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Petkuns prevails again as Montpellier hosts second Parkour World Cup

One month on from Hiroshima, the second Parkour World Cup took place in Montpellier in France from 11-13 May, and it drew another big crowd – at least until the heavy rains which disturbed proceedings on the final day.

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Japan’s men and US women win 2018 All-Around World Cup series

Japan’s men and the United States’ women were the winners of the 2018 All-Around World Cup series in Artistic Gymnastics, a four-leg tour which concluded in Tokyo last week, while the highest prize money earners were China’s Sun Wei and Germany’s Elisabeth Seitz.

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Dina Averina, Italy Group shine in Pesaro

Seven months after her triumph at the World Championships, Dina Averina was back on top of the podium at the Adriatic Arena as Pesaro hosted the second stage of the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup over the last weekend. Italy’s Farfalle (Butterflies) captivated their home crowd, meanwhile, by dominating the Group competition with a hat-trick of golds.

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Home golds for Murakami and Shirai as All-Around World Cup concludes in Tokyo

Japan’s gymnasts exploited home advantage to the full as Mai Murakami and Kenzo Shirai won gold in the Women’s and Men’s competitions respectively at this year’s final event of the 2018 FIG Individual All-Around World Cup series in Tokyo on Saturday.

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First FIG Parkour World Cup proves big in Japan

The first FIG World Cup event for Parkour concluded in Hiroshima on Sunday with the women’s speed-run and men’s freestyle final – and with the satisfaction of having proved a huge popular success. Launched as part of a new Japanese leg on the FISE’s Festival of Action Sports circuit, the Parkour competition generated massive public interest.

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Thrilling curtain-raiser for Parkour World Cup

The FIG’s Parkour World Cup started in style on Saturday in Hiroshima. The first day of action fulfilled all of its promise in highlighting the level demanded and the physical control required to feature among the global elite.

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Three things to know about the first FIG Parkour World Cup in Hiroshima

A short walk from the Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima’s former municipal baseball stadium will provide the setting for the very first FIG Parkour World Cup, taking place from 6-8 April as part of the FISE’s World Action Sports Festival which also includes BMX, skateboarding, roller freestyle, bouldering and breaking.

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Soldatova, Bulgaria take plaudits in Sofia opener

Hosts Bulgaria dominated the group competition with two gold medals while Russia’s Aleksandra Soldatova claimed a hat-trick of individual golds as the 2018 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup got under way with the opening stage at Sofia’s Arena Armeec between March 30 and April 1.

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Bali, Kitazume back in winning groove as Aerobic World Cup series begins

It was a case of history repeating itself as the 2018 Aerobic Gymnastics FIG World Cup got under way in Portugal last weekend. The first of this year’s three World Cups took place in Cantanhede, where Daniel Bali (HUN) and Riri Kitazume (JPN) had sealed their respective triumphs in the 2017 Aerobic Gymnastics World Cup Series, and each picked up where they left off with winning turns.

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Golds for Nonomura, Melnikova in Birmingham

Russia’s Angelina Melnikova claimed the women’s gold medal while Japan’s Shogo Nonomura won the men’s event in the British leg of the FIG’s 2018 All-around World Cup series in Artistic Gymnastics on 21-22 March at Arena Birmingham.

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Petrounias and Chusovitina on fine form in Baku

Three months before her 43th birthday, Oksana Chusovitina clinched two medals at the Individual Apparatus World Cup in Baku, while Eleftherios Petrounias continued his domination on the Rings, after his World and Olympic titles.

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Belyavskiy and Zhang shine in Stuttgart

David Belyavskiy of Russia and China’s Zhang Jin took the gold medals as the FIG All-Around World Cup Series continued in Stuttgart on 17-18 March. The EnBW DTB-Pokal 2018 was the second World Cup event in a series that began in Chicago and for the home crowd at the Porsche-Arena there was a medal to celebrate in the form of Elisabeth Seitz’s silver in the Women’s All-Around on Sunday.

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Russian and Belgian gymnasts impress in Acro World Cup season opener

Top athletes showed their class and new faces made their mark as the 2018 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cup season got under way in Puurs (BEL) on 15-17 February.

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Faces of Gymnastics: Belgium’s dynamic duo Casse and Goffaux find the perfect balance

Trust is important in any relationship. But when you spend several hours a day balancing on top of your partner’s head, it’s especially vital. Just as well Kilian Goffaux and Robin Casse have a special bond.

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Kenzo Shirai and Morgan Hurd headline 2018 American Cup field

The 2017 All-around World champion Morgan Hurd (USA) and multiple Floor Exercise and Vault World champion Kenzo Shirai will headline the field at the 2018 American Cup in Chicago (USA) March 3.

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Ten take gold at Cottbus Individual Apparatus World Cup

The 42nd edition of the longstanding Turnier der Meister in Cottbus (GER) took place this past weekend and ten gymnasts came away with gold medals from an event which forms part of the FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup series in Artistic Gymnastics.

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Gao Lei and Yana Pavlova prevail at Trampoline World Cup in Loule

Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist and reigning world champion Gao Lei of China and Baku 2015 European Games champion Yana Pavlova of Russia won the men’s and women’s individual Trampoline Gymnastics competitions respectively at the World Cup in Loule, Portugal, this weekend.

