15. November 2010
Gran Canaria, Spain

The tragically destiny of the Spanish-German Joaquin BLUME who died at the end of the fifties in a flight accident in the Andalusian mountains on his way to the first festival of gymnastics in Gran Canaria on April 29th of the year 1959 is known world-wide. The hero of the second European Championships in Paris in 1957 where he won four titles beside Jack Günthard (SUI) and Juri Titow (URSS). The festival with the special aim in being the “Festival con corazón” – the Festival with heart “BLUME GRAN CANARIA” was named after the Spanish national hero after the tragically accident. In these days, the festival celebrates its 50th anniversary and has become the paragon of the outstanding social values of all gymnastics disciplines all over the world. *GYMmedia International reports from this event of popular gymnastics sport for all age groups for more than a decade and will be also present during the next days from the Canary Island.