Archive for October 28th, 2011

Swiss Cup 2011 – Ponor, Porgras and more

October 28, 2011

The Swiss Cup 2011, an invitational pair competition, will take place next weekend (6th November) in Zurich. Yesterday all of the participants were announced including two strong Romanian pairs: Catalina Ponor and Marian Dragulescu as well as Ana Porgras and Flavius Kozci. Germany will send last years winners: Elisabeth Seitz and Fabian Hambüchen. It will also be interesting how Anna Dementyeva will perform.

UPDATE: Dragulescu and Ponor won’t compete.

2012 Europeans in Montpellier – promotional video

October 28, 2011

The 2012 European Championships for Men’s Artistic Gymnastics will take place next May in Montpellier, France. The French already put a lot of effort in an excellent promotional video of the event. Including a breathtaking jump from a bridge!

Click play or watch it on YouTube:

2011 European Acrobatic Championships – Results & Photos

October 28, 2011

Yesterday, the first medals were given to the junior and senior acrobatic gymnasts at the European Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships in Varna, Bulgaria.

In the junior division, Belgium (mixed pair, women’s group) and Russia (men’s pair, men’s group) won each 2 golds, Belarus (women’s pair) one. Silver medals went to Russia (three), Great Britain and host country Bulgaria.

detailed results: mixed pair junior – dynamic / women’s group junior – dynamic / men’s pair junior – static / men’s group junior – static / women’s pair junior – static

The senior division was dominated by Great Britain (men’s pair, men’s group) and again Russia (women’s group, mixed pair), Ukraine took the last gold (women’s pair). Silver and bronze medals went to Great Britain, Russia, Belgium, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Belarus. Adam Mcassy and Edward Upcott (men’s pair) from Spelbound presented another flawless routine and took the gold. And veteran Revaz Gurgenidze with his partner Tatiana Okulova from Russia (mixed pair) wowed the crowd with another super-difficult routine.

detailed results: mixed pair – dynamic / women’s group – dynamic / men’s pair – staticmen’s group – static / women’s pair – static

Click here to watch the livestream or search in the library in order to see yesterdays finals and qualifications.

The Belgium women's group with Julie van Gelder, Laure Maes and Ineke van Schoor (my favourite trio) with their balance routine.

Revaz Gurgenidze and Tatiana Okulova (RUS): Gold

Kateryna Sytnikova and Anastasiya Melnychenko (UKR) got gold with their balance routine.

The Sphinx

For more photos go to the official website!