AERONEWS: The Aerobics Newsletter N° 3

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AERONEWS: The Aerobics Newsletter N° 3

December 21, 2016

By Cristina Casentini, AER-TC President







After an exciting year highlighted by the World Championships in June with great European success, our focus shifts to next year’s European Championships. The new generation junior and senior gymnasts will try to make their mark there but they face tough competition from the established competitors who are not ready yet to pass on the torch. In summer we will organise our annual training camp in Cesenatico, Italy, where gymnasts from all over Europe meet for an intensive week of training under expert guidance, socialising and cultural activities, all in a sunny and relaxing environment. 



From 22 to 24 September Europe’s finest Aerobics athletes will gather in Ancona, Italy, for the 10th European Championships. As the first big event in the new Olympic cycle, the new version of the Code of Points will be tested for the first time there. Known as EUROBICS 2017 which will also be the hashtag of the event, the marketing campaign has kicked off with the Organising Committee taking shape and recently launching the website. Check it out for all of the latest information!




Victory for Europe in 3 categories: Corina Constantin took revenge for her silver medal of 2014 by winning the individual women’s competition, while Italy and France scored historic wins, with Michela Castoldi and Davide Donati claiming the mixed pairs title and France triumphing in Aerobic Step. The European nations had to settle behind China in the team rankings though, a calculation of the qualification results.

Much promise was shown in the Age Group Competitions where the Russian Aerobics delegation returned home with a shipment of medals -five World titles, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals- becoming the most successful nation. With four out of the five available titles in Age Group 1, their future looks promising.

These World Championships also served as the only qualifier for next year’s World Games, in Wroclaw (POL) in July 2017. The top 5 nations after qualification in the categories mixed pair, trio, group, aerobic dance and Aerobic step earned a spot automatically. The 6th place is based on host nation participation and continental representation.





Another successful training camp took place this summer in Cesenatico (ITA). 16 coaches and 82 gymnasts aged between 11 and 17 from 12 Federations participated. The gymnasts trained with experts Mircea Brinzea (ROU), Monica Darone (ITA), Laszlo Hubacsek (HUN), Laura Piacentini (ITA) and Vladislav Oskner (RUS) to improve their skills and endurance. Meanwhile a separate coaches’ course was held with lectures that included anatomy, biomechanics and music.

In 2017, our training camp will be held from 2 to 8 July. Interested? Contact your Federation for more information!



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