Gymnastics University Championships in Munich: a grand success!


Munich's still got it. Eleven years after the last successful German University Championship in Gymnastics in Munich, the DHM 2019 lived up to its name.

ZHS-head Michael Hahn with the women's team.

photo © Michelangelo Preuss

photo © Michelangelo Preuss

photo © Michelangelo Preuss

The 32 teams showed a high level of gymnastics. Not only the top ranks convinced but all the competitors did great. In the team competition it was a close race for the title between the University of Cologne and WG Munich 1. In the end, the Rhinelanders Tim Pfeiffer, Jonas Rohleder, Miguel Steinig, Mirco Osting, Kai Berner, Felix Weber, Julian Peters and Lasse Gauch won with 223,750 points. With only 0,1 points less, the title holders from Munich had to be content with second place (223,650). Third place went to WG Stuttgart (218,700).

The women's team was more successful. In the year before, they they almost won the title but this year, they took it home with 129,950 points in front of WG Ulm (127,850) and WG Karlsruhe (125,700). 

Both the women's and men's teams won the title in the adh open and continued their success. Markus Müller, Teresa Greither (as well as a third place) won titles in single competitions and Manuel Förster scored third place. 

The organization by WG Munich and Teresa Greither was thoroughly praised. The schedule took course perfectly as well as the social program and acommodation with breakfast. The icing on the cake was the afterparty in the rooftop bar MH5 with a live DJ, saxophonist and guitarist, where the success was celebrated until the morning hours.