16. Dezember 2002
Dallas / USA
Artistic Gymnastics

The '7thValery Ljukin Invitational' was won by Jason Gatson (USA/55,35) last weekend at the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy in Plano, near Dallas (Texas).
On second place came Yernar Yerimbetov from Kazachstan (54,125), third was Denis Zbitskiys (LAT/54,050), also winner on pommel horse. The Austrian Thomas Zimmerman came on second place on this apparatus.
The competition is named in honor of legendary World and Olympic champion Valery Ljukin, who was the first gymnast with a triple sault on floor...

14. Dezember 2002
Artistic Gymnastics

At last the European talents of artistic gymnastics met in Vienna at the UWW CUP and in September at the INTERNATIONAL GWG CUP in Cottbus.
Some of them will meet again coming Saturday to a friendly meet in Potsdam, near Berlin:
The teams (U 16) of France, Great Britain, Switzerland and Germany .
It is a competition more between this four countries in a long tradition, to come together every year.
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14. Dezember 2002
Artistic Gymnastics

Winner of the friendly meet between the U16 teams of four European nations was the team of the vice European champion Switzerland (250,65). Host Germany came on second place (246,70), the French team scored on third (243,95) and the team of Great Britain came on fourth (239,6).
Best in all-around were Dennis Mannhardt (51,05) and Roland Haeuptli (50,90) from Switzerland. Third was Yann Rayepin (FRA/50,45). The best British gymnast Adam Cox came on fourth place (49,80).
A special...

13. Dezember 2002
Artistic Gymnastics

The German Gymnastics Federation DTB informed, that the Olympic champion of 1936, the member of the golden German women's team, Mrs. Julie Schmitt-Knabel died on Tuesday, December, the 10th at the age of 89 years.

9. Dezember 2002
Artistic Gymnastics

Romania's Oana Petrovschi, the silver medalist on uneven bars at the recent Worlds in Debrecen won the all-around of the 2002 Chunichi Cup held Saturday in Nagoya, Japan and was also the best on uneven bars.
Japan's National champion Hiroyuki Tomita was the best in men's category and also the winner on still rings. The 1999 and 2000 Chunichi cup champion Naoya Tsukahara came on second (aa) but won on hig bar.
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