10. March 2006  
Madeira / Portugal  
Rhythmic Gymnastics

PREVIEW: 11th International Tournament Madeira 2006 GYM family Event 2006

After one decade only the International Madeira Tournament', which will held coming weekend on the Portuguese island Madeira - is established in the worldwide gymnastics calendar.
Started in 1996 as an rhythmic gymnastics event it is mixed from 2001 on with male artistic gymnastics. These competitions for both disciplines are a early start event into the young international season.
So the 11th anniversary will use by artistic and rhythmic gymnasts coming from 19 different nations - a new tournament record of the ten years old history!
So a lot of young participants utilize this date for their preparations to the beginning world cup season and specially for the European Championships, which will held at the beginning of May.....

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Attractive of artistic & rhythmic gymnastics

Beginning in 2001 the artistic gymnastics competions were won three time by the Portuguese gymnastics star Manuel Campos, who was the winner 2001, 2002 and 2005 - broken by his teammate Felipe Besugo (2003) and by the Canadian Grant Golding (2004).

Last year's winner of the rhythmic gymnastics all-around was the Spaniard star (photo, right)
followed by her compatriot Esther Escolar (ESP) and Raquel Muro e Silva from Portugal.