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14/11/2017

New heights for Danish Tumbling at Sofia Worlds

On the back of Denmark’s first ever World medals in Tumbling, National coach Michael Moselund Jensen is optimistic that the discipline will continue taking off in his country.

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14/11/2017

For South Africa's Zoonekynd, a World title in the wake of a scary car crash

Bianca Zoonekynd wasn’t expecting to walk out of Sofia’s Arena Armeec as a World champion Sunday. She was just glad she could walk at all.

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12/11/2017

Gao Lei retains Trampoline title and Piatrenia finally clinches gold as curtain falls on 2017 Worlds

One year after taking bronze at the Olympic Games, Gao Lei kept his world crown in men’s Trampoline on the last day of the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia. In the women’s competition, meanwhile, four-time Olympian Tatsiana Piatrenia finally clinched the first individual gold of her impressive career after a long quest.

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12/11/2017

FIG assigns 2018 Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships and World Age Group Competitions to Guimaraes, Portugal

The 15th Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships and the 8th World Age Group Competitions have been assigned to the historic city of Guimaraes, Portugal. The events will be held June 1 – 3 and May 25 – 27, 2018, respectively.

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11/11/2017

World gold at last for Olympic champion Hancharou

There were six titles at stake on the second day of finals at the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia and while three champions kept hold of their crowns, Uladzislau Hancharou of Belarus claimed his first World gold medal after dominating the Synchronised Trampoline event in tandem with Aleh Rabtsau.

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11/11/2017

China takes three of four golds on first finals day

The first day of finals at the 2017 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships was a golden one for China, whose teams took three of the first four titles at stake – in men’s and women Trampoline and in women’s Tumbling. Russia collected the other gold, in men’s Double Mini-Trampoline.

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09/11/2017

Russia and China shine on Day 1 of Sofia Trampoline Worlds

Chinese and Russian gymnasts underlined their golden ambitions on the first day of the Trampoline World Championships in Sofia, the first leading the field of contenders in women’s Trampoline and Tumbling, the latter in the men’s competitions.

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09/11/2017

Britain’s first World Tumbling champion aims for another podium

“This is my sixth World Championships, so I'm the oldest out of all the tumblers, which still feels strange to me because I still feel like I'm one of the new ones on the team, but that's not the case indeed,” says the 24-year-old from Gloucester.

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09/11/2017

Lucie Colebeck, once again flying high

It’s been an up and down two years for four-time World medallist Lucie Colebeck, who has struggled with mental blocks on twisting elements.

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09/11/2017

Friendship and rivalry on the Chinese men’s Trampoline team

With 2012 Olympic champion and three-time individual World champion Dong Dong, who owns a total of 15 World medals, his Synchro partner Tu Xiao with whom he won two The World Games titles and a total of four World titles, and reigning individual World champion Gao Lei, the Chinese men’s team has all necessary resources to extend their winning streak at the 2017 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia.

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08/11/2017

Belarusian Trampoline trio ready to take on the world in Sofia

The success of 2016 Olympic champion Uladzislau Hancharou in Rio has taken the sport of Trampoline to new heights in Belarus. In this interview, Hancharou, along with four-time Olympian Tatsiana Piatrenia and five-time World medallist Hanna Harchonak, explain the effect Olympic success has had on Trampoline Gymnastics in Belarus, possible combinations in Synchronised Trampoline and clear up the wedding rumors surrounding Hancharou and Harchonak.

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08/11/2017

Sofia set for high-flying Trampoline Worlds

290 athletes representing 34 nations will face off in Trampoline, Double Mini-trampoline and Tumbling as they seek to capture one of the 14 World titles up for grabs.

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07/11/2017

Suspense and respect in women’s Tumbling

With the exception of 2014, when Rachael Letsche became Great Britain’s first ever individual World champion in women’s Tumbling, the discipline’s World titles since 2005 have all been taken by Anna Korobeinikova of Russia or China’s Jia Fangfang, respectively.

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06/11/2017

Five questions with Irina Karavaeva, Women’s Trampoline Gymnastics Ambassador for the 2017 Worlds

Irina Karavaeva has incontestably left her mark on the history of Trampoline. No other woman has won as many World titles as the Russian, who counts 12 World gold medals among her collection. In 1994, at age 19, she captured the first of her five individual World titles, and in Sydney in 2000, she became the first women’s Olympic champion in the discipline. Her incredible results and personality have incited the International Gymnastics Federation to confer upon her the mission of being women’s Trampoline Gymnastics Ambassador for the 2017 Worlds in Sofia.

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05/11/2017

How to follow the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships, even if you're not in Sofia

Even if you won’t be in Sofia for the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships November 9-12, there are plenty of ways to stay up to date on everything happening at the Arena Armeec.

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03/11/2017

Sofia Trampoline Worlds lines up proven champions

Among the athletes competing at the 2017 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia (BUL) November 9 – 12 figure 50 who have already earned at least one Olympic, Youth Olympic, The World Games or individual World medal.

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02/11/2017

What you need to know about the 2017 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia

For its 32nd edition, the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships is returning to the Bulgarian capital. As in 2013, the elite of Trampoline, Double Mini-Trampoline and Tumbling will storm Sofia’s Arena Armeec, transforming it into a temple of high-fliers for four days from November 9-12, 2017. Here’s what you need to know about the highlight event of the season:

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09/10/2017

Five new champions as Montreal Worlds draw to a close

Before the curtain came down on the Montreal Worlds Sunday, the second day of apparatus finals saw four new World champions emerge for the first time

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08/10/2017

Five world champions successfully defend their titles on day one of apparatus finals in Montreal

None of the five reigning World champions relinquished their titles on the first day of apparatus finals in the Montreal Olympic Stadium.

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07/10/2017

FIG and Fujitsu to collaborate on building a judging support system for Artistic Gymnastics competitions

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), which regulates Gymnastics disciplines internationally, and Fujitsu Limited today announced that they have agreed to collaborate on implementing a judging support system for Artistic Gymnastics competitions.

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07/10/2017

Morgan Hurd continues U.S. winning streak in World All-around competition

Morgan Hurd extended the United States’s domination in the individual All-around Friday night at the World Championships in Montreal, edging Canadian Elsabeth Black by a single tenth of a point, while Russia’s Elena Eremina took bronze.

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07/10/2017

Brooklyn Moors, Kenzo Shirai win 2017 Longines Prizes for Elegance in Artistic Gymnastics

In a special ceremony following the women’s All-around final at the Montreal Olympic Stadium, Shirai and Moors received a Longines timepiece representing the contemporary elegance of the Longines watchmaking brand.

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07/10/2017

Aljaz Pegan elected to the Athletes Commission as representative for Men's Artistic Gymnastics

Aljaz Pegan (SLO) was elected to the FIG Athletes Commission as representative for Men's Artistic Gymnastics Friday evening during the athletes' assembly at the World Championships in Montreal, Canada. He has been elected to serve a four year term, succeeding Jani Tanskanen (FIN).

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06/10/2017

Xiao Ruoteng crowned 2017 World All-around champion

China’s Xiao Ruoteng emerged from a breathtakingly tight competition as the new World All-around champion, ahead of his teammate Lin Chaopan and Japan’s Kenzo Shirai.

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06/10/2017

Oksana Chusovitina elected to the Athletes Commission as representative for Women's Artistic Gymnastics

Oksana Chusovitina (UZB) was elected to the FIG Athletes Commission as representative for Women's Artistic Gymnastics Thursday evening during the athletes' assembly at the World Championships in Montreal, Canada. She has been elected for a four year term, succeeding Elizabeth Tweddle (GBR).

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05/10/2017

A tight battle to succeed Simone Biles in the Women's All-around

By a mere thousandth of a point, Japan’s Mai Murakami leads the women’s field after qualifications, heading up a pack of contenders to succeed Simone Biles, the All-around queen at the past three World Championships, who is on break following triumph at the Rio Olympic Games.

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04/10/2017

Nine gymnasts will take part in the Men's Floor Exercise Final

Following an appeal by the Gymnastics Federation of Chile due to a problem with the structure of the competition floor that occurred during Men’s qualifications, the FIG Jury of Appeal has made the exceptional decision to allow Tomas Gonzalez (CHI) to participate in the Floor final.

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03/10/2017

A throne for the taking in the Men's All-around

Kohei Uchimura’s injury in qualifications Monday upended expectations for finals at the World Championships in Montreal. A young generation of gymnasts will get the opportunity to storm the podiums in the individual All-around and apparatus finals, challenging the top qualifiers on each apparatus, almost all of whom are already Olympic or World champions.

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03/10/2017

Ten women's elements submitted to be named in the Code of Points at Montreal Worlds

In order to have an element named in the men's Code of Points, a female gymnast must successfully perform a submitted skill at least once in World or Olympic competition.

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03/10/2017

Injured, Kohei Uchimura relinquishes All-around competition in Montreal

Two-time Olympic and six-time World All-around champion Kohei Uchimura was forced to abandon his quest for a seventh consecutive World title during qualification Monday evening after injuring his left ankle.

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02/10/2017

Five questions with Nadia Comaneci, Women's Artistic Gymnastics Ambassador the 2017 World Championships

It was 41 years ago in Montreal that Nadia Comaneci delivered one of the sport’s defining performances, earning the first perfect 10 in Olympic Gymnastics in the modern era of the sport. An icon in the sports world and still beloved throughout Quebec, Nadia Comaneci was the obvious choice of the Local Organising Committee and International Gymnastics Federation to serve as the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Ambassador for the 2017 World Championships in Montreal.

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01/10/2017

Montreal Olympic Stadium sets itself for big Gymnastics 'show'

The Montreal Olympic Stadium has been transformed into a grand amphitheater to welcome the 47th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, the biggest event of the competitive season, which begins Monday, October 2. For seven days, 400 gymnasts representing 71 nations - 155 women and 245 men - will take the stage for the first big test of the Olympic cycle that will culminate with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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01/10/2017

In her own words: Oksana Omelianchik looks back on the 1985 Montreal Worlds

As the Worlds return to Montreal for the first time in 32 years this week, Omelianchik, now a FIG brevet judge, took the time to reflect on the 1985 competition -- and how Gymnastics shaped her life.

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01/10/2017

Liberated after Rio leg injury, Samir Aït Saïd prepares World Championships return

Samir Aït Saïd didn’t cry. He just looked, registered what had happened and passed his hand over his face. His Olympic Games were over. His Olympic dream was not.

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30/09/2017

Five questions with Kyle Shewfelt, Men's Artistic Gymnastics Ambassador for the 2017 World Championships

It was in Athens in 2004 that Kyle Shewfelt turned in one of the great performances in Canadian sports history with his victory on Floor Exercise, becoming the first Canadian Olympic champion in Artistic Gymnastics. This exploit, his engaging personality and commitment to the sport both on and off the field of play led the organizing committee and the International Gymnastics Federation to select him as the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Ambassador for the 2017 World Championships in Montreal.

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30/09/2017

Chris Remkes: Australia 'on the right track' to producing World contenders

There was an athletics tryout, a brief infatuation with basketball. But no matter what he did, Chris Remkes would always return to the small club where he’d started kindy gym as a five-year-old.

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29/09/2017

Still seeking perfection, Kohei Uchimura returns to World stage

A year after clinching his second Olympic All-around gold by a razor-thin 0.099 margin in Rio, the man many call the greatest male gymnast of all time returns to the World stage this week seeking neither gold nor glory, but the Holy Grail of Gymnastics: perfection.

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29/09/2017

How to follow the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, even if you're not in Montreal

Looking for ways to stay up to date on everything happening at the Olympic stadium? Here are several ways to keep up with the action.

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28/09/2017

A line-up of champions heads to Montreal

Among the athletes competing at the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics Worlds in Montreal figure almost thirty who have already earned at least one individual Olympic medal or an individual World title. Find out who they are here.

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27/09/2017

Everything you need to know about the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal

Thirty-two years after the 1985 edition, the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships are making their big return to Montreal.

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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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03/09/2017

"Farfalle" soar to Group gold on final day of Rhythmic Worlds

With a golden performance with the 5 Hoops, Italy's celebrated Rhythmic Gymnastics Group snapped Russia's winning streak as competition at the 2017 Worlds drew to a close Sunday in Italy.

