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13/09/2017

Looking toward the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal

As the Olympic Stadium in Montreal prepares to welcome the 2017 World Championships from 2-8 October, Wednesday, 13 September marked an important moment for the athletes as the day the draw that determines the starting order for the competition was held.

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11/09/2017

Diversity in Szombathely as newcomers, veterans take gold

Japan’s rising young generation scooped up three titles and five medals in Men’s Gymnastics while women from four different nations took gold at the Szombathely World Challenge Cup in Hungary this past weekend.

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28/04/2017

FIG President praises Cuban gymnasts in Havana

After attending the Artistic Gymnastics European Championships in Romania, FIG President Morinari Watanabe flew this week to Havana to meet young Cuban gymnasts, like Olympian Manrique Larduet, who embody the outstanding performances by the island on the international stage.

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27/03/2017

Liu Tingting wins twice as China continues impressive Gymnastics World Cup showing

The stars of a new-look Chinese team continued to shine at the 10th edition of the Doha World Cup in the Qatar capital this weekend, claiming half the titles available.

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20/03/2017

Olympic champions, newcomers shine in AGF Trophy finals in Azerbaijan

Four Olympic champions and a host of talented newcomers took gold as the AGF Trophy, an FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup, event concluded Sunday in Baku (AZE).

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17/03/2017

Olympic champions brilliant in Baku World Cup qualifications

Triple Olympic gold medallist Catalina Ponor (ROU) topped the standings Balance Beam and Floor Exercise, as qualifications concluded at the the AGF Trophy Friday in Baku (AZE).

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28/11/2016

Kazuma Kaya, Angelina Kysla conquer 2016 Mexican Open

Japan’s Kazuma Kaya and Ukraine’s Angelina Kysla collected the prize sombreros at the annual Mexican Open, held this year in Mexico City (MEX) November 25-26.

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15/08/2016

Beaming Wevers ends 88 year wait for Dutch women's Olympic gold

2015 World silver medallist Sanne Wevers spun her way to gold in the Balance Beam, earning the Dutch women their first Olympic medal since their team title in 1928, the year Women’s Gymnastics became an Olympic sport.

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05/08/2016

Five female gymnasts selected as flagbearers for Rio Opening Ceremony

Rosannagh MacLennan, Giulia Steingruber, Ana Sofia Gomez Porras, Neta Rivkin and Catalina Ponor will lead their nations into the Maracana Stadium.

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18/04/2016

Brazil, Germany, Belgium, France pick up the last team berths to Rio 2016

Brazil, Germany, Belgium and France grabbed the last four team tickets for the Rio Olympic Games in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Sunday at the Olympic Test Event, while Romania, the only team to have graced all Olympic podiums since the glory days of Nadia Comaneci, was shut out.

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14/04/2016

Final places for the 2016 Olympic Games in play at the Test Event April 16-22 in Rio

The Olympic Test Event in Gymnastics, to be held April 16-22 at the Rio Olympic Arena, is the second and final chance for gymnasts and nations that did not qualify at the 2015 World Championships to punch their tickets for August's Summer Games.

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29/03/2016

Catalina Ponor makes a winning return in Doha

The triple Olympic champion of the Athens Games in 2004 reigned supreme on the beam at the World Challenge Cup in Doha over the Easter weekend, while Swiss Giulia Steingruber was victorious on the floor and vault, as in 2015.

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23/03/2016

Catalina Ponor returns to international competition at Doha World Challenge Cup

Five-time Olympic medallist Catalina Ponor (ROU) will make her comeback to international competition at the World Challenge Cup in Doha (QAT) this week.

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17/03/2016

Olympic Test Event: With one month to go, gymnasts ready for the big Olympic dress rehearsal

The list of gymnasts expected to compete at the Olympic Test Event, the second and final qualification round for August’s Summer Olympic Games, has been published.

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24/10/2015

Nadia Comaneci: 'Panic' hurt the Romanian women's team

After Romania's meltdown in Women's team preliminaries on the first day of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Glasgow (GBR), Olympic legend Nadia Comaneci spoke about the problems the team faced during the competition, and how they will try to recover.

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20/10/2015

Glasgow 2015: Eight things to know about the Women’s competition at Worlds

Eight of the big storylines to follow during the 2015 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.

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19/10/2015

On the road to Rio, Romanian women focusing on team result

After a fourth place team finish at the 2014 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, Romanian stars Larisa Iordache and Diana Bulimar are focusing on team unity and success at this week's World Championships in Glasgow (GBR).

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25/09/2015

Stars of Artistic Gymnastics expected at the Glasgow World Championships

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has released the names of gymnasts expected to appear at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships to be held between October 23 and November 1 in Glasgow.

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09/02/2015

Returns seem imminent for Catalina Ponor, Marian Dragulescu

Romanian superstars Marian Dragulescu and Catalina Ponor have registered for Anti-doping control with the FIG, a strong indication that both gymnasts may be planning a return to elite competition before the end of the year.

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24/01/2015

Saturday special: Five Gymnastics videos you should be watching right now

A weekly roundup of the most intriguing and newsworthy videos on the ‘net.

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06/08/2012

London Olympic Event Finals: USA, China, Russia, Romania earn one gold apiece

The women's event finals at the 2012 London Olympic Games displayed the diversity of the sport. Four countries, known for four different styles of gymnastics, were golden as Artistic Gymnastics concluded at the Games.

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11/06/2012

CHINESE, DUTCH AND ROMANIAN GYMNASTS IMPRESS IN GHENT

China, the Netherlands and Romania came out on top of the medal table at the FIG Challenge Cup in Ghent (BEL) last weekend

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07/06/2012

ULTIMATE SHOWCASE IN GHENT BEFORE LONDON

The FIG Artistic Gymnastic Challenge Cup in Ghent (BEL), set for June 9 – 10, 2012, will give Olympic hopefuls a final opportunity to perform on the international stage before the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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02/04/2012

PONOR, CHINA PREVAIL AS DOHA CUP CONCLUDES

2004 Olympic Champion Catalina Ponor of Romania and China’s men took the titles on day two of the Finals at the Challenge Cup that concluded in Doha (QAT) on Friday.

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27/03/2012

DOHA REELS IN GYMNASTIC CONTENDERS

A strong and interesting field will take to the floor at the Aspire Academy Dome in Doha (QAT) when the FIG Artistic Gymnastics Challenge Cup gets underway on Wednesday.

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16/10/2011

China exalts!

Three times Olympic Champion in Athens Catalina Ponor (ROU) made a successful comeback in Tokyo, particularly on her favourite apparatus, Beam.

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13/10/2011

Women’s All-around Unbelievable ending!

With Mustafina injured and out of the game, Russia had placed its hopes on Youth Olympic Champion Victoria Komova.

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