Steingruber at the 2014 American Cup
March 24, 1994 (age 20)
5 ft. 3 in.
TZ Fürstenland / TV Gossau, Magglingen
Giulia Steingruber (born 24 March 1994) is a Swiss artistic gymnast. She is two time (2013 and 2014) European Vault Champion, the 2012 European Vault bronze medalist and 2014 European Floor bronze medalist. She is also 2013 and 2014 Swiss National Champion. Her best events are vault and floor exercise.
In the spring, Steingruber competed at the European Championships, placing ninth in the all-around (behind compatriot Ariella Kaeslin) and sixth on vault. She was selected to compete at the World Championships in Tokyo in October. She placed sixteenth in the all-around and fifth on vault.
2012She won the bronze medal on vault in the 2012 European Women's Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Competing at the 2012 Summer Olympics as the only women's gymnast from Switzerland, she finished 14th in the women's individual all-around with a score of 56.148.
Steingruber continued to compete after the Olympics. She competed in the Swiss Cup Zürich, where she won silver. She also competed at the Stuttgart World Cup, where she won bronze in the all-around (missing second place by just 0.001).
In March, she was announced as a member of the Swiss team for the City of Jesolo Trophy. Later that month, she competed at the La Roche-sur-Yon World Cup, where she won both the vault and uneven bars. At the Doha World Cup, she won bronze on vault.
In April, she competed at the European Championships. She originally tied for fourth in the all-around with Romania's Diana Bulimar until a tie breaker was induced and the fourth place finish was awarded to Bulimar. In the vault final, she won gold over Bulimar's compatriot Larisa Iordache and Netherlands' Noël Van Klaveren. In the floor final, she placed sixth. In September, she swept the Swiss National Championships and was promptly named to the Swiss team for the World Championships.
In qualifications, Steingruber competed in the fifth subdivision. She qualified eighth to the all-around, fifth to the vault final, and seventh to the floor exercise final. In the all-around, she competed in the second rotational group and finished seventh. In vault finals, she competed first. Her handspring Rudi vault scored a 15.500, and her double-twisting Yurchenko scored a 14.966, averaging out to a 15.233. She finished fourth. In the floor exercise final, she competed fifth. She underrotated her first pass but performed the rest of the routine well, scoring a 14.333. She finished fifth, tied with USA's Kyla Ross.
Following the World Championships, Steingruber had a packed schedule. She was selected to compete at the Arthur Gander Memorial in late October, the Swiss Cup in early November, and the Stuttgart World Cup in late November. She won silver in the all-around at the Gander Memorial, bronze at the Swiss Cup, and placed fourth at the Stuttgart World Cup.
In January, she was announced as a competitor for the American Cup in early March. In early February, she was announced as a competitor for the Tokyo World Cup in April. She had three great routines, but stumbled a little on her second pass on floor. She won the bronze behind USA's Elizabeth Price and Brenna Dowell. Later that month, she injured her knee in training and withdrew from the Doha and Tokyo World Cup competitions. She recovered well enough to compete at the Osijek World Cup, winning floor exercise gold, vault silver, balance beam bronze, and placing fifth on bars.
In May, she competed at the European Championships. She defended her vault title, won bronze on floor exercise, and placed eighth with her team and on balance beam (after a fall). At the Swiss Nationals in August, she defended almost all her National titles from last year, except balance beam, where she won silver. The following week, she competed at a friendly meet against Germany and Romania, winning all-around silver, and team, vault, balance beam, and floor exercise bronze.
In October, she competed at the World Championships in Nanning, China. Though she had a fall on floor exercise in qualifications and did not make the final, she qualified to the all-around and vault final. The Swiss team finished nineteenth, qualifying a full team to the next World Championships. She stepped out of bounds on her third pass on floor exercise and finished fifteenth in the all-around, and tied with Great Britain's Claudia Fragapane for fifth place in the vault final.
|2011||Berlin European Championships||9||6|
|Tokyo World Championships||16||5|
|2012||Brussels European Championships||3rd|
|Doha World Cup||1st||7||5|
|Ghent World Cup||2nd||6|
|London Olympic Games||14|
|Swiss Cup Zürich||2nd|
|Stuttgart World Cup||3rd||2nd|
|2013||La Roche-sur-Yon World Cup||1st||1st|
|Doha World Cup||3rd|
|Moscow European Championships||5||1st||6|
|Swiss National Championships||1st||1st||1st||1st||1st|
|Antwerp World Championships||7||4||5|
|Arthur Gander Memorial||2nd|
|Swiss Cup Zürich||3rd|
|Stuttgart World Cup||4|
|2014||AT&T American Cup||3rd|
|Osijek World Cup||2nd||5||3rd||1st|
|Sofia European Championships||8||1st||8||3rd|
|Swiss National Championships||1st||1st||1st||2nd||1st|
|Nanning World Championships||15||5|
2013-2014 - "Love & Loss" by Two Steps From Hell
2014 - "Resolve" by Nathan Lanier
|European Vault Champions|
|Larisa Latynina • Natalia Kot • Ute Starke • Solveig Egman • Věra Čáslavská • Karin Janz • Ludmilla Tourischeva • Ludmilla Tourischeva | Angelika Hellmann • Nellie Kim • Nadia Comăneci • Cristina Grigoraş • Olga Bicherova • Elena Shushunova • Svetlana Boginskaya • Tatiana Gutsu • Lavinia Miloşovici • Simona Amânar • Adrienn Varga • Simona Amânar • Natalia Ziganchina • Monica Roşu • Francesca Benolli • Anna Grudko • Carlotta Giovannini • Oksana Chusovitina • Ariella Kaeslin • Ekaterina Kurbatova • Sandra Izbaşa • Giulia Steingruber|