This week in the history of European Gymnastics

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This week in the history of European Gymnastics

November 27, 2017

Let’s have a look at what happened in European Gymnastics in the week from 27 November to 3 December!


Great European success on the last day of the 2005 Worlds in Melbourne: 8 out the 9 available men's medals go to Europe: Romania’s Marian Dragulescu wins vault ahead of Leszek Blanik (POL) and Alin Jivan (ROU); Slovenia’s Mitja Petkovsek wins parallel bars ahead of Li Xiaopeng (CHN) and Yann Cucherat (FRA) while Aljaz Pegan claims Slovenia second gold of the day by winning high bar ahead of Yann Cucherat and Valeri Goncharov (UKR).



The 31st Trampoline World Championships in Odense (DEN) with Russia as the only World gold medalist for Europe, bring home 3 titles. First, they snuck in one gold in the men’s team final to break China’s dominance of the Trampoline events.  Then, Russia added the men’s tumbling and double mini-trampoline team titles.



The 5th Trampoline World Championships were held on this day in Amersfoort (NED) on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Dutch Gymnastics Federation.

Enjoy this unique footage by British Pathé:



On this day the gymnastics competition began at the 1956 Olympic Games. Most athletes travelled for a long time to get to the Australian city Melbourne. The Soviet men’s team featured Albert Azaryan, Boris Shakhlin, Valentin Muratov, Viktor Chukarin, Pavel Stolbov and Yuri Titov. These men would go on to win 7 Olympic titles, leaving only the gold on high bar to Japan’s Takashi Ono.