EYOF 2023 - Maribor
The European Youth Olympic Festival is the largest multi-sport event for young athletes. Athletes come from 48 countries of the European continent, drawing in some 3,600 participants. Artistic gymnastics is one of the sports that is being performed under this young olympic flag. The Dutch team consisting of Aaron Enser, Cas Keser and Leon Atherton performed very well and achieved an outstanding 8th place overall.
The gold medal in the Men's competition went to the team of Great Britain, where the individual all-round competition was won by Tommaso Brugnami from Italy. An impression of the performances of some of the remaining teams can be found here:
No great achievements can happen without preparations. During podium training the athletes can get used to the competition hall and the apparatuses. Other training sessions took place in the adjacent ice hockey hall.
After the introduction at last year's EYOF, there was also this year a Mixed Team Pairs final. The best allround girl and boy from each country make a mixed team together, competing for the Mixed Team title, which was won by Italy.
For the Netherlands Alij de Wijze and Leon Atherton made up "TeamNL".
Competition galleries are online.
Belgisch Kampioenschap / Championnat de Belgique GAM
The Belgium Championships were organized by the Walloon Federation Ffgym in Libramont. Winners in their age groups:
Seniors: Victor Martinez (Gymnastique Club de Malmedy)
17-18yo: Kyano Schepers (Olympia Houthalen)
15-16yo: Alessio Corda (Rust-Roest Brugge)
17th Austrian Future Cup
The Austrian Future Cup is one of the world's most important meetings for young gymnasts. At the comeback after two years of corona interruption, including a dramatic last-minute cancellation last year, the 17th edition on 25/26 November 2022 gathered a total of 105 future gymnast hopes from three continents in the Tips Arena in Linz. The winners of the apparatus finals as well as a link to an extensive photo gallery can be found underneath:
A Touch of Magic at Wase Gymcup
Unusually high temperatures and sunny conditions marked this last weekend of October, in which traditionally the Wase Gymcup is being organized.
This resulted in some pictures with some "touch of magic"
A lot of Dutch gymnasts found their way to Belgium for this regional competition. And for those who are interested in seeing more pictures of their magical tricks on high bar and other apparatus, they can find the link to the gallery here:
NK 2022 Foto's
Dit weekend vond het traditionale NK plaats in Ahoy. De foto's van de jeugd en de junioren komen niet online, maar zijn wel te bestellen. Hoe werkt dit?
- Wil je je foto's zien, laat een bericht achter in het contactformulier en vermeld hier je naam en/of rugnummer
- Je ontvangt een gepersonaliseerde gallery in een beveiligde omgeving
- In deze webshop kun je de hoge resolutie foto's vrijblijvend aankopen à €3,75 per stuk
Dutch Teams at ZAG Junior-Cup
This weekend the Dutch gymnasts were at the ZAG Junior-Cup, where they prepared for the National Championships that will be held next week in Rotterdam.
There were 4 national delegations and one regional team from Zwolle.
All the galleries are now online!
International Junior Team Cup
After a cancellation in 2020 and a digital version in 2021, this year finally all the best junior teams of Europe could meet again in Berlin for the International Junior Team Cup. Many teams used this opportunity as preparation for the European Championships later this year, but also the American team flew over to join this competition.
King Kohei Retires
Kohei Uchimura shot at the World Championships in 2010.
Regarded as the greatest male gymnast in history, being two-time Olympic all-around champion and winner of ten world titles, he announced his retirement today.
2021: Gymnastics in a Pandemic Year
A year in pandemic. That is a year full of digital competitions, lots of face masks, designated seatings and worst: canceled competitions.
Wishing for a better 2022 for all gymnasts and gymnastics fans.
The French Gymnastics Federeration was hosting the yearly meet between France, Great Britain, Switerzerland and Germany in the city of Montceau-les-Mines. An enthousastic crowd saw the home team winning this prestigious and intense match between four of the best junior teams in Europe.