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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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Five countries claim gold as Acro World Cup season closes in Portugal

Russia, Israel, Belgium, Belarus and Portugal, all established or emerging powerhouses in Acrobatic Gymnastics, flexed their muscles with gold medal finishes as the Acro World Cup season drew to a close September 8-10 in Lisbon.

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Olympic champion Hancharou helps Belarus soar in Minsk

In a banner day for Belarus, 2016 Olympic champion Uladzislau Hancharou and his countrymen carried off three of the four titles at the FIG Trampoline World Cup August 19-20 in Minsk.

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Averina affirmation at final Rhythmic World Challenge Cup of 2017

As the curtain fell on 2017 World Challenge Cup competition August 11-12 in Kazan, Russian twins Dina and Arina Averina continued to affirm their supremacy in the post-Rio era. The host team also lived up to their golden standard with a complete sweep of the golds in Group competition.

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Bulgaria's Vladinova working hard toward Rhythmic Euros, Worlds success

With an Olympic Games under her belt and Rhythmic World Cup success coming her way, Bulgaria’s Neviana Vladinova has established herself as one of the rising young stars of Rhythmic in 2017.

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Bulgaria brilliant at Sofia Rhythmic World Cup

With a total of 10 medals, Bulgaria shone in both the individual and group competitions at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup held on home soil in the country’s capital Sofia this past weekend. The 2016 Olympic finalist Neviana Vladinova was the star of the individual competition, with four titles and one silver medal, and the Bulgarian group continued their strong showing on the 2017 World Cup circuit by claiming the All-around gold and two silvers in the apparatus finals.

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Five nations shine bright at Baku Rhythmic World Cup

Five nations split the eight golds up for grabs at the Baku Rhythmic World Cup April 28-30 in the Azerbaijan capital.

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Golden spring for Japan as Aerobic World Cup season begins in Tokyo

With four medals -- three of them gold -- the Japanese led the way at the Suzuki World Cup April 21-23 in Tokyo as the Aerobic Gymnastics World Cup season opened in the Land of the Rising Sun.

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Twins Dina and Arina Averina combine to sweep Tashkent Rhythmic World Cup

Sometimes it takes two to make a clean sweep. And what Russia’s Dina Averina missed during her gold hunt at the Tashkent Rhythmic World Cup April 21-23 was picked up by her twin sister Arina.

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Belgian Acrobatic gymnasts take two titles at Flanders International World Cup

With just 100 days to go before The World Games begin in Poland, final round surprises led to upheavals in the standings at the Flanders International World Cup in Puurs, Belgium, the second of four stops on the 2017 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cup circuit.

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Aleksandra Soldatova, Bulgaria, Italy prevail at Pesaro World Cup

Aleksandra Soldatova of Russia and the Bulgarian Group won the individual and group All-around competitions, respectively, this past weekend in Pesaro (ITA), as the 2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup season debuted at the magnificent Adriatic Arena, site of this year’s World Championships.

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2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup season debuts in Italy

A raft of retirements from top international competitors and uncertainty about the return of the Olympic champion has left the door open for new stars to rise in Rhythmic Gymnastics.

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Eight new elements named, added to the Men’s Gymnastics Code of Points

With a third vault now bearing his name, Kenzo Shirai of Japan now has a total of six elements named after him in the Code of Points, the most of any male gymnast.

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Behind the scenes: The making of Azerbaijan’s Rhythmic Gymnastics-meets-Star Wars clip

While videos exist of Stormtroopers doing other things -- the Harlem Shake, or the “Gangnam Style” dance -- Stormtroopers doing serious Rhythmic Gymnastics is a novel enough concept that the clip has created a buzz on the internet.

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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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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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With numerous golds apiece, China, Kenzo Shirai show strength at Melbourne World Cup

Olympic veterans and standout newcomers topped the podiums at the first Individual Apparatus World Cup of 2017 in Artistic Gymnastics Friday in Melbourne (AUS), part of the FIG’s ongoing World Cup series.

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FIG World Cup 'lifting the profile' of Gymnastics in Australia

“We see the World Cup as a great opportunity to lift the profile of Gymnastics in Australia,” said Mark Rendell, CEO of Gymnastics Australia. Melbourne has signed on to host World Cup events in 2018, 2019 and 2020, with the latter two slated asqualifying events for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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Rio Olympic champion Uladzislau Hancharou headlines first Trampoline World Cup in 2017

Twelve Rio Olympians, including Olympic champion Uladzislau Hancharou of Belarus, are expected to compete at the first Trampoline World Cup of the year, which takes place at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku (AZE) on February 18 – 19.

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Olympians set to return at EnBW DTB-Pokal in Stuttgart

An Olympian-packed field will return to international competition as 15 top flight gymnasts vie for gold at the EnBW DTB-Pokal World Cup in Stuttgart, the second of three competitions in the FIG’s 2017 All-around World Cup series, March 18-19 in Germany.

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2016 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cup series concludes in Rzeszow

The 2016 FIG World Cup series in Acrobatic Gymnastics concluded last weekend with the event in Rzeszow (POL) that followed tournaments in Puurs (BEL) and Maia (POR) beginning of the year.

