UPDATE: Read here about the first results!
Silently, the 25th European Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships began in Varna (BUL) this weekend. Actually these Championships are the 25th for seniors, the 9th for juniors and the 6th Age Groups Games. Competitors in the senior (15 +), junior (12-19) and the Age Group (11-16 years) division from Russia, the Ukraine, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, Poland among other nations will fight for gold, silver and bronze medals for balance, dynamic and combined routines in the following events: women’s pair, men’s pair, mixed pair, women’s group and men’s group.
The Age Group Games already took place this weekend. Russia won two gold medals (women’s & men’s pair), Great Britain the other three.
Here’s the schedule for the upcoming days and the juniors and seniors competition:
Monday 24th: arrival of juniors and seniors / training
Tuesday 25th: junior and senior training
Wednesday 26th: junior qualifications (women’s pair, men’s pair, men’s group: BALANCE / mixed pair, women’s group: DYNAMIC)
Thursday 27th: senior qualifications and finals & junior finals (women’s pair, men’s pair, men’s group: BALANCE / mixed pair, women’s group: DYNAMIC)
Friday 28th: senior and junior qualifications (women’s pair, men’s pair, men’s group: DYNAMIC / mixed pair, women’s group: BALANCE)
Saturday 29th: senior and junior finals (women’s pair, men’s pair, men’s group: DYNAMIC / mixed pair, women’s group: BALANCE)
Sunday 30th: senior and junior all-around finals (combined routines of all events)
For a detailed schedule with the exact times of competition go to the official website of the Europeans.
This is also important if you want to watch the competition LIVE! Bulgaria has EEST (UTC + 3 hours). Click HERE (official website) to watch the tv coverage of the competition and award ceremonies. For the first days there has been a live stream on USstream – but I think it doesn’t work anymore as there’s a better one on the official website. But the best site to watch it is actually livestream.com, cause you’ll find all streams in the library if you want to watch a routine again.
And finally we also already have first pictures of the event. More photos are on their website and on facebook.
In the following days I’ll post results/photos and more on this blog. So, let’s hope for a great competition!