Three-time German Olympian Fabian Hambüchen told IG that he is optimistic as he prepares for the upcoming German Championships, German Olympic Trials and hopefully the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August.
“We’ll have nationals on June 25 and 26 and another trial on July 9,” Hambüchen said. “The team will be named on July 10. I will compete there but just on floor, vault and high bar. I hope I will be ready soon but I couldn't work out for about three months because of my shoulder injury. I just started training again two weeks ago. So it will be tough to get ready for trials, but I won't give up.”
Although Hambüchen did not compete at last month’s European Championships in Bern, Switzerland, he commended the German men’s performances there.
“Europeans were OK for Germany,” he told IG. “It was a new team, and fifth place is not too bad. Marcel Nguyen took the bronze on parallel bars which was really important for German gymnastics.”
International Gymnast magazine's features on German gymnasts include:
"Shooting Star" - Tabea Alt profile (May 2015)
"Tough Lesson" - Janine Berger interview (October 2012)
Kim Bui interview (April 2013)
Maike Enderle profile (September 2014)
"Renaissance Man" – Fabian Hambüchen cover story (December 2013)
"New View from the Top" - Lisa Katharina Hill profile (July/August 2013)
"Leaps and Bounds for Germany" - Nadine Jarosch profile (January/February 2012)
"Silver Streak" - Marcel Nguyen interview (November 2012)
"Quick Chat: Pauline Schäfer" (January/February 2015)
"Calm, Clean Style" - Sophie Scheder profile (December 2013)
"Seizing the Moment" - Elisabeth Seitz interview (July/August 2011)
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