The Gymnastics federations of Zimbabwe and of Mozambique both hosted an FIG Follow-up and Monitoring Camp for the FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme in Artistic Gymnastics on February 28 to March 2, 2014. These were the 37th and 38th Age Group training sessions that has now had the attendance of 816 different coaches from 77 countries
Thanks go to the very active President Edmundo Ribeira who attended the camp directly after arriving from Paris and left immediately afterwards to attend the FIG Gymnastics for All Symposium in the USA. Lucinda Martins did most of the advance organizational work.
Both of these three-day camps focused primarily on practical work in the gymnasium with coaches and their gymnasts on the various technical and physical tests, the compulsory exercises and the modified optional rules. …
A few photos from the MOZ Camp hosted at the Faculdade de Educação Física e Desporto, Maputo.
The kids are natural athletes. Coaches are keen. But a lack of training equipment has stalled development of the sport since some years ago when East German coaches first arrived.
Leave a comment if you have any suggestions on how to get gymnastics equipment to Africa.