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Official News - Executive Committee at the Olympic Games in Rio

The FIG Executive Committee held its meeting during the Olympic Games in Rio. Please find below the principal decisions made:

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FIG Disciplinary Commission suspends Aerobic judge and coach for violent behaviour

The FIG Disciplinary Commission has decided to suspend Ms. Natalya Tereshina (RUS), an Aerobic Gymnastics judge and coach, for having breached Article 2.2 of the FIG Statutes and Articles 3.4, 3.5, 3.10 and 3.11 of the Code of Discipline at the Cantanhede World Cup, Portugal, on 6 May by behaving violently and inappropriately towards one of her gymnasts.

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2016 FIG Trampoline World Cup series concludes in Coimbra

After events in Baku (AZE), Shanghai (CHN), Brescia (ITA) and Arosa (SUI), the 2016 FIG World Cup series in Trampoline Gymnastics concluded this weekend in Coimbra (POR) with Dmitrii Ushakov (RUS) and Tatsiana Piatrenia (BLR) taking the honours in men’s and women’s individual Trampoline respectively.

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Chinese, Saraiva shine at Anadia World Challenge Cup

Even among numerous Rio 2016 qualifiers, the next generation of Gymnastics standouts claimed numerous spots on the podiums at the Anadia World Challenge Cup, held this weekend in Portugal.

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Trampoline stars MacLennan and Ushakov use Arosa as a springboard to Rio

The women's Olympic champion and men's Olympic silver medallist from 2012 took big bounces forward at this weekend's Trampoline World Cup in the Swiss resort town of Arosa.

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Margarita Mamun goes four for five at Guadalajara Rhythmic World Cup

Russia's Margarita Mamun continued her golden streak at this past weekend's Guadalajara Rhythmic World Cup in Spain, dancing off with four of the five gold medals in play.

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Italy, Hungary earn double distinctions on Aerobic World Cup Series honor roll

With two titles apiece, Italy and Hungary were the big winners on the FIG Aerobic World Cup Circuit in 2016, giving both countries a leg up heading into this month's Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships in Incheon, Korea.

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Margarita Mamun sweeps in Minsk; Belarus defeats Russia in Rhythmic Group competition

The Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup series isn't a game of "anything you can do, I can do just as well" but Margarita Mamun and Yana Kudryavtseva are certainly making it seem like one.

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Daniele Hypolito, South Americans shine in Sao Paulo

With three gold medals, Brazil's Daniele Hypolito was the star of the show at this weekend's Sao Paulo World Challenge Cup.

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China jumps to the top at Shanghai Trampoline World Cup

With four titles and a total of seven medals, host China topped the rankings of the Trampoline World Cup this past weekend in Shanghai (CHN).

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Yana Kudryavtseva completes fifth career World Cup sweep in Tashkent

Yana Kudryavtseva confirmed her status as the queen of the Rhythmic universe at this past weekend’s Tashkent World Cup, completing a clean sweep of the individual titles.

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Oleg Verniaiev leads Ukraine to a near sweep at Varna World Cup

Ukrainian stars Oleg Verniaiev and Igor Radivilov, the latter the reigning Olympic silver medallist on Vault, combined to win five of the six event titles at this weekend's Varna World Cup in Bulgaria.

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Veterans, new faces mix at Varna World Challenge Cup

Three Olympic medallists and a handful of Rio Olympic hopefuls are among the more than 100 gymnasts set to compete at this weekend's Varna World Challenge Cup in Bulgaria.

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Rhythmic World Cup action picks up this weekend in Uzbekistan

Tashkent is having a moment as the center of the Rhythmic Gymnastics universe.

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For Aerobic gymnasts, the last stop on the road to June's World Championships

After a fifth place finish at last month's Suzuki World Cup, now is the time for redemption for World champion Ivan Veloz of Mexico.

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Golden weekend for China at Suzuki Aero World Cup

Yu Yangyang (CHN) was the golden princess at the Suzuki Aero World Cup this weekend in Tokyo (JPN), where the young Chinese won the Women’s individual title for the second year in a row, along with the Mixed Pairs title.

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Kudryavtseva the boss in Pesaro

With four months to go before the Rio Olympic Games, triple World champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) reconfirmed herself as the queen of Rhythmic Gymnastics in front of her biggest rival for Olympic gold, teammate Margarita Mamun, at the Pesaro World Cup in Italy this weekend,

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Ivan Veloz, the Aerobic champion to beat at the Suzuki World Cup in Tokyo

With two months to go before the 2016 Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships, Ivan Veloz of Mexico will be once again the man to beat at the Suzuki World Cup this weekend in Tokyo.

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Kudryavtseva and Mamun back in Pesaro for their first duel of the Olympic season

Seven months after dominating the Stuttgart World Championships, Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun, the two Russian queens of rhythmic gymnastics, are expected to make their return at the World Cup in Pesaro, Italy, from Friday to Sunday.

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Andreas Bretschneider, Sophie Scheder sweep Stuttgart World Cup

The double victory boosts morale for the German teams as they prepare for April's Rio Test Event.

