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Laura Zeng reaching for greatness at Rhythmic Worlds
FIG - August 28, 2015
It's been quite a year already for 15-year-old Laura Zeng, but the best may be yet to come.

Hugo Olivier (RSA) passes away
FIG - August 28, 2015
Hugo Olivier (RSA), former President of the South African Amateur Gymnastics Union and FIG General Gymnastics Committee member, passed away in Capetown on August 23 at the age of 80.

Bulgarian Rhythmic Gymnastics gets a boost from Sofia World Cup
FIG - August 27, 2015
As they prepare to defend their World All-around title in Stuttgart (GER) in two weeks, the Bulgarian Rhythmic Group can take comfort in knowing that they conquered a pressure-filled dress rehersal at the Sofia World Cup earlier this month.

FIG Men's Technical Committee weighs reducing number of elements in routines
FIG - August 26, 2015
The number of skills required in a Men’s Artistic Gymnastics routine may shrink from 10 to eight after the 2016 Olympic Games, FIG Men's Technical Committee President Steve Butcher (USA) has confirmed.

2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics FIG World Cup series: Margarita Mamun takes four individual titles, Yana Kudryavtseva wins the All-around
FIG - August 24, 2015
After an unexpected sweep of the titles at the Kazan World Cup this past weekend in Russia, Margarita Mamun (RUS) struck for four 2015 FIG World Cup series titles.

 
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Gymnastics News


Gimnasia Aeróbica 2015: inauguran sudamericano en Lima
Crónica Viva - August 28, 2015
Lima dio la bienvenida al Sudamericano de Gimnasia Aeróbica, donde participarán más de 150 deportistas de 7 países del continente, en un certamen que se realizará del 27 al 30 de agosto en el Polideportivo del Centro de Alto Rendimiento (CAR) de la Videna.
...más de 150 gimnastas cuenta con el importante aval de la Federación Internacional de Gimnasia (FIG) y la Confederación Sudamericana de Gimnasia.

British Gymnastics reaches 250,000 members milestone
Inside The Games - August 27, 2015
British Gymnastics has broken the 250,000 member mark, reaching an historic milestone for the organisation.
British Gymnastics reaches 250,000 members milestone British Gymnastics has broken the 250,000 member mark, reaching an historic milestone for...

VM i Trampolin & Tumbling 2015
Gymdanmark - August 27, 2015
VM i Trampolin, Tumbling og DMT afholdes 26. - 29. november, samt ungdoms VM (WAGC) 3. - 6. december 2015, i Sparekassen Arena Fyn – Odense.

Johnson: Gymnast Ellie Black aims to use Pan Am success as a springboard
Calgary Herald - August 27, 2015
...couple international competitions before that. So to go from small international competitions to the biggest level there is in gymnastics, to...

Farnham gymnasts win prize to start the 2015 World Championships
2015 WGC - August 26, 2015
Local gymnasts from Stellar Gymnastics Club based in Farnham, Surrey will be travelling to Glasgow this October, to officially start the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships.

SAGF appoints new Chief Executive Officer
SAGF - August 25, 2015
The South African Gymnastics Federation has announced the appointment of Mr Tseko Mogotsi as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Sofía Gómez se prepara para Mundial
República.gt - August 24, 2015
Dos meses de preparación sostendrá la medallista de bronce en Juegos Panamericanos de Toronto 2015, Ana Sofía Gómez junto a su entrenador, el rumano Adrián Boboc, en Europa, de cara al Campeonato Mundial de gimnasia artística en Glasgow, Reino Unido en octubre próximo.
...participar en la edición londinense hace tres años. Según datos de la Federación Internacional de Gimnasia (FIG, por sus siglas en francés),

Five medals for Belarus at final FIG World Cup Series 2015
BelTA - August 24, 2015
MINSK, 24 August (BelTA) – Russia's Kazan hosted the final FIG World Cup Series 2015 where Belarusian athletes graced the podium five times. The national team claimed two silver and one bronze medals, while Melitina Staniouta clinched another two bronze medals, BelTA informs.
with bronze going to Belarus and Japan (17,450 each). The FIG World Cup Series is over, with Yana Kudryavtseva topped the Individual All-Around...

USA's Kimble Revels in Reserve Role
International Gymnast Magazine Online - August 24, 2015
Marvin Kimble told IG that, after his fifth-place all-around finish and at the recent P&G (U.S.) championships and his appointment as a reserve gymnast for the U.S. team at this fall’s world championships have inspired him as he aims for next summer’s Olympic Games.
...as a reserve gymnast for the U.S. team at this fall s world championships have inspired him as he aims for next summer s Olympic Games. "This...

Fantastic five for Mamun as Russia dominate home Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup
Inside The Games - August 23, 2015
Russia's Margarita Mamun avenged team mate Yana Kudryavtseva for her defeat at June's European Games in Baku with a superb all-around victory at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Kazan as the hosts triumphed in every event.
Fantastic five for Mamun as Russia dominate home Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup Russia's Margarita Mamun avenged team mate Yana Kudryavtseva for...


Inside International Sports


ANOCA chief Palenfo encourages athletes to "take full advantage" of Brazzaville 2015 All-African Games
Inside The Games - August 24, 2015
Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) President Lassana Palenfo has encouraged athletes to make the most the All-African Games, with competition now less than two weeks away from beginning in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
badminton, basketball, boxing, cycling, fencing, football, gymnastics and weightlifting. Lassana Palenfo referred to the fiftieth anniversary of the...

 
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