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02/09/2017

With World Group All-around title, Russia extends its reign in Pesaro

Competing with a group that includes Olympic champions in Anastasia Bliznyuk, Anastasiia Tatareva and Maria Tolkacheva, Russia retained its World All-around title on the first day of Group Rhythmic Gymnastics competition at the Adriatic Arena, taking its sixth gold of the championships.

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02/09/2017

Dina Averina takes 2017 Rhythmic World All-around title

Russia's Dina Averina became the 2017 World All-around champion in Rhythmic Gymnastics Friday, bringing her gold medal count to three on the final night of individual competition at the first World Championships of the new Olympic cycle.

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01/09/2017

Liubou Charkashyna re-elected to FIG Athletes Commission

Liubou Charkashyna of Belarus was re-elected for a second four-year term to the FIG Athletes Commission as its representative for Rhythmic Gymnastics Friday evening at the World Championships in Pesaro, Italy.

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01/09/2017

Alexandra Agiurgiuculese awarded Longines Prize for Elegance in Rhythmic Gymnastics

The winner of the Longines Prize for Elegance is a gymnast whose performance conveys emotional appeal extending beyond technical considerations and speaks to beauty, grace, harmony of movement, and above all, elegance.

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01/09/2017

Gold rush continues for Averina twins at Rhythmic Worlds

Identical twins Dina and Arina Averina completed a Russian sweep of the individual apparatus titles on the second day of the World Championships Thursday.

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31/08/2017

First golds to Russia as Rhythmic Worlds begin in Italy

Carrying on a longstanding tradition of success for Russian Rhythmic gymnasts at the world level, identical twins Dina and Arina Averina each pocketed a gold medal in their World Championship debuts Wednesday at the Adriatic Arena.

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30/08/2017

Dina and Arina Averina: 'We are one team'

There’s a secret to telling Dina and Arina Averina, the identical twins from Russia who took the Rhythmic World Cup circuit by storm this year, apart, but you have to look hard.

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30/08/2017

Pazhava pacing herself as she recovers from injury

"I try to please the audience with my performances,” says the fan favorite from Georgia. "Each of my compositions tells a small story, which I try to convey. I guess that's why I'm different."

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30/08/2017

Halkina hopeful as she navigates new phase in Rhythmic career

Call it a twist of fate if you like, but it was a wrong turn -- or rather, no turn at all -- that decided Katsiaryna Halkina’s destiny as a Rhythmic gymnast.

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29/08/2017

Pesaro readies to raise the curtain on the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

After nine editions of hosting a World Cup event in Rhythmic Gymnastics, the seaside city of Pesaro, Italy welcomes the most high profile competition on the sport’s yearly calendar: the World Championships, beginning Wednesday, August 30 at the Adriatic Arena.

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29/08/2017

How to follow Rhythmic Gymnastics Worlds, even if you’re not in Pesaro

Livestreams, photos and more: How not to miss anything from the Adriatic Arena, no matter where you are.

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28/08/2017

2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics Worlds: 5 things to know

Eight World titles are on the line at the 2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, which begin Wednesday, August 30 in Pesaro, Italy. Here are five things to know about the upcoming competition.

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25/08/2017

Five days to go before the 2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Pesaro!

A new era in Rhythmic Gymnastics opens with the 2017 World Championships, the flagship event of the season, which begin Wednesday, August 30 in Pesaro, Italy.

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17/08/2017

Alina Kabaeva announced as Gymnastics Ambassador for the 2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) is pleased to announce that 2004 Olympic champion Alina Kabaeva (RUS) will be the Gymnastics Ambassador for the 35th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Pesaro, Italy, 30 August to 3 September 2017.

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31/07/2017

St Petersburg and Tokyo to host 2018 and 2019 Trampoline World Championships, Guimaraes to host 2018 Aerobic Worlds

The Gymnastics Trampoline World Championships will return in 2018 to St Petersburg nine years after the Russian city staged the 2009 edition, while Tokyo will host the 2019 Worlds just months before Japan welcomes the world for the 2020 Olympic Games.

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12/06/2017

Big summer events and judging dominate discussions at Rhythmic TC meeting

Preparations for the two big events of the summer, The World Games in Wroclaw (POL) and the World Championships in Pesaro (ITA), as well as a review of the judging from the first semester of 2017were topics high on the agenda of the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee, which held its third meeting of the year in Lausanne June 7-11.

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09/05/2017

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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06/04/2017

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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08/03/2017

Seven months before Artistic Gymnastics Worlds, FIG President visits Montreal

FIG President Morinari Watanabe was in Montreal March 6 and 7 to visit the Olympic Stadium where the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships will be held October 2-8 and discuss preparations for this big event with Canadian organisers.

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28/11/2016

Tickets now on sale for 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal

Tickets are now on sale for the 47th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal (CAN) and those who purchase their seats early will receive a special deal.

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05/10/2016

Nadia Comaneci named spokeswoman for 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

Olympic legend Nadia Comaneci will be the official spokesperson of the 2017 Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal, Canada, October 2-8, 2017.

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27/06/2016

Two Artistic Gymnastics judges receive warnings from FIG Disciplinary Commission

Two Artistic Gymnastics judges have been warned for biased judging during the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow (GBR) by the FIG Disciplinary Commission.

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19/06/2016

Saito makes history for Japan with first Aerobic World men's title

Gymnasts from four nations claimed a share of World gold as the 2016 Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships ended Sunday evening in Korea. While Japan's Mizuki Saito and Italian Mixed Pair Michela Castoldi and Davide Donati and France's Step Aerobics team all recorded firsts for their countries in their respective categories, China regained a title.

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19/06/2016

For Oana Constantin, a solo World gold at last

"At my last World Championships, I took the silver medal," Constantin said, "and today, I have taken my revenge."

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18/06/2016

Double gold for Korea at Aerobic Worlds

Korea captured half the gold medals up for grabs as finals began at the World Championships Saturday, ascending to world power status in Aerobic Gymnastics before the eyes of an enthusiastic home crowd.

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18/06/2016

China strikes first gold at Aerobic World Championships

The Chinese flag was raised over the crowd the Namdong Gymnasium Saturday afternoon in recognition of China's team title, the first gold medal handed out at these World Championships.

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17/06/2016

Korea doubles down as Aerobic Worlds begin in Incheon

The host nation made the most of the first-ever World Gymnastics Championships held on Korean soil Friday, jumping out to lead in two of four categories as the 2016 Aerobic Worlds began in Incheon.

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16/06/2016

How to follow the Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships, even if you're not in Incheon

Love Aerobic Gymnastics and don't want to miss a moment of this week's World Championships in Korea? Here are eight ways to follow the action, including video and photo coverage direct from the Namdong Gymnasium in Incheon.

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16/06/2016

Aerobic star Aurélie Joly returns to lead French team through transitional period

For Aurélie Joly, the end really came two years ago, when the eight-time World medallist gave what was for all practical purposes her swansong at the Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships in Cancun (MEX).

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15/06/2016

The World Championships where anything can happen

With a tight fight for World gold in Men's Individual and new World titleholders guaranteed to emerge in Women's Individual and Mixed Pairs competition, the 14th edition of the Aerobic World Championships have taken on an anything-can-happen dimension.

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02/06/2016

For World Aerobic champion Lubov Gazov, graduation comes before Gymnastics this year

Though academic obligations will keep 2014 World champion Lubov Gazov out of this month's Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships in Korea, the Austrian champion is excited to begin a new chapter in her life.

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19/04/2016

Acrobatic Gymnastics in the spotlight at SportAccord convention in Lausanne

The new World champions in Women's Trio and Men's Group will perform in the opening ceremonies of the SportAccord convention Tuesday in Lausanne.

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12/04/2016

The President of the FIG returns to Nanning, host city of the 2014 World Championships

Eighteen months after the spectacular artistic gymnastics World Championships in Nanning, the President of the International Gymnastics Federation, Bruno Grandi, has returned to the Chinese city of which he is an honorary citizen, to measure the impact of the event.

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03/04/2016

Golden fortunes for Russia, Chinese Men's Group as Acrobatic Worlds comes to a close

Russian gymnasts picked up an additional three golds at the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships Sunday, capping the country's most dominant performance at the World Championships in 12 years.

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02/04/2016

Double gold for Russia at Acro Worlds as Men's Pair wins in a stunner

Russian gymnasts grabbed both golds in the first finals at the World Championships Saturday, their victory in Men's Pairs the surprise of the championships so far.

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01/04/2016

Russians ruling as Acrobatic Worlds begin in China

Round one to Russia: the Acrobatic Gymnastics powerhouse hit hard as the World Championships began Friday, topping the standings in three of the five disciplines being contested.

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01/04/2016

Iranian gymnasts relish first-time participation at Acro Worlds

It's not about medals for Iran's Sasan Abbasi and Ahad Mohammadi. No matter where they rank at this week's Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in Putian (CHN), the experience of competing at all is as valuable as any shiny souvenir.

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31/03/2016

How to follow the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships, even if you're not in Putian

The go-to guide on how to catch all the action from Putian.

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31/03/2016

In Putian, waking the dormant prestige of Acrobatic Gymnastics

As Putian prepares to host the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships, organisers are hoping the event renews prestige within the country for a traditional Chinese art.

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31/03/2016

Who's who: 2016 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships

The 2016 FIG World Championships in Acrobatic Gymnastics, to be held in Putian, China, from April 1-3, simmer with possibility

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31/03/2016

2016 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships start Friday in China

Six World titles and berths to compete at The World Games in 2017 are up for grabs at the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships, which begin Friday in China.

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11/03/2016

FIG Disciplinary Commission sanctions two Rhythmic Gymnastics judges

Two Rhythmic Gymnastics judges have been sanctioned for having favored athletes from their countries in their scoring during the 2015 World Championships in Stuttgart (GER), while four judges were commended for their level of excellence.

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07/03/2016

Four nations shine at FIG Maia World Cup, last stop before Acro Worlds

No nation won more than one title at the Maia Acrobatic World Cup in Portugal this weekend, indicating that the fight for medals and superiority at next month's Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in Putian (CHN) is going to be tight.

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29/02/2016

FIG awards 2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships to Pesaro, Italy

The 2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships will take place in Pesaro, Italy. The FIG Executive Committee decided to entrust the organisation of these championships to the Italian Gymnastics Federation (FGI) during its February meeting in Lausanne (SUI).

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23/02/2016

15 things that happened in Gymnastics this week

The weekly roundup of the latest news and buzz from around the Gymnastics world.

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17/02/2016

Steve Butcher: The imagination of gymnasts knows 'no bounds' when creating new skills

The FIG Men's Technical Committe President on the Shirai 3, difficulty in Men's Gymnastics and Rio 2016.

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11/02/2016

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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28/01/2016

Draw is out for the 2016 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in China

The competition draw for the 2016 World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships Putian (CHN) was held Wednesday afternoon at the FIG Headquarters in Lausanne.

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19/01/2016

FIG President Bruno Grandi: A vision for 2016

An Olympic year is always full of hopes and aspirations. On the sporting level, 2016 promises to be jubilant, as the Olympic Games sway for the first time to the South American rhythm.

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08/12/2015

Three World Gymnastics Championships attributed at FIG Executive Committee meeting

The 2017 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships and 2018 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships will be held in Sofia (BUL) while the 2018 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships will go to Antwerp (BEL).

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29/11/2015

Crowned in Denmark, Gao Lei and Li Dan embrace the role of Olympic favorites heading into Rio

Pocketing World titles in Men’s and Women’s Individual Trampoline on the final day of competition at the 2015 World Championships in Odense (DEN), China confirmed its supremacy heading into next summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (BRA).

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29/11/2015

Dong Dong and Tu Xiao: Still on top of the world in Men's Synchronised Trampoline

China continued to dominate as finals continued at the 2015 World Trampoline Gymnastics Championships in Odense (DEN), claiming three of the six golds available Saturday evening, while Canada, Russia and the United States won one title apiece.

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27/11/2015

For Russia, something’s golden in the state of Denmark

Watched by the Crown Prince of Denmark himself, Russia and China split the first four titles as finals began at the 2015 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Odense (DEN) Friday evening.