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World Champion Ivan Veloz headlines 2016 Aquae World Cup field

Reigning Men's Individual World Champion Ivan Veloz of Mexico headlines the international field at the 2016 Aquae World Cup that will be held this weekend in Aix-les-Bains (FRA).

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Soldatova returns to Lisbon to defend World Cup title

The 17-year-old from outside Moscow has enjoyed a successful start to her Olympic year in the absence of teammates and rivals Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun.

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MyKayla Skinner, Max Whitlock walk away with Glasgow World Cup titles

World Pommel Horse champion Max Whitlock and American MyKayla Skinner won the Glasgow World Cup Saturday, giving each a leg up on the road to Rio.

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For Gabrielle Douglas, the American Cup is a major stop on the road to Rio

Double Olympic champion Gabrielle Douglas (USA) is set to show at the AT&T American Cup on March 5 in Newark (USA) that she has every reason to believe that another Olympic dream is possible. This first leg of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup series opens the season in this milestone year.

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Trampolinists start off 2016 World Cup season in Baku

The first in a series of five FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Cup events of the 2016 season will be held on March 5 - 6 in Baku (AZE).

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Maia World Cup to warm up Acrobatic gymnasts for 2016 Worlds

Held for the fifth consecutive year in the city of Maia on Portugal's Northern coast, this weekend's 2016 Maia Acro World Cup offers an excellent opportunity for top Acrobatic gymnasts to compete on the international stage just a month before the World Championships in Putian (CHN).

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Excitement in Espoo as FIG Rhythmic World Cup season begins in Finland

The Russians are coming! Not to mention the Belarussians, the Finnish, the Israelis, the Ukrainians and many of the world’s best in Rhythmic Gymnastics.

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Bound for Baku: Azerbaijan hosts first Artistic World Cup of 2016

The first FIG World Challenge Cup of 2016, which is also the first World Cup event in Artistic Gymnastics in the Olympic year, begins Friday. The battleground this weekend is Baku (AZE), the ambitious Azeri capital eager to build a reputation as a Gymnastics hub.

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Belarus sets the standard at Belgian Acro World Cup

With gold in two of the five categories of competition and bronze in another, Belarus was the top nation at the Puurs Acro World Cup this past weekend in Belgium.

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Acro season begins in earnest with FIG Puurs World Cup in Belgium

Puurs (BEL), a suburb of Antwerp, will serve as the stage in which the first act of the World Championship season in Acrobatic Gymnastics is played out.

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German gymnasts working into Olympic form at FIG Stuttgart World Cup

The who's-who for the third and final FIG Artistic Gymnastics All-around World Cup March 19 in Stuttgart.

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World Cup, World Challenge Cup events added to 2016 FIG calendar in Artistic, Rhythmic Gymnastics

Four cities have been added as stops on the 2016 FIG World Cup circuit, augmenting the number of World Cup events in Rhythmic and World Challenge Cups in Artistic Gymnastics.

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With Worlds in sight, Belarus makes big impression at Loulé Trampoline World Cup

In the absence of top Chinese gymnasts, who dominated the two prior Trampoline World Cups, a mix of veterans and newcomers eagerly bounded into the spotlight in Portugal.

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World's top Trampoline gymnasts land in Loulé for FIG World Cup Series finale

The Loulé Trampoline World Cup is the final chance for the "Flying people" of Trampoline Gymnastics to hone their routines in World Cup competition before next month's World Championships in Odense (DEN).

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China, Japan, Britain brilliant at Trampoline World Cup in France

China bounced off with the majority of the titles at this weekend's Trampoline World Cup in Mouilleron-le-Captif (FRA), just outside of Nantes.

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Trampoline stars set for FIG World Cup in Mouilleron-le-Captif

The best and the bounciest of Trampoline Gymnastics have turned out in force for the second of three 2015 FIG World Trampoline Cups, all dress rehearsals for November's World Championships in Odense (DEN).

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Valladolid Trampoline World Cup breaks participation records

More than 150 gymnasts from 26 countries will compete in Individual and Synchronised Trampoline at this week's World Cup in Valladolid (ESP) on their road to the World Championships in Odense (DEN) and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio (BRA).

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2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics FIG World Cup series: Margarita Mamun takes four individual titles, Yana Kudryavtseva wins the All-around

After an unexpected sweep of the titles at the Kazan World Cup this past weekend in Russia, Margarita Mamun (RUS) struck for four 2015 FIG World Cup series titles.

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In Kudryavtseva's absence, Margarita Mamun, Russians sweep in Kazan

The Kazan World Cup, the final FIG World Cup series event of the year in Rhythmic Gymnastics, ended in another Russian sweep, though not from the Russian expected to do it.

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2015 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup series culminates this weekend in Kazan

Less than three weeks out from the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, 2015 FIG World Cup Series titles are on the line at this weekend's Kazan World Cup in Russia.

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On the road to Stuttgart, Yana Kudryavtseva best in Budapest

Russia’s Yana Kudryavtseva continued her winning ways at this past weekend’s Budapest Rhythmic World Cup, the fifth of seven FIG World Cup events to be held this year.

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Russians take center stage as FIG Rhythmic World Cup series picks up in Hungary

After a pause of nearly two months, the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup series picks up again this weekend in Budapest (HUN), the final stretch of competitions before September's World Championships and 2016 Olympic qualification gets underway in Stuttgart (GER).

