New talent prepares for Acro Age Group competitions

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New talent prepares for Acro Age Group competitions

October 11, 2017

Preview of the 2017 European Age Group Competitions in Acrobatic Gymnastics in Rzeszow (POL)

The Polish city of Rzeszow is the center of the Acrobatics world for the coming two weeks as it hosts the European Age Group competitions and the junior and senior European Championships. This Friday, the Age Group competitions start.

Gymnasts will compete in either the 11 to 16 or the 12 to 18 age group. 24 National Federations have registered for the 11 – 16, featuring 30 Women’s Pairs, 10 Men’s Pairs, 16 Mixed Pairs, 32 Women’s Groups and 4 Men’s Groups. In the 12 – 18 category, 20 National Federations will participate with a total of 21 Women’s Pairs, 10 Men’s Pairs, 17 Mixed Pairs, 23 Women’s Groups and 9 Men’s Groups.

 

Who to watch?

The most experienced age group gymnast is Belgium’s Yana Vastavel who partnered with Solano Cassamajor to take three silver medals at the 2015 European Games in Baku (AZE). She now competes as a member of a women’s group, looking to pass on her experience to her teammates. Other familiar names are Olivia Procter (GBR) who won the silver medal in the 11 – 16 age group at previous European Age Group Competitions in Riesa (GER) and the Portuguese men’s group featuring Miguel Silva, Henrique Silva, Joao Pereira and Henrique Piqueiro who will look to improve on the bronze medal won two years ago.

Always worth keeping your eye out for are the gymnasts from nations with a strong acrobatic tradition like Russia, Great Britain, Ukraine, Belarus, Belgium, Portugal and Israel.

Find the full participants’ list here for 11 – 16 and 12 – 18!

 

Competition format

All pairs and groups are required to perform two exercise in qualification: a balance and a dynamic routine. The combined score will determine the finalists as the top 6 (less than 12 participants) or top 10 (more than 12 participants), with a limit to 1 per country, advance to Sunday’s final.

The finalists in the 11 – 16 age group perform either their balance (mixed pairs and women’s groups) or their dynamic (women’s pairs, men’s pairs and men’s groups) exercise again while the 12 – 18 finalists perform their combined routine.

 

Schedule

Friday 13 October – QUALIFICATIONS

09:30 – 12:50     11 – 16                Women’s group Dynamic

                                                           Women’s pair Balance

 

13:15 – 13:50     Opening Ceremony

 

13:50 – 15:25     11 – 16                Mixed pair Dynamic

                                                           Men’s pair Balance

                                                           Out of competition: Men’s group Balance

 

15:40 – 19:05     12 – 18                Women’s pair Balance

                                            Men’s group Balance

                                            Women’s group Dynamic

 

19:20 – 20:50     12 – 18                Mixed pair Dynamic

                                                           Men’s pair Balance

              

Saturday 14 October 2017 – QUALIFICATIONS

9:30 – 12:50       11 – 16                Women’s group Balance

                                                           Women’s pair Dynamic

 

13:50 – 15:25     11 – 16                Mixed pair Balance

                                                           Men’s pair Dynamic

                                                           Out of competition: Men’s group Dynamic

 

15:40 – 19:05     12 – 18                Women’s pair Dynamic

                                                           Men’s group Dynamic

                                                           Women’s group Balance

 

19:20 – 20:50     12 – 18                Mixed pair Balance

                                                           Men’s pair Dynamic

 

Sunday 15 October 2017 – FINALS

10:30 – 11:30     11 – 16                Women’s group Balance

                                                           Women’s pair Dynamic

Followed by the Award ceremonies

 

12:00 – 13:00     11 – 16                Mixed pair Balance

                                                           Men’s pair Dynamic

                                                           Out of competition: Men’s group Dynamic

Followed by the Award ceremonies

 

15:00 – 16:00     12 – 18                Women’s group Combined

                                                           Women’s pair Combined

Followed by the Award ceremonies

 

16:30 – 17:45     12 – 18                Mixed pair Combined

                                                           Men’ pair Combined

                                                           Men’s group Combined

Followed by the Award ceremonies

 

How to follow the competition?

Our global partner SmartScoring will provide a livestream of the entire competition on gymtv.online. Live scoring will be linked to this.

As usual UEG will provide start lists, results, interviews, quotes, videos and competition reports on its website and social media. Results of past championships are available on our website.

Official hashtag of the event: #ACRO2017

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