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Indian Judges and Coaches selected as Asian Gymnastics Union Members

Indian Judges and Coaches selected as Asian Gymnastics Union Members

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Gymnastics is beginning to make its mark within the country. This includes not only gymnasts bringing home countless medals but also their support staff, which includes judges and coaches. Within the Asian continent, a number of Indian officials have made their mark by getting selected as Technical members of the Asian Gymnastics Union. The recent meeting by the AGU was held in Doha where five Indians became committee members across various gymnastics disciplines.   The Secretary of Maharashtra Amateur Gymnastics Association, Dr Makarand Joshi who has served as manager for the Indian team at the Commonwealth Games last year, was named as a Technical Committee Member for Aerobic Gymnastics. Similarly, Sumith M Rajeshwari named the Acrobatic Gymnastics Technical Committe...
First FIG Level – 01 Academy in India

First FIG Level – 01 Academy in India

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The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has approved an FIG Level 1 Academy in Artistic Gymnastics (MAG & WAG) to be conducted at Mota Fofaliya, Gujarat during 17th to 24th February 2019.This will be the first time ever that FIG Academy will be hosted in India.   The Academy is the flagship coaching program of the FIG and will be conducted under its aegis and supervision. All the experts for the conduct of the Academy will also be deputed by FIG. This Academy will be in English Language. The Academy is open for participation by Coaches of India and for which GFI invite applications. GFI also intend to encourage the senior active and recently retired gymnasts to take up the Academy Course so that they may explore coaching going forward and to have a good pool of co
Indian Coaches at FIG Level 2 International Coaching Course

Indian Coaches at FIG Level 2 International Coaching Course

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The FIG Level 2 Gymnastics Coaching Course recently concluded in Hong Kong earlier this week. This is an initiative by the Federation of International Gymnastics to help coaches around the world understand skills and techniques by FIG experts.. The course is very useful in that it helps coaches and aspiring gymnasts especially from countries where the sport is not so popular in understanding the dynamics of the sport. It is a week long course that ends with a Theory and Practical Exam with passing percentages for each. This particular course was held for Men's and Women's Artistic Gymnastics from 11th to the 18th of November. The FIG experts present there included Head Andrea João, WAG expert Andres Gerardino and MAG expert Derick Scholtz. We are happy to announce that there
Dipa’s Olympic journey begins with Bronze at World Cup

Dipa’s Olympic journey begins with Bronze at World Cup

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The Cottbus World Cup is currently being held in Germany. The last two days have been qualification competitions for all the different events for men and women. There is a significant Indian representation at the competition, where top gymnasts from the country like Dipa Karmakar and Aruna Reddy on the women’s side and Rakesh Patra and Ashish Kumar on the men’s side, plan to compete. The field for the World Cup is more competitive than ever before, considering the new FIG rules that now allow gymnasts to fight for an Olympic spot via the Apparatus World Cup route, of which Cottbus is the first one. During the qualification round, Dipa Karmakar successfully performed her two vaults and comfortably qualified for finals in sixth place. The others put in their top efforts, with Rakesh Pat
Get ready for Indian Gymnastics League Season 02

Get ready for Indian Gymnastics League Season 02

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The overwhelming positive feedback received following the first season of the Indian Gymnastics League has motivated it's return once again this year. A grand opening for the announcement was held last week at the Prabodhankar Thackeray Krida Sankul which included the website launch for the mega event. The event will be held at PTKS starting from the 7th to the 9th of December, 2018. The success last year, with top gymnasts like Rakesh Patra, the IGL hopes to attract more top gymnasts from across the country to compete in this unique competition. Events like this are important for gymnastics in India if we wish to make it a popular sport. The format this year remains the same with four teams, with eight gymnasts per team performing specific skills in order to gain points for their tea...
Asian Games 2018

Asian Games 2018

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The Asian games recently concluded in Jakarta last month. While India showed its excellence and dominance in a number of sports, there were sports that came back empty handed from the games. One of them was gymnastics. The team selected for the Games was definitely one of the strongest on the men’s and women’s side but things did not seem to run as smooth as expected. However, the gymnasts showed great sportsmanship and fought their way to the end. The competition started with the men’s qualifications where the country’s biggest medal hope, Rakesh Patra performed his pet event, the Rings. After a fabulous routine with high difficulty he took a few extra steps on the dismount costing him a place in the event final. He scored a 13.90 for the effort. ( Video ) A few more faults from the re
Indian Team for 1st Aerobic Gymnastics Asian Cup

Indian Team for 1st Aerobic Gymnastics Asian Cup

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Gymnastics Federation of India conducted the selection trials at Chennai hosted by Tamilnadu Gymnastics Association for the first Aerobic Gymnastics Asian Cup which will be in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 14th to 16th September 2018. AGE GROUP – 1 Name Categories State/unit Harshil Patel Individual Men Gujarat Abhijeet Dhere Individual Men Goa Sneha Irengbam Individual Women Manipur Ariha Pangambam Individual Women Manipur Harshil Patel Mixed Pair Gujarat Vishwa Patel Harshil Patel TRIO Gujarat Vishwa Patel Shubham Rana   AGE GROUP – 2 Name Categories State/unit Anikate Chakrobaty Individual Men Maharashtra Bhushan Deshmukh Individual Men Maharashtra Thokchom Mayabatidevi Individ
Indian Artistic Gymnastics Team for Jakarta Asian Games 2018

Indian Artistic Gymnastics Team for Jakarta Asian Games 2018

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  As India gears up for the 18th Asian Games which will be held at Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia starting from the 18th of August, 2018, hopes of a medal from the Indian gymnasts are high. Following a two day open trial held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in Delhi on the 25th and 26th of June, two five member teams for men and women were chosen. Dipa Karmakar returned to competition for the first time after the Olympics following her surgery. A strong performance in the allround left her in first place followed by Pranati Das and 2018 Melbourne World Cup bronze medalist Aruna Reddy. Mandira Chowdhury came in fourth and Commonwealth Games Vault finalist Pranati Nayak grabbed the 5th spot. For the men, Commonwealth Games Rings Finalist, Rakesh Patra stood first in the tr...
Historic gold for Dipa, Rakesh Finished 4th | FIG World Cup, Turkey

Historic gold for Dipa, Rakesh Finished 4th | FIG World Cup, Turkey

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Dipa made history by winning the first ever World Cup gold medal by any gymnast and only the second ever World Cup medal after Aruna Reddy’s bronze on the vault earlier this year in Melbourne. She also stood fourth on beam missing on the medals as did Rakesh Patra on the rings by narrowly missing out. After a gap of almost 2 years, the Indian Gymnastics star from the 2016 Rio Olympics, Dipa Karmakar was back in action at the FIG World Challenge Cup that held at Mersin, Turkey during 6th to 8th July 2018. Dipa was joined by Rakesh Kumar Patra who had narrowly missed the medal at the Melbourne World Cup in February, 2018 finishing in 4th place. The Indian contingent left for Turkey from New Delhi on 4th July and will return on the 10th of July. Dipa performed on the Vault and Bea