2. April 2003
Pottsville/USA
Artistic Gymnastics

Two Russians were the winners of the traditional 'Friendship Classic 2003' in Pottsville/Pennsylvania, which was held last weekend.
In seniors category Ekaterina Orlova from Russia was the best with a score of 37,525, on second place came her teammate Alexandra Schevtchenko (37,450), followed by Irina Yarotska (UKR) and the Russian Gulnara Ziganshina.

Maria Kryutchkova (RUS) won in the juniors category with 37,200 points. On second place came Grace Taylor (USA/Aiken) with 35,150 points.

1. April 2003
Potsdam/Germany
Artistic Gymnastics

With great sadness, the big international gymnastics family noticed, that Mr. Rolf BAUCH, Honorary Member of the German Gymnastics Federation 'Maerkischer TurnerBund', has passed away yesterday in Potsdam, Germany.
Mr. Bauch, born on October 23, 1927 in Neukirch, was a longtime international judge from 1958 on until Atlanta 1996, an he got in 1998 the Diploma of the FIG for his highest seniority as an international judge.
Rolf Bauch was also the longtime chief coach of the former top...

31. March 2003
Thessaloniki/Berlin
Artistic Gymnastics

After his successes of the world cups in Paris-Bercy, Cottbus and Thessaloniki the Bulgarian Jordan JOWTSCHEW is the NEW NUMBER ONE now of the GYMmedia World Ranking List. After Alexei Nemow, leading from the beginning 1996 to 2002, and after Ivan Ivankov (BLR) now Jovtchev is the third gymnast on the top of this ranking. Russia is the only one nation with three gymnasts among the TOP TEN.
Paul Hamm, Blaine Wilson and Sean Townsend are ranking on 15...

30. March 2003
Thessaloniki/Greece
Artistic Gymnastics

Romanian gymnasts were the most successful athletes at the final day in Thessaloniki:
Like in Paris two weeks ago Marius Urzica won not only on pommel horse, but also the parallel bars final, and Oana Ban (Beam) und Floarea Leonida (floor) were the best in women's category.
On Hig bar the Ukrainian Alexander Beresch beats the Cottbus winner Aljaz Pegan from Slovenia and the world champion Vlavios Maras in his own country......

29. March 2003
Montreal/Berlin
Artistic Gymnastics

Cirque du Soleil’s Casting team is seeking PERFORMERS in such fields as gymnastics, trampoline, sports acrobatics, circus arts, dance, singing and acting, all with excellent technique, versatility, the ability to improvise and good stage presence. Proud to recruit German talent, Cirque du Soleil will be holding auditions in BERLIN, in MAY 2003. GYMmedia will publish the exactly date as soon as possible.
In December 2000 a very successful casting took place in the German capital in the...

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