This week in the history of European Gymnastics

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This week in the history of European Gymnastics

October 10, 2017

Let’s have a look at what happened in European Gymnastics in the week from 9 to 15 October!


The UEG’s Gymnastics for All Technical Committee launched a new seminar ‘Gymnastics for Fun’ which started on this day in Lillsved (SWE). Led by Maria Stahl, this seminar aims to improve knowledge and give the participants ideas on how to create and develop attractive gymnastics, built on physical training and gymnastics elements.



Romania’s Larisa Iordache overcomes injuries and inconsistency to win the all-around silver medal at the World Championships in Nanning, China. American Simone Biles easily defends her crown.



Bulgaria sweeps the all-around medals at the Rhythmic World Championships in Valladolid (ESP)! Gold goes to Diliana Guergueiva, silver to Lilia Ignatova and bronze to Bianka Panova.



Russia’s Denis Ablyazin surprises Japanese twisting sensation Kenzo Shirai by winning the World title on floor in Nanning (CHN) while Krisztian Berki (HUN) prolongs his reign on pommel horse.



Just a few days after the German reunification, Essen hosts the Trampoline World Championships. The Soviet Union, featuring later Olympic Champions Aleksandr Moskalenko (2000, RUS) and Anna Dogonadze (2004, GER), swept the individual and synchronised trampoline World titles.



A year after winning the European crown at just 15 years old, Russia’s Alina Kabaeva proved her worth at the World Championships in Osaka (JPN) where she won the first of her two World all-around titles, beating Yulia Raskina (BLR) and teammate Yulia Barsukova.



On the final day of the 11th TeamGym European Championships in Maribor (SLO), it was the senior teams who stole the spotlight with their daring and spectacular performances. Broadcasted live in Iceland, Sweden and Denmark, TeamGym got the extensive coverage it deserves.Sweden won the mixed and women’s team event while Denmark powered to victory in the men’s team competition.