15. April 2003
Artistic Gymnastics

Floarea Leonida, of Romania shared the gold on floor at the Romanian International Championship last weekend, together with compatriot Monica Rosu, the all around champion Saturday, both posting a 9.550.
The Romanians earned victories in nine of 10 event finals.
Kylie Stone of Calgary won the bronze medal on floor Sunday to conclude the Romanian International gymnastics. Pavel Goffman of Israel, the all around champion, prevented a clean gold medal sweep for Romania placing first on parallel...

12. April 2003
Artistic Gymnastics

The Netherlands women's team of artistic gymnastics won the triple meet against France and host Switzerland wiht a score of 142,500 points (- 139,025 : 134,900).
Three Dutch gymnasts were also the best in individual all-around:
Berber van Berg (35,650), Suzanne Harmes and Gabrielle Wammes...

11. April 2003
Artistic Gymnastics

After the remarkable international results of Yuri van Gelder (First on rings in Paris) and Jeffrey Wammes (JEC Patras 2002 and Obi-Cupwinner in Berlin) the Dutch gymnast will get more money on their way to the WC in Anaheim.
The Dutch will take part at the Worlds with a team and finish there within the first 18 teams. If they succeed, they will get two FIG-starting permits for the 2004 Olympics in Athens...

11. April 2003
Artistic Gymnastics

In Aigle, a small town near Geneva, the Swiss women team will compete this weekend against France and Holland. The Dutch team - without Verona van de Leur - consist of:
Suzanne Harmes, Berber van den Berg, Loes Linders, Laura van Leeuwen, Mayra Kroonen and Gabrielle Wammes, who replaces an injured Renske Endel. Teamcoaches are Frank Louter and Rietje Bijlholt...

9. April 2003
Artistic Gymnastics

Two weeks after the world cup in Thessaloniki took place also the Greece National Championships of artistic gymnastics there.
Two-time world high bar champion Vlasios Maras defended his all-around title. However, Maras and the other top names did not participate in the event finals, choosing to travel instead to Athens to take part in a world peace demonstration.
The 22 years old Vassiliki Tsavdaridou swept all five gold medals in women's category, five years after her last national...