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FIG Acro World Cup champ Ryan Ward retires

Ward and Mixed Pairs partner Kylie Boynton earned bronze at the 2014 World Championships and won the FIG Acro World Cup title earlier this year.

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Meet the 2015 FIG World Cup series champions in Acrobatic Gymnastics!

Acrobatic powerhouse Russia walked away with three of the four FIG World Cup series titles in Acrobatic Gymnastics, awarded after last week's World Cup in Geneva (SUI).

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Central and South American stars aim to stand out in São Paolo

A strong contingent of Central and South American gymnasts flip into the spotlight at this weekend's São Paolo World Challenge Cup in São Paolo (BRA), the only 2015 FIG World Challenge Cup to be held on the South American continent.

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Aleksandra Soldatova, Italy win Rhythmic season opener in Lisbon

Aleksandra Soldatova of Russia and the Group of Italy won the All-around titles in the Individual and Group competitions respectively at the 2015 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup season opener that took place over the weekend in Lisbon (POR).

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2015 World Challenge Cup concludes in Doha

The 2015 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Doha (QAT) concluded on Friday with Giulia Steingruber (SUI) and Artur Davtyan (ARM) continuing their successful competition on the second day of event finals.

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2015 Rhythmic World Cup season opens in Lisbon

The 2015 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup season gets underway on March 26 - 29 in Lisbon (POR), where the event will be held for the third consecutive year in the Municipal Sports Complex Casal Vistoso.

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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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World champions prevail at Cantanhede Aerobic World Cup

Reigning Aerobic Gymnastics World champions Ivan Veloz (MEX) and Lubov Gazov (AUT), who won the Men's and Women's Individual categories, respectively, at the 2014 World Championships in Cancun (MEX), prevailed at the first World Cup of the season in Cantanhede (POR) this past weekend. While Veloz led with almost one entire point, Gazov shared the top of the podium with Dora Hegyi of Hungary, who equalled her score.

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Aerobic gymnasts jump into 2015 World Cup season in Cantanhede

The international Aerobic Gymnastics season gets underway this weekend with the first 2015 FIG World Cup hosted by the Gymnastics Federation of Portugal and the Academia CantanhedeGym in Cantanhede (POR).

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Five countries top 2014 FIG World Challenge Cup rankings

Slovenian gymnasts were the most successful on the World Challenge Cup circuit in 2014, taking four of the 10 World Cup titles up for grabs in Men's and Women's Artistic Gymnastics.

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Boing! World Cup titles for Tu Xiao and Li Dan in Trampoline

Gymnasts from four different countries won 2014 FIG World Cup titles in Trampoline and Tumbling, as determined by World Cup standings following last weekend's Minsk World Cup in Belarus.

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Charlotte Drury makes history with first Trampoline World Cup title

It was a host of firsts in the Trampoline world: American Charlotte Drury made Trampoline history for the United States by becoming the first American woman to win a World Cup title in Trampoline Gymnastics at the first-ever Minsk World Cup in Belarus.

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World Cup Trampoline and Tumbling titles to be decided this weekend in Minsk

World Cup titles in Trampoline and Tumbling are up for grabs in Minsk (BLR) this weekend at the final FIG World Cup Trampoline event of the 2014 season, which doubles as a warmup for the World Trampoline Gymnastics Championships in November.

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Yana Kudryavtseva, Margarita Mamun, Russia, Israel all winners in FIG 2014 Rhythmic World Cup series

After spectacular results on the World Cup circuit this season, 2013 World All-around champion Yana Kudryavtseva was crowned World Cup champion in four of five events as the FIG 2014 Rhythmic World Cup series wrapped up this past weekend in Kazan (RUS).

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Gao Lei and Li Dan win 2014 Loulé World Cup

China's Gao Lei and Li Dan prevailed in the men's and women's individual competition, respectively, at the FIG Trampoline World Cup in Loulé (POR) on Saturday.

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Loulé stages high profile Trampoline World Cup

With qualifications taking place on Friday and finals scheduled for Saturday, the FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Cup in Loulé (POR) marks the midway point of the 2014 series.

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Golden in Sofia, Yana Kudryavtseva sweeps Rhythmic World Cup for the second time this season

2013 World Rhythmic champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) was invincible again at the Dundee World Cup in Sofia (BUL) this past weekend, winning the All-around and all event finals in her second gold medal sweep of a World Cup competition this year.

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Rhythmic stars head to Bulgaria for Dundee World Cup

World Rhythmic stars Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS), Margarita Mamun (RUS) and Ganna Rizatdinova (UKR) are all set to make their return at this weekend's Dundee World Cup in Sofia (BUL), the first big Rhythmic event since June's European Championships in Baku (AZE) and one of the last meets before the World Championships in Izmir (TUR) in September.

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Rosie MacLennan and Dong Dong lead strong line-up at Arosa World Cup

Reigning Olympic and World Champions Rosie MacLennan (CAN) and Dong Dong (CHN) will attempt to fly to new heights at the first World Cup of the 2014 Trampoline Gymnastics season.

