The Artistic Gymnastics Newsletter

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The Artistic Gymnastics Newsletter

April 13, 2015

By Jacky Wischnia, MTC President & Yvette Brasier, WTC President


Welcome to all readers of this first edition of The Artistic Gymnastics Newsletter, which we are pleased and honoured to distribute. This Newsletter is part of an increase in communication with everyone who shares our passion for gymnastics. It responds to a huge demand in specific information, easy to read and close to current events, the challenges and issues facing us today.

The Artistic Gymnastics Newsletterserves as a link between all actors in our sport. Its content is also useful to everyone to refer to for documentation, to clarify any ambiguity, to clear doubts. To inform and entertain at the same time.

Welcome and happy reading!


6th European Artistic Gymnastics Individual Championships

Montpellier (FRA), Park & Suites Arena, 15 to 19 Avril 2015.


« The best will be in Montpellier ! »

« Rhythm and show! »

After several competitions in the World Cup series the National Federations have selected their individual gymnasts for the European Championships, the most important meeting on the way to the Olympic qualifying World Championships in Glasgow in October. Montpellier is well-placed on the road to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016!

These European Championships are therefore not only very important for the gymnasts fighting for an individual title but also for their entourage, their federation preparing a successful team.

Also add the 1st European Games in Baku (AZE), for which our athletes are actively preparing, to this objective. A new competition. A new opportunity for our gymnasts to shine at the highest level. A challenge for the whole UEG who dares to try a new format for this competition.

So it is without a doubt that the technical level will be elevated in Montpellier and it will be a grand show.

In the men’s competition 167 gymnasts, representing 38 National Federations, will meet. Among these young guys, we are lucky to count the best in the world on different events!

We are already looking for to it!

With my kind regards.



UEG / MTC President.


Everything is ready in Montpellier to host 100 female gymnasts representing 33 National Federations.

During an information meeting managed by the supervisors, the 58 judges present received the latest instructions for evaluating exercises published by the FIG last Friday.

At the podium training my Committee will be very attentive to any new elements presented. In the best case they will be validated and evaluated at this competition.

The aim of the WTC is to keep rhythm in the judgement during the qualifications and the CII especially, to avoid waiting too long for the score to be shown, however, without affecting the quality of the evaluation.

Indeed I am well aware of the requirements made by the television of 2015. On several occasions, the UEG and its partner Eurovision have analysed the work methods of media and looked for possible ways to adjust our way of working.

In Montpellier we will show our determination to continue on this path by presenting for the first time at a European Championships during event finals the alternation between male and female gymnasts. Rhythm, dynamics and show will be waiting for you.

With my kind regards.


Yvette Brasier,

UEG / WTC President.




MTC : Last Minute !

New tool for Judging!

During the competitions in Montpellier, the Men’s Technical Committee, in cooperation with the InnoSportLab Company, in S’Hertogenbosch (Bois-le-Duc – NED) and the FIG/ MTC President, Steve Butcher (USA), will perform a series of tests with electronic timing for hold element on rings. This experience is a continuation of the tests carried out in Sofia (BUL), at the EC 2014.


After evaluation, the MTC will determine under which conditions this device could assist the Jury to evaluate the duration of a planche or a cross for example. Time factor is indeed decisive for the attribution, or not, of a deduction.

To be continued!


Reference Judges !

A first for the UEG !

The references Judges in Montpellier have been designated two months ago as well as the apparatus they will be responsible for. In addition, they will be in charge of the same apparatus during the all competition, which was not the case before.

This measure gives judges the ability to focus exclusively on the apparatus they will be responsible.