The 7th Europeans Championships in individual artistic gymnastics, which are now being held in the city of Cluj-Napoca in Romania, had the great honour to receive the official visit of the new President of the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG), Morinari Watanabe from Japan.
He seized the opportunity of this visit to meet with the President of the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG), Georges Guelzec (FRA) and with the General Director, Kirsi Erofejeff-Engman (FIN). Together, they have spoken about the challenges and the strategic steps tomorrow’s gymnastics will have to face, in a perspective of sustainable development and consistent with the expectations of the athletes, federations, public and media.
The President of the UEG referring to the work of his working group “Strategy” said: “European gymnastics intends to play a pioneer role in the development, by proposing original and innovative solutions, in the respect of the rules and objectives of the FIG. The UEG and its 50 federations want to show the example and cooperate on the highest level of the international hierarchy”.
For his part, Mr. Watanabe expressed his congratulations for the dynamism and the motivation which animates the UEG on all levels and is also delighted of the high level of its gymnasts. Before leaving Romania, the FIG President has presented the medal to the Men’s European Champion on floor.