Stuttgart Team Challenge 2017

Side by side with the Stuttgart All-Around World Cup competition, the German Gymnastics Federation organized a Team Challenge that featured a few teams from around the world, taking this opportunity to test out their team dynamics in this new season. Continue reading “Stuttgart Team Challenge 2017”

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Russian Championships 2017 – AA Finals

After finishing second in the team final at the 2016 Olympic Games following a lackluster performance in Glasgow where they were left off the team podium, Russian gymnasts were back into competition at the National Championships taking place in Kazan from March 1st through to March 5th and featuring some new faces hoping to prove their worth in the absence of some older players. Continue reading “Russian Championships 2017 – AA Finals”

Elite Gym Massilia 2016

This past weekend was once again time for one of the most attended meets of the late season, Elite Gym Massilia in Marseille, France. Both Senior and Junior gymnasts came together to represent their countries and their home clubs, preparing for a new season that keeps getting closer and closer. Continue reading “Elite Gym Massilia 2016”

Blume Memorial 2016

Besides the Gander Memorial on Tuesday, this week saw another gymnastics Memorial on Saturday, November 5th in Barcelona, Spain. This time it was dedicated to Joaquín Blume, a Spanish gymnast who competed internationally during the 50s and died at the young age of 25 in a plane crash that also took the life of his wife and the entire Spanish gymnastics that was aboard. To honor his memory and his legacy, the Spanish Federation initiated this friendly competition in 1969 and has since become one of the most important meets of the last few months of the season. Continue reading “Blume Memorial 2016”

Gander Memorial 2016

Over two months have passed since the 2016 Olympics wrapped up in Rio and after some smaller meets with mostly unknown competitors, it was finally time for some of the big stars to return to competition. As such, this first week of November was pretty busy in terms of gymnastics meets, albeit with some lighter and more relaxed formats that allow for an easier return to competition for the athletes, as well as a different experience for the fans of the sport. Continue reading “Gander Memorial 2016”

Rio 2016 – WAG Team Finals

The day after the crowning of Japan as the new Olympic Team Champions, it was time for the women to fight for the title of best gymnastics team in the world. Qualifying in first place by nearly ten full points and hoping to continue their winning streak started in 2011, the USA were the clear favorites for Gold and they eventually won the competition with an eight point margin to Silver medalists Russia, with China taking home the Bronze medal. Continue reading “Rio 2016 – WAG Team Finals”

Euros 2016 – Senior Team Final

Without an All-Around Final this year, the main focus of the European Seniors gymnasts was on the Team Final, taking place on Saturday, June 4th. After exciting performances from some of the competitors and disappointments from others, Russia took the Gold with a five point margin to Silver medalist Great Britain and France managed to get Bronze for their consistent and solid routines. Continue reading “Euros 2016 – Senior Team Final”