TeamGym 2016

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TeamGym 2016

June 20, 2015

Appointment is made to Maribor!

The 11th edition of TeamGym will take place from 10 to 16 October 2016, in Maribor (SLO). The contract was signed by Messrs Georges Guelzec  (FRA) and Ruedi Hediger (SUI), respectively President and Vice-President of the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG), in the presence of Klemen Bedenik, Slovenian Member of the UEG Executive Committee.

TeamGym takes place every two years and has over the years become increasingly successful. The previous edition, held in 2014 in Reykjavik (ISL), hosted 14 federations represented by 42 teams (25 seniors / 17 juniors). According to preliminary surveys collected, Maribor could record an increase in participation. In the words of the UEG President, the discipline is expanding and in total harmony tune with today’s society.

Established in 1996 in Jyväskylä (FIN), the TeamGym will visit Slovenia in 2016 for the first time, to the delight of the President of the National Gymnastics Federation, Mr Ivan Levak. "It is a pride for our Federation to organize this event and I can assure that all delegations will receive the warmest welcome in Slovenia, in Maribor." He said.

Per Sjöstrand (SWE), President of the TeamGym Technical Committee is very confident. "I am particularly pleased that the discipline, born in the north of Europe, takes place today in a country in the Adriatic region, proof of its expansion." He continued: "I also found a very interesting increase of the overall technical and artistic standard presented by the teams at the European Championships last year. I would add, that the participation of two additional federations in 2016 is a realistic goal." He added in conclusion.