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Ariella Kaeslin
Ariella-Kaeslin
Kaeslin at the 2009 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

Country represented

Flag of Switzerland Switzerland

Born

October 11 1987 (1987-10-11) (age 29)
Lucerne, Switzerland

Club

BTV Lucerne

Coach(es)

Zoltan Jordanov, Snejana Jordanova

Current status

Retired

Ariella Kaeslin (also spelled Käslin, born October 11, 1987) is a retired Swiss artistic gymnast.

Career

Kaeslin swept all five gold medals at the 2007 Swiss National Championships. She has also represented Switzerland at the World Championships in 2007, 2006 and 2005 and is a medalist on the World Cup circuit. She represented Switzerland at the 2008 Olympics, where she placed 18th in the individual all-around final and 5th in the vault event final.

In 2008, 2009 and 2010 she was voted by the Swiss Public as "Swiss Sportswoman of the Year". Only the cyclist Tony Rominger did such a performance before. He won this award three times between 1992 and 1994.

In 2009, she became European Champion on the Vault, as well as taking home a bronze medal in the All Around final. She then followed up this success with a silver medal on the Vault at the 2009 World Championships.

On 11 July 2011 Kaeslin announced she is retiring from competition.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
2006Lyon World Cup72nd
Swiss Cup3rd
Swiss National Championships1st
2007Swiss National Championships1st1st1st1st1st
2008Clermont-Ferrand European Championships4
Beijing Olympic Games18
Szombathely World Cup1st2nd
Moscow World Cup3rd
Cottbus World Cup3rd
2009Milan European Championships3rd1st
London World Championships82nd
Stuttgart World Cup1st
Cottbus World Cup1st6
2010Birmingham European Championships5
SUI-GER-ROU Friendly3rd4
Rotterdam World Championships84


European Vault Champions
Larisa Latynina • Natalia Kot • Ute Starke • Solveig Egman • Věra ČáslavskáKarin JanzLudmilla TourischevaLudmilla Tourischeva | Angelika Hellmann • Nellie KimNadia ComăneciCristina GrigoraşOlga BicherovaElena ShushunovaSvetlana BoginskayaTatiana GutsuLavinia MiloşoviciSimona Amânar • Adrienn Varga • Simona AmânarNatalia ZiganshinaMonica RoşuFrancesca Benolli • Anna Grudko • Carlotta Giovannini • Oksana ChusovitinaAriella KaeslinEkaterina KurbatovaSandra IzbaşaGiulia SteingruberMaria PasekaGiulia SteingruberColine Devillard

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