Federation Friday: Portugal

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Federation Friday: Portugal

October 7, 2016

This week the Gymnastics Federation of Portugal tells us all about their amazing Portuguese Gymnastics Festival, combining all their disciplines in a huge event

From 10 to 12 June, the 3rd edition of Portuguese Gymnastics Festival took place! This edition was held in Torres Novas (Portugal) and comprised several events in the main event.

These events were:

. PortugalGym (Gymnastics for All), with 2600 gymnasts from 68 clubs

. Battle of Champions (all competition disciplines of FGP), 42 gymnasts from 16 clubs

. Memorial Guilherme Goncalves WAG, 288 gymnasts from 17 clubs

. Memorial Guilherme Goncalves MAG, 120 gymnasts from 14 clubs

 

Guilherme Goncalves was a gymnast (Men's Artistic Gymnastics) and represented the country in numerous international competitions including the European Championships in 1987 and 1989. He was a judge, and since 1993 international judge and having reached the category II. For several years he was also coaching young gymnasts. He was also  member of the National Association of Artistic Gymnastics Judges. The Memorial Guilherme Gonçalves is a noncompetitive event for the age groups.

 

In 2010 in the WAG  event 9 clubs and 81 gymnasts participated. This year's event saw the participation of 17 clubs and 288 gymnasts.

In 2010 in the MAG  event 7 clubs and 61 gymnasts participated. This year's event saw the participation of 14 clubs and 120 gymnasts.

Saltitões and Kangaroos (TRA Gymnastics), with 350 gymnasts from 36 clubs.

 

Other important figures of the main event:

- 270 presentations of group exercises

- 4 places (Sports Palace, Esc Sec Artur Gonçalves, Square 5 October -Stage BPI, Square Claras - Stage Vitalis)

- Total number of participating clubs: more than 68

- Total number of participants: 3400 (2600 + 800 PortugalGym of 4 competition events)

- Number of elements of the organization: more than 150 (FGP, CM Torres Novas, Schools, Sports and Volunteer)

 

Enjoy this video about the Battle of Champions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGEl5I9klts

And the Gala Prof Reis Pinto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoHVrGmZFtA

 

Learn more about the Gymnastics of Portugal via their social media pages:

http://www.fgp-ginastica.pt/

https://www.facebook.com/ginasticaportugal/?fref=ts

https://www.youtube.com/user/ginasticaportugal

https://www.instagram.com/federacaodeginasticadeportugal/

 

Text, photos and videos: Gymnastics Federation of Portugal