the town of Jahn FREYBURG (Saxonia-Anhalt) took place
the 80th anniversary of the traditional "Jahn
Memorial". Gymnasts of all age groups from 15 to
hundred years were active at the apparatusses. The guests
came from 19 German country federations, but also from
other European clubs. The traditional German club TSV
Meissen came with a big delegation, although their gym was
destroyed through the flood catastrophe. They need help,
to continue their training ....
The oldest participant
and winner in his age category was the 93 old Albert Jakob
from the VfL Waiblingen. He was also the Turngest winner
in May 2002 in Leipzig and will celebrate his 94th
birthday in coming October.
All together 1,822 participants celebrated a big
party of open air artistic gymnastics of all age groups,
from fiffteen to 93 years, but also competitions of Group
Dance and Aerobic.
The stars were the guests from Israel: The
"Group Sufa" from Ramla and ste "Studio
Getz" from Rosh Hayn with their very dynamic and
To the first time a polish sportsman took part at the Jahn
The 17 years old Andrzej Kolodziejczyk from Ostrow Maz
(100 km in the north of Warczawa) needed 54 minutes about
the 11 kilometers Jahn Race.
The participants gave
1,500,- EURO benefaction for the sacrifice of the
flood catastrophe in Germany.
So the gym hall of the traditional club TSV Meissen is
destroyed totally! They needs 100,000 EURO only for the
new inlaid floor and a complete new set of apparatusses...
(Updates from Sunday, the 25th