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27/11/2015

At Trampoline Worlds, a royal visit from the Crown Prince of Denmark

The first day of finals at the 2015 World Trampoline Gymnastics Championships were truly a royal pleasure.

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27/11/2015

5 questions with: Karen Cockburn (CAN)

After giving birth to daughter Emilie in 2013, the most decorated Olympic Trampoline gymnast in history is back for one last whirl at the World Championships in Odense (DEN).

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26/11/2015

China jumps out in front as Trampoline Worlds take off in Denmark

Chinese gymnasts showed their strength as the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships began Thursday in Odense (DEN), leading qualification in six of the eight categories in Men’s and Women’s Trampoline and Tumbling.

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25/11/2015

Olympic berths up for grabs as 2015 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships open Thursday in Denmark

For the top athletes at the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in the city of Hans Christian Andersen, Sunday's final will mark the beginning of their own Olympic fairy tale.

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25/11/2015

How to follow the 2015 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships, even if you're not in Odense

Even those who don't make it to Odense (DEN) for this week’s Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships will have plenty of ways to follow the action, including video and photo coverage direct from the Arena Fyn.

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25/11/2015

Tumbling, Synchro and Double Mini-trampoline gymnasts use Odense Worlds as a springboard toward The World Games

For gymnasts specialising in Synchronised Trampoline, Double Mini-trampoline or Tumbling, this week’s Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Odense (DEN) is about more than medals.

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24/11/2015

Trampoline Gymnastics: Three factors that could make a difference at the Odense Worlds

In a discipline that has not stopped evolving since making its Olympic debut in 2000, here are three factors that could make a big difference this week at the World Championships in Odense (DEN).

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23/11/2015

In Odense, the big leap toward the 2016 Olympic Games

With less than nine months before the Rio Olympic Games begin, the world's top Trampolinists will make a big leap toward making their Olympic dreams come true at the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships Thursday through Sunday in Odense, Denmark.

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21/11/2015

2016 FIG Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships will take place in Incheon (KOR)

The 2016 Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships and World Age Group competitions will be held in the same venue that welcomed Gymnastics at the 2014 Asian Games.

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12/11/2015

Olympic, World Trampoline champions bounding to Odense Worlds

Reigning Olympic champions Rosie MacLennan (CAN) and Dong Dong (CHN), plus a number of well-known challengers, will go for 14 World titles up for grabs November 26-29 in Odense (DEN).

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06/11/2015

Quotables: Other gymnasts on Kohei Uchimura

He's been called Superman, the king, and the best male gymnast who ever lived, all by his adoring...competitors.

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03/11/2015

Artistic Gymnastics: First 2016 Olympic Games qualifiers, 2016 Olympic Test Event qualifiers confirmed

Following competition at the 46th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships held October 23-November 1, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) herewith confirms the lists of qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the 2016 Olympic Test Event in Artistic Gymnastics.

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02/11/2015

Golden record: Simone Biles marks medal milestone as Glasgow World Championships end

Simone Biles and Kohei Uchimura each marked the 10th World gold medal of their careers Sunday in Glasgow.

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01/11/2015

Glasgow World Championships set a new benchmark for Artistic Gymnastics competition

For the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), the 2015 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Glasgow have set a new benchmark for organisers of future Artistic Gymnastics competitions.

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31/10/2015

A four-way tie on Uneven Bars and plenty of other firsts as event finals begin at Glasgow Worlds

It was not a quiet day at the Glasgow World Championships as eight athletes won five World titles in Men's and Women's Gymnastics.

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31/10/2015

Giulia Steingruber, Max Whitlock awarded Longines Prizes for Elegance at Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

As the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) long-lasting partner, as well as Official Partner and Timekeeper of the 46th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2015, Longines had the honor to present the Longines Prizes for Elegance in Artistic Gymnastics to Max Whitlock (GBR) and Giulia Steingruber (SUI).

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30/10/2015

With sixth consecutive World title, Kohei Uchimura's legend grows even bigger

Since being crowned World champion for the first time in 2009, no one has been able to impede the royal march of Kohei Uchimura. Nobody did Friday night in Glasgow either.

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29/10/2015

Simone Biles wins historic third consecutive World All-around title

Biles joins Russia's Svetlana Khorkina (1997, 2001, 2003) as the only other gymnast to have won three World All-around titles. As the only woman to have done it in consecutive years, she stands alone.

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28/10/2015

Kings of Gymnastics: Kohei Uchimura leads Japan to first World team gold in nearly 40 years

After silver at four straight World Championships -- including a 0.1 heartbreaker last year in Nanning -- the Japanese men finally reversed their fortunes to take gold Wednesday night in Glasgow.

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27/10/2015

Queens of Gymnastics: American women win third straight World team title

Their third consecutive gold medal at a World Championships puts the U.S. women in good stead looking toward next summer's Olympic Games in Rio.

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27/10/2015

Glasgow Men's All-around final: The Uchimura vs. Verniaiev show

Among those cited as potential heirs (or usurpers) to Olympic and World champion Kohei Uchimura's crown, no name figures more prominently than that of Oleg Verniaiev.

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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

Despite Floor error, Kohei Uchimura is still the master in Men’s Gymnastics

Turns out the “Superman” of Gymnastics is a mortal after all.

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25/10/2015

Seven new men’s elements submitted for consideration in Men's Gymnastics at the World Championships

The FIG Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee (MTC) has announced that a total of seven new elements were submitted by federations and evaluated prior to the start of the 46th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Glasgow (GBR).

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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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24/10/2015

First tickets to Rio punched as American women put on a Gymnastics clinic at Worlds

Led by intrepid two-time World All-around champion Simone Biles and returning 2012 Olympic champion Gabrielle Douglas, the U.S. women met their own expectations in surpassing the rest of the world during qualifications in Glasgow Saturday afternoon.

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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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24/10/2015

Fifteen new women's elements submitted for evaluation in Glasgow

The FIG Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee announced that a total of fifteen new elements have been submitted for evaluation during the 46th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Glasgow (GBR)

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23/10/2015

Russia leads after first day of qualification at Glasgow Worlds; Romania likely out of team final

Without injured star Aliya Mustafina, excellent performances from returning Olympians and promising newcomers earned the Russians the title of team to beat halfway through the two-day qualification.

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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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21/10/2015

For Olympic champion Gabrielle Douglas (USA), the prize at Worlds is the privilege of competing

The 19-year-old American is still regaining her form after a two year layoff from competition.

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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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20/10/2015

How Artistic gymnasts qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games

98 men and 98 women will compete in Artistic Gymnastics in Rio next summer. Here's how they'll get there.

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19/10/2015

Meet World Champion Simone Biles, a gymnast who takes her fun seriously

At this week's Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Glasgow (GBR), the 18-year-old Texan will try to become the first woman in history to win three consecutive World All-around titles.

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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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18/10/2015

Artistic Gymnastics flashback: Beth Tweddle (GBR)

As Artistic Gymnastics World Championships fever sweeps through Glasgow, FIG Athletes Representative Beth Tweddle (GBR), to date the only British gymnast to have won a World title, looks back on her own World and Olympic experiences.

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18/10/2015

Oksana Chusovitina (UZB) planning difficult new vault for Glasgow World Championships

2008 Olympic Vault silver medallist Oksana Chusovitina (UZB) is planning to try to become only the fourth woman to land the incredibly difficult Produnova Vault in international competition.

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16/10/2015

An alternate no longer, Paul Ruggeri (USA) relishing chance to compete at Glasgow Worlds

Ruggeri, 26, had become so used to being the alternate that his first reaction upon making the World team following August's U.S. National Championships was disbelief.

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15/10/2015

Through success and setbacks, Courtney McGregor (NZL) remains committed to Olympic dream

After a knee injury took her out of competition for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Courtney McGregor (NZL) is relishing a second chance for glory in Glasgow at the upcoming Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.

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14/10/2015

5 questions with: British Gymnastics CEO Jane Allen

In her five years as CEO of British Gymnastics, Jane Allen has watched the sport take off in her adopted country.

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13/10/2015

Shooting for his fourth Olympic Games, Fabian Hambuechen (GER) shows no signs of slowing down

Best known as a Horizontal Bar star, Fabian Hambuechen is counting on his All-around capabilities to help the German Men's team earn an Olympic berth at the World Championships this month in Glasgow (GBR).

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12/10/2015

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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09/10/2015

2012 Olympic gold medallist Aliya Mustafina (RUS) withdraws from upcoming Glasgow Worlds

2010 World champion Aliya Mustafina (RUS), one of the lynchpins of the Russian women's team for the Glasgow Worlds, has officially withdrawn from the competition.

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06/10/2015

Seven Artistic Gymnastics judges warned by FIG Disciplinary Commission

The FIG Disciplinary Commission has issued warnings to seven Artistic Gymnastics judges for scoring irregularities during the 2014 World Championships in Nanning (CHN).

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03/10/2015

Artistic Gymnastics flashback: Jani Tanskanen (FIN)

With the 2015 Glasgow Worlds just around the corner, 1997 World Horizontal Bar champion Jani Tanskanen (FIN), reflects on his own Worlds memories.

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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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18/09/2015

World gold in hand, Italian Rhythmic Group now looks toward Rio 2016

Energised by their gold medal with the 5 Ribbons in Rhythmic Group competition at the recent Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart (GER), the Italian Group is looking forward to pushing ahead as they prepare for next summer's Olympic Games.

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15/09/2015

The Valladolid Trampoline World Cup, a Chinese affair

China's Gao Lei solidified his status as a rising star in the world of Men's Trampoline, while teammate Li Dan reaffirmed her dominance in women's at this weekend's Valladolid World Cup in Valladolid (ESP).

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15/09/2015

Stuttgart Rhythmic Worlds: The gymnasts speak out

After almost a week of competition at the Rhythmic World Championships in Stuttgart (GER), the gymnasts were given time to speak their minds on issues at the forefront of their sport during an Athletes meeting held Friday at the Porsche Arena.

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13/09/2015

Italy, Russia golden in Group event finals as Rhythmic Worlds come to an end

Russia and Italy split the titles up for grabs in Group competition as the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships came to a close Sunday in Stuttgart (GER).

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13/09/2015

Stuttgart signs on for 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and the German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) signed a contract Sunday officially attributing the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships to the city of Stuttgart (GER).

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12/09/2015

Russia reigns over Group All-around final at Stuttgart Worlds

Russia continued its golden run Saturday at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart (GER), winning the gold in Group All-around competition and exacting revenge for a poor performance that kept them off the podium in 2014.

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12/09/2015

5 things to know about...Reigning Rhythmic World Champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS)

The essentials on the three-time World All-around champion in Rhythmic Gymnastics.

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12/09/2015

Rhythmic Gymnastics: 2016 Olympic Games, 2016 Olympic Test Event and The World Games 2017 qualifiers confirmed

Following the Individual All-around final of the 34th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships on Friday, September 11, 2015, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) herewith confirms the first list of qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the 2016 Olympic Test Event, and The World Games 2017 for individual Rhythmic gymnasts.

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11/09/2015

A third time, with charm: Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) takes third straight Rhythmic World All-around title

Reigning World Rhythmic Gymnastics champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) captured her third consecutive World All-around title Friday night in Stuttgart (GER), cementing her status as a favorite for gold at the Rio Olympic Games next summer.

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11/09/2015

Margarita Mamun awarded Longines Prize for Elegance at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

As the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) long-lasting partner, as well as Official Partner and Timekeeper of the 34th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 2015, Longines had the honor to present the Longines Prize for Elegance to Margarita Mamun.

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10/09/2015

Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS), Russia golden again at Stuttgart Rhythmic Worlds

Two-time World champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) pocketed another three gold medals during the second night of individual apparatus finals at the 2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart (GER).

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10/09/2015

In first Worlds appearance, Elyane Boal (CPV) presents the new generation of Rhythmic gymnasts from Cape Verde

Despite limited funding, Cape Verde was one of the first African nations to have its gymnasts compete at a Rhythmic World Championships. In Elyane Boal, the new generation is making itself heard.

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10/09/2015

5 questions with: New World Hoop champion Margarita Mamun (RUS)

Mamun on the competition in Stuttgart, her brand of Rhythmic Gymnastics and a "marathon" competition season.

