ZONDERLAND Epke

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20/09/2017

Nine gymnasts win 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup series

Gymnasts from seven countries were proclaimed winners of the series in Artistic Gymnastics at the conclusion of the Internationaux de France, earning a supplementary curtain call during the awards ceremony.

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19/09/2017

En route for Montreal Worlds, stars of Gymnastics light up Internationaux de France

Though ten gymnasts representing 10 different nations -- Olympic champions, Olympians and shining newcomers among them -- left with titles in their pockets, the biggest ovation of the weekend was reserved for France’s own Samir Aït Saïd.

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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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19/04/2016

With three gold medals in apparatus finals, Oleg Verniaiev makes his mark in Rio

With four months to go before the opening of the Rio Olympic Games, Oleg Verniaiev left his calling card all over the Olympic arena on both days of Men’s Gymnastics.

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17/04/2016

Germany, Ukraine, Netherlands and France grab final men's team berths to Rio Olympic Games

Germany, Ukraine, the Netherlands and France secured the last team berths to the Olympic Games in Men’s Artistic Gymnastics on the first day of the Rio Test Event Saturday in the Olympic arena.

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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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26/10/2015

Japan, Kohei Uchimura lead as first Men's teams qualify for Rio at Glasgow Worlds

Nobody in a World qualification has ever come as close to Kohei Uchimura’s score as Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) did Monday in Men's qualification at the Glasgow World Championships.

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25/10/2015

Skills and strategies: six things that make a difference in Men's Gymnastics

While there are dozens of elements in the code of points, here are six that could make a difference in the men's competition in Glasgow.

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21/10/2015

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

Eight of the biggest storylines developing around the Men's competition at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.

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19/10/2015

From Glasgow to Rio: World titles, Olympic berths, records all on the line at Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

From the World Championships in Glasgow to the Olympics in Rio: For the elite of the Gymnastics world, the big Olympic dream could begin to become a reality at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships October 23 to November 1 in the Britain’s fourth largest city.

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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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17/04/2015

Once teammates, now rivals, Oleg Verniaiev and Oleg Stepko head for European All-around confrontation

Former Olympic teammates Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) and Oleg Stepko (AZE) were 1-2 in qualifying to the All-around final as the men's competition at the 2015 European Gymnastics Championships began Thursday in Montpellier (FRA).

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07/04/2015

Dutch dominate Ljubljana World Challenge Cup, final competition before Montpellier Euros

If the results of this weekend's Ljubljana World Cup are any indication, the European Gymnastics Championships, which begin in Montpellier (FRA) in 10 days, are going to be a good competition for Dutch gymnasts.

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23/03/2015

Strong showings at Cottbus World Challenge Cup

The 2015 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup and World Challenge Cup series on individual apparatus kicked off this past weekend in Cottbus (GER), where spectators at a sold out Lausitz Arena witnessed exciting competitions at the 39th Turnier der Meister.

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18/03/2015

Who's who: The 2015 FIG Cottbus World Challenge Cup

An event-by-event breakdown of what to look forward to at this weekend's FIG Cottbus Challenger World Cup in Germany.

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20/12/2014

The gymnastics year in review: Winter-Spring 2014

While big international competitions -- Europeans! Commonwealths! The Youth Olympic Games! Asian Games! World Championships in Artistic, Rhythmic, Acro and Aerobic! -- propelled new stars and engaging new personalities to the forefront, others focused on comebacks with an eye to Rio in 2016. Meanwhile, all eyes were on trendsetters and record-breakers who spanned all disciplines.

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03/12/2014

A skill is born!

Persistence and a lot of practice paid off for Andreas Bretschneider (GER), who debuted a double-twisting Kovacs on Horizontal Bar at the Stuttgart World Cup Team Challenge this past weekend.

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02/10/2014

Nanning Worlds: Chinese men's team, Kohei Uchimura (JPN) aim to extend winning streaks

The Chinese men's team and four-time Individual All-around champion Kohei UCHIMURA (JPN) aim to continue their dynastic dominance in the men's competition at the 45th FIG World Artistic Gymnastics Championships that begin on Friday at the Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium in Nanning (CHN).

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10/09/2014

Nanning nominative list: See who's registered for the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships!

More than 600 athletes from 74 countries have registered for the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Nanning (CHN), according to the nominative lists published Tuesday on the FIG website.

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27/05/2014

Ablyazin, Russians lead the way as Europeans end

Denis Ablyazin and the Russian men's team were the big winners as the European Men's Championships concluded Sunday in Sofia (BUL).

