Gymnastics Archive


German gymnastics enjoys a golden age

LONDON (GBR), July 25, 2012: There is no doubting that German gymnastics is enjoying a golden period at the moment. Indeed, at London 2012 Team Germany will be the only national delegation to have athletes competing in all categories of the three Olympic Gymnastics disciplines. And in doing so they will be


Games of the XXX Olympiad, London

Lausanne, (SUI), July 18, 2012: Artistic Gymnastics, The London Games represent a historic possibility for the artistic gymnasts of Latin America. Could this be the first time a Latin American gymnast is awarded a medal at an Olympic Games? The new Olympic selection procedure for 2012 has qualified a record number of


Cape Town/Helsinki calling! Gymnastics for All

Lausanne (SUI), July 16, 2012: Gymnasts from every corner of the FIG global family have now been sent their invitations to take part in the 2nd World Gym For Life Challenge and the 15th World Gymnaestrada, which are being staged in Cape Town (RSA) and Helsinki (FIN) respectively. In South Africa and


Games of the XXX Olympiad London

Lausanne (SUI), July 12, 2012: XXX Olympiad, With the deadline for National Olympic Committees to name or confirm their athletes for the London 2012 Olympic Games having passed on July 9, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) confirmed the lists of participating gymnasts today. The FIG has a 324-athlete quota for the Olympic


Egyptian quartet on the road to London

LAUSANNE (SUI), July 4, 2012: The road to London 2012 has not been easy for Egypt’s gymnasts. But thanks to the determined efforts of the President Amr Mostafa El Saeid, the board members and the technical committees of the Egyptian Gymnastics Federation, various obstacles have been overcome and they can now look


Jordan hosts AGU preparatory course

LAUSANNE (SUI), July 4, 2012: WAG judges, On 21-26 June in Amman (JOR), the Jordan Gymnastics Federation, with the support of the Asian Gymnastics Union (AGU), played host to the AGU’s annual Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Judges Course, as part of the AGU Development Programme for 2012. The course was overseen by


Junior and Senior Pan-American Championships

Lausanne (SUI), June 26, 2012: Medellin, Seventeen federations convened in Medellín (COL) from June 19-25 for the 2012 Pan American Championships in Artistic Gymnastics. Several London Olympians, and those still awaiting Olympic designation by their federations, participated. Notables: LONDON OLYMPIANS: Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Jorge GIRALDO (COL) 2004 and 2008 Olympian Federico MOLINARI


MacLennan and Dong fly high in FIG Trampoline

Lausanne (SUI), June 25, 2012: Rosannagh MacLennan (CAN) and Dong Dong (CHN) won the women’s and men’s Individual Trampoline Gymnastics titles respectively in Arosa (SUI) on Saturday at the final FIG World Cup before the London 2012 Olympic Games. Having qualified in third position behind China’s Huang Shanshan and Li Dan, MacLennan’s


Candidates line up FIG elections in FIG Congress

LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, June 19, 2012: The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) published a list of valid leadership candidatures today for the upcoming 2013 – 2016 Olympic Cycle. Elections will be held during the 79th FIG Congress in Cancun (MEX) on October 25 – 27, 2012. FIG President Prof. Bruno Grandi (ITA),


FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Cup A 2012

LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, June 18, 2012: China’s Dong Dong and Huang Shanshan won the Men’s and Women’s Individual Trampoline Gymnastics titles respectively at last weekend’s FIG World Cup in Albacete (ESP). Both qualified first and defeated their compatriots Tu Xiao (Men’s) and Li Dan (Women’s) for the Gold. Masaki Ito took