20. October 2018  
Odivelas, POR  
Artistic Gymnastics

12th Europeans of TeamGym 2018

* UEG informs--: From October17 to 20 the Multiusos of Odivelas, close to the Portuguese capital Lisbon, will be the place-to-be for all TeamGym fans. 52 teams from 16 countries competed, a record participation of the 12th European Championships of TeamGym. For the first time a team from Azerbaijan takes part, and also the host of the last edition Slovania is back.
Scandinavian dominance
Denmark has won the last 10 European title in the men’s senior team competition and is one of the traditional powerhouses in TeamGym, together with Sweden and Iceland. They will be challenged by their neighbours Norway and Finland. Great Britain and Italy are medal contenders as well, eager to break the Nordic power. The host nation, Portugal, showed their strength two years ago in Maribor and will be a force to reckon with in Odivelas. Competition format these Europeans are held for juniors and seniors, in three categories: Mixed, Men’s and Women’s teams. All teams compete on floor, tumble and trampet. These three scores combined serve as the team total.
The top 6 teams per category in the qualification round advance to the final where the scoring starts from zero.

European TeamGYM  F I N A L S (*updated, Saturday Oct 20)
  - ueg report ---:
- Senior mixed teams: Less than two tenths separated top qualifier Sweden from closest rival Denmark in the qualification round two days ago. This afternoon, the Swedish team increased the gap to more than a point, trailing Denmark only on tumble. A second gold for Sweden, after the victory of their junior women’s team yesterday and the perfect way to kick off the day. Silver for Denmark with the battle for bronze between Iceland and Norway being decided on floor where Iceland created the advantage.
1. Sweden 56.450;  2. Denmark 55.350;       3. Iceland 53.000
4. Norway 52.400;   5. Great Britain 51.250;  6. France 50.150
- Senior women’s team final:
Sweden led comfortably going into the final but things got a bit tenser today. The top three teams added at least a full point to their total. Iceland took on Sweden for the title. Both teams showed off excellent runs with Iceland leading on floor and tumble. But the Swedes claimed the gold medal with an outstanding performance on trampet which gave them an edge of two tenths of a point. Denmark added another medal to their collection too, the bronze this time.
1. Sweden 57.650;  2. Iceland 57.450;  3. Denmark 56.050
4. Norway 54.100;  5. Finland 51.650;   6. Czech Republic 48.750
- Senior men’s team final
:  Favourite and ten-time European Champions Denmark went head-to-head with Sweden on floor and trampet. Last up, the Danes needed more than 19.250 on tumble to surpass Sweden. Having noted an impressive 22.050 in qualifications however, the title was in within reach if all went well. And the Danes lived up to their reputation, showing off spectacular tumbling as their series often started with a double layout. They ended up scoring 21.250, taking their eleventh consecutive European title in this category. Norway claimed the bronze, finishing a successful event ahead of the home team Portugal which was loudly supported by the spectators.
1. Denmark 63.350;  2. Sweden 61.350;        3. Norway 59.400
4. Portugal 53.275;   5. Great Britain 51.150;  6. France 46.075

With these exciting finals the 12th edition of the TeamGym Europeans finished;
next will take in 2020 in Copenhagen (DEN) from 15 to 18 October 2020!
* source: ueg - press release


♦ EJCh - Junior Finals (updated: Friday, Oct 19)

* ueg -report--:
Junior men’s team final
The Danish junior men started off their country’s run for gold brilliantly. They posted the highest score on each apparatus, resulting in a total score of 60.850, beating Sweden by close to 4 points. Norway claimed the bronze with Great Britain in fourth place and Estonia fifth.
1. Denmark 60.850; 2. Sweden 57.025; 3. Norway 51.700
4. Great Britain 50.600; 5. Estonia 42.100

Junior mixed team final
The thousand spectators in Odivelas witnessed a thrilling battle for the European title between Denmark and Sweden, with the very last performance being decisive. Sweden has posted a total score of 52.100 and Denmark needed 16.250 to tie their rivals. Waiting nervously in the kiss and cry zone, the Danish team jumped up in delight as 16.950 was announced, clinching the gold medal. Norway claimed their second bronze of the day. Iceland and Great Britain tied for fourth place, until Great Britain submitted the first ever inquiry in TeamGym. It got rejected and their score lowered, bumping them to fifth place. The Netherlands placed sixth.
1. Denmark 52.800; 2. Sweden 52.100; 3. Norway 47.750
4. Iceland 47.000; 5. Great Britain 46.900; 6. Netherlands 46.250

Junior women’s team final
The Swedish ladies excelled tonight under loud support of their family, friends and fans. The team showed off impressive skills in a consistent manner, claiming the top scores on all events. The total of 55.000 saw them awarded with the European title! Denmark fought back from the fifth place after two events with a superb floor routine. It lifted them to the silver medal overtaking Iceland who got their first medal of the event, a bronze.
1. Sweden 55.000; 2. Denmark 53. 075; 3. Iceland 52.550
4. Finland 50.750; 5. Norway 49.750; 6. Great Britain 48.650

♦ The events started on Wednesday, Oct 17 with the junior competions and will finish Saturday, Oct 20 with the elite finals:
 >> Results Overview  (UEG Service)