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09/09/2015

Record number of gymnasts register to compete at 2015 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Odense

The 31st Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships, to be held November 26-29 in Odense (DEN), will welcome a record number of participants. More than 300 athletes representing 41 different countries will compete in the Danish city with the goal of capturing one of the 14 World titles up for grabs in different categories

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08/09/2015

Margarita Mamun, Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) claim first golds at Rhythmic Worlds in Stuttgart

Margarita Mamun (RUS) and Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) struck quickly in the first finals of the 2015 Rhythmic Gymanstics World Championships Tuesday night in Stuttgart (GER), winning one individual World title apiece while asserting their country's dominance in the discipline.

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08/09/2015

6 questions with: Jana Berezko-Marggrander (GER)

Performing before a home crowd at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Jana Berezko-Marggrander (GER) is drawing strength from the support of family and friends as she attempts to qualify for her second Olympic Games.

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08/09/2015

'Amazing' Grace Legote (RSA) dreaming, striving for Olympic qualification

For African champion Grace Legote (RSA), the 2015 Rhythmic Worlds and Olympic qualification are just another test of perseverance.

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07/09/2015

An unanticipated contender, Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS) savoring Stuttgart opportunity

Unexpectedly thrown into the All-around race due to an injury to World champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS), rising star Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS) says she's just savoring the opportunity to gain competitive experience at the Stuttgart Rhythmic World Championships.

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07/09/2015

The 34th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships kick off in Stuttgart

Featuring a total of 279 gymnasts (143 individuals and 136 gymnasts representing 24 Groups), the 34th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships began Monday in Stuttgart (GER).

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07/09/2015

10 individual gymnasts to watch at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

Ten of the top indvidual challengers for medals at the 2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics Worlds this week in Stuttgart.

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06/09/2015

How to follow the 2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, even if you're not in Stuttgart

Here are eight ways to stay informed about all the action at the 2015 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, which begin Monday in Stuttgart (GER).

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06/09/2015

Even after injury, Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) readies to defend World title

In spite of a fatiguing summer schedule and an ankle injury World Rhythmic All-around champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) is feeling renewed and ready the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, which begin Monday in Stuttgart (GER).

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06/09/2015

5 questions with: Nataliya Kuzmina, FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee President

The FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee President shares what surprises her about Rhythmic today and what she’s hoping to change in the future.

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06/09/2015

In Melitina Staniouta's (BLR) second Olympic run, new challenges, new perspectives

Growing older has meant becoming wiser as well for Melitina Staniouta (BLR), a perennial contender who has medalled at every Rhythmic World Championship since 2009.

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06/09/2015

5 reasons to get excited for the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart (GER)

From 2016 Olympic qualification to a possible three-peat by World Champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) and an unpredictable Group competition, here are five reasons we're so excited for competition to begin.

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04/09/2015

For Rhythmic gymnasts, much at stake at Stuttgart World Championships

More than World titles are on the line at this week's Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, which begin Monday in Germany.

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04/09/2015

FIG Disciplinary Commission sanctions five Rhythmic Gymnastics judges

The Disciplinary Commission of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has pronounced sanctions against five Rhythmic Gymnastics judges who worked at the 2014 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Izmir (TUR).

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04/09/2015

By the numbers: 2015 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

A few numbers to keep in mind before the Rhythmic World Championships -- the first of two 2016 Olympic qualification events -- begin Monday in Stuttgart (GER).

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01/09/2015

Happy Tuesday, Gymnastics fans! Headlines of the week in Gymnastics

The weekly roundup of the biggest news and events in the Gymnastics world.

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01/09/2015

Get to know: Rhythmic gymnast Jouki Tikkanen (FIN)

After a highly respectable All-around finish at the 2014 World Rhythmic Championships, Jouki Tikkanen is in prime position to become the first Finnish Rhythmic gymnast to qualify for the Olympic Games since 2000.

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28/08/2015

After Youth Olympic bronze, Laura Zeng (USA) aims above and beyond at Rhythmic Worlds

It's been quite a year already for 15-year-old Laura Zeng, but the best may be yet to come.

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27/08/2015

Bulgarian Rhythmic Gymnastics gets a boost from Sofia World Cup

Hosting August's Sofia World Cup three weeks before the 2015 World Championships begin in Stuttgart (GER) has galvanised Bulgaria's Rhythmic gymnasts for challenges coming in the near and distant future.

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18/08/2015

With Stuttgart Worlds in sight, Margarita Mamun (RUS) focuses on polishing routines

Make no mistake: Margarita Mamun (RUS), the silver belle of Rhythmic Gymnastics, will be striving for gold at this year's World Championships in Stuttgart (GER).

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17/08/2015

Russian Rhythmic gymnasts imperial again at Sofia World Cup

As she did a year ago, Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS), the undisputed queen of Rhythmic Gymnastics, swept the golds at the penultimate FIG Rhythmic World Cup of 2015 in Sofia (BUL) Friday through Sunday. The Russians also dominated the Group competition.

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05/08/2015

Draw concluded for 2015 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, likely to be biggest in FIG history

If all 615 registered athletes compete in Glasgow (GBR) in October, this World Championships will be the biggest in FIG history.

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31/07/2015

An early favorite for Rio, Simone Biles (USA) stays focused, prepares for Worlds

Simone Biles says she's not thinking about the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Still, if anyone seems like a sure thing to make his or her Olympic team, it's the smiling, bee-dodging, fun-loving Biles, who in just two years has accumulated nine World medals and established herself as the dominant gymnast of her generation.

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27/07/2015

Date change announced for the 2018 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

The 2018 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships will now take place from October 25-November 3, 2018.

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08/07/2015

Check out the draw for 2015 World Rhythmic Championships!

The draw for the 2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, to be held at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart (GER) September 7-13, has been completed.

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03/06/2015

5 questions: DMT quadmaster Austin Nacey (USA)

The 21-year-old showed off a new quadruple back at the recent U.S. Elite Challenge in Colorado Springs, becoming the first gymnast ever to land a quad in Double-mini competition, according to USA Gymnastics's Trampoline and Tumbling Director.

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16/05/2015

Stuttgart (GER) lands 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

The FIG Council has attributed the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships to the German Gymnastics Federation and the city of Stuttgart, bringing the World Championships back to a city with deep Gymnastics roots.

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10/05/2015

How Synchronised Trampoline works - 2017 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships

Synchronised Trampoline gymnasts perform two 10-element routines in the qualification round: A “compulsory” exercise consisting of mostly simpler elements, designed to show off the gymnasts’ form and technical mastery of basic skills, and a more difficult “voluntary” exercise loaded with difficult elements. While difficulty is not even measured in the first exercise, it is very important in the second.

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10/05/2015

How Individual Trampoline works - 2017 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships

Trampoline gymnasts perform two routines in the first, or qualification round of a competition. The first routine is composed mostly of simpler compulsory elements, allowing the gymnast to demonstrate his or her technical mastery of basic skills, with the emphasis on perfect execution.

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09/05/2015

5 questions: Kristof Willerton (GBR), Tumbling's master of the triple layout

Britain's Kristof Willerton, who won the 2013 World title in Men's Tumbling, has not rested on his laurels. The 21-year-old recently threw a new triple layout at an invitational in Belgium, a skill not even the top tumblers in the world have dared to try on the World stage.

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22/04/2015

FIG recognises judges for excellence

After a thorough review of the judging at the World Championships and Youth Olympic Games in 2014, the FIG is pleased to be able to recognise more than 20 judges for excellent work during these events.

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25/03/2015

Trampoline legend Jeff T. Hennessy passes away

Jeff T. Hennessy (USA), former chairman of the International Trampoline Federation's (FIT) Technical Committee and the United States' most successful Trampoline and Double Mini-trampoline coach, passed away on March 24, 2015, at the age of 85.

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18/03/2015

Disciplinary procedure FIG vs. AAI

The FIG Disciplinary Commission has found that the American Apparatus Manufacturer AAI delivered 20 cm mats around the trampolines at the Trampoline World Championships 2014 which did not comply with the FIG Apparatus Norms.

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17/03/2015

FIG visits Putian - Host city of the 2016 Acrobatic Worlds

Following the allocation of the 2016 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships and World Age Group Competitions (WAGC) to Putian (CHN), a metropolis in China’s eastern Fujian province, a representative of the International Gymnastics Federation’s Sport Department carried out an inspection visit to the city from March 10-14, 2015.

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04/03/2015

FIG visits Montreal - Host city of the 2017 Artistic Worlds

Representatives of the International Gymnastics Federation's (FIG) Sport Department carried out an inspection visit to Montreal (CAN) from February 10 - 13, 2015. The visit was scheduled following the FIG Executive Committee’s (EC) decision to provisionally allocate the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships to the Canadian city. In their meeting on February 25 - 26, the EC confirmed the definitive attribution of the event to the Canadian Gymnastics Federation and the City of Montreal.

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16/02/2015

Glasgow World Gymnastics Championships: 250 days to go!

The countdown is on! With 250 days to go before the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships get underway in Glasgow (GBR), events are already in motion in the host city.

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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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07/02/2015

Saturday special: 5 Gymnastics videos you should be watching right now - The "show" edition

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing and newsworthy gymnastics videos on the 'net

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02/02/2015

Read the latest "World of Gymnastics" Magazine, online now!

The February issue of the FIG "World of Gymnastics Magazine" is out and accessible to everyone in its new online format. Here are a few things to look for in the February 2015 edition...

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02/02/2015

FIG opens media accreditation process for 2015

As of today, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has opened the media accreditation process for its major events in 2015. The application process is open to the written press, photographers, non-rights holding television and radio representatives.

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31/01/2015

Saturday special: 5 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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30/01/2015

Catching up with...Li Ning (CHN)

A conversation with the legendary "Prince of Gymnastics," winner of three gold medals at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles (USA).

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16/01/2015

5 questions with: Uladzislau Hancharou (BLR), Men's Trampoline

At only his second World Trampoline Gymnastics Championships in Daytona Beach (USA), 19-year-old Uladzislau Hancharou (BLR) contributed two of the four medals won by the Belarussian team. We caught up with Hancharou for a quick "5 questions" session after the competition.

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17/12/2014

Stuttgart, Rotterdam vying to host 2019 World Gymnastics Championships

As per applications from their national federations, the cities of Stuttgart (GER) and Rotterdam (NED) are finalists to host the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, an important qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

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02/12/2014

Trampoline Flashback: G.I. Jane (a.k.a. Leigh Hennessy, USA)

Former U.S. Trampoline standout Leigh Hennessy, played Demi Moore's body double in the 1997 film G.I. Jane. We sat down with Hennessy, who commentated the FIG broadcast of the World Trampoline Gymnastics Championships in Daytona (USA), to hear more about her experiences and how she views the sport today.

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20/11/2014

32 new champions crowned as FIG Trampoline World Age Group competitions draw to a close

The World Age Group competitions in Trampoline, Tumbling and Double Mini-trampoline at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach (USA) this past week were scene of controlled chaos last week as more than 500 age group competitors, Trampoline's stars of tomorrow, went head to head for international glory.

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18/11/2014

Injury behind him, Diogo Ganchinho (POR) is reaching for Rio

Eleventh at the 2008 Olympics and 15th in 2012, Diogo Ganchinho (POR) is recovering from a back injury while prepping for a third Olympic run in 2016.

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17/11/2014

Anatomy of a comeback: Q and A with Michael Scott-Beaulieu (GBR)

It's never too late to take up gymnastics again -- just ask Michael Scott-Beaulieu (GBR), who returned to the gym after seven years away from training earlier this year, and made Great Britain's Double Mini-trampoline World team just a few months after that.

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13/11/2014

Following the leaders: 2014 World Men's Trampoline champion Tu Xiao (CHN)

The precious medal was a very long time coming, but for 26-year-old Tu Xiao, it just made his first Individual World gold in Trampoline even more special.

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10/11/2014

China goes three for four as World Trampoline Gymnastics Championships end

Crowned by a golden routine on Men's Individual Trampoline from Tu Xiao, China romped to another three World titles as the 2014 World Trampoline Gymnastics Championships ended Sunday night in Daytona Beach (USA).

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09/11/2014

Surprises abound as China, Great Britain and Russia claim golds at Trampoline Worlds

Chinese gymnasts -- though not necessarily the title favorites -- won two of the four titles up for grabs at the World Trampoline Gymnastics Championships Saturday night in Daytona Beach (USA).

