Hardy Fink – Be Gymnast Centered

I highly recommend this presentation.

Gymnastics is under review worldwide. We hear much about the problems.

Hardy Fink offers solutions.

Hardy has attended more World Championships & Olympics than anyone else. He’s the principle author of the FIG Age Group Programmes for all disciplines. And he’s led more FIG coach education courses worldwide than anyone else.

We should listen and learn.

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World Games 2022 on CBS

The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee.

The 11th edition of The World Games will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 7-17 July 2022.

3,600 athletes from over 30 sports and 100 countries will take part in The World Games.

EXCELLENT.

Trampoline and Tumbling, Acrobatic Gymnastics, Aerobic Gymnastics, Rhythmic, and Parkour will be included.

CBS Sports will televise a total of 12 hours of coverage stemming from The World Games; CBS Sports Network will air one-hour highlight shows after each day of competition over the 10-day event.

Additionally, the CBS Television Network will broadcast two, one-hour specials, with broadcast coverage also streaming on Paramount+ Premium.

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Daria Tikhonova – Manna and Flair

Also, half an Air Flair.

Aerobic Gymnastics is the most under appreciated FIG discipline.

These athletes are incredibly fit. Artistic gymnast watch one routine and swear they’d never be able to get through.

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kate_pykhtova – Flairs

A Russian Aerobic gymnast.

Many women have tried to learn them. These are easily the best I’ve seen, so far, on Floor.

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Hardy Fink’s last day at FIG

Hardy Fink was the Director of Education and Academy Programmes for FIG. He organized, amongst other things, FIG Academies, FIG Age Group Programme and Olympic Solidarity courses. All things education for 7 FIG competition disciplines – ACR, AER, MAG, PK, RG, TRA, WAG.

For some years Hardy had been asking for a transition plan to a successor. It’s a massive job and not many in the world have the experience, knowledge and contacts to make it work.

Hardy has attend more World Championships & Olympics than anyone, for example. Stuttgart was his 32nd Worlds in series.

Nobody has yet been named by FIG.

The only positive note is that Hardy has been asked to consult with his replacement over the next couple of years. In my opinion, that would be essential or FIG coach education opportunities will plummet.

related – Dvora Meyer’s recent interview with Hardy (for subscribers)

FIG World Championships Ambassadors

The International Gymnastics Federation is pleased to announce the nine champions who will be the Gymnastics Ambassadors at its 2018 World Championships.

FIG Age Group Aerobics and Acrobatics

November 21-23: 1st meeting of the working group to develop an age group programme for Aerobic Gymnastics

November 25-27: 1st meeting of the working group to develop an age group programme for Acrobatic Gymnastics

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – DECEMBER 06: The FIG-Gymnastics new building inauguration on December 6, 2016 in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/The Image Gate for FIG-Gymnastics)

Three working groups for different Gymnastics disciplines met one-after-the-other at the magnificent new FIG headquarters to prepare the FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programmes.

The development and worldwide introduction and dissemination of those programmes for the Olympic disciplines has been partially funded by the IOC. Earlier this year, President Watanabe approved funding for similar programmes to be prepared and introduced for the two non-Olympic disciplines.

All three working groups met under the leadership of Hardy Fink, the Director of FIG Education & Academy Programmes. …

… Acrobatic Gymnastics and Aerobic Gymnastics programmes are now ready to be introduced in early 2018 in three planned training seminars and camps in three geographic regions of the world …

This completion of the Age Group Development and Competition Programmes for all six disciplines has been a huge step for the FIG coach education programmes. …

Working Group meetings for Aerobic, Acrobatic and Trampoline Age Group Programmes

World Games Aerobic Gymnastics – July 21-22

Group categories of Aerobic Gymnastics (Mixed Pairs, Trios, Groups, Aerobic Dance and Aerobic Step) are the main focus of this fast-paced discipline in Wroclaw, where six teams per category will battle for four places in the final. Reigning World champions in Trio, Group, and Aerobic Dance have registered to compete, as have Mixed Pairs champions Michela Castoldi and Davide Donati (ITA), the “Romeo and Juliet” of their sport.

Want to follow Gymnastics at The World Games 2017? Check out the FIG event minisite. 

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