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Rhythmic gymnasts face tête-à-tête at Tashkent World Cup

The sixth in a series of nine events, the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Tashkent (UZB) will take place on May 22 – 24, 2014. The event that will be held at the Uzbek capital’s Gymnastics Sport Palace returns to Tashkent after four successful editions in 2004, 2005, 2011 and 2012.

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Romanians rule Suzuki Aerobic World Cup

Rising Aerobic power Romania was the top nation at the 25th annual Suzuki World Cup, held this past weekend in Tokyo (JPN).

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British teams win twice at Maia Acrobatic World Cup

Gymnasts from four nations were golden at the Maia Acrobatic World Cup, held over the weekend in Maia (POR).

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Competitive field lines up for 2014's first Acrobatic World Cup

2013 World Games Mixed Pairs gold medallists Alice Upcott and Dominic Smith (GBR) are among the World stars set to compete at this weekend's Maia Acrobatic World Cup in Maia (POR).

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Elizabeth Price, Sam Mikulak take 2014 American Cup titles

Americans Elizabeth Price and Sam Mikulak dominated competition at the 2014 American Cup, held over the weekend in Greensboro (USA).

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French gymnasts dominate at first Aerobic World Cup of 2014

With four gold medals, French gymnasts effectuated a near sweep of the titles up for grabs at the Cantanhede Aerobic World Cup this past weekend in Cantanhede (POR).

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Aerobic gymnastics returns at the World Cup in Cantanhede

French forces Benjamin Garavel and Aurélie Joly headline the Cantanhede Aerobic World Cup, which gets underway Friday in Cantanhede (POR).

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Date change: Tokyo World Cup set to take place April 5

The schedule of the Tokyo World Cup, the fourth and final event in the 2013-2014 FIG World Cup series, has been modified so that the competition will take place during a single day, April 5.

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Biles, Ross, Mikulak will represent USA at 2014 AT&T American Cup

2013 World All-around champion Simone Biles, 2012 Olympic team gold-medallist and 2013 World All-around silver-medallist Kyla Ross, and 2012 Olympian Sam Mikulak have accepted invitations to represent the United States at the 2014 AT&T American Cup

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Verniaiev, Price, Iordache lead World Cup standings

The stars came out for the Stuttgart World Cup, the first competition of the 2013-2014 FIG World Cup series, held this past weekend in Germany.

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Five must-see routines from the Glasgow World Cup

The Glasgow World Cup, the second of four stops on the 2013-2014 FIG World Cup series, drew a mix of the sport's biggest names and promising new stars to Scotland this past weekend.

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Going for Gold at the Glasgow Grand Prix

Fresh off victories at the Stuttgart World Cup, Elizabeth Price (USA) and Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) will try to make it two in a row at this weekend's Glasgow Grand Prix, the second of four World Cup stops in the FIG's 2013-2014 World Cup series.

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Iordache, Verniaiev capture Glasgow World Cup

Romania's Larisa Iordache and Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) took the titles at the Glasgow World Cup, the second of four FIG World Cup meets in the 2013-2014 World Cup series, held Saturday at Glasgow's Emirates Arena.

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Five reasons to get excited for the Glasgow World Cup

The Stuttgart World Cup was only the beginning. This weekend, the FIG World Cup circuit turns to Glasgow (GBR) for the second of stop in the 2013-2014 series.

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Eight videos you should see from the Stuttgart World Cup

The stars came out for the Stuttgart World Cup, the first competition of the 2013-2014 FIG World Cup series, held this past weekend in Germany.

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5 reasons to get excited about this weekend's Stuttgart World Cup

The 2013-2014 World Cup season (in brief: four meets, three continents, two big winners and a 50,000 Swiss Franc purse for each) gets underway this weekend with the Stuttgart World Cup.

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Stuttgart starts off 2013-2014 FIG World Cup Season

2013 World medallists Larisa Iordache (ROU) and Fabian Hambuechen (GER) headline a strong field for next weekend’s Stuttgart World Cup, the first of four meets in the FIG's 2013-2014 All-around World Cup series.

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Odense warms up for Trampoline and Tumbling Worlds

The Danish organisers of the 31st FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships declared their satisfaction with last week’s World Cup event in Odense (DEN) which served as a rehearsal for the world showpiece in 2015.

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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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Rivitalised Chinese prevail in Valladolid

The names of the winners may have changed, but in winning double individual Gold at the FIG Trampoline World Cup in Valladolid (ESP), the Chinese continued their international domination of an event that they have made their own since 2007.

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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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Trampoline circuit turns to Valladolid

Spain is staging the second event of the 2013 FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Cup Series on September 13 – 14, with China, Russia and Japan the main contenders.

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Russia run the show in Loulé

The first of a series of three FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Cups in 2013 concluded in Loulé (POR) on Saturday with Russia taking a Silver and four Gold medals to finish top of the overall medal tally.

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Loulé stages fourth FIG Trampoline World Cup

With qualifications taking place on Friday and finals scheduled for Saturday, the upcoming FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Cup in Loulé (POR) will kick off a series of three events.

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Mamun holds off Staniouta to win St Petersburg World Cup

Seventeen-year old Margarita Mamun of Russia prevailed over Melitina Staniouta (BLR) and Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) to win the All-around title at the final Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup of the season in St Petersburg (RUS) last weekend.

