Participants for the Acro Europeans have been confirmed


Participants for the Acro Europeans have been confirmed

September 23, 2017

Find out who will compete in Rzeszow (POL) from 13 to 22 October!

Two UEG events will be held in Rzeszow (POL): the European Age Group Competitions from 13 to 15 October and the European Championships from 19 to 22 October.

Let’s begin with the European Age Group Competitions! 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. The most experienced gymnast in this field is Belgium’s Yana Vastavel who partnered with Solano Cassamajor to take three silver medals at the 2015 European Games in Baku (AZE). 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.

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


The weekend after, Rzeszow welcomes Europe’s best junior and senior gymnasts for the European Championships. In the junior category 13 Federations will compete with 7 Women’s Pairs, 10 Men’s Pairs, 19 Mixed Pairs, 16 Women’s Groups and 3 Men’s Groups. The biggest battle is expected in the mixed pair’s competition where several former European medallists like Azerbaijan’s Aghasif Rahimov and Nurjan Jabbarli, Great Britain’s Finlay Cochrane and Kirsten Owen and Russia’s Aleksandra Balandina and Valeri Tukhashvili. 12 Federations are sending seniors: 6 Women’s Pairs, 9 Men’s Pairs, 10 Mixed Pairs, 10 Women’s Groups and 7 Men’s Groups. The entry list is impressive: stars Marina Chernova and Georgiy Pataraya are joined by teammates Nikolay Suprunov, Igor Mishev, Daria Guryeva and Daria Kalinina, Portugal’s Joao Martins and Carolina Dias, Belgium’s Noémie Lammertyn and Lore Vanden Berghe, Germany’s first ever World Games Champions Tim Sebastian and Mikhail Kraft, … Israel’s triple European senior champions men’s group will face tough competition from the junior Champions from Great Britain who claimed World Games gold just recently.

Find the full participants’ list here for juniors and seniors!