Ariella Kaeslin

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Ariella Kaeslin
— Gymnast —
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Ariella Kaeslin at the 2009 World Championships
Personal information
Full name Ariella Kaeslin
Country represented   Switzerland
Born (1987-10-11) October 11, 1987 (age 27)
Lucerne, Switzerland
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics
Level Senior International
Club BTV Luzern
Head coach(es) Zoltan Jordanov, Snejana Jordanova
Choreographer Pascale Grossenbacher
Retired 2011

Ariella Kaeslin (also spelled Käslin, born October 11, 1987) is a former Swiss artistic gymnast. Kaeslin swept all five gold medals at the 2007 Swiss National Championships.[1] She has also represented Switzerland at the World Championships in 2007, 2006 and 2005 and was a medalist on the World Cup circuit. Kaeslin represented Switzerland at the 2008 Olympics, where she placed 18th in the individual all-around final[2] and 5th in the vault event final.[3]

In 2008, 2009 and 2010 she was voted by the Swiss public as "Swiss Sportswoman of the Year"; only cyclist Tony Rominger had previously achieved this, with three consecutive awards from 1992 to 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 July 11, 2011 Kaeslin announced her retirement from competition.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Käslin Counting Down to Beijing" John Crumlish, International Gymnast, November 12, 2007
  2. ^ "Results - All Around Women's Individual Final". The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. 2008-08-15. Archived from the original on 18 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 
  3. ^ "Vault event final scores". NBC Olympics. 2008-08-17. Archived from the original on 18 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  4. ^ [1]

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