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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 certainly 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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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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20/07/2017

How to follow The World Games 2017, even if you're not in Wroclaw

Love Gymnastics and want to follow the action from The World Games 2017 in Poland? Here are nine ways to watch and connect to the competition inside Wroclaw's Centennial Hall.

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17/07/2017

Follow Gymnastics events with the FIGymnastics 2.0 app!

Gymnastics enthusiasts looking to follow The World Games 2017 and King Harald’s World Gym for Life Challenge will get a unique window on these and the upcoming World Championships with FIGymnastics 2.0, the FIG’s upgraded mobile application.

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12/07/2017

Vladislav Rastorotsky, coach of Soviet legends, passes away

Vladislav Rastorotsky, the famous Russian coach whose innovative ideas fuelled the legendary performances of Soviet stars including Olympic champions Lyudmila Turishcheva and Natalia Shaposhnikova, passed away July 2. He was 85.

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11/07/2017

Two firsts for Belarus's Halkina at Berlin Masters

Belarus’s Katsiaryna Halkina and Russian newcomers Ekaterina Selezneva and Iuliia Bravikova split the titles as World Challenge Cup competition picked up again at the Berlin Masters after a month-long hiatus.

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03/05/2017

Olympic legend Agnes Keleti honored with Israel Prize

Five-time Olympic gold medallist Agnes Keleti received the Israel Prize for Sport and Physical Culture, the state’s highest honour, May 2 in Jerusalem.

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03/03/2017

FIG Athletes Commission lauds 'positive' changes in new Gymnastics Codes of Points

“A large majority of the athletes are happy with the new codes, and feel that the changes that have been made are positive,” said Men’s Artistic Gymnastics representative Jani Tanskanen, the 1997 World champion on Horizontal Bar.

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27/02/2017

Trampoline champion Rosannagh MacLennan’s leotards land at Olympic Museum

The leotards MacLennan wore as she captured Trampoline gold at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games were presented Friday to the museum by Canadians Slava Corn, an Honorary FIG Vice President, and Stéphan Duchesne, a former member of the FIG Trampoline Technical Committee.

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24/02/2017

First meeting, first key decisions from the new FIG Executive Committee

Marking the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Gymnastics, the Executive Committee agreed to the development of a new FIG discipline.

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01/02/2017

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

The cover features IOC President Thomas Bach with FIG Presidents Bruno Grandi and Morinari Watanabe at the inauguration of the new FIG Headquarters December 6 in Lausanne.

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07/12/2016

The FIG inaugurates its new headquarters in Lausanne

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) inaugurated its new headquarters Tuesday evening at its brand new building close to the central train station in Lausanne.

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07/12/2016

5 questions with gymnast sculptor Eleanor Cardozo

Geneva-based artist Eleanor Cardozo created the monument gymnast sculpture unveiled at the inauguration of the FIG’s new headquarters in Lausanne Tuesday night in the presence of IOC President Thomas Bach, FIG President Bruno Grandi and President-elect Morinari Watanabe.

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23/11/2016

From Australia to Romania and beyond, 'Mannequin Challenge' sweeps the Gymnastics world

Strike a pose. Now vogue -- and hold it for the person walking around the gym with the camera.

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03/10/2016

Cirque du Soleil actively recruiting high level gymnasts: How to apply

If you've ever dreamed of running off and joining the Cirque du Soleil, this is your moment.

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26/08/2016

Vasiliki Millousi stars in 'Gymnast,' a celebation of fashion and Olympic sport

After two decades years in sport productions, Glen MacKay thought he had seen it all. Then in 2014, he was assigned to cover Gymnastics at the Commonwealth Games for the BBC.

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18/08/2016

Rio 2016 LIVE page - Rhythmic Gymnastics podium training

All the latest from the Rio Olympic Arena on the big day of preparation before Rhythmic Gymnastics begins at the 2016 Olympic Games.

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16/08/2016

Biles, Verniaiev, Hambuechen capture final Artistic Gymnastics crowns in Rio

Simone Biles’s Olympic finals ended as they began, with the American champion atop the podium, a gold medal around her neck.

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15/08/2016

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

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

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14/08/2016

With Great Britain's first two Olympic golds, Max Whitlock tumbles deeper into history

Whitlock draped himself in the Union Jack after both Floor Exercise and Pommel Horse, where he deprived his compatriot Louis Smith of becoming an Olympic champion in his own right by 0.133 points.

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13/08/2016

Uladzislau Hancharou ends a decade of Chinese domination in Men’s Trampoline with Olympic gold

Belarusian prodigy Uladzislau Hancharou ended a nine-year undefeated run by Chinese gymnasts in Olympic and World Trampoline competition Saturday in Rio, capturing the gold medal over 2012 Olympic champion Dong Dong and 2015 World Champion Gao Lei.

