21. March 2003
Cottbus / GER
Artistic Gymnastics

The qualification at the 27th Tournament of Masters in Cottbus has ended now. Most of the participants – altogether 44 - started on pommel horse, the least participants started on women’s vault (21). This qualification on vault was won by Oksana Chussovitina.
Elizabeth Tweddle (GBR) took the lead on uneven bars in the qualification.
As expected, the pommel horse World and Olympic champion Marius Urzica (ROM) has reached the first place in the qualification on his specialist apparatus...

21. March 2003
Artistic Gymnastics

The team of German host just arrived in Cottbus from the training camp Kienbaum, near Berlin. After injury of Sven Kwiatkowski last weekend in Paris, the German coach Andreas Hirsch have some problems...
In Cottbus arrived participants from 42 nations. Amomg of them Olympic, world and European champions. The qualification events starts today at 1 p.m. local time in the new venue Lausitz Arena.
GYMmedia will report directly from Cottbus every day of this weekend....

20. March 2003
Moutier / Switzerland
Artistic Gymnastics

The Olympic Movement Tripartite Commission has allocated its invitations for the Olympic Games Athens 2004 (artistic gymnastics) to Dimosthenis TAMPAKOS (GRE), Maria Jose DE LA FUENTE PARADA (BOL), and to Vania VICENTE MONTEIRO (CPV) (rhythmic gymnastics ).
The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) is acknowledging the above.
The Trampoline invitation ....

18. March 2003
Artistic Gymnastics

(nbb) For Romanias top gymnast Oana Petrovschi the Worldcup series Paris-Cottbus-Thessaloniki was over before it began. The 17-year-old from Birlad injured her ankle while training for the World Cup at Paris-Bercy's 'Palais Omnisport' on friday. 'Thanks god that nothing is broken', she told gymworld, though she was really cross about her mishap: 'I failed to notice a training suit which was lying on the floor mat, landed on it and bent my ankle.'
For Petrovschi, who will have to...

17. March 2003
Athens / Greece
Artistic Gymnastics

The female gymnasts are testing the Team-event...!
A few months before the actual highlight will take place traditionally the 'Pre- Olympic Competitions' are starting the countdown to the Olympic Games.
As well for the athletes as also for the organisers and the official equipment suppliers they are an important test for the individual kinds of sports. The female gymnasts are testing their team event...