02. April 2013  
Brussels, Europe  
Wheel Gymnastics

Compulsory Helmet use in Wheel Gymnastics ... was an April Joke only!

Neither a European Commission, the Council of the European Union nor the European Parliament have adopted an EU regulation, a helmet law for wheel gymnasts so that the actors of the upcoming 10th WHEEL GYMNASTICS GYMNASTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, which will be held in early July for the first time outside Europe, in Chicago (USA), can continue their preparation without helmets.
Conceived had this joke, the Chairman of the German Wheel Federation, Franz Obry, together with the OC director of the upcoming Worlds, Wolfgang Bientzle: They used an international training camp in Taunusstein (Germany) to the appropriate helmet-equipment, and graphics to set the scene.
Nevertheless, the first Wheel Gymnastics Worlds in the summer expected in the U.S. with voltage, but also bring an interesting premiere of the new discipline "Mono wheel" ("Cyrrad").