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06/11/2014

10 questions with...FIG Trampoline Athletes' Rep Nuno Merino

We caught up with 2004 Olympian Nuno Merino (POR) during training at the 2014 World Championships in Daytona Beach (USA) and asked him to reflect on his career and the current state of Trampoline. Here's what he had to say.

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06/11/2014

Kristle Lowell, Karen Cockburn injured, out of Daytona Trampoline Worlds

2013 World Double Mini-trampoline (DMT) champion Kristle Lowell and three-time Olympic Trampoline medallist Karen Cockburn (CAN) have withdrawn from the 2014 World Trampoline Gymnastics Championships this week in Daytona Beach (USA) following injuries sustained in training.

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06/11/2014

Dutch veteran Kirsten Boersma: 'I feel like I've just started'

The fear of mistakes would paralyse Kirsten Boersma (NED) when she thought about competing as an individual. So she didn't, opting instead to become part of a Synchronised Pair. It wasn't until 2009 that Boersma felt confident enough to step out in competition alone on the Trampoline once more.

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05/11/2014

Bianca Zoonekynd on her groundbreaking triples: 'Never say never'

Never mind that no other woman had ever done the pass before. Bianca Zoonekznd zoomed into history at the 2013 World Championships by becoming the first woman to land a unique triple back combination in DMT. But the question remains, what will she do this year?

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05/11/2014

Aussie men aiming for top eight finish at Trampoline Worlds

A year after their surprise bronze medal in the Men's team competition at the World Championships, the Aussie men's team is back at Worlds and ready to play.

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05/11/2014

Daytona 2014: Gymnastics has arrived at the beach!

Athletes, coaches and officials of the 41 countries who have assembled for the 30th FIG World Trampoline Gymnastics Championships were warmly welcomed to Daytona Beach (USA) during an orientation meeting Tuesday evening at the Ocean Center, where the new World champions will be crowned this weekend.

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04/11/2014

Training begins at 30th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships

Training is underway at the 30th FIG World Trampoline Gymnastics Championships, which begin Friday in Daytona Beach (USA).

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30/10/2014

Who's who: 2014 World Trampoline Gymnastics Championships edition

Nine World titles, spread over the disciplines of Individual Trampoline, Synchronised Trampoline, Double Mini trampoline and Tumbling, are up for grabs next week Daytona (USA). Here's a closer look at the competition:

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24/10/2014

Trampoline is coming home

Fifty years after the International Trampoline Federation (FIT) has been established and the inaugural Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships were staged in London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall, the discipline is returning to the homeland of its inventor George Nissen.

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12/10/2014

Seven countries add medals as Nanning Worlds conclude

The 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships concluded on Sunday with seven countries adding medals to their tally at the second day of Apparatus Finals in Nanning (CHN).

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12/10/2014

Nanning 2014 Worlds earn high praise on final day

The 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships earned high praise ahead of the final day of competition at Nanning's (CHN) Guangxi Sports Center on Sunday.

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12/10/2014

Quotables: Nanning 2014 Apparatus Finals day one

Enjoy a selection of quotes from gymnasts after the first of two days of Apparatus Finals at the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning (CHN) on Saturday, October 11, 2014!

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11/10/2014

Five remaining titles on the line on last day of Nanning Worlds

The 45th FIG World Artistic Gymnastics Championships will come to a close when gymnasts fight for the remaining five titles on the second, and last, day of women's and men's Apparatus Finals at Nanning's Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium on Sunday.

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11/10/2014

Nine countries win medals on first day of Apparatus Finals at Nanning Worlds

Gymnasts from nine different countries won medals on the first of two days of the individual Apparatus Finals at the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.

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11/10/2014

Former champions, newcomers to vie for five apparatus titles

Defending champions, former champions and newcomers alike are poised to challenge for medals on five apparatus on the first day of Apparatus Finals of the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Nanning's (CHN) Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium on Saturday.

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11/10/2014

Quotables: Nanning 2014 Women's All-around Final

Enjoy a selection of quotes from gymnasts after the Women's All-around Final at the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning (CHN) on Friday, October 10, 2014!

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10/10/2014

Simone Biles repeats as women's All-around World champion

Leading from start to finish, Simone BILES (USA) made winning her second consecutive World All-around title look almost too easy in the women's All-around final of the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World CHampionships at Nanning's Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium on Friday.

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10/10/2014

Simone Biles favoured to repeat as World All-around champion

Even with an uncharacteristic fault on Uneven Bars, SIMONE BILES (USA) led the field in qualifications with a commanding performance that makes her favourite to win gold in the women's All-around Final of the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Nanning's (CHN) Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium on Friday.

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09/10/2014

Kohei Uchimura crowned with fifth World All-around title

In yet another display of infallible technique, risk and consistency, Kohei UCHIMURA (JPN) earned his fifth consecutive World All-around title in the men's All-around Final of the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Nanning's (CHN) Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium on Thursday.

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09/10/2014

Quotables: Nanning 2014 Women's Team Final

Enjoy a selection of quotes from gymnasts and coaches after the Women's Team Final at the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning (CHN) on Wednesday, October 8, 2014!

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09/10/2014

Kohei Uchimura set for unprecedented fifth World All-around title

Kohei Uchimura (JPN) is the only gymnast to win four World All-around titles, and as the top qualifier at the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, he is ideally positioned to extend his streak to five as the favourite for gold in the men's All-around Final at Nanning's (CHN) Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium on Thursday.

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08/10/2014

USA women dominate Team Final to defend World title in Nanning

Simone Biles' (USA) lively and risk-packed Floor Exercise routine in the last rotation could just as well have served as an encore performance to the USA women's overpowering stability and confidence that earned them gold in the women's Team Final of the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Nanning's (CHN) Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium on Wednesday.

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08/10/2014

U.S. women primed for repeat gold in Team Final

Considering how convincingly USA dominated qualifications, the toughest battle might well be for silver and bronze in the women's Team Final of the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Nanning's (CHN) Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium on Wednesday.

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08/10/2014

Quotables: Nanning 2014 Men's Team Final

Enjoy a selection of quotes from gymnasts and coaches after the Men's Team Final at the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning (CHN) on Tuesday, October 7, 2014!

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07/10/2014

Chinese men win their 6th consecutive World Team title

It took a clutch performance by the last gymnast on the last apparatus to narrowly earn China their six consecutive World Team title in the Men's Team Final at Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium during the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning (CHN).

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07/10/2014

H value element submitted on Horizontal Bar

The FIG Men's Technical Committee (MTC) informed that apart from the six new men's elements submitted before qualifications another new element has been accepted for evaluation at the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships that are currently underway in Nanning (CHN).

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07/10/2014

China narrow favourite for sixth consecutive Men's Team title

Having edged defending silver medallist Japan in qualifications, China enter the men's Team Final as narrow favourite to win their sixth consecutive World team title at the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium in Nanning (CHN) on Tuesday.

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06/10/2014

China and Great Britain women best as Nanning qualifications end

China's women's team dominated on the last day of qualifications at the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning (CHN).

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05/10/2014

USA, Simone Biles dominate on day one of women's qualifications

Team USA and Simone Biles (USA) dominated the first of two days of the women's qualifications at the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Nanning's (CHN) Guangxi Sports Centre Gymnasium on Sunday.

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04/10/2014

Japan, Kohei Uchimura (JPN) shine as men's qualifications conclude

2013 World Team Silver medallist Japan and defending World All-around champion Kohei Uchimura (JPN) were the most successful on Saturday as the men's qualifications of the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships concluded in Nanning (CHN).

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04/10/2014

Nanning Worlds: USA primed to repeat as winners in the women's competition

Based on this week's training prior to the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, Simone BILES (USA) looks primed to defend her individual all-around title and help the USA women win their second consecutive world team title in the women's competition that begins on Sunday at Nanning's (CHN) Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium.

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04/10/2014

Twelve new women's elements submitted for evaluation

The FIG Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee announced that a total of twelve new elements have been submitted for evaluation during the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning (CHN).

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03/10/2014

Team China, Deng Shudi (CHN) take early lead after day one of men's qualifications

Team China and Deng Shudi (CHN) took the lead on the first of two days of men's qualifications at the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Nanning's (CHN) Guangxi Sports Centre Gymnasium on Friday.

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03/10/2014

Six new men’s elements accepted for evaluation

The FIG Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee (MTC) has announced that a total of six submitted new elements have been accepted for evaluation during the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning (CHN).

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03/10/2014

Nanning Worlds: Official opening

Officials and the media attending the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning (CHN) were welcomed at an official reception and a media banquet held Thursday at the Li Yuan and Mingyuan Hotels, respectively.

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02/10/2014

10 women to watch at the 2014 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

With a record number of gymnasts registered to compete and Olympic team qualification at stake, this week's 45th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Nanning (CHN) promises to be something special. In the women's competition, here are 10 gymnasts to look out for:

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02/10/2014

Five ways to follow the 2014 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

Fans who want to keep up with the latest happenings in Nanning have several options. Here are five ways to follow the action from Nanning:

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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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01/10/2014

Ukraine's gymnasts struggle to find a training ground

Ukrainian gymnasts have struggled to train for the 2014 world championships due to the unstable situation in their country, Oksana SLIUSARCHUK (UKR), head coach for the female athletes, said.

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01/10/2014

10 men to watch at the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

With a record number of gymnasts registered to compete and Olympic team qualification at stake, this week's 45th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Nanning (CHN) promises to be something special. In the men's competition, here are 10 gymnasts to look out for:

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01/10/2014

China's "Green City" Nanning welcomes international Gymnastics elite for 2014 Worlds

Following the 1999 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Tianjin, China for the second time is hosting the biggest sporting event on the FIG competition calendar.

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01/10/2014

2014 World Rhythmic Championships a watershed moment for Turkish Gymnastics

Hosting the 33rd edition of the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships was a big deal for the city of Izmir (TUR), not to mention the World class athletes Turkey's gymnastics hub has already produced.

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28/09/2014

Spain, Russia repeat as World Rhythmic Championships come to an end in Izmir

2013 World champions Spain (Five Clubs) and Russia (Three Balls and Two Ribbons) each successfully defended their World titles in Group competition as the 33rd FIG World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships drew to a close Sunday evening in Izmir (TUR).

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28/09/2014

Bulgaria stuns Italy, Belarus, Russia to win 2014 Group World All-around title

Bulgaria won the World All-around gold medal in Group competition Saturday night, upsetting two Eastern European favorites and establishing itself as an early frontrunner for an Olympic podium in the discipline.

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27/09/2014

Following the leaders: Q and A with Ganna Rizatdinova (UKR)

The life of Ganna Rizatdinova -- and that of her Ukrainian countrymen -- changed in dramatically different ways in 2013. In this exclusive interview at the World Rhythmic Championships in Izmir (TUR), Rizatdinova outlines the steps she and the Ukrainian federation have taken to succeed during the past year, and her hopes for herself and her country in the future.

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27/09/2014

Son Yeon Jae: History for Korea at the World Championships!

As a promising young Rhythmic gymnast in Seoul, Son Yeon Jae (KOR) often had the opportunity to travel to the gymnastics school of legendary coach and starmarker Irina Viner outside of Moscow. In 2010, Son made one of the gutsiest moves of her career: Asking Viner if she could stay.

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26/09/2014

Yana Kudryavtseva floors the competition to win second consecutive World Rhythmic All-around title

While her historic achievement last year was becoming the youngest gymnast ever to win a World Rhythmic All-around title at 15, this year, a few days shy of her 17th birthday, Russia's Rhythmic darling became the youngest gymnast in history to have won two.

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25/09/2014

Margarita Mamun, Yana Kudyravtseva win one World gold each with Ribbon, Clubs

Russia's golden streak in Rhythmic Gymnastics continued Thursday night at the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Izmir (TUR), with its stars Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun splitting the World titles with the Clubs and Ribbon, respectively.

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25/09/2014

Field set for All-around final at 2014 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

2013 World champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) looks poised to capture her second consecutive World All-around title at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships this week in Izmir (TUR).

