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Russians ruling as Acrobatic Worlds begin in China
FIG - April 01, 2016
Round one to Russia: the Acrobatic Gymnastics powerhouse hit hard as the World Championships began Friday, topping the standings in three of the five disciplines being contested.

Ivan Veloz, the Aerobic champion to beat at the Suzuki World Cup in Tokyo
FIG - April 01, 2016
With two months to go before the 2016 Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships, Ivan Veloz of Mexico will be once again the man to beat at the Suzuki World Cup this weekend in Tokyo.

Kudryavtseva and Mamun back in Pesaro for their first duel of the Olympic season
FIG - April 01, 2016
Seven months after dominating the Stuttgart World Championships, Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun, the two Russian queens of Rhythmic Gymnastics, are making their return to the World Cup stage in Pesaro, Italy from Friday to Sunday.

Iranian gymnasts relish first-time participation at Acro Worlds
FIG - April 01, 2016
It's not about medals for Iran's Sasan Abbasi and Ahad Mohammadi.

How to follow the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships, even if you're not in Putian
FIG - March 31, 2016
Even those who can’t make it to Putian (CHN) for this weekend's Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships will have plenty of ways to follow the action from the Putian Sports Complex.

Who's who: 2016 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships
FIG - March 31, 2016
For the 147 athletes from 20 countries who will be competing at the 2016 FIG World Championships in Acrobatic Gymnastics in Putian, China, from April 1-3, the competition simmers with possibility.

2016 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships start Friday in China
FIG - March 31, 2016
The winds of change are blowing through the world of Acrobatic Gymnastics: Russia's Marina Chernova is the only reigning queen who can defend her title at this week's the World Championships in Putian, China, where six titles are up for grabs.

Stars of Gymnastics come out as Cottbus World Cup turns 40
FIG - March 31, 2016
2015 World medallists Sanne Wevers (NED), Oleg Verniaiev (UKR), Louis Smith (GBR) and Pauline Schaefer (GER) are all set to take the floor at this weekend's Turnier der Meister World Challenge Cup in Germany.

Catalina Ponor makes a winning return in Doha
FIG - March 29, 2016
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.

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Gymnastics News

Russia dominate qualifying at European Trampoline Championships
Inside the Games - March 31, 2016
Russia dominated the opening day of tumbling competition at the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) Trampoline Championships at the Pisuerga Sports Centre in Valladolid in Spain.

Russia and Belarus take first European titles in Valladolid
UEG - March 31, 2016
Competition report of day 1 at the 25th European Championships in Trampoline, Double Mini-Trampoline and Tumbling in Valladolid (ESP).

First day of qualification at 40th anniversary in Cottbus
Turnier der Meister - March 31, 2016
The Lausitz Arena is open again. In the Olympic year, gymnasts of 33 countries got together for the Turnier der Meister tournament in Cottbus.

Ginnastica ritmica, tutto pronto per la Coppa del Mondo
Il Resto del Carlino - March 31, 2016
Porfiri, presidente del comitato organizzatore locale: "L'Italia è favorita"

Kunstturnen: Claudio Capelli verpasst Heim-EM in Bern
STV-FSG - March 31, 2016
Der Kunstturner Claudio Capelli muss auf die Teilnahme an den Europameisterschaften in Bern verzichten.

Volga Men Win As Russian Nationals Begin
International Gymnast - March 30, 2016
Volga took the men's team title as the Russian nationals began Wednesday in Penza.

Team Canada Sets the Bar High at Acrobatic Gymnastics World Age Group Competition
Gymnastics Canada - March 29, 2016
The 2016 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Age Group Competition wrapped up in Putian, China this past weekend with strong performances by all athletes, including two groups advancing to the finals for the first time in Canadian history.

L’Egypte remporte les Championnats d’Afrique de gymnastique
APA - March 28, 2016
L’Egypte a remporté les 13es Championnat d’Afrique de gymnastique juniors et séniors (filles et garçons) qui ont pris fin samedi à Alger, au bout de quatre jours de compétition.

Despite Bruising, Käslin Cruising Towards Olympic Test Event
International Gymnast - March 28, 2016
Swiss veteran Ilaria Käslin told IG that, she remains confident heading into the upcoming Olympic test event in Rio de Janeiro.

Qatar ready for 2018 World Championship, says QGF President
The Peninsula - March 28, 2016
President of Qatar Gymnastics Federation (QGF) Ali Al Hitmi expressed his delight with the success of 9th Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Series, which concluded on Saturday.

Championnat d'Afrique de gymnastique : l'Algérie termine à la 2e place
Al Huffington Post - March 27, 2016
Les gymnastes algériens Mohamed Abdeldjalil Bourguieg et Mohamed Raghib ont décroché 3 médailles d'or à l'issue de la 4e et dernière journée du championnat d'Afrique des nations juniors et seniors.

Curtains come down on Doha Challenge Cup Series
Qatar Olympic Committee - March 27, 2016
The 9th edition of Doha Artistic Gymnastics Challenge Cup was concluded at Aspire Academy of Sports Excellence on Saturday.

Gymnastique : "Le niveau africain a beaucoup évolué et est en bonne voie"
Algérie Presse Service - March 27, 2016
Le président de la commission technique de l'Union africaine de gymnastique (UAG) a estimé que le niveau technique de la gymnastique dans le continent connaît "un essor considérable."

Steingruber secures second gold medal as FIG World Cup closes in Doha
Inside the Games - March 26, 2016
European all-around champion Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland secured her second title of the weekend at the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) World Cup by winning the floor event in Doha.

Rio Olympics, 2016: No more room for error for Australia's gymnasts
The Age - March 26, 2016
Peggy Liddick's gymnastics teams have always arrived through the Olympics' front entrance, but if Australia's women are to make it to Rio, it will be through the back door.

World champion Petrounias claims rings title at FIG World Cup in Doha
Inside the Games - March 25, 2016
World rings champion Eleftherios Petrounias of Greece continued his domination of the discipline by clinching gold at the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) World Cup in Doha.

Inside International Sports

IOC Commissions: 60 per cent increase in women members in less than three years
IOC - March 30, 2016
Women now make up over one-third of IOC Commission Members – another step in the implementation of the Olympic Agenda 2020 reforms

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About the FIG: The International Gymnastics Federation is the governing body for gymnastics worldwide. It is the oldest established international sports federation and has participated in the Olympic Games since their revival in 1896. The FIG governs seven disciplines: Gymnastics for All, Men's Artistic, Women's Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline, Aerobic and Acrobatic. It counts 142 national member federations and boasts a 27-person staff at its international seat in Lausanne, Switzerland, host city of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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