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Rhythmic World Cup finale and Kiev dress rehearsal

The last of eight Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup events in 2013 will take place in St Petersburg (RUS) from August 16 – 18. Organisers from the Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation expect 54 world class Individual gymnasts and 23 Rhythmic Groups from a total of 36 countries at the Pearls Sport Palace.

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South Americans impress at Anadia World Cup

South American gymnasts took five of the ten Gold medals that were up for grabs at the FIG Individual Apparatus Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Anadia (POR) last weekend.

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High profiles in Anadia

The Gymnastics Federation of Portugal will welcome some 170 gymnasts to the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup on June 21-23 at the High Performance Center in Anadia, central Portugal.

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Kudryavtseva, Russia prevail in Minsk

First year senior Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS), who made a stunning World Cup debut in Sofia earlier this month, continued her success on the Rhythmic world stage by winning the Individual All-around title in Minsk (BLR) last weekend and adding Gold on Ball as well as Silver on Clubs and Ribbon.

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Minsk stages dress rehearsal for Rhythmic continental championships

When Minsk (BLR) stages a FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup for the fifth time on May 17 – 19, gymnasts from Asia and Europe will get a final shot at competing prior to their respective continental championships.

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Rhythmic caravan turning to France

Some 48 Individual Rhythmic gymnasts hailing from 29 different countries have registered to participate at the Véronique de Kristoffy Memorial in Corbeil-Essonnes (FRA) on May 10 – 12, 2013, an FIG World Cup event of the category B.

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Fantastic World Cup debut for Kudryavtseva

First year senior Yana Kudryavtseva of Russia, the 2012 European Junior Champion on Ball, made a fantastic World Cup debut in Sofia (BUL) last weekend.

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Sofia welcomes Rhythmic elite

After 2011 and 2012, the modern 12,000 capacity Armeec Sofia Arena, also the venue for the 2012 FIG Aerobic and the 2013 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships, will host its third edition of a FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup on May 4 – 5, 2013.

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Staniouta and Italy prevail in Pesaro

Melitina Staniouta of Belarus built on her success in Bucharest (ROU), winning the All-around competition and adding three Gold and one Silver medals in the Apparatus Finals of the FIG World Cup last weekend in Pesaro (ITA).

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Black and Ruggeri excel in Ljubljana

Canada’s Elsabeth Black was the most successful gymnast at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Ljubljana, which concluded on Sunday in Slovenia.

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High-profile cast in Pesaro

Directly following the event in Bucharest (ROU), the 2013 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup series continues on April 26 - 28 with the 5th tournament at the Adriatic Arena in Pesaro (ITA).

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Pegan to bid farewell at Ljubljana World Challenge Cup

Organisers of the Slovenian Gymnastics Federation proudly present the 46th edition of the Salamunov Memorial, an annual Artistic Gymnastics tournament run under the FIG banner since 2005.

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Staniouta triumphs in Bucharest

Melitina Staniouta of Belarus prevailed in the All-around competition of the Individuals-only Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Bucharest (ROU) last weekend, and took the FIG World Ranking lead.

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Romania hosts first FIG Rhythmic World Cup

The FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup series continues this weekend in Bucharest (ROU) where 28 Individual gymnasts from 19 different countries are scheduled to compete at the third leg of the circuit.

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On April 7 – 8, a substantial public in the Japanese capital followed the final act of the Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics World Cup 2012 – 2013 in the All-around category.

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The final act in the 2012 / 2013 Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Series is slated for April 6 – 7 at Tokyo’s Metropolitan Komazawa Olympic Park.

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World Challenge Cup in Doha

The Romanian women’s squad was the gymnasts to follow at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup with one gold and two silver medals for Larisa Andreea Iordache (resp. Beam, Floor, Vault) and Diana Laura Bulimar, gold on Floor.

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Artistic Challengers continue series in Doha

London 2012 Olympic Champions Arthur Zanetti of Brazil and Krisztian Berki of Hungary headline the field of the FIG World Challenge Cup in Doha (QAT) that gets underway at Aspire Academy on Wednesday.

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Russian Gymnasts capture Cottbus

Gymnasts from seventeen different nations divvied up medals from the 37th Turnier der Meister last weekend in Cottbus' sold out Lausitz Arena (GER).

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‘Turnier der Meister’ attracts international challengers

Organisers of the Turnier der Meister look forward to the 37th edition of this traditional tournament in Cottbus (GER), whose launch dates back to the year 1973.

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The 19th edition of the Internationaux de France will open its doors March 16-17, 2013 in La Roche sur Yon (FRA).

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Artistic All-around gymnasts line up for series finale in Tokyo

The drawing of lots for the ultimate event of the FIG All-around Artistic Gymnastics World Cup series 2012-2013 in Tokyo (JPN) was held at the FIG Head Office in Lausanne (SUI) on Tuesday.

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Rizatdinova shines at Miss Valentine World Cup

London 2012 Olympic finalist Ganna Rizatdinova of Ukraine outdid the field at the first 2013 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup to win the event’s All-around competition on Saturday.

