-old from Argo showed a good performance on the parallel bars and achieved the second highest score in the first round with 14,700 points. Pickel, 17, was second in the Memorial Canter at Chiasso four days ago before falling to the ground on the last landing so it was over after a first appearance. At the Swiss Cup premiere a year ago, Bickel/Seifert surprisingly reached the semi-finals and finished 4th. Only their companions were worse this time.
With Fatta and Moldauer, an American team won the traditional event for the fourth time. Compared to the previous round, when both had already competed on these devices, they improved in the finals on uneven bars and parallel bars. Fata also had a fall at the first attempt. This increase was necessary to defeat the strong Italians Martina Maggio/Nicola Bartolini – a difference of 0.15 points. Why Maggio, who won all the medals at the European Championships in Munich, returned to compete in the finals on the balance beam shaker remains a mystery. Finally, the device can be freely chosen.
Turkey’s Adem Asil was responsible for the highest score of the day; The world champion on the rings scored 15.125 points on the vault.