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09/08/2016

U.S. women romp to second consecutive Olympic team title

The U.S. women did Tuesday night what they came to Rio to do, winning their second consecutive Olympic team gold medal.

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08/08/2016

Japan takes gold in Men's Olympic Team final as Uchimura wins sixth Olympic medal

After silvers from the past two Olympic Games, Kohei Uchimura led the Japanese men to a long awaited team gold medal in Monday night. The 2015 World champions devanced a surging Russian team, while Beijing and London Olympic champion China finished with bronze.

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06/08/2016

Rio2016 LIVE page - Men's Artistic Gymnastics qualifications

All the latest on Men's qualification from the Rio Olympic Arena.

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03/08/2016

Rio2016 LIVE page - Men's Artistic Gymnastics podium training

All the latest from the Rio Olympic Arena, as it happens.

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25/07/2016

Follow all the Gymnastics action in Rio with FIGymnastics, a new app from the FIG

Gymnastics enthusiasts looking to follow the action at the Rio 2016 Olympics can get a unique window on the Games with FIGymnastics, the new mobile app from the FIG.

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04/07/2016

Mitch Fenner, the 'voice of Gymnastics,' passes away

For more than 30 years, first for the BBC and then for the FIG, Fenner provided colorful, precise commentary, educating a generation of fans eager to know all the details about the sport.

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02/07/2015

2015 World Gymnaestrada Helsinki: 10 days to go!

Thursday marks 10 days to go before the 2015 World Gymnaestrada, the biggest festival of Gymnastics there is, gets underway July 12 in the Finnish capital with a spectacular opening ceremony to be held at the 1952 Olympic stadium.

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24/06/2015

Gymnastics makes a splash at IOC's Olympic Day celebration

Gymnastics took center stage at the International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) during Tuesday's Olympic Day celebrations, presided over by IOC President Thomas Bach (GER).

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16/05/2015

FIG Council Official News: May 16, 2015

A summary of major decisions and information published by the FIG Council at its May 16, 2015 meeting in Melbourne (AUS).

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07/05/2015

Obituary: Olympian Willy Moy (FRA), originator of the Moy on Parallel Bars

Willy Moy, the French Olympian who pioneered the Moy element on Parallel Bars, has died. He was 58.

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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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21/04/2015

New FIG Headquarters rising in Lausanne (SUI)

The groundplate for the new FIG Headquarters currently under construction was laid this past week on the Avenue de la Gare in Lausanne (SUI)

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28/02/2015

5 Continents of Gymnastics: Studying Gymnastics as sport, fitness and fun in South Africa

A tale of partnership and cooperation in Gymnastics and schools in South Africa, part of the FIG's "5 Continents of Gymnastics" series.

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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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14/02/2015

5 Gymnastics videos you should be watching right now: The 'spread the love' edition

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

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13/02/2015

Andrey Likhovitskiy, Alexis Torres join AT&T American Cup lineup

Belarus's Andrei Likhovitskiy and Alexis Torres (PUR) have been added to the AT&T American Cup lineup following the withdrawals of Fabian Hambuechen (GER) and Arthur Oyakawa Mariano (BRA) from the March 7 FIG World Cup Series final near Dallas (USA).

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13/02/2015

As Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics turns 80, legends to celebrate in style in St. Petersburg

Legends of Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics will grace the halls of the historic Mariyinski Theatre in St. Petersburg for a gala celebrating the 80th birthday of the discipline this coming Sunday.

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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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05/02/2015

For Slovenian gymnasts, a dream comes true

Postcard from Ljubljana (SLO), where a long-awaited national Gymnastics training center is under construction! Those happy faces are Slovenian standouts Aljaz Pegan, Saso Bertoncelj and Mitja Petkovsec onsite at the new facility, which is expected to open later this year.

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04/02/2015

Artistic/Aerobic Flashback: Éva Szloboda (HUN)

A knee injury and the Soviet-bloc Olympic boycott of the 1984 Los Angeles Games ended Eva Szloboda's (HUN) Artistic Gymnastics career, but the former Hungarian star found a new life as a top-level competitor in Aerobic Gymnastics.

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03/02/2015

Get your tickets for July's World Gymnaestrada in Helsinki!

More than 21,000 gymnasts representing 50 countries will flip into the Finnish capital July 12-18 for one of the biggest gymnastics festivals on the planet.

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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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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

Introducing 'The 5 continents of Gymnastics': A series exploring Gymnastics for All

With the approach of July's World Gymnaestrada in Helsinki (FIN), the FIG will be spotlighting Gymnastics for All on each of the five continents in an ongoing series.

