FIG Parkour resumes

After a long break due to the pandemic, LIVE competition returns starting with a World Cup in Bulgaria.

Details.

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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.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (49min)

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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Varsity Gymnastics, Calgary

I visited Calgary’s newest Gymnastics Facility.

Former Canadian National Team Head Coach Tony Smith was installing an ancient Pommel Horse above the entrance. Mason climbed up for some photos.

When the University of Calgary cancelled competitive Gymnastics programs, the club moved across the street into a Gym shared with Volleyball and Wrestling.

Double Olympian Nathan Gafuik is Head Coach. Joel Cornelius the Ninja Program Director. Mason Smith General Manager.

As inflatable buildings go, this one is excellent.

It’s a work in progress. I saw the plans for the above ground pit system.

Tony Smith is also a sales rep for AAI and Spalding so is well connected with facility design.

The Parkour / Ninja area will soon be completed. Certain to be very popular, located so close to Calgary’s biggest University.

Check them out at VarsityGymnastics.ca.