This week in the history of European Gymnastics

20170915 FromTheArchives Polina Lymareva and Andrei Jakovlev RUS.JPG

This week in the history of European Gymnastics

October 30, 2017

Let’s have a look at what happened in European Gymnastics in the week from 30 October to 5 November!


After taking a silver medal on floor behind the Japanese twisting sensation Kenzo Shirai, it was Max Whitlock’s turn to shine. He was rewarded a huge 16.133 for an excellent pommel horse routine, becoming the first male British gymnast to take a World title!


More European success was celebrated that day in Glasgow’s Hydro Arena: Russia’s Maria Paseka won the gold on vault while her teammates Daria Spiridonova and Viktoria Komova were part of a four-way tie for the title on uneven bars. Greece’s Eleftherios Petrounias adds the World title on rings to his growing collection.



Châlons-en-Champagne in France hosted the 4th TeamGym Europeans for senior gymnasts. At that time, the teams still represented their clubs, not their country. Denmark won the three available titles: Slagelse GF HSG won the men’s final, Rodovre OG Omegns GF the mixed team competition and USG-Copenhagen the women’s category.



Russia’s stars Anna Korobeynikova and Andrey Krylov tumbled to victory at the Trampoline World Championships, held in Quebec City (CAN). The Russian men also won the tumbling team title but the women had to bow to the United States in the team final. For Korobeynikova, it was her second individual World title and she would continue to win several more. After giving birth, she returned to competition to become European Champion again and she continues to compete at the highest level to this day.



At the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in the Belgian city of Ghent, Russia’s mixed pair Polina Lymareva and Andrei Jakovlev entertained the crowd with superb routines that led to a triple victory for them and the admiration of the fans.