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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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27/01/2015

Puerto Rican Men's coach Jose Colón honored with Order of Merit

José "Cano" Colón, head coach of the Puerto Rican Men's team, received the Order of Merit from the Puerto Rican Gymnastics Federation for the year 2014 in a ceremony at the Olympic House in Old San Juan this past weekend.

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27/01/2015

Applause for Timo Nuotio (FIN)

Timo Nuotio, a longtime fixture of Finnish Gymnastics as an athlete, coach, judge and administrator, was honored as a Sports Ambassador at the prestigious 2015 Finnish Sports Gala.

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24/01/2015

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

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

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20/01/2015

In Rio, Brazilian teams get a sparkling new training center for Artistic Gymnastics

Heralded by the Brazilian Gymnastics Confederation as "one of the greatest moments in its history," the Team Brazil Artistic Gymnastics Training Center, a 2,500 square meter training facility with state of the art equipment, was inaugurated in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) last Friday.

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17/01/2015

Saturday special: 5 Gymnastics videos you should be watching right now

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

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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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15/01/2015

Simone Biles, World stars headline 2015 AT&T American Cup roster

Two-time reigning World All-around champion Simone Biles (USA) and defending AT&T American Cup champion Sam Mikulak (USA) lead strong and diverse fields set to compete at the 2015 AT&T American Cup, set for March 7 near Dallas (USA).

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14/01/2015

Thomas Bouhail named French national assistant coach

2010 World Vault champion Thomas Bouhail (FRA), who formally announced his retirement from gymnastics last month, has a new job: Assistant Coach to the French National team.

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13/01/2015

World Aerobic champions Marius Petruse, Anca Surdu announce their retirements

2014 World Aerobic gold medallists Marius Ciprian Petruse and Anca Claudia Surdu (ROU) have retired from the sport.

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13/01/2015

Mark your calendars! 2015 is full of can't-miss Gymnastics events

2015, the year before the Rio Games, will be a pivotal year in the Olympic cycle. Here's why.

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23/12/2014

The gymnastics year in review: Fall-Winter 2014

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

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22/12/2014

The gymnastics year in review: Summer-Autumn 2014

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

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21/12/2014

The gymnastics year in review: Spring-Summer 2014

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

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20/12/2014

The gymnastics year in review: Winter-Spring 2014

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

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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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17/12/2014

British women best at France's Pas-de-Calais International

Rising British stars Angel Romaeo and Georgia-Mae Fenton were the top competitors at the annual Tournoi Pas-de-Calais this past weekend in Arques (FRA).

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15/12/2014

Japanese gymnasts dominate Toyota International

Japan's 2014 World teams completed a near sweep of the gold medals at this past weekend's Toyota International, an apparatus finals only competition in Toyota City (JPN).

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15/12/2014

The FIG mourns Lance Crowley (USA)

Lance Crowley, the American gymnastics coach who together with former Women's Technical Committee President Jackie Fie sought to reform the judging system in gymnastics to prevent "human engineered scores," passed away on November 24. He was 74.

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12/12/2014

Japan’s A-teams challenge rest of the world at Toyota International

Led by five-time World champion Kohei Uchimura (JPN), Japan's top gymnasts will match against challengers from four continents at the Toyota International, Saturday and Sunday in Toyota City (JPN), halfway between Tokyo and Osaka.

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08/12/2014

Jossimar Calvo, Marta Pihan-Kulesza win Acapulco's Abierto Gimnasia de Mexicano

Jossimar Calvo (COL) and Marta Pihan-Kulesza (POL) flipped away with the sombreros at the fourth annual Abierto Mexicano de Gimnasia Saturday night in Acapulco (MEX)

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05/12/2014

Acapulco gears for fourth Abierto Mexicano de Gimnasia

Past and present gymnastics greats are in Acapulco (MEX) this weekend for the Fourth Abierto Mexicano de Gimnasia, a World Cup-style All-around competition spread over two days.

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03/12/2014

Gymnastics stars line up for Saturday's Glasgow World Cup

2013 Glasgow World Cup champions Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) and Larisa Iordache (ROU) are back to defend their titles against rising stars and newcomers during the second of three competitions in the FIG 2014-2015 Artistic World Cup series this Saturday in Glasgow (GBR).

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02/12/2014

Maksym Semyankiv, Kristyna Sankova (UKR) sweep Sokol Grand Prix

Ukrainians Maksym Semyankiv and Kristyna Sankova won the Brno Grand Prix, a popular Mixed Pairs competition, this past weekend in the Czech Republic.

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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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01/12/2014

Junior European champion Angelina Melnikova (RUS) tops the standings at 2014 Top Gym

In her first major international competition since becoming Junior European champion this spring, Angelina Melnikova (RUS) won the annual Top Gym, contested over the weekend in Charleroi (BEL).

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01/12/2014

Larisa Iordache, Oleg Verniaiev crowned champions at Stuttgart World Cup

2014 World medallists Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) and Larisa Iordache (ROU) were the stars of the FIG Stuttgart World Cup Saturday, the first of three competitions in the FIG 2014-2015 World Cup series.

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27/11/2014

'Stuttgart is ready to celebrate a great gymnastics party!'

Stuttgart is the starting point for the FIG 2014-2015 World Cup series in Artistic Gymnastics, a three-competition whirlwind that begins Friday in Germany and ends in March in the United States.

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21/11/2014

Meet the eight new elements in Women's Artistic Gymnastics!

Eight new elements have been officially approved in the Women's Artistic Gymnastics Code of Points, the FIG Women's Technical Committee announced earlier this week.

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20/11/2014

Five countries top 2014 FIG World Challenge Cup rankings

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

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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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18/11/2014

Comebacks, champions made at Elite Gym Massilia in Marseille

Rising international stars Daria Spiridonova (RUS) and Giada Grisetti (SUI) won the All-around titles at the annual Elite Gym Massilia meet, held this past weekend in Marseille (FRA).

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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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17/11/2014

Roxana Popa, Oleg Verniaiev best at Blume Memorial

World Parallel Bars champion Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) and Spanish star Roxana Popa (ESP) were the big winners at the Joaquin Blume Memorial, held this past weekend in Barcelona (ESP).

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16/11/2014

Young gymnast relishes 'Journée des Métiers' at the FIG

So goes the life of a gymnast in Switzerland: On Thursday, November 13, Carla Corminboeuf participated in the "Journée des Métiers," an experience which allows students a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a professional workplace for a day.

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14/11/2014

South Americans shine at Medellin World Challenge Cup

South American veterans and rising stars dominated the medal podiums at the Medellin World Challenge Cup, the final Category B FIG World Cup of the year, held this past weekend in Medellin (COL).

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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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02/11/2014

Russians Nikita Ignatyev, Daria Spiridonova take the Swiss Cup

After winning the Arthur Gander Memorial in Chiasso (SUI) earlier this week, double World medallist Daria Spiridonova partnered with Russian national champion Nikita Ignatyev to take the Swiss Cup, held Sunday in Zurich.

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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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30/10/2014

Oleg Verniaiev, Daria Spiridonova take 2014 Arthur Gander Memorial

New World Parallel Bars champion Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) and 2014 World medallist Daria Spiridonova (RUS) outclassed a deep field to win the 31st Arthur Gander Memorial, held in Chiasso (SUI) Wednesday night.

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28/10/2014

Apparatus suppliers SPIETH, GYMNOVA, EUROTRAMP win the 2016 Olympics

Three equipment makers have been named as official suppliers of Gymnastics equipment for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (BRA), the FIG announced Tuesday.

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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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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

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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30/09/2014

Perfect attendance and plenty of success at Foundations of Gymnastics course in Portugal

More than 20 coaches and technicians participated in a “Foundations of Gymnastics” course held in Maia (POR) from August 28-September 4. Participants representing five nations – Brazil, Estonia, Great Britain, Italy and Portugal – displayed a perfect attendance record and were “very much committeed in all activities,” reported Rogério Valério, the FIG’s Gymnastics for All Committee Vice President and course leader.

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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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23/09/2014

Yuya Kamoto, Yao Jinnan lead Japan, China to gold at Asian Games

The Japanese men and Chinese women took the team titles as the Asian Games began this past weekend in Incheon (KOR).

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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

Before (or after) Worlds, Asia's best aiming for success in Incheon

Sandwiched between two FIG World Gymnastics Championships, the quality of gymnastics at the upcoming Asian Games, in Incheon (KOR), is expected to be World class.

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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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17/09/2014

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

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

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16/09/2014

Dutch women, French men victorious at pre-Worlds Friendly in Rouen

The Dutch women and the French men were the winners at an International Friendly held this past weekend in Rouen (FRA).

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16/09/2014

2015 World Gymnaestrada: Less than 300 days to go!

Organisers of the 15th World Gymnaestrada in Helsinki (FIN) marked 300 days to go before the grand event gets underway on July 12, 2015 at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Here's a look at what's in the works.

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15/09/2014

Hungarians victorious at Szmobathely Grand Prix

With six titles over 10 events, the host nation was the most successful country at the 6th Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend in Szombathely (HUN).

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15/09/2014

Charlotte Drury makes history with first Trampoline World Cup title

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

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15/09/2014

AcroArmy marches into finals on 'America's Got Talent' TV show

Four years after Acro troupe Spelbound stunned Britain's TV audience, the U.S.'s AcroArmy, which includes 2014 World bronze medallists Kylie Boynton and Ryan Ward, are bringing enthusiasm for the lesser-known gymnastics discipline stateside with their performances on the television show "America's Got Talent."

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12/09/2014

Pommel stars swing into Szombathely for Sixth Hungarian Grand Prix

As the clock ticks down on the 2014 World Championships in Nanning (CHN), more than 80 men's and women's gymnasts are expected to compete at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend in Szombathely (HUN).

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12/09/2014

Q and A with Margaret Sikkens Ahlquist, President of the FIG Gymnastics for All Committee

With 10 months to go before the 2015 World Gymnaestrada in Helsinki (FIN), FIG Gymnastics for All Committee President Margaret Sikkens Ahlquist sat down to give her perspective on the concept of Gymnastics for All and the festival in Finland next July, which promises to be one of the greatest gymnastics parties on the planet.

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12/09/2014

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

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

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11/09/2014

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

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

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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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08/09/2014

International Friendlies: Italy, Germany, Cyprus all winners during a busy weekend

Italy, Germany and Cyprus were all winners during a whirlwind weekend of International friendlies in four European countries as teams tune up for the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in October. In case you missed something, here's a rundown of who did what where:

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08/09/2014

Yana Kudryavtseva crushes competition in Kazan as 2014 Rhythmic World Cup series concludes

Reigning Rhythmic World champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) won the Kazan World Cup -- and with it the 2014 FIG World Cup All-around title -- in style Saturday, posting the highest All-around score in World Cup competition this season.

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05/09/2014

FIG opens disciplinary proceedings against manufacturer AAI

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has opened disciplinary proceedings against the American apparatus manufacturer, AAI, based in Jefferson, Iowa, for selling unapproved gymnastic mats. The violation surfaced at the recent gymnastic events at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing (CHN).

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05/09/2014

Kudryavtseva, Israel look to sew up Rhythmic World Cup titles in Kazan

The 2014 FIG World Cup champions will be decided at the final Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup of the year this weekend in Kazan (RUS).

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05/09/2014

Loulé stages high profile Trampoline World Cup

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

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04/09/2014

This weekend, it's the Friendly season in Artistic Gymnastics

Top European teams are gearing up for the World Championships in Nanning (CHN) with a smattering of International Friendly meets taking place this weekend in four European countries.

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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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02/09/2014

Six nations golden as Pan American Championships end

Pan American Championships All-around gold medallists Jossimar Calvo (COL) and MyKayla Skinner (USA) each collected titles in event finals as the Pan American Championships concluded Monday in Mississauga (CAN).

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27/08/2014

Equipment manufacturer Taishan sanctioned

Taishan Sports Equipment Co., Ltd has been sanctioned for breaching the FIG Code of Auto Discipline by the FIG Disciplinary Commission.

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26/08/2014

U.S., Canada big winners in Trampoline at Pan Am Championships

Host country Canada and the United States dominated the competition in Trampoline Gymnastics at the Pan American Championships in Mississauga (CAN), each country walking away with four titles apiece.

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25/08/2014

Jasmine Kerber, Patricia Bezzoubenko, Brazil golden as Rhythmic wraps up at Pan Am Championships

All-around champion Jasmine Kerber (USA) and Canadian standout Patricia Bezzoubenko (CAN) split the medals as Rhythmic Gymnastics competition concluded at the Pan American Championships this past weekend in Mississauga (CAN).

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25/08/2014

BBC's 'Tumble' a reality hit among viewers

As it flips into its fourth week on the BBC, gymnastics reality series "Tumble" is receiving high marks from its TV audience.

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22/08/2014

Jasmine Kerber, Brazil on top at Pan American Rhythmic Championships

Rhythmic gymnasts from the United States and Brazil dominated the All-around finals at the Pan American Championships in Mississauga (CAN), each easily qualifying full teams to next year's Pan American Games in Toronto (CAN).

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20/08/2014

All about the Pan American Gymnastics Championships

Rhythmic Gymnastics competition begins today at the Pan American Gymnastics Championships in Mississauga (CAN), a two-week event that also features competitions in Men's and Women's Artistic and Trampoline Gymnastics.

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18/08/2014

Alexandra Soldatova sweeps Rhythmic International in Brazil

Russian standout Alexandra Soldatova swept the titles at the fourth Rhythmic International Meeting this past weekend in Victoria (BRA).

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18/08/2014

Jani Tanskanen, Men's Artistic Gymnastics Athlete Role Model, reports on first day of competition at YOG

Jani Tanskanen (FIN), Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Athlete Role Model for Men's Artistic Gymnastics and President of the FIG Athletes Commission as well as former World champion on Horizontal Bar, took the time to share his impressions of the first competition day at the Nanjing Olympics Sports Centre Gymnasium.

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15/08/2014

Giulia Steingruber, Yana Kudryavtseva named Elegance Ambassadors for Longines

Reigning World All-around Rhythmic champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) and European Vault champion Giulia Steingruber (SUI) have been named Ambassadors of Elegance for FIG partner Longines, the Swiss watchmaker announced Thursday.

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11/08/2014

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

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

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08/08/2014

Rhythmic stars head to Bulgaria for Dundee World Cup

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

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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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06/08/2014

Following the leaders: Q and A with Commonwealth Games standout Nile Wilson

Nile Wilson came to the 2014 Commonwealth Games as a rookie, though not one exactly new to international competition.

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04/08/2014

Following the leaders: Q and A with Commonwealth Games champ Claudia Fragapane (ENG)

Get to know British Gymnastics's new "It" girl in this edited Q and A with the Commonwealth Games News Service, where she discusses everything from her beginnings in the sport to family and team support.

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04/08/2014

Quotables: 2014 Commonwealth Games

Enjoy some golden sayings from gymnasts at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, courtesy of the Commonwealth Games News service.

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02/08/2014

Canada, Scotland, England golden on final day of gymnastics at Commonwealth Games

Gymnasts from Canada, Scotland and England all won gold medals to close out gymnastics competition Friday at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (SCO).

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01/08/2014

English gymnasts take three more golds as Commonwealth event finals begin

English gymnasts won another three gold medals Thursday as event finals got underway at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (SCO).

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31/07/2014

England reigns supreme in Commonwealth All-around finals

English gymnasts reigned supreme in All-around finals at the Commonwealth Games Wednesday night, capturing both golds and five of the six All-around medals given out in Glasgow.

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30/07/2014

10 must-see routines from the World Aerobic Championships in Cancun

June's World Aerobic Gymnastics Championships in Cancun (MEX) were a flying spectacle of strength and dance, showcasing the very best of the discipline. Just in case you missed it, here are 10 must-see routines:

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29/07/2014

English teams enjoy doubly golden performance at Commonwealth Games

Led by top All-around qualifiers Max Whitlock and Claudia Fragapane, England's Men's and Women's teams each captured gold in an often dramatic team final at the Commonwealth Games Tuesday in Glasgow (SCO).

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28/07/2014

England romps day one of gymnastics qualification at Commonwealth Games

If the results of the first day of qualification at the 2014 Commonwealth Games are any indication, England is going to have a good Games in Artistic Gymnastics.

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28/07/2014

Following the leaders: Q and A with Patricia Bezzoubenko and coach Svetlana Joukova (CAN)

With five gold medals and one bronze, 17-year-old Patricia Bezzoubenko (CAN) has been the breakout star in Rhythmic Gymnastics at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (SCO). Here's a brief Q and A with Bezzoubenko and coach Svetlana Joukova.

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27/07/2014

Bezzoubenko, Jones add to medal haul as Commonwealth Rhythmic competition concludes

2014 Commonwealth All-around champion Patricia Bezzoubenko (CAN) picked up another three gold medals in event finals Saturday in Glasgow (SCO), giving her a total of five out of six golds in Rhythmic Gymnastics at the Games.

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26/07/2014

With Rhythmic All-around title, Canada's Bezzoubenko wins second Commonwealth gold

Canadian Rhythmic star Patricia Bezzoubenko won the All-around title at the Commonwealth Games Friday afternoon in Glasgow (SCO), earning her second gold medal of the Games.

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25/07/2014

Canadian women golden in Rhythmic Gymnastics as Commonwealth competition begins

Led by national champion Patricia Bezzoubenko, team Canada topped the standings in Rhythmic Gymnastics on the first night of competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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24/07/2014

FIG President Grandi among Olympic stakeholders at IOC summit

FIG President Bruno Grandi (ITA) was among several stakeholders who joined IOC President Thomas Bach at a recent summit to discuss overhauling the bidding process for the Olympic Games, among other iniatives.

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23/07/2014

Commonwealth Games: 10 gymnastics storylines to follow in Glasgow

Since the British Commonwealth once literally extended across the world, these championships are something of a mini-Worlds, with a few tweaks to make things interesting.

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21/07/2014

Who's competing at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games? Here's the list.

The field is set for gymnastics at the upcoming Second Youth Olympic Games, which begin August 16 in Nanjing (CHN). Eighty-four Artistic, 48 Rhythmic and 24 Trampoline gymnasts will battle for Youth Olympic Gold over 12 days of competition.

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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

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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24/06/2014

Mireille Ganzin: 'Aerobic gymnastics has its own identity'

Take it from FIG Aerobic Technical Committee President Mireille Ganzin: Aerobic gymnastics has come a long way since becoming an FIG discipline nearly 20 years ago.

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16/06/2014

Kudryavtseva, Bulgaria, Russia golden at Rhythmic European Championships

Reigning World champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) didn't let a slip up with the Ball keep her from winning her first European All-around title at this weekend’s European Rhythmic Championships in Baku (AZE).

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11/06/2014

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

Training is underway at the 2014 European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Baku (AZE), where competition begins Friday with Junior Individual and Senior Group Qualifications. Here are five reasons we're excited about the competition:

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05/06/2014

Ito, Khilko bounce to the top at Asian Championships

Japan, China and Uzbekistan dominated the medal podiums at the 3rd Asian Trampoline Championships, which concluded Wednesday in Tokyo (JPN).

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04/06/2014

With the European Championships on the horizon, Kudryavtseva, Mamun top Rhythmic World Cup rankings

If the World Cup rankings are any indication, 2013 World champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) is still the gymnast to beat going into next week's the European Rhythmic Championships in Baku (AZE).

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02/06/2014

Lopez, Martins, Americans on top in Anadia as World Cup ends

Fan favorite Jessica Lopez (VEN) and three American gymnasts combined to win six of the 10 titles up for grabs at the Anadia World Challenge Cup, held this past weekend in Anadia (POR).

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31/05/2014

Zanetti, newcomers shine as Anadia World Challenge Cup begins

Olympic rings champion Arthur Zanetti (BRA) and a host of newcomers topped the standings during the qualifying rounds at the Anadia World Cup Thursday and Friday in Anadia (POR).

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27/05/2014

Ablyazin, Russians lead the way as Europeans end

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

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15/05/2014

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

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

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22/04/2014

Dutch, Slovenians shine at Ljubljana World Challenge Cup

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

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21/04/2014

Son Yeon Jae continues successful run at Korea Cup

Rhythmic star Son Yeon Jae (KOR) continued her medal streak at this past weekend's Korea Cup in Incheon, winning three of four golds up for grabs.

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07/04/2014

Uchimura, Ferrari take titles at the Tokyo World Cup

World and Olympic All-around champion Kohei Uchimura (JPN) and Vanessa Ferrari (ITA) reigned supreme at this past weekend's Tokyo World Cup, the final event of the 2013-2014 FIG World Cup series.

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04/04/2014

Slovakia draws Aerobic gymnasts for Worlds warmup

With the 2014 World Aerobic Gymnastics Championships on the horizon, some of Central Europe's top gymnasts are gathering this weekend in Nové Zàmky (SLO) for the annual Slovak Aerobic Open.

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28/03/2014

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

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

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27/03/2014

Shirai, Iordache, Palesova, Merdinyan strike gold in Doha

Gymnasts from four countries won event titles as finals got underway at the Doha World Challenge Cup Thursday in Qatar.

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13/03/2014

Hungary kicks off 2014 FIG Rhythmic World Cup series

Fresh off last weekend's Thiais Grand Prix, 2013 World Rhythmic medallists Ganna Rizatdinova (UKR) and Melitina Staniouta (BLR) will have more chances for gold at the Third Hungarian Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup, which begins Friday in Debrecen (HUN).

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03/03/2014

Elizabeth Price, Sam Mikulak take 2014 American Cup titles

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

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26/02/2014

2014 Trampoline and Aerobic Gymnastics African Championships relocated to Namibia

The African Gymnastics Union (UAG) informed the FIG on Monday that the 2014 African Championships in Trampoline, Tumbling, Double Mini-trampoline and Aerobic Gymnastics will be relocated to Namibia.

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20/02/2014

Five coaching brevets awarded at FIG Academy in Chile

The Chile Gymnastics Federation hosted a Level 3 FIG Academy for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics on January 18-25 immediately following a training camp for the introduction for the FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme.

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04/02/2014

Women's Trampoline Final: MacLennan to the max

It was an intense competition to the bitter end, this last final. Canada was gearing up to celebrate its first Gold medal with Rosannagh MacLennan, possibly a Bronze with Karen Cockburn, when China’s He Wenna, the 2008 Olympic champion and world title-holder, made her entrance.

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25/08/2013

Medal count: Going down in history at the Cali World Games

Having started with organisational difficulties and with the regrettable cut of the Rhythmic Gymnastics competition on Ribbon, The World Games 2013 Cali became an enormous success for Gymnastics, once the hurdles were taken. The event will go down in Gymnastics history for its tremendous and lively crowd and will certainly be remembered by gymnasts as well as officials for a long time to come.

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24/08/2013

At World Games, Aerobic gymnastics celebrates Fiesta Colombiana

The Aerobic Gymnastics family knew that the people of Cali love music and dance and they anticipated enthusiasm for their discipline, but nobody had expected 18,000 spectators dancing in the grand stands and giving the gymnasts standing ovations!

