Gymnastics Association: PRESS RELEASE ( 28/10/00)
The icing on the Danish pastry
An overall total of forty two (42) Mixed, Womens and Mens
teams, representing 14 nations; a full and enthusiastic crowd at the NIA, Birmingham;
unanimously recognised high standard of performances and a top class organisation,
contributed to a very successful 3rd Euroteam gymnastics event, on Friday and Saturday.
The nine medals tally was distributed between three nations, the lions share
going to the Danes. They are taking back home all the three Gold, two Silver and one
Bronze medals. The gymnasts from Sweden won a Silver and a Bronze medal and the Germans
won one Bronze medal.
Hulby/Slagelse (DEN) won the title in the last discipline, Mens group, with
homogenous team, stable runs on Tumbling and Trampette and breathtaking choreography on
Floor exercise (28.450).
Their countrymen from Silkeborg Drenge took the Silver (28.000), and the Swedish
Kampinge GF- the Bronze (27.500).
The four times British Champions, Bromley Valley, finished on seventh place
(23.350), having scored highest on Tumbling (8.050).
The 4th Euroteam will be held in France in 2002.
John White (GBR), Judge at the
competition proved that the gap between the strongest and the weakest teams has now
closed. When Euroteam event was first held in 1996, we had 5 strong teams coming from
Scandinavia, and the others. In Birmingham we saw general improvement of all
teams, closing the gap between strong and weak teams and variety of styles. The Mens
is still strongest of the three disciplines, providing a combination of dynamics,
excitement and interesting choreography. All the judges in Birmingham have been impressed
with the organisation of the event and the presentation for the audience.
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