26. April 2003
Avignon/France
Artistic Gymnastics

The German national team of male juniors won in Avignon/France the traditional meet with a score of 206,70 against the host France (203,40), the team of Switzerland (200,10) and the boys from Great Britain (190,70).

The excellent all-around winner came also from Germany: The European Junior Champion on bars (Patras 2002) Fabian Hambuechen scored 53,95 points.
Arnaud Willig (FRA/51,20) came on second place and the second GErman Waldemar Eichorn (49,55) was third.

26. April 2003
Italien
Artistic Gymnastics

The national women's artistic gymnastics team of Italy won at home the meet against a young team from Netherlands (Laura van Leeuwen, Mayra Kroonen, Gabriëlla Wammes, Evi Neijssen, Loes Linders and Nathalie Bletterman) with 143,400 to 137,300 points. Great Britain came on tgird(133,475), Israel on fourth place (119,525.).
One week before the Eight-Nations-Cup in Groningen (NL) Verona van de Leur (feet injury in Thessaloniki), Monique Nuijten und Renske Endel (Infectious disease) are not ready for action.

25. April 2003
Bejing/China
Artistic Gymnastics

China's National Sports Department has cancelled all competitions in May, so International Gymnast pronounced.
The National Sports Department held an emergency meeting, discussing the present condition of Guang Zhao, Beijing, and other cities areas dealing with rising numbers of SARS cases. The decision was made to cancel or postpone all national Chinese sporting events.
Cancelled are China's plans to send five female gymnasts next week to the 8-Country Meet in Groningen, Netherlands, as well as a separate exchange...

19. April 2003
Helmond/Netherlands
Artistic Gymnastics

The Dutch company Janssen & Fritsen - the worldwide wellknown producer of the new vaulting table 'PEGASES' and longtime title sponsor of GYMmedia Online Service - has been selected as supplier of all the equipment for the Artistic Gymnastics event at the Olympic Games ATHENS 2004.

18. April 2003
Deva / Romania
Artistic Gymnastics

The Romanian newspaper Ziua wrote in an article this week, that the situation in the Romanian gymnastics center Deva continues to be tense, next to the abundance of problems that the trainers have had to face lately, another problem surfaced: the construction at the Deva complex and the worse thing is that the construction will last at least 4 years....

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