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25/09/2014

Carolina Rodriguez: 28 and at the top of her game at Rhythmic Worlds

The body grows older, but the heart still beats as passionately for Rhythmic Gymnastics as it did when 2012 Olympian Carolina Rodriguez (ESP) was a much younger gymnast.

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24/09/2014

Margarita Mamun, Ganna Rizatdinova top qualifying with Clubs and Ribbon at Izmir Worlds

2014 World Ball champion Margarita Mamun (RUS) and Ganna Rizatdinova (UKR) made a solid case for more medals as qualifying with the Clubs and Ribbon got underway at the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships Wednesday in Izmir (TUR).

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23/09/2014

Yana Kudryavtseva claims two golds, Son Yeon Jae makes history as event finals begin at Rhythmic Worlds

When Yana Kudryavtseva took the Floor Tuesday night for the first final at the 2014 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, she carried a gold Hoop. When she finally walked out of the Halkapinar Sport Hall and into the arms of her friends and admirers two hours later, she was carrying two gold medals in addition to the ubiquitous golden Hoop.

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22/09/2014

Yana Kudryavtseva, Son Yeon Jae leap out in front as World Rhythmic Championships begins

Reigning World champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) and Son Yeon Jae (KOR) took the lead with the Ball and Hoop, respectively, as competition began at the 33rd FIG World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Izmir (TUR).

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22/09/2014

10 to watch at the 2014 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

As competition begins at the 2014 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Izmir (TUR) today, here’s a helpful who’s who of 10 names to watch.

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22/09/2014

Six ways to follow the 2014 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

Competition at the 33rd World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Izmir (TUR) gets underway Monday with the first round of qualifications for the Ball and Hoop final. Here are six ways to follow the action.

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21/09/2014

Positive-thinking Margarita Mamun prepares for Rhythmic Worlds

In spite of a few "difficult moments" in competition during the past year, Margarita Mamun (RUS) is feeling confident and well-prepared for the World Rhythmic Championships, which begin Monday in Izmir (TUR).

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21/09/2014

Angelica Kvieczvinski focuses on Rhythmic growth for Brazil

Despite only being limited to competing with the Hoop and Ball in Izmir, Brazil's Angelica Kvieczvinski is determined to make the most of her Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships experience.

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21/09/2014

Smiling Melitina Staniouta just savoring the moment at Rhythmic Worlds

As she gets ready to compete at her fifth World Championships, Staniouta, a 2012 Olympian and the reigning World All-around bronze medallist, is one of the most recognized faces in the Rhythmic world -- and as usual, that face was smiling after podium training.

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21/09/2014

World Championships a team effort for France's Kseniya Moustafaeva and her mom

With more complex programs and a renewed commitment to her sport this year, Kseniya Moustafaeva (FRA) has come to the World Rhythmic Championships in Izmir (TUR) to solidify her status as one of the world's best.

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21/09/2014

Podium training begins at 2014 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

The sight of Hoops, Balls, Ribbons and Clubs flying through the air inside the Halkapinar Sport Hall delighted onlookers, including workers putting the finishing touches on the venue as podium training began Saturday at the 2014 FIG World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Izmir (TUR).

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20/09/2014

World Rhythmic champion Yana Kudryavtseva: 'I wouldn't say that my main goal is to win'

In this exclusive interview, the three-time 2013 World gold medallist discusses her training, what she'd like to be remembered for and her close friendship with her teammate Margarita Mamun, who happens to be her biggest rival in international competition.

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20/09/2014

FIG First Vice President Slava Corn on Rhythmic Gymnastics: 'We want to show the world that we have a beautiful sport'

Slava Corn didn't mince words. Speaking slowly and clearly before representatives of more than 50 Federations gathered at the Orientation Meeting at the 33rd World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Izmir (TUR) Friday morning, the FIG First Vice President (CAN) made it clear that FIG authorities and Technical Committee expect nothing less than clean, unbiased scores from the judges.

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19/09/2014

Getting oriented at the FIG Rhythmic Worlds in Izmir

Representatives of the 58 delegations in Izmir (TUR) for the 33rd FIG World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships received a warm welcome from local and FIG authorities as they gathered at the Halkapinar Sports Hall for an Orientation Meeting Friday morning.

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19/09/2014

Five reasons to get excited about the 2014 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

The 33rd edition of the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships will take place September 22-28, 2014 in Izmir (TUR). Up for grabs: Individual World titles in the All-around, Hoop, Ball, Clubs and Ribbon, as well as titles in Group All-around, 5 Clubs and 3 Balls/2 Ribbons. Aside from the beauty and energy always infused in Rhythmic Gymnastics, here are five reasons we're excited about these Worlds.

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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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04/09/2014

The Daytona draw: Draw published for 2014 World Trampoline Gymnastics Championships

The draw for the 30th Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships and 23rd World Age Group Competitions was held this week at FIG Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI).

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03/09/2014

2014 Rhythmic Worlds: The nominative lists are out!

More than 300 of the world's top Rhythmic gymnasts, including seven 2012 Olympians, will compete for the titles at the 2014 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships this month in Izmir (TUR) according to nominative lists just published on the FIG website.

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18/08/2014

2016 Acrobatic Gymnastics Worlds allocated to Putian

During the 2nd Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing (CHN), International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) President Prof. Bruno Grandi (ITA) signed a contract that allocates the 25th FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in 2016 to the City of Putian (CHN).

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07/08/2014

10 must-see routines from the 2014 World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships in Levallois

July's World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships in Levallois showcased the beauty of one of the FIG's most popular non-Olympic disciplines. Just in case you missed it, here are 10 must-see routines. Watch and be amazed.

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21/07/2014

Following the leaders: Mayouma Massamba Mercia (CGO)

With a 19th place finish at the 2014 World Aerobic Gymnastics championships last month, Mayouma Massamba Mercia made gymnastics history for the Congo.

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18/07/2014

Quotables: 2014 World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships

Our roundup of some of the best soundbites from the 2014 World Acrobatic Gymnastics in Levallois (FRA).

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17/07/2014

Following the leaders: Q and A with World Mixed Pairs champ Revaz Gurgenidze (RUS)

Since his debut in Age Group competition at the 2001 World Acrobatic Championships, the ponytailed, passionate Revaz Gurgenidze (RUS) has commanded attention on the floor as one half of Russia's always dynamic, dramatic Mixed Pairs couples.

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12/07/2014

Great Britain, Russia, China golden as World Acro Championships end in Levallois

Russia, China and Great Britain each won one gold medal as competition ended Saturday night at the World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships in Levallois (FRA), just northwest of Paris.

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12/07/2014

World medallists since 2006, Russia's Dudchenko and Pilipchuk take a second World Acro title in Men's Pairs

Russian Men's Pair Konstantin Pilipchuk and Alexei Dudchenko, who have medalled at every World Championships since 2006, showed that they are still the class of the field at the 2014 World Acro Championships Friday in Levallois.

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12/07/2014

Snel, de Smedt strike gold for Belgium at World Acro Championships

They told themselves going into it that it might be their last competition. That's one reason why the gold medal in Women's Pairs is so sweet for Belgians Eline de Smedt and Nikki Snel, who took the first title up for grabs Friday at the World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships in Levallois (FRA).

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11/07/2014

Notes from day one of qualifications at Acro Worlds

With qualifications at the 2014 Acro Worlds partially complete, here are a few notes on the competition so far:

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10/07/2014

Draws published for Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, Izmir and Nanning World Championships

Draws for the 2nd Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing (CHN), the 33rd Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Izmir (TUR) and the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning (CHN) are out.

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10/07/2014

Six ways to follow the World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships

Here are six ways to follow the action at the FIG World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships, which begin today in Levallois (FRA):

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10/07/2014

Athlete Rep Ahmadova inspired by 'improved' artistry in Acro

"Rhythmic gymnastics is famous in my country, but Acro, we are working to make it famous," FIG Athlete Representative Ayla Ahmadova said. "We are trying everything."

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09/07/2014

Mixed Pair Boynton, Ward hopeful hard work pays off at Acro Worlds

As the only pair to have beaten World Games champions Alice Upcott and Dominic Smith (GBR) in World Cup competition this year, Kylie Boynton and Ryan Ward are cognizant of their position as medal contenders at the World Acro Championships. They say they'll be happy just to give a performance that reflects the work they've put in.

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09/07/2014

Chinese Men's Group hoping for golden end to golden career at Acro Worlds

They have been China's golden Acro Men's Group, World champions in 2012 who became an internet sensation thanks to their signature element, the "human jumprope" (watch the routine and you'll understand.)

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08/07/2014

Sights and sounds of podium training at the World Acrobatic Championships

With podium training at the 2014 World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships well underway, here's a smattering of tidbits and information from the first two days in Levallois:

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08/07/2014

World Cup start a big boost for Brazilian Acro gymnasts

Two years after making their debut at the World Acrobatics Championships, the 10-member Brazilian team is back and better, team member Gabriel Ioshida said following Monday's podium training session in Levallois (FRA) at the World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships.

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08/07/2014

Humility, honors hold down pressure for Britain's Alice Upcott and Dominic Smith

Britain's Alice Upcott and Dominic Smith are honest about it: They're not too nervous going into their first senior World Championships. The surprise champions at last summer's World Games in Cali (COL) feel well prepared for this competition. And that’s something, because they know what it's like not to be.

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08/07/2014

Podium training begins at World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships in Levallois

Podium training for the 24th World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships got underway Monday at the Gymnase Marcel Cedran in Levallois (FRA), just northwest of Paris.

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07/07/2014

British, Russian acrobats dominate World Age Group competitions in Levallois

Great Britain and Russia were the big winners in World Age Group Competition at the 2014 World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships this past week in Levallois, just outside Paris (FRA).

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30/06/2014

Ivan Veloz, Romania, China crowned World champions as Aerobic competition concludes in Cancun

Mexico's Ivan Veloz made history for the host country on the final day of the 2014 World Aerobic Gymnastics Championships, becoming the first Mexican gymnast to win a World title in Aeorbic.

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29/06/2014

Following the leaders: Q and A with new World champion Lubov Gazov (AUT)

Lubov Gazov (AUT), who made history by becoming the first Austrian gymnast to win a World title in Aerobic gymnastics Saturday night in Sofia, credits her success to a "magic feeling" -- plus a lot of hard work in training.

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29/06/2014

Gold for Lubov Gazov, Romania and Russia during first day of finals at Aerobic Worlds

Austria's Lubov Gazov, a Romanian women's Trio and the Russian men danced away with World Aerobic titles on a surprise-filled first day of finals at the World Aerobic Championships Saturday night in Cancun (MEX).

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28/06/2014

Ivan Veloz, Romania, China lead as World Aerobic qualifications end

Mexican star Ivan Veloz upset World favorites to take first place in the qualifying round at the World Aerobic Gymnastics Championships Saturday in Cancun (MEX).

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28/06/2014

Following the leaders: Aurélie Joly and Benjamin Garavel (FRA)

The World Championship that Aurélie Joly says will be last has certainly gotten off to a memorable beginning.

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27/06/2014

Ivan Veloz: 'I want to show the world that in Mexico, there is great gymnastics'

Mexico's Ivan Veloz, the 2014 FIG World Cup champion, trains on a concrete floor in a gym more suited to fitness than gymnastics, but in a whatever-doesn't-kill-you-only-makes-your-Acro-elements-better kind of way, he insists that it helps him.

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27/06/2014

Aurélie Joly, China on top during first day of Aerobic Worlds qualification

Reigning World silver medallist Aurélie Joly (FRA) and teams from China dominated the first day of qualifications at the 2014 World Aerobic Championships in Cancun (MEX).

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27/06/2014

Oana Constantin, Romanians reaching for gold in Cancun

Fourth at the 2012 World Aerobic Championships, former Rhythmic gymnast Oana Constantin comes to Cancun as one of the odds-on favorites for the Women's Individual title this weekend at the World Aerobic Championships in Cancun (MEX).

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27/06/2014

World Aerobic Gymnastics Championships: 15 Names You Should Know

Competition begins Friday at the World Aerobic Gymnastics Championships in Cancun (MEX). Up for grabs: World titles in Men’s and Women’s Individual, Mixed Pair, Trio, Group, Aerobic Step and Aerobic Dance. Here are 15 names to know:

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26/06/2014

Sights and sounds of a World Aerobic Gymnastics Championships

With podium training at the 2014 World Aerobic Gymnastics Championships in the books, here's a wrap of the sights and sounds (well, mostly the sounds) of Cancun so far:

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26/06/2014

Mongolian Aerobic Step team striding for continued success

They were a group of engineering students from the Mongolian University of Science and Technology who studied by day and trained by night, and they became one of the biggest surprises of the 2012 World Championships.

