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15/04/2018

Marina Chernova makes history on dazzling day as Acro Worlds come to a close

The final day of the 26th FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium had it all, superlative performance, home success and surprise new champions yet still the incomparable Marina Chernova (RUS) managed to shine the brightest.

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14/04/2018

Inspirational Zagoskina and man-mountain Suprunov fuel Russian gold rush

Russia once again proved utterly irresistible on Acrobatic Gymnastics’ biggest stage of all, as both the Women’s Group and the Men’s Pair claimed World Championship gold in Antwerp’s rocking Lotto Arena.

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13/04/2018

Treble-title-chasing Chernova lights up a day of shocks, surprises and artistry

Among a mass of exhilarating displays of strength, artistry and flexibility, defending Mixed Pairs World Champions Marina Chernova and Georgii Pataraia (RUS) shone the brightest on a thrilling first day of qualifying at the 26th FIG Acrobatic World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium.

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13/04/2018

Presidents past and present pay tribute to FIG’s founder

The FIG President, Morinari Watanabe, and one of his predecessors in the past, Yuri Titov, paid a special visit on Friday to the memorial monument in Antwerp for Nicolas J. Cupérus, architect of the first union of national gymnastics associations which later developed into the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).

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12/04/2018

Stage set for Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp

The 26th Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships will take place in Antwerp, Belgium on 13-15 April shining the spotlight on a spectacular discipline which later this year will make its debut at the Youth Olympic Games.

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12/04/2018

Acrobatic gymnasts lift the lid on life as inseparable pairs

Relationships are at the very heart of the spectacular sport of Acrobatic Gymnastics. Without trust and harmony, the mind-blowing feats of strength, balance and flexibility simply do not work. On the eve of the 26th World Championships, starting in Antwerp, Belgium on 13 April, three elite pairs reveal the secrets to their success.

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11/04/2018

Golds, glory and Olympic spots handed out at Acro World Age Group Competitions

After 45 medals were fought for during seven days of stirring competition the 10th FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions came to an end in Antwerp, Belgium, on Tuesday.

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10/04/2018

Five questions for the Acrobatic Gymnastics Ambassadors, Nikki Snel and Eline de Smedt

In 2014, at their last World Championships, Eline de Smedt and Nikki Snel finally won the gold medal in Women’s pair, crowning their career in the best way possible. The inspiring Belgian duo will act as Ambassadors at the World Championships in Antwerp this week.

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09/04/2018

How to follow the 2018 Acrobatic Gymnastics Worlds

Even if you can’t make it to Antwerp for the 2018 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships 13 – 15 April, there are plenty of ways to stay up to date on everything happening at the Lotto Arena.

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07/04/2018

2018 Acrobatic Gymnastics Worlds: Five things to know

Thirty years after staging the event for the first time, the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships are making their big return to Antwerp, Belgium.

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06/04/2018

A line-up of champions expected in Antwerp

Among the athletes competing at the 2018 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp (BEL) 13 – 15 April figure 28 who have already earned at least one medal from The World Games or a World medal in one of the Pairs or Groups categories.

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26/03/2018

The FIG introduces the Gymnastics Ambassadors for the 2018 World Championships

The International Gymnastics Federation is pleased to announce the nine champions who will be the Gymnastics Ambassadors at its 2018 World Championships.

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16/03/2018

Defending champions take on new starlets as Antwerp 2018 gymnasts list announced

An exciting blend of seasoned champions and rising stars are set to compete for medals at the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships 2018 in Antwerp (BEL) after the event’s preliminary list of competitors was released today.

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15/02/2018

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

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

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20/12/2017

Acrobatic Gymnastics TC focuses on ways to develop the sport

The Acrobatic Gymnastics Technical Committee has explored various avenues to help the development of a sport which, while preparing to make its Youth Olympic Games debut in Buenos Aires in October 2018, still wants to encourage the involvement of many more countries.

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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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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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23/07/2011

Tribute to a founding father

Precisely 130 years ago on July 23, 1881, a convention was signed in Antwerp (BEL) establishing the European Gymnastics Union, today known as the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).

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