Rhythmic Gymnastics Europeans 2020

Russia, Bulgaria, Italy and Spain were some of the nations that did not compete.

Linoy Ashram became the first non-Russian European champion since 1997 with victory in Kyiv.

  1. Linoy Ashram (ISR)
  2. Alina Harnasko (BLR)
  3. Anastasia Salos (BLR)

In another historical first, Turkey won the team competition.

  1. Turkey (tiebreaker)
  2. Ukraine
  3. Azerbaijan

remembering coach Aleksandr Kiryashov

Famed Russian artistic women’s gymnastics coach Aleksandr Kiryashov passed away on November 15. He was 72.

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Double Olympic Champ Rosie MacLennan

IOC posted a terrific interview with Rosie. She’ll be contending for Gold medal #3 in Tokyo

“Dave (Ross) and I talked about routines after Rio, and he was like, ‘I just want to see you do cool things, whatever about the medals’.

That brings the joy again,” said MacLennan, who will compete in the Japanese capital 81 years after her grandfather was denied a place at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1940 by the outbreak of the Second World War.

JOYOUS MACLENNAN CONTINUES TO BOUNCE THROUGH BARRIERS FOR CANADA

Ágnes Keleti at 100

Ágnes Keleti is a HungarianIsraeli retired Olympic and world champion artistic gymnast and coach.

While representing Hungary in the Summer Olympics, she won 10 Olympic medals including five gold medals, three silver medals, and two bronze medals, and is considered to be one of the most successful Jewish Olympic athletes of all time.

A new book has been released in advance of her 100th birthday.

R.I.P. Elfriede Goermann

Beloved wife and mother of two, Elfriede co-founded the Winnipeg Gymnastics Centre in 1977 and spent many decades coaching and judging internationally …

Elfriede’s spirit lives on in her husband, Wolfgang Goermann; her children, Jens and Monica Goermann; and her granddaughter Maia Thomlinson. …

Winnipeg Free Press

Monica was one of Canada’s best gymnasts ever. Elfriede a passionate lifelong student of the sport. I remember her fondly.

Monica was named to the 1980 Olympic Team, however, however Canada joined the boycott of the Moscow Games.

Monica and Elfriede Goermann