This week in the history of European Gymnastics

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This week in the history of European Gymnastics

November 13, 2017

Let’s have a look at what happened in European Gymnastics in the week from 13 to 19 November!


On the last day of the Aerobics European Championships in Bucharest (ROU), the host nation won 2 senior European titles: Corina Constantin in Individual women and Valentin Mavrodineanu Tudorel, Mircea Zamfir and Petru Porime-Tolan in Trio.

Some interesting names on the junior medal podiums as well: Italy’s Michela Castoldi won the Individual Women competition before taking gold in the Mixed Pairs with Davide Donati while Romania’s Bianca Gorgovan clinched gold with her trio and group.



The World Championships in Trampoline, Double Mini-Trampoline and Tumbling concluded with European glory for 2 countries: Russia and Portugal! Russia claimed 5 World titles on home soil in Saint-Petersburg. Tagir Murtazaev won the men’s tumbling competition while compatriot Anna Korobeynikova won the women’s and lead her teammates to team victory as well. In Double Mini-Trampoline Viktoria Voronina beat Galina Goncharenko for the individual title but the two combined efforts with Svetlana Balandina and Anastasia Velichko for team glory. Portugal dominated the men’s Double Mini-Trampoline competition with André Lico taking the individual gold with 6 points advantage and Andre Fernandes clinching the bronze medal. Joined by Bruno Nobre and André Pocinho they jumped to team gold over Russia by just 3 tenths!



Also held in Saint-Petersburg (RUS), but 7 years earlier were the 2002 European Championships in Trampoline, Double Mini-Trampoline and Tumbling. Russia managed to take all the individual titles in Trampoline and Tumbling, leaving the Double Mini-Trampoline titles to Belgium’s Ilse Despriet and Spain’s Alex Cuenca.



In November 2005, 1500 gymnasts aged 50+ headed to Maspalomas on the Spanish Canary Islands to test a new initiative of the UEG, the Golden Age Gym Festival. It proved a huge success and in 2008 the first official edition was held, again in Maspalomas: 1800 participants from 22 countries enjoyed a week of gymnastics performances, workshops and social activities under the Spanish sun.