10. December 2017
Toyota City, JPN
Artistic Gymnastics

Reigning world champion Kenzo Shirai won the men’s floor exercise for the third year in a row at the first day of the 11th Toyota International Gymnastics Competition. The 21-year-old, who won both the floor and vault at the worlds in Montreal in October, performed his namesake “Shirai 3” technique, a double backward somersault triple twisting layout ranked as a maximum-difficulty H-level move, scoring 15.800 points in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture. Compatriot Wataru Tanigawa (14.600) was second and Canada’s Jeremy...

10. December 2017
Hanover, GER
Artistic Gymnastics

The fact that you need a long breath in the artistic gymnastics world is well-known!
This also applies to the establishment of new international competitions, like the 4th International ZAG Junior Cup in Hanover (Germany), the capital of Lower Saxony. With the announcement of the 4th International ZAG Junior Cup 2017 on December 16, the traditional "TuS Vinnhorst" continues its consistent and goal-oriented promotion of...

6. December 2017
Great Britain
Artistic Gymnastics

British media reported, that Eddie VAN HOOF has been suspended by British Gymnastics as an independent investigation is conducted into allegations of misconduct. Van Hoof, men's technical director at the Rio Olympics as Britain won five medals, was UK coach of the year 2016.
In Rio, Max Whitlock won two golds and a bronze, Louis Smith took silver, while Nile Wilson won bronze. "The suspension is not a disciplinary penalty, and indeed does not imply any assumption...

3. December 2017
Split, CRO
Artistic Gymnastics

At the 27th Congress of the European Gymnastics Federation (UEG) in Split, Croatia, Mr. Farid Gayibov of Azerbaijan was elected as the new president at the attended by the 50 member federations of the UEG. Gayibov defeated Slovenia's Edvard Kolar, 28 votes to 20. After George Guelzec (FRA), who held the post for the past eight years, Gayibov will become the 5th president of the UEG.

Gayibov, who was elected Vice President of the UEG's Executive Committee four years ago,...

2. December 2017
Ludwigsburg, GER
Artistic Gymnastics

2017, December 02, the Olympic high bar champion Fabian HAMBUECHEN (30)  from Gernanay celebrated his very last competition at the German Team Championship Final of the German Gymnastics League (DTL) in Ludwigsburg. Behind the winner KTV Straubenhardt and vice champion TG Saar (- with Oleg Verniaiev) his team "KTV Obere Lahn" Hambuechen won the bronze team medal, started again on the floor and then turned on his world championship winning apparatus, the horozontal bar, the last stretching exercise of...