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20/05/2014

Sofia storylines: Men's competition preview for the 2014 European Championships

The senior men's competition gets underway at the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Sofia (BUL) Thursday. Here are a few of the prospective stories to watch out for.

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07/05/2014

Croatian, Slovenian gymnasts head FIG World Cup rankings

Bolstered by well-received performances at recent World Cup meets in Croatia and Slovenia, gymnasts from those two countries sit atop the World Cup standings in six out of 10 events in Men's and Women's Artistic Gymnastics.

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22/04/2014

Dutch, Slovenians shine at Ljubljana World Challenge Cup

Gymnasts from the Netherlands and host nation Slovenia were the most successful at the Ljubljana World Challenge Cup this past weekend in Ljubljana (SLO), winning just over half the gold medals available.

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17/04/2014

European stars complete Ljubljana World Cup lineup

More than 50 European standouts, including Olympic Horizontal Bar champion Epke Zonderland (NED), Anna Pavlova (AZE) and Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) are all scheduled to compete at the Ljubljana World Challenge Cup, which begins Friday in Slovenia.

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28/03/2014

Larisa Iordache, Epke Zonderland take two titles each as Doha World Cup ends

Romania's Larisa Iordache (ROU) continued her winning ways Friday at the Doha World Challenge Cup in Qatar's capital city, winning gold on Balance Beam and Floor Exercise Friday as the competition drew to a close.

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26/03/2014

Armenians, Romanians lead as Doha World Cup begins

Armenian gymnasts lead the standings in three events after the qualifying round of competition at the Doha World Cup Wednesday in Qatar's capital city.

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25/03/2014

World champions, challengers suit up for Doha World Cup

A host of World and Olympic stars making their 2014 international debuts are among the approximately 200 gymnasts set to compete at the Doha World Challenge Cup, which begins Wednesday in the Qatari capital.

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06/10/2013

One bar of Gold in China, the other Japan!

This final lined up nine gymnasts of an equal standing at the qualifications, both in difficulty and execution; notably, Uchimura of Japan and Zonderland of the Netherlands.

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06/10/2013

Wacky Racers!

A feast! Spectators in Antwerp’s Sportpaleis could not have hoped for a better final.

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18/09/2013

Individual Apparatus series winners determined in Osijek

With two Gold and two Silver medals, the Netherlands were the most successful nation at the World Challenge Cup in Osijek (CRO) at the weekend.

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13/09/2013

Osijek to conclude World Challenge Cup series

Some 170 Artistic gymnasts from 34 different nations are registered to participate in the Grand Prix Osijek 2013, a FIG World Challenge Cup that begins Friday in Croatia’s fourth largest city.

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05/08/2012

London Olympic Event Finals: A showcase in suspense

This London Finals were wide open, but a sure win for the gymnasts who could sustain a high difficulty level without compromising execution.

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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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04/06/2012

GYMNASTS SHINE AT SALAMUNOV MEMORIAL

Céline van Gelder and Epke Zonderland won a total of three titles for the Netherlands last weekend at the 45th Salamunov Memorial, a FIG Artistic Gymnastics Challenge Cup in Maribor (SLO).

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31/05/2012

MARIBOR WELCOMES 45TH SALAMUNOV MEMORIAL

The 45th Salamunov Memorial, an annual event run under the FIG banner since 2005, is taking place in Maribor (SLO) from June 1 – 3, 2012.

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26/03/2012

CHALLENGE CUP CONCLUDES IN COTTBUS

The first FIG Artistic Gymnastics Challenge Cup for 2012 concluded Sunday in Cottbus (GER). The event that was held over four days for the first time in its history featured Men’s and Women’s Apparatus Finals this weekend.

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20/03/2012

ARTISTIC CHALLENGERS MEETS IN COTTBUS

Organisers of the Turnier der Meister look forward to the 36th edition of this traditional tournament in Cottbus (GER), whose launch dates back to the year 1973.

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13/01/2012

Event specialists enjoy a full house at London Test Event

In this fabulous atmosphere, the evening ended with Gold for the host country.

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16/10/2011

Shattered hopes!

Still reeling from van Gelder’s poor performance at the Rings, the Netherlands would have to drink from the very dregs of this chalice.

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24/10/2010

Horizontal Bar Rotterdam World Championships

Neither the FIG nor the organisers could have imagined a better ending.

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17/10/2009

Horizontal Bar

2004 Olympic Champion Igor Cassina of Italy opened the medal quest with a zesty routine.

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