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26/06/2014

Aerobic Flashback: Aldrin Rodriguez (MEX)

Named for American astronaut Buzz Aldrin, FIG Athletes Representative Aldrin Rodriguez (MEX) helped Mexico achieve new heights in Aerobic gymnastics.

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22/05/2014

The first flips toward Rio

In Artistic Gymnastics, the 2016 Olympic qualification process begins now. Seventy-two countries have registered to compete at this fall's World Championships in Nanning (CHN), the first step toward team qualification for the Rio Olympics.

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05/05/2014

Draw published for World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships, World Age Group Competitions in Paris

As the World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships returns to its beginnings this summer in Paris, more than 900 of the world's top acrobats have registered to take part in what is sure to be a heady fight for the titles.

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11/04/2014

FIG commends, sanctions judges in Rhythmic, Artistic Gymnastics

Following a comprehensive analysis and review of the judging at the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Kiev (UKR) last August and the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in October in Antwerp (BEL), the FIG formally commended a number of judges in letters issued to their national federations.

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19/03/2014

Nanning 15 years after Tianjin!

The 45th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships will take place on October 3 – 12, 2014 in Nanning, a city of 7 million inhabitants, located in the extreme south of the People's Republic of China.

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19/02/2014

Rhythmic Gymnastics comes to life in Stuttgart

Organisers of the German and Swabian Gymnastics Federations have announced the official launch of preparations for the 34th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, to be held in Stuttgart (GER) September 7 – 13, 2015, on Tuesday.

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14/02/2014

Aerobic Gymnastics to conquer Cancun!

FIG president Bruno Grandi (ITA) and Mexican Gymnastics Federation President Gustavo Salazar (MEX) have signed an agreement that Cancun (MEX) and the Riviera Maya will play host to the 13th FIG Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships and the 6th World Age Group Competitions, to take place in June 2014.

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13/12/2013

France to host 2014 Acrobatic Gymnastics Worlds

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) is pleased to announce that the 2014 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships, along with the World Age Group Competitions, will be held at the Palais des Sports Marcel Cerdan of Levallois (FRA), in the north-western outskirts of Paris.

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12/12/2013

FIG assigns 2014 Trampoline Worlds to Daytona Beach, USA

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and USA Gymnastics have signed an agreement for the United States to play host to the 30th FIG Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships and the 23rd World Age Group Competitions in November 2014.

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10/11/2013

China constructs its Dynasty

Tiny Jia Fangfang, the smallest and strongest member of China's four-person tumbling team

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10/11/2013

A Historic Medal for Britain

Kristof Willerton, fourth in tumbling at the 2011 World Championships, came to Sofia aiming to better his result.

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10/11/2013

Victory for Japan, Surprise for Denmark

Depending who you were, the men's synchro trampoline final was either a tragedy or a comedy of errors.

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10/11/2013

Defense of an Olympic Champion

Canada's Rosannagh MacLennan came to Sofia with one big advantage and two smaller problems.

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10/11/2013

Rising to the Top

Excellence in start values and landings alike lifted American Kristle Lowell over reigning World champion Svetlana Balandina

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10/11/2013

The Youth impresses, a Veteran surprises

Russia's persistence in pushing the envelope paid off for 21-year-old Mikhail Zalomin

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09/11/2013

Chinese women, Russian men dominate

For the Chinese women, the World tumbling title was never really in doubt.

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09/11/2013

Gold for Great Britain, all Alone this Time!

Great Britain's Kat Driscoll and Amanda Parker came to Sofia with gold on their mind and in their pockets.

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09/11/2013

A Showdown between Partners

Competition for the gold medal amongst the 90-man field boiled down to just two

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08/11/2013

China Rule

Until 2011, when the World team title went to Japan, China had enjoyed a nearly decade-long run at the top of the podium in men's team trampoline.

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08/11/2013

British history again!

Led off by Emma Smith in the team final, the British women took the lead and never looked back.

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06/11/2013

Getting higher, a high-flying spectacle in Sofia

At the first Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships of the new Olympic cycle highlighted the best of the sport's veterans and newcomers

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06/10/2013

Biles … and everybody else!

The new All-around world champion – Simone Billes (USA) – was just too good for her nemeses.

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06/10/2013

Aliya in Gold!

This was a royal final for Aliya Mustafina (RUS).

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06/10/2013

The King of Vault remains Korean!

Nothing can stop Yang Hak Seon of Korea, Olympic and world title-holding champion.

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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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05/10/2013

Disappointment hopefuls!

Giulia Steingruber (SUI) believed in the podium up until the end.

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05/10/2013

One, two, three four!

Even the judges would confer that in gymnastics it can be hard to count to four!

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05/10/2013

Ying and Yang!

Everyone was expecting Yao Jinnan when Huang Huidan arrived!

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05/10/2013

One, two, three four!

Even the judges would confer that in gymnastics it can be hard to count to four!

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05/10/2013

Four ex aequo!

The highlight of this apparatus happened during the qualifying rounds when Olympic and World champion Berki of Hungary, alongside European champion Keatings of Great Britain returned to the locker room heads hung low!

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05/10/2013

Strategy pays off!

All of Brazil was waiting for its title-holding Olympic champion! And Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti did not disappoint.

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04/10/2013

Maturity and continuity

This year, the Longines Prize for Elegance jury voted Kyla Ross (USA) and Kohei Uchimura (JPN) the most elegant and charismatic of the competing field.

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04/10/2013

Maturity and continuity

This year, the Longines Prize for Elegance jury voted Kyla Ross (USA) and Kohei Uchimura (JPN) the most elegant and charismatic of the competing field.

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04/10/2013

USA confirms!

Topping the qualifications, Simone Biles (USA) confirmed in the final.

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03/10/2013

Suspense to the end!

This final brought together the top 24 gymnasts from 17 countries, 7 of which presented two athletes each.

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01/09/2013

Olé!

Spain continues to savour the Gold medal it so spectacularly won.

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01/09/2013

Post scriptum!

Rhythmic Gymnastics elected a new representative to the FIG Athletes Commission

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01/09/2013

Russia, of course!

We said it! Barring the unexpected mishap, the title would go to Russia.

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31/08/2013

All-around Group Competition

This competition shed light on the speciality’s new hierarchy

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30/08/2013

Longines Prize for Elegance

Ganna Rizatdinova awarded Longines Prize for Elegance

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30/08/2013

Individual All-around competition

It was a dream final for thousands of spectators gathered in the grandstands of Kiev’s Sports Palace!

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29/08/2013

Ribbon Final

Two for Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS), who rocked the house with her first participation in a world championship.

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29/08/2013

Clubs Final

The two Russian gymnasts Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun tied neck and neck in the Clubs final.

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28/08/2013

Hoop Final

As this final got underway, the tension between Russian and Ukrainian gymnasts filled the air, and their many friends in the grandstands made themselves heard!

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28/08/2013

Ball Final

Crowned at the recent World Games in Cali, Melitina Staniouta (BLR) had high hopes for this final, aspiring to a repeat performance of Colombia and a chance to beat the Russians.

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03/06/2012

Mixed Pairs

Once again, a perfect tie for the Gold!

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03/06/2012

Individual Men

Aerobic Gymnastics is no longer the show of gesticulation and fake smiles we were used to seeing seventeen years ago.

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03/06/2012

Groups

China won easily here in Sofia and somehow made up for the frustration felt in 2004!

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02/06/2012

Veni, vidi, vici!

Rather, vine, vi, vencido! For we know that Spain came to Sofia ready to leave its mark, and it was a triumphant start.

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02/06/2012

Trios

With the exception of Vietnam, all the trios in this Final were made up exclusively of men!

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01/06/2012

Aerobic Step

The world debut of two new categories in Aerobic Gymnastics will be remembered with a shared Gold in Step, Mongolia joining the ranks of world medallist

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01/06/2012

China Again!

Gold: China- 19.513 - Silver: Romania- 19.213 - Bronze: France- 19.013!

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18/04/2012

Walt Disney World Resort sets Backdrop for Acrobats

Twenty-two countries were represented when the 23rd edition of the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships opened at the HP Field House of the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista (USA)

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18/04/2012

First Pairs Gold of Lake Buena Vista to Ukraine

2010 World Women's Pairs champions Anastasiya Melnychenko and Katarzyna Sytnikova of Ukraine successfully defended their title as the medal round of the 2012 World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships began.

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18/04/2012

Gold for Belgium in Mixed Pairs

To the delight of the many Belgian fans, Laure de Pryck and Nicolas Vleeshouwers delivered a Gold medal in the Mixed Pairs Final at their first World Championships

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18/04/2012

Russians triumph in Men's Pairs

It was a battle of the final two to perform for the title in the Men's Pairs competition, with Russia's Konstantin Pilipchuk and Alexey Dudchenko edging Britain's Edward Upcott and Adam McAssey for the Gold medal.

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18/04/2012

2012 World Acro Championships end in a Tie

Breathtaking routines from the Chinese men's four Jian Tang, Lei Wang, Yi Zhou and Yeqiuyin Wu as well as Britain's Dorian Walker, Jesse Heskett, Matthew Evison and Richard Hurst each tallied 28.050 to earn a share of the final Gold medal awarded at the 23rd World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships.

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18/04/2012

Interview Laure de Pryck and Nicolas Vleeshouwers

Belgium's Laure de Pryck and Nicolas Vleeshouwers have had a roundabout voyage to their first senior Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in Lake Buena Vista (USA).

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20/11/2011

China holds off the Russian Tumbling Challenge

The Women’s Individual Tumbling Final was a head to head contest

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20/11/2011

China holds off the Russian Tumbling Challenge

In the Men’s final, Yang Song finally became World Champion having run the risk of becoming a serial silver medallist.

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20/11/2011

China prevails in high Level Synchro Final

Spectators at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena witnessed one of the best ever Men’s Synchronised Trampoline Finals!

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20/11/2011

China Triumphs with Consistency and Control

The Women’s Individual Trampoline Team Final was an example of consistency and control

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20/11/2011

Two more titles for China

In the Women’s Individual Final there was serious disappointment for the home fans

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19/11/2011

German Synchro Girls Rock

Germany’s Jessica Simon had stated that she and Anna Dogonadze planned to “rock” in the final.

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19/11/2011

Japan “Full House” takes the Victory

The Men’s Individual Trampoline Team Final had all the excitement and uncertainty of a lotto draw.

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19/11/2011

Two more titles for China

The start list for the Men’s Individual Final featured all the names one has come to recognize as the trampoline hierarchy

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16/11/2011

Trampoline back in Great Britain after 46 years!

The first ever Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in 1964 were held in London’s Royal Albert Hall

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16/10/2011

Strategy!

Before the Final had a chance to get underway, queens, bishops and pawns were being shuffled about on the chessboard that is Floor!

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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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16/10/2011

Tears run dry!

Such disappointment to start things off.

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16/10/2011

One vault too many!

Title-holder Thomas Bouhail (FRA) was aiming for a repeat performance of his victory in Rotterdam.

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16/10/2011

Quality à la carte

Quality was served on a platter with 8 finalists over 15 points!

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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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15/10/2011

Women’s Vault: Oksana forever!

Eight finalists, eight nationalities! Diversity and universality dominated this Final.

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15/10/2011

Oyé Komova!

Up until now the picture of discretion, Russia’s gymnasts finally made a statement with a Gold-Silver double, Komova and Nabieva respectively

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15/10/2011

That was some wild stallion!

Fall, after fall, after fall!

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15/10/2011

Ultra-tight Final!

With Marian Dragulescu (ROU), an older gymnasts still full of aspiration, having withdrawn from this event and title holding Kosmidis of Greece having failed to qualify, the Men’s Floor Final was a breeding ground for surprise.

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15/10/2011

Tears run dry!

Such disappointment to start things off.

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14/10/2011

Men’s All-around Koheiiiiiiiiiiiiii!