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Marking the first post-Olympic FIG competition for Rhythmic Gymnastics and kicking off a series of eight events in 2013, the traditional Miss Valentine tournament in Tartu (EST) will be held as a FIG World Cup for the first time in its 19 year history.

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The drawing of lots for the first event of the 2013 World and Challenge Cup season for individual-apparatus tournaments scheduled for March 16 – 17 in La Roche sur Yon (FRA) was held at the FIG Head Office on Friday.

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Elizabeth Price (USA) and Marcel Nguyen (GER) followed up their wins in Stuttgart (GER) earlier this month with further victories at the latest stage of the Women’s and Men’s All-around 2012/2013 World Cup Series, which took place in Glasgow (GBR) on December 8.

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When the Glasgow World Cup, the third of five events of the 2012-2013 FIG Artistic Gymnastics All-around series, gets underway on Saturday in the brand new Emirates Arena, spectators witnessing this last big international meet of the year can expect an exciting competition.

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Elizabeth Price (USA) and Marcel Nguyen (GER) won the Women’s and Men’s All-around titles respectively at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Stuttgart (GER) this past weekend.

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The 30th anniversary edition of the DTB Cup in Stuttgart, Germany’s biggest elite Gymnastics event, not only boasts an impressive World Cup line-up at the Porsche Arena on December 1 - 2, it also has a few surprises up its sleeve.

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To the delight of the Czech home crowd, London and Beijing Olympian Kristyna Palesova (CZE) won the Uneven Bars and Balance Beam titles at the final 2012 FIG Artistic Gymnastics Challenge Cup in Ostrava.

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Following a five-month gap since the penultimate event in Ghent (BEL) in June, the 2012 FIG Artistic Gymnastics Challenge Cup series is set to conclude in Ostrava (CZE) on November 23-24.

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On the occasion of the upcoming “DTB Pokal” in Stuttgart (GER), an FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup event, the German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) recalls the history of a prestigious tournament that celebrates its 30th edition this year.

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When the DTB-Pokal, a FIG Artistic Gymnastics All-around World Cup, takes place in Stuttgart (GER) for the 30th time early in December, an Olympic breeze will fill the Porsche Arena.

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The third event of this season’s FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Cup series will be held in Arosa (SUI) on June 22 – 23.

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China’s Dong Dong and Huang Shanshan won the Men’s and Women’s Individual Trampoline Gymnastics titles respectively at last weekend’s FIG World Cup in Albacete (ESP).

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The FIG World Cup circuit will make its second stop for 2012 in Spain the third weekend in June.

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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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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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China’s trampolinists won every title plus eight out of fifteen medals at the first FIG Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling World Cup of the season in Taiyuan (CHN) on Sunday.

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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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The FIG Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling World Cup season kicks off this weekend in Taiyuan (CHN) with the first of three events scheduled this month, before the series concludes in autumn.

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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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Artistic gymnasts from sixteen different nations won medals at the Grand Prix Osijek 2012, a FIG Challenge Cup that took place past weekend in Croatia.

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Some 160 Artistic gymnasts from 40 different nations are registered to participate in the Grand Prix Osijek 2012, a FIG Challenge Cup that begins Friday in Croatia’s fourth largest city.

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Gymnasts from China celebrated victory with six out of ten Gold medals at the only FIG Artistic Gymnastics Individual Apparatus World Cup in 2012. The event concluded on Sunday in Zibo City (CHN)

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The first and only Artistic Gymnastics Individual Apparatus category A Word Cup in 2012 will be held on April 7 – 8 in Zibo City (CHN).

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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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With day one of the Finals behind us, gymnasts from nine different nations share the medals at midway point of the FIG Challenge Cup stopover currently taking place in Doha (QAT).

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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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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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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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Danell Leyva of Homestead, Fla./Team Hilton HHonors (Universal Gymnastics), and Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts' Twistars USA, won the all-around titles at the 2012 AT&T American Cup inside New York City's Madison Square Garden Saturday.

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AT&T American Cup flips into Madison Square Garden Saturday

The 2012 AT&T American Cup begins Saturday, March 3, at 11:30 a.m. ET in New York City’s legendary Madison Square Garden.

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USA Gymnastics begins Olympic year at AT&T American Cup FIG World Cup season kicks off at AT&T America Cup

With just 155 days until the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, many of the world’s best gymnasts will begin their road to London in New York City’s legendary Madison Square Garden at the 2012 AT&T American Cup, an International Gymnastics Federation World Cup event scheduled for March 3.

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Victoria Moors of Canada and Ryuzo Sejima of Japan will compete in the AT&T American Cup, replacing Germany’s Nadine Jarosch and Philipp Boy, respectively.

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Leyva joins impressive field for 2012 AT&T American Cup

2011 World parallel bars gold-medalist Danell Leyva of Homestead, Fla./Team Hilton HHonors (Universal Gymnastics), has accepted an invitation to compete in the 2012 AT&T American Cup, an International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) World Cup event, March 3 at New York City’s legendary Madison Square Garden, along with 2011 World all-around silver-medalist Philipp Boy of Germany, and World all-around finalists Daniel Purvis of Great Britain, Cyril Tommasone of France and Nadine Jarosch of Germany.

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