21. August 2022  
Munich, GER  
Artistic Gymnastics

44. MEN's Artistic Gymnastics Europeans 2022

Since the premiere 57 years ago in Frankfurt/Main (GER; 1955), European championships have been held every two years. After Essen (1979), Bremen (2000) and Berlin (2011), Germany and its Olympic city of 1972 Munich hosts now the 44th European Men's Artistic Gymnastics Championships for the fourth time.
After the competitions of the 43rd Women's Europeans one week before, one week before, now the men's competitions will also follow as part of the concerted event sequence of the European Championships of a total of 9 sports, which will be reflected on a large scale by the German public broadcasters on TV and online channels. In addition, the former UEG (now: "European Gymnastics") integrates its Junior European Championships for male athletes also into the second event weekend from August 18 - 21.
* First Great Britain's Joe FRASER won gold in all-around on Thurday, after than  the British men's team won its second team title after 2012, and Jake Jarman and Joe Fraser have won the vault and parallel bars titles with Jake also taking floor bronze in the apparatus finals at the final day in Munich!
Courtney Tulloch rings bronze and Giarnni Regini-Moran parallel bars bronze to mark the most successful European championships ever for the British team with an incredible eleven medals across the men’s and women’s events.
The haul also means the GB team topped the gymnastics medal standings!

** Germany's SPORTMANUFAKTUR B ä n f e r supports the online coverage of modern competitive apparatus gymnastics at the top and the breadth.


♦♦ 44th ECh MEN's ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS 2022  (18. - 21. August)

After the first European Championships in 1955 in Frankfurt/M. and after Essen (1979), Bremen (2000) and Berlin (2011), Germany plays now the host role for the fourth time in the men's event in Munich 2022 (- apart from a failed interdisciplinary intermezzo in 2001 in Riesa).
Also in the men's competition, in deviation from the previous mode, medals will be awarded already after qualification for the best in the all-around (- conversely, it would definitely have made more sense to apply this to the team competition and schedule an individual all-around final instead !!).
But only in the teams competition a final is held, as well as for the determination of the apparatus champions.
In the absence of the sanctioned federations of Russia and Belarus and in the absence of real comparative values in the still young, short Olympic cycle, predictions would be unserious. One will probably have to be surprised just as in the women's competitions, although in the fight for precious metal the German hosts seem to be facing much more difficult challenges than the countrywomen who outgrew themselves a week earlier.
In any case, there will be a new champion in the all-around in the absence of previous exclusively Russian and Ukrainian title holders of the last decade. The first candidate could be Ukraine's bronze medalist from Basel 2021, Illia KOVTUN.
( The best All-rounder of ECh History)

* eg preview --: The field also  includes stars like reigning Olympic Champion on floor Artem Dolgopyat (ISR), Vice-Olympic Champion on floor Rayderley Zapata (ESP), double European Champion on parallel bars and 2021 European Gymnast of the Year Ferhat Arican (TUR), 2019 World Champion on parallel bars Joe Fraser (GBR), Greek Lord of the Rings Eleftherios Petrounias, Irish star Rhys McClenaghan, reigning World Champion on floor Nicola Bartolini (ITA), recently crowned Mediterranean Games all-around Champion Adem Asil (TUR), Ukraine’s rising star Ilia Kovtun alongside veteran teammate Igor Radivilov, 2020 European Champion on pommel horse Matvei Petrov (ALB), Croatia’s master of the high bar Tin Srbic while the host nation Germany counts the Hero de Janeiro Andreas Toba, Lukas Dauser, Nils Dunkel, Glenn Trebing and Lucas Kochan in its ranks.
Of course, all gymnasts are looking to excel in Munich after a long period of uncertainty and we wish every single gymnast loads of success.

On the first day of competition (Thursday, 18. 08.) it is also primarily about the 13 qualification places of the nations for the World Cup in autumn in Liverpool.  (- !! - This strange mode has met with quite a bit of opposition in practice...!)

♦  E C h  App.  F I N A L S .. Sunday, August 21

  F L O O R   E X E R C I S E S
DOLGOPYAT, Artem      (ISR) - 14,966
MESZAROS, Krisztofer  (ITA)  - 14,600
JARMAN, Jake            (GBR)  - 14,433
         ►►  Detailed Results
  P O M M E L  H O R S E
MERDINYAN, Harutyan  (ARM)  - 14,733
DE MUNCH, Loran         (NED)  - 14,700
DUNKEL, Nils                (GER)  - 14,633
         ►►  Detaiied Results


Apparatus Qualification  (Thursday, August 18)
Daily Top-results at the Apparatus:
- Floor Exerc     : Nicola Bartolini  (ITA) - (6.0) =14500
K. Maeszaros  (HUN) - (5.9)= 14,500;
- Pommel horse: Joe Fraser        (GBR) - (6.1) =14,600
- Still Rings      :  E. Petrounias   (GRE) - (6.2) =15,100
- Vault             :  A. Davtyan  (ARM) - (5.6/5.6) =15,149
- Parallel bars  : Joe Fraser        (GBR) - (6.5) =15,066
- High bar        : M. Georgiou     (CYP) - (5.8) =14,233

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* Detailed Qualification Results / Final Qualifiers
  ► F L O O R Exerc.;  ► P O M M E L horse;     ► S T I L L rings;
  ► V A U L T;              ► P A R A L L E L  bars;  ► H I G H  bars