Little Tess Moonen of the Netherlands is very excited about being her countries representative to the Youth Olympics in Singapore.
Moonen, trains at Pro Patria Zoetermeer with Frank and Patrick Kiens the same club as National Champions Mayra Kroonen and Marlies Rijken.
Tess proved her spot by winning the Dutch Junior Championships this year by two whole points and winning a medal on every apparatus- including golds on beam and bars! She also won the only Dutch medal at the European Championships, with her clean and tidy bronze-winning beam set.
Tess had a short holiday at the beach after Nationals, but could only take six days before she then had to return to training for the upcoming meets. She said her mind was rested but she still had some very sore rips on her hands!
She will train, then head to Budapest for a meet, and then on to Singapore where she will be up against a field of great gymnasts. We wish this very talented junior the best of luck!