24. March 2004  
Athens / Greece  
Artistic Gymnastics

Olympic Test Events finished: Rhythmic Gymnastics - 2nd final day

The “Pre-Olympic competitions” took place in the Olympic city Athens from March 17th – 24th. Today, the last competition was the individuall all around final in Rhythmic Gymnastics.
Irina Tchachina (RUS/107.925) was the best of Pre-Olympics in front of Alina Kabaeva (RUS/106.450) and Anna Bessonova (UKR/104.650).
Yesterday Russia had won the pre-olympic group competition. Belarus became 2nd, Italy was on 3rd place.
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Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens (Photo by ATHOC)

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A lot of work also for Leonid Arkaev as a member of the UEG-Executive Committee, president of the Russian federation and head coach of the Russian team. Unexpectedly, Russia now has arrived in Athens with a full team, as well as China, Spain and Ukraine. Vice- World Champion Romania – like also World Champion USA - will ony compete with two indiviudal gymnasts: Alexandra Eremia und Andrea Muntianu.

<< Coach Leonid Arkaev (RUS)

new springboards from Janssen&Fritsen

For the first time in gymnastics history J&F has set up even in the warming up gym one podium for men and women each. This gives the gymnasts to warm up with absolutely the same conditions like in the actual competition venue. China’s head coach Liu, Guicheng: “This is unique – we never had such kind of conditions before!“ The podium itself will make a short tour to the European Championsips in Amsterdam – and will then come back to Athens for the Olympic Games.

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One of the favourites: Feng, Jing (CHN)
.. but he didn't compete

The program of the test events (with the top gymnasts) for Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics and Trampoline is the following :

Olympic Test Events
17.03.2004, MAG + WAG: Qualifications
18.03.2004, MAG: All Around Final; WAG: Team Final

19.03.2004, TRA: Qualifications + Finals (men and women individual)
20.03.2004, MAG + WAG: Apparatus Finals Day 1
21.03.2004, MAG + WAG: Apparatus Finals Day 2

22.03.2004, RG: Individual Qualifications Day 1, Groups Qualifications
23.03.2004, RG: Individual Qualifications Day 2, Groups All Around Final
24.03.2004, RG: Individual All Around Final
(source: fig-info)

The Olympic Sports Complex in Athens