This week in the history of European Gymnastics

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This week in the history of European Gymnastics

December 12, 2017

Let’s have a look at what happened in European Gymnastics in the week from 11 to 17 December!


An important day for Aerobic gymnastics as the first ever World Championships kicked off in the French capital Paris. Brazil topped the medal table and took 3 out of the 4 available World titles. The fourth gold went to Spain’s Carmen Valderas Munoz in the individual women category. Russia’s mixed pair Tatiana Soloviova and Vladislav Oskner took the silver medal. Romania also took silver, for their trio which featured Cristian Moldovan, now known as Larisa Iordache’s coach.


18 – 19.12.1967

39 individual gymnasts and 11 groups participated in the third Rhythmic World Championships in Copenhagen (DEN). The all-around title was won by the Soviet Union’s Elena Karpuchina. Her teammate Liubov Sereda won the freehand competition and Hana Sitnianska of Czechoslovakia claimed the gold with rope. The winner with hoop was up-and-coming Bulgarian Maria Gigova who would continue to become the first gymnast to win three consecutive all-around title (1969, 1971, 1973). Groups featured 6 gymnasts and the title went to the Soviet Union that scored 18.575 to beat Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria.