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Six World and World Challenge Cups added to the calendar for 2018-2020

The FIG Executive Committee assigned four additional World Cups in Trampoline in 2018, 2019 and 2020, as well as one World Challenge Cup in Artistic Gymnastics and one World Cup in Aerobic.

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The FIG Disciplinary Commission sanctions the German Gymnastics Federation (DTB)

The FIG Disciplinary Commission has sanctioned the German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) with a fine for its failure to provide 6 Certified Floors at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup event in Berlin in July 2017.

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Nine gymnasts win 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup series

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

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Brazilians make a splash at the Varna World Challenge Cup

A year after the Rio Games, a Brazilian wave hit the World Challenge Cup in Varna, Bulgaria, where Rebeca Andrade, Daniele Hypolito and Thais Santos assured the country a clean sweep of the women’s competition, whilst Caio Souza grabbed gold medal on Horizontal Bar this past weekend.

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Soldatova seizes All-around at Rhythmic World Challenge Cup in Minsk

With the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships less than a month away, two-time World team gold medallist Aleksandra Soldatova of Russia walked off with the All-around title at the BSB Bank Rhythmic World Challenge Cup August 5-6 in Minsk.

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Main decisions from the FIG Executive Committee meeting in Tonsberg (NOR)

The FIG Executive Committee held its third meeting of the year in Tonsberg (NOR) July 27-29. Please find here the summary of the main information and decisions.

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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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Russia leads the way at Guadalajara Rhythmic World Challenge Cup

Russia’s Rhythmic gymnasts took home all but one title from last weekend’s World Challenge Cup in Guadalajara (ESP). Polina Khonina and Ekaterina Selezneva won the gold medals in the individual competitions, while the Russia Group prevailed in the All-around and the final with three Balls and two Ropes. Only Japan’s victory in the final with five Hoops averted a Russian clean sweep.

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Brazil and Russia shine at Osijek World Challenge Cup

It was a successful weekend for Brazil and Russia at the second FIG World Challenge Cup event of the season in Osijek (CRO), where gymnasts from thirteen different countries overall picked up medals. With three golds and five medals in total Brazil topped the overall medal table at the close of play on Sunday, while Russia’s gymnasts collected a total of seven medals, two of them gold.

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Veinberg Filanovsky, Italy pick up three titles apiece in Portimao

Victoria Veinberg-Filanovsky carried off three event titles at the Rhythmic World Challenge Cup in Portimao (POR) May 12-14, a career best for the 22-year-old Israeli. And with three titles of their own, the Italian Group enjoyed its own shower of gold in Portugal.

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Iordache returns in force at World Challenge Cup in Slovenia

With two gold medals, Romanian star Larisa Iordache continued her successful comeback at the first of five 2017 FIG World Challenge Cups, May 12-14 in Koper (SLO).

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World Challenge Cup winners crowned in Szombathely

The 2016 FIG World Challenge Cup series concluded this past weekend with the tenth and final event taking place in Szombathely (HUN) to decide the overall winners of this year’s competition.

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Chinese, Saraiva shine at Anadia World Challenge Cup

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

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Chinese, Saraiva shine at Anadia World Challenge Cup

Gymnasts from eight nations -- representing all five continents -- won a share of the 10 golds given out at the penultimate World Challenge Cup before August's Olympic Games.

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South Americans take center stage for Sao Paulo World Challenge Cup

Competition gets underway Friday at the Sao Paolo World Challenge Cup in Brazil, where gymnasts from eight nations will contend for World Cup glory in the Olympic host country.

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Malaysian women surprise at Ljubljana World Challenge Cup

Unused to playing a leading role on artistic gymnastics’ international stage, the Malaysian women caused a sensation in Ljubljana this weekend, almost stealing the limelight from the Slovenians in the latest stage of the World Challenge Cup.

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Ljubljana, last stop before the Test Event

This week’s World Challenge Cup in Ljubljana offers a stage for Artistic Gymnastics’s apparatus specialists to shine before the Olympic Test Event in Rio and the European Championships in Bern, Switzerland, now six weeks away.

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Verniaiev is the strongman of the World Challenge Cup in Cottbus

With four medals, including titles on the high bar and vault, Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) was the star of the World Challenge Cup in Cottbus last weekend, where Marcel Nguyen (GER) and Louis Smith (GBR) also shone on the parallel bars and the pommel horse respectively, each winning on their favourite apparatus.

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Catalina Ponor makes a winning return in Doha

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

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Catalina Ponor returns to international competition at Doha World Challenge Cup

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

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Several World medal hopefuls shine in Osijek

A month before the Glasgow World Championships, several pretenders to the global gold used the World Challenge Cup in Osijek, Croatia this weekend to demonstrate their ambitions.

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Brazilians, Chinese win big at São Paolo World Challenge Cup

Let's just say that it was a big weekend for Brazilian Gymnastics.

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2015 World Challenge Cup concludes in Doha

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

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Armenian gymnasts shine on first day of finals in Doha

With one medal of each colour, Armenian gymnasts gained the most success at the 2015 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Doha (QAT) on Thursday. Overall, ten nations shared the medals in the events on the first day of finals.

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Gymnasts aspire to World Cup honours in Doha

Following the opening in Cottbus (GER) this past weekend, the 2015 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup and World Challenge Cup series on individual apparatus continues this week with the 8th World Challenge Cup in Doha (QAT).

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Strong showings at Cottbus World Challenge Cup

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

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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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