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08/08/2012

Rhythmic Gymnastics Olympic Final: An angel passes over!

Evgenia Kanaeva (RUS) had the Olympic Final completely spellbound. Work, talent and experience all worked in her favor in this event. The young woman has held more titles than any other Rhythmic gymnast since the premiere World Championship in Budapest (HUN) in 1963.

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06/08/2012

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

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

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05/08/2012

London Olympic Event Finals: A showcase in suspense

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

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03/08/2012

Men's Trampoline Final: Dong Dong's hour of victory

Bronze medallist in Beijing 2008, China's Dong Dong delivered in spades in London, adding what is likely his most prestigious victory to a gamut of impressive wins and three world titles.

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02/08/2012

Women's All-Around Final: A classy win for the Flying Squirrel

ight as a wisp and quick on her feet, Gabrielle Douglas literally flies across the apparatus with flawless technique and meticulous execution. The athlete dominated the competition, deserving of the title of Olympic champion.

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01/08/2012

Men's All-Around Final: The King is Kohei I!

The world awaited him; the man who hardly flinched under the weight of such an historic Final! Calm, serene and with a grin on his face, Kohei Uchimura took his place before the judges with typical Japanese determination and concentration.

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30/07/2012

A dramatic Men's Gymnastics Team Final in London

The Chinese men performed with the efficiency and precision of a Swiss watch-maker during the Olympic team final in London, winning gold for the second consective Olympiad.

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13/01/2012

First ladies of Trampoline compete at Test Event

Following their male counterparts, who took to the trampolines at London’s North Greenwich Arena Friday morning, the female trampolinists entered the Visa International Gymnastics venue in the afternoon.

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13/01/2012

Event specialists enjoy a full house at London Test Event

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

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12/01/2012

List of Women's Artistic Gymnastics 2012 Olympic Qualifiers

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has published the list of Women’s Artistic Gymnastics qualifiers for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

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12/01/2012

Test Event finals wow London crowd

With Olympic qualifications completed over the last two days, Men’s and Women’s Artistic gymnasts entered the first day of Apparatus Finals on Thursday at London’s North Greenwich Arena.

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10/01/2012

Great Britain, France, Spain and Italy's men's teams qualify for Olympic Games

The second and final Olympic Gymnastics qualifying event for the 2012 London Games kicked off Tuesday morning at the North Greenwich Arena with the Men’s Artistic qualifiers.

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09/01/2012

FIG Executive Committee Unanimously allows additional places for second Olympic qualification

The FIG Executive Committee has unanimously decided to allow one additional place for Trampoline Women, Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual and Rhythmic Gymnastics Group to participate at the 2nd Olympic qualification held in London these days.

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16/07/2011

National Evenings

They enchanted and surprised the city of Lausanne, eliciting feelings of admiration and enthusiasm from local fans. Fourteen national evenings were on the programme.

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13/07/2011

Large Groups embrace Gymnaestrada philosophy

The heat was on at Lausanne’s Pontaise Olympic Stadium on Tuesday, when the first of two Large Group presentations got underway in the afternoon. A total of eighteen groups composed anywhere from 200 to 800 gymnasts each wowed the public with their mass choreographies showcased under a blazing summer sun.

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21/08/2010

Gymnastics sensation Viktoria Komova takes two more golds at Youth Olympic Games

Youth Olympic All-around champion Viktoria Komova (RUS) and rising star Tan Sixin (CHN) split the medals in event finals as the first Youth Olympic Games Artistic Gymnastics competition drew to a close in Singapore.

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19/08/2010

Viktoria Komova crowned Youth Olympic Games All-around champion

Viktoria Komova of Russia forged a place for herself during the Qualifications, leaving the rest of the field in her wake.

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12/10/2009

Stage is set for 2009 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships get underway in London

London and British Gymnastics have taken gymnastics a step above competition. Under the vast dome of The O2, the discipline was transformed into a stunning presentation that combined sports with entertainment, the reverent with the rhapsodic, and in one common pursuit: excellence.

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28/07/2009

Medal table: World success for the Kaohsiung World Games!

Competitions at the highest level in a spectacular multitude of diverse and popular sports make up the mainstay of The World Games. At quadrennial intervals, in the years following the Games of the Olympiad, the world’s best athletes in these sports unite in their common search for excellence during the Games.

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19/07/2009

Original routines light up Aerobic Gymnastics at Kaohsiung World Games

The top gymnasts, selected at the 2008 Aerobic World Championships in Ulm (GER), came from all over the world to participate in the 2009 World Games. Sixteen countries were represented at this important quadrennial gathering of non-Olympic disciplines. Almost half of the nations present had a winner in one of five categories.

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