05. June 2022  
Rimini, ITA  

European Championships Trampoline Gymnastics

A total of 308 senior and 240 junior gymnasts, representing 26 nations are scheduled to compete at the 28th Europeans of Trampoline Gymnastics. After hosting the World Cup event now Italy's Rimini ist host agin this top event in the venue Fiera Expo & Convention Centre.
* In the focus of interest are individual competitions of the Olympic individual disciplines on the trampoline for women and men (qualiying rounds with two and semi-finals with one routine) a final and a team competition.
The ECh program also includes in the disciplines TRA Synchro, Double Mini Tramp MT and Tumbling each with qualifying competition and a final.
* A maximum of 8 gymnasts per discipline and age category, men and women (maximum 2 per country) and a maximum of 8 synchro pairs per age category, men and women (maximum 1 per NF) advance to the finals.* The team finals feature the top 5 teams in TRA individual, DMT and TUM per age category, men and women (3 gymnasts per team). All gymnasts, pairs and teams will start Finals with a score of zero.

* Saturday 4 June
Day 4 of the ECh action in Rimini saw the seniors competing in synchro while the juniors fought for the team titles in Tumbling and Double Mini-Trampoline. Having qualified just this morning, the top 8 synchro pairs took to the stage, looking for a medal, preferably a golden one of course. Great Britain’s Bryony Page and Isabelle Isabelle Songhurst excelled, posting a 47.750 as the score to beat. The ladies watched their score hold to he very end, becoming the 2022 European Champions. In an exciting battle for the other medals, Romana Schuring and Niamh Slattery (NED) edged Georgia’s Teona Janjgava and Anano Apakidze with 46.970 to 46.950.
In the men’s SYNCHRO final, the battle for gold was a nail-biter! Just 0.250 separated the top two duos, with Germany’s Fabian Vogel & Matthias Pfleiderer performing a fabulous routine for 50.800 and the European title. Portugal’s Diogo Abreu & Pedro Ferreira secured the silver with 50.550, ahead of Greece’s Nikolaos Savvidis & Marios Grapsas.

In the three junior team finals, Great Britain won both tumbling sessions. Their boys team, featuring Bailey Forbes, Lewis McCoy, Fred Teague and Alistair Nightingale, beat Portugal and Ukraine while Charlotte Clarke, Alicia Field, Jaeda-Lei Jeffers and Naana Oppon outtumbled Ukraine and France.
Belgium put a focus on DMT for this competition and it clearly showed off. Taking the gold medal, Brent Deklerck, Witse Mols, Khassim Toure and Thimo Roox outshined Germany and Portugal.
* Results see below ...
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* Friday 3 June
On day 3 the senior teams fought for continental glory in Double Mini-Trampoline and Tumbling while the juniors battled it out in synchro.
Great Britain scored a double victory in the first set of finals, with both their women’s DMT and men’s tumbling team jumping to gold. Kim Beattie, Madeleine Tarrant, Kirsty Way and Bethany Williamson held off the challenge from Portugal and Spain while Lewis Westwood, Ramarni Levena, Jaydon Paddock and Kristof Willerton proved too strong for Denmark and Azerbaijan.
In the junior synchro finals, the Georgian duo Maia Bochoridze and Ana Lapiashvili posted a 45.660 to beat Lina Uljee and Thalissa Wijkstra (NED) while the last performers, Mariyana Uzunova and Kristina Stamova from Bulgaria secured the bronze medal. Azerbaijan made it to the top of the podium as well, courtesy of Magsud Mahsudov and Huseyn Abbasov (AZE) whose score of 48.420 bested Kaloyan Petrov and Georgi Basarbovski (BUL) with just one hundreds of a point ! The bronze medal was won by Ukrainians Andrii Lishchuk and Davyd Sandomyrskyi.


The last two teams finals, Double Mini-Trampoline for the men and Tumbling for the women, had the audience on the edge of their seat. With excellent passes, and few mistakes, these gymnasts truly showed the spirit of their discipline. After a nail-biting finale, tension rose as the scores were being double checked. Spain’s DMT team, featuring Andres Martinez, David Franco, Nicolas Toribio and Carlos Del Ser took the top honours, beating an impressive Belgian squad and the British lads.  Cheered on by her teammates Emilie Wambote, Marie Deloge and Maelle Dumitru-Marin, France’s Candy Briere-Vetillard gave it her all, posting the top score of the final and prolonging France’s reign.

* Thursday 2 June
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On day 2 the senior trampoline gymnasts fought for glory in the team finals . In a new  format, the final is divided in three groups, with one gymnast per country performing.

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The Spanish team, featuring Noemi Romero Rosario, Melania Rodriguez and Marina Chavarria, held off a challenge by Georgia, represented by Teona Janjgava, Luba Golovina, Anano Apakidze and Sophio Dashniani. Germany beat Portugal and Ukraine for the bronze medal, much to the delight of team members Fiona Schneider, Luka Kristien Frey, Gabriela Stoehr and Leonie Adam.

In the men’s competition, France and Portugal went head-to-head with all six gymnasts completing their full routine.

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Both teams were anchored by experienced gymnasts. Allan Morante scored 58.970, slightly less than the highest score of the final, 58.990 for Zak Perzamanos (GBR) while Diogo Abreu posted a 57.240. Gold for France, where Pierre Gouzou, Morgan Demiro-O-Domiro and Florestan Riou joined Morante on the podium. Portugal, fully appreciative of Abreu’s solid effort, enjoyed their silver while Great Britain needed a tie-breaker based on best time of flight scores against Ukraine to decide the bronze medal.