Sofia Raffaeli – Rhythmic World Champion

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Sofia Raffaeli wins all-around gold at 2022 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships and secures Olympic qualification for Italy

Medallists from Italy, Germany and Bulgaria punched tickets for their National Olympic Committees to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris

Gymnastics in Tromsø, Norway

On holidays, I happened to cycle past the Artistic Gym in the tourist town of Tromsø.

And popped in to check the facility. It’s impressive for a city population 80,000.

The new Tromsø facility was only opened 2018. But coaches told me many new facilities have been built throughout the nation.

Tromsø is fully equipped for WAG, MAG and Rhythmic. They also offer Team Gym training.

Training was limited during the pandemic — but not as much as in many other places in the world. Everything is back to normal now.

World Games Birmingham, Alabama a success

While a total of 3,600 athletes representing more than 100 countries competed in the 34 sports, athletes from a significant 24 varying nations claimed medals across the four Gymnastics disciplines and Parkour. …

World Games 2022: Golds, glory and game-changers

World Games media coverage

Olly and Blythe are there.

Canada’s Commonwealth Games teams

Emma Spence
Cassie Lee
Jenna Lalonde
Laurie Denommée
Maya Zonneveld

Rene Cournoyer
Felix Dolci
Mathys Jalbert
Chris Kaji
Jayson Rampersad

I belive Kenji Tamane is also on the team — though that makes 6 athletes.

Canadian Men’s Head Coach Eddie Van Hoof is going. Formerly the GBR Head Coach, Birmingham, England, July 28 to August 8, 2022, will be returning HOME.

Note that Ellie Black was not named. Nor William Emard, 8th AA at the last Worlds, who is out with a weird biceps injury.