Taking his third consecutive All-around title, Kohei Uchimura of Japan has struck a blow that will not soon be forgotten in the FIG book of records.

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14/10/2011

In Japan, elegance is a way of life

In a country that bears the hallmark of sophistication, the simplest word or gesture carries the weight of an entire heritage, a culture imbued with elegance.

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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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24/09/2011

Final 3 Ribbons / 2 Hoops

In a beautiful display of athletic action, Bulgaria played a flawless hand and soared back to the top of the hierarchy.

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24/09/2011

Final 5 Balls

Yet another high-quality, extremely intense show.

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24/09/2011

Group All-around

Before an Arena packed to the gunwales, Rhythmic groups provided spectators with a dream competition.

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23/09/2011

Longines Prize for Elegance to Delphine Ledoux

Elegance is acquired, just like talent

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22/09/2011

Team Competition

Thirty-one teams battled it out for the Team title

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22/09/2011

Ribbon

Clubs, ribbons, apparatus – the podium remains!

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22/09/2011

Clubs

Three for Kanaeva

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20/09/2011

Hoop

Evgenia Kanaeva (RUS) did not hesitate to flaunt her talent yet again.

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20/09/2011

Ball

In Ball, expressiveness and sensuality are personified in Daria Kondakova

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13/11/2010

Men’s Tumbling

This category is always a public hit.

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13/11/2010

Women’s Trampoline

The Chinese wrapped up business with the combined talents of new World Champion Li Dan

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12/11/2010

Women’s Double Mini-Trampoline

Bianca Budler held out for victory till the last second.

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12/11/2010

Women’s Tumbling

The World Champion confirmed his title with the best Execution scores.

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12/11/2010

Women’s Synchro

The coronation of the old guard! Irina Karavaeva (RUS) has ceased counting her world titles.

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12/11/2010

Men’s Synchro

Boasting the participation of Sébastien Martiny and Grégoire Pennes of France, this competition was without a doubt the most spectacular and emotionally intense

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12/11/2010

Men’s Double Mini-Trampoline

On paper, this Final could easily have been a USA – Russia match-up.

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12/11/2010

Men’s Trampoline

The World Champion confirmed his title with the best Execution scores.

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10/11/2010

France hosts Trampoline Worlds for the second time

For the second time in the history of Trampoline, a sport that made its debut in London (GBR) in 1964, France has hosted the discipline’s World Championships.

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24/10/2010

Women’s Floor Rotterdam World Championships

This competition was one of the most dramatic of the entire championship.

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24/10/2010

Beam Rotterdam World Championships

A few millimetres can be a cruel thing for these gymnasts, and Rotterdam is a good example of just how cruel.

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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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24/10/2010

Parallel Bars Rotterdam World Championships

After the Rings another Chinese double victory, this time on the Parallel Bars.

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24/10/2010

Men’s Vault Rotterdam World Championships

As this competition opened applause broke out for Jeffrey Wammes, the Flying Dutchman, who was the first to compete and the last across the finish line.

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23/10/2010

Uneven Bars Rotterdam World Championship

One after the next He Kexin and Huang Qiushuang fell from the apparatus.

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23/10/2010

Women’s Vault Rotterdam World Championships

Alicia Sacramone (USA), bib No 1, set the tone from the outset, letting everyone know that she rules the roost in Vault.

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23/10/2010

Rings Rotterdam World Championships

China clinched a double win as Chen Yibin (Gold) and Yan Miingyong (Silver) roared to life.

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23/10/2010

Pommel Horse Rotterdam World Championships

A historic Final for Belgium and its gymnasts, who were the first in their history to reach this level of competition.

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23/10/2010

Men’s Floor Rotterdam World Championships

This Final was universality at its finest!

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22/10/2010

LONGINES PRIZE FOR ELEGANCE

The cultural tradition of bestowing a prize for elegance has existed in gymnastics since 1997 (Rhythmic Worlds in Berlin, Germany) when Swiss watchmaker Longines associated the brand to Russian gymnast Yanina Batyrchina.

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22/10/2010

UNIVERSALITY TRIUMPHS

This Final re-enacted a fundamental value that had long since disappeared from the All-around ranking: universality.

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22/10/2010

A STATE OF ZEN

The hall was full to bursting for the kings of gymnastics: the All-arounders.

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21/10/2010

TO THE VERY LAST!

The Men’s Team Final was as gripping as the Women’s, and to the very last second.

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20/10/2010

THE WAGES OF FEAR!

A full hall for a dream final; neither the gymnasts nor their fans are likely to forget the suspense that reigned that day.

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26/09/2010

Finale 3 Ribbons / 2 Ropes

The Russia-Italy dual was again amazing.

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26/09/2010

Final 5 Hoops

A minute tenth of a point separated Gold-winning Russia from Italy and their Silver medal.

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25/09/2010

Group All-around

Deja vu! Fans witnessed a repeat win for Italy, Belarus and Russia in Moscow

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24/09/2010

Longines Prize for Elegance

A loyal partner of the FIG since 1987, Longines continues its tradition

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24/09/2010

Individual All-around Competition

This event crowns the circuit’s best gymnast and complete athlete in the tradition of a decathlon’s world’s greatest athlete.

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23/09/2010

Team Competition

Russian dominated; no question.

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23/09/2010

Ribbon

Daria Dmitrieva admitted her surprise and excitement over taking her first world title.

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23/09/2010

Ball

Fans were on their feet! The atmosphere sizzled like a rock concert.

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21/09/2010

Hoop

Evgenia was swift to recover, taking the Final with panache with an Artistic score of 9.900.

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21/09/2010

Rope

Rhythmic Favourite Evgenia Kanaeva would say it herself: she made too many mistakes in her Rope exercise

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18/07/2010

Women’s Pairs

Sequins were all the rage in the Women’s Pairs Final.

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18/07/2010

Men’s Pairs

The retirement of 2008 World and 2009 World Games Champions Mikola Cherbak / Sergei Popov (UKR) made way for new faces to score big this year, as Great Britain and Russia volleyed for the title.

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18/07/2010

Men’s Groups

Accompanied by enthusiastic support from the crowd, a spectacular Final in Men’s Groups concluded these championships.

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18/07/2010

Interview Edward Upcott / Douglas Fordyce

After the retirement of his partner Mark Fyson in 2009, 18 year old British acrobatic gymnast Edward Upcott teamed up with Douglas Fordyce (20) to build the country’s new number one Men’s Pair.

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17/07/2010

Women’s Groups

In Women’s Groups, competition was tight from start to finish.

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17/07/2010

Mixed Pairs

The Mixed Pairs’ competition in Wroclaw will not be remembered with great joy in Belgium.

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15/07/2010

Introduction

After 1995 and 2000, organisers of the Polish Sports Acrobatics Federation, presided by Urszula Wojtkowiak, welcomed for the third time to Wroclaw the world’s Acrobatic Gymnastics elite.

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20/06/2010

Mixed Pairs

Victory smiled down on Spain and its Vicente Lli and Sara Moreno, who aced this Final.

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20/06/2010

Individual Men

Everyone was waiting for a dual to play out between title-holder Ivan Parejo (ESP) and Morgan Jaquemin (FRA).

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20/06/2010

Groups

The star category! Since first appearing in Klaipeda (LTU) in 2002, the category has grown in popularity as entertainment value has increased.

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19/06/2010

Trios

French fans were gripped in suspense for its Trio.

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19/06/2010

Three for Marcela!

After Nanjing (CHN) in 2006 and Ulm (GER) in 2008, it was in Rodez that the Brazilian Marcela Matos Lopez took her third consecutive world title.

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19/06/2010

Giulia Bianchi (ITA) Interview

Silver in Rodez, at 19 only is an achievement I think.

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17/06/2010

STIMULATING GYMNASTICS

The World Championships is a stimulating blend of aerobic elements that will delight your senses – drink it cold and in large quantities!

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14/11/2009

Double Mini-Trampoline Women

An excellent second pass (35.200) catapulted Canadian Corissa Boychuk, qualified in a dumbfounding ninth position, into a Bronze winning third.

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14/11/2009

Tumbling Women

Russia’s Tumbling star Anna Korobeynikova, title holder and top qualifier, entered this Final as a favourite.

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14/11/2009

Tumbling Men

Russian and Chinese tumblers were the favourites for this Final, having qualified in the top positions.

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14/11/2009

Double Mini-Trampoline Men

After the fall of title holder Kirill Ivanov (RUS) and 2007 runner-up Kalon Ludvigson (USA) during the qualifying round, spectators were looking to top qualifier Dmitry Fedorovskiy

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14/11/2009

Trampoline Women

China’s 2008 Olympic Champion He Wenna and team-mate Huang Shanshan, 2007 World runner-up and 2004 Olympic Bronze medallist, were up against three times Olympic medallist Karen Cockburn from Canada and her compatriot Rosannagh MacLennan, who placed third at the 2007 World Championships.

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14/11/2009

Synchro Men

All eyes were on title holders and top qualifiers Tetsuya Sotomura / Yasuhiro Ueyama from Japan.

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13/11/2009

Women's Teams

Russia came out on top of the team competition in both Tumbling and Double-mini, and with a Silver in Individuals to boot!

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13/11/2009

Trampoline Men

82 gymnasts competed in the Men’s Individual Trampoline Qualification, eight of whom worked the Final.

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13/11/2009

Synchro Women

Twenty Women’s Synchronised Trampoline Pairs battled it out for qualification to this Final.

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10/11/2009

From the Neva to the Thames!

Well out of the wind and snow, a harbinger of winter’s coming fury

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20/10/2009

Death of London Bronze Medallist

Yuri Ryazanov (RUS) succumbs to fatal accident.

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18/10/2009

Women’s Apparatus Finals

The enthusiastic home crowd went wild for their star Beth Tweddle!

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18/10/2009

Women’s Apparatus Finals

Deng Linlin, qualified third and China’s promising star on Beam, showed a spectacular routine that was so perfectly executed it slid her into the lead.

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18/10/2009

Women’s Apparatus Finals

The Women’s Uneven Bars Final promised to be an exciting event with Olympic Champion and top qualifier from China He Kexin.

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18/10/2009

Women’s Apparatus Finals

2009 European Champion Ariella Kaeslin (SUI) progressed from the preliminaries with an average score of 14.525.

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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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17/10/2009

Parallel Bars

The Parallel Bars Final saw China’s Feng Zhe and Wang Guanyin as well as Olympic runner-up Won Chul Yoo of Korea hunting for medals.

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17/10/2009

Men’s Vault

Olympic Bronze medallist and top qualifier Anton Golotsutskov (RUS) wowed the crowd with two excellent vaults (16.287).

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17/10/2009

Rings

Flying the flag for China in this Final was powerful Yan Mingyong, first in Qualification.

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17/10/2009

Pommel Horse

The crowd held its breath for local star Louis Smith, Bronze medallist at the 2007 Worlds and the 2008 Olympic Games as well as 2009 European runner-up.

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17/10/2009

China is back! Dragulescu as well!

Zou Kai (CHN) raised the bar for this Final, confirming his qualifying score of 15.675.

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16/10/2009

Women’s All-Around Final

This event was up for grabs with several possible aspirants for the title.

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16/10/2009

Longines Prize for Elegance

The Prize goes to Elsa Garcia Rodriguez Blanca of Mexico and Daniel Keatings of Great Britain.

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15/10/2009

FAVOURITE OWNS FINAL

After the retirement of 2007 World and reigning Olympic Champion Yang Wei of China, the Men’s All-around Final would determine a new World Champion.

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12/09/2009

COSI FAN TUTTE!

The 24 Rhythmic Groups brought a whole different kind of energy to the sold out Sun Arena.

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11/09/2009

Anna Bessonova spells Elegance

The Official Timekeeper and Data Handler for the 29th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 2009 announced that the Longines Prize for Elegance has been awarded to Anna Bessonova

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11/09/2009

Individual All-around

In a gripping competition, the 24 All-arounders wowed the crowd in Mie!

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10/09/2009

Apparatus Finals

In a full to bursting Sun Arena, a sizzling atmosphere reigned as qualified gymnasts gave their best and gutsiest performances.

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08/09/2009

Apparatus Finals

A long day of marvellous rhythmic performances in the Sun Arena peaked with Rope and Hoop Apparatus events.

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