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
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
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 t...
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
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
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...
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
The 16th Junior and 10th Senior Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championship is scheduled at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during 29th April to 2nd May 2018. Junior Rhythmic Asian championships will also serve as qualification event for 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Here are the Sr. and Jr. team: Senior Gymnast: Meghana Reddy Gundlapally, Aditee Dandekar, Disha Nidre, Kimaya Kadam Group Gymnast : Aditee Dandekar, Disha Nidre, Radhika Dharap, Janhavi Vartak, Divya Dave, Nirja Chavan Coach: Varsha Upadhye, Varvara Filiou Judges: Akshata Shete, Pooja Surve Junior Gymnast: Priyanka Acharya, Shriya Kulkarni, Asmi Badade, Bhumika Dhone Group Gymnast: Manjiri Rane, Nishka Kale, Angelica Farnandes, Janvi Kapur, Vedashree Shetye Coach: Varsha Upadhye, Sadichchha Kulkarni Judges: Aksha
The 15th Junior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championship is scheduled at Jakarta, Indonesia during 25th to 28th April 2018. This championships will serve as qualification event for 2018 Youth Olympic Games. The quota available for qualification to the Youth Olympic Games from this Championship is 8 Gymnasts each in MAG and WAG based on all around scores of eligible gymnast subject to maximum of 1 per country. Men's Artistic: Agnivesh Panday (UP), Mohammad Anas (UP), Vaibhav Chaurasia (UP), Ankur Sharma (UP), Bhaskar Das (Maharashtra) MAG Coaches: Rohit Jaiswal (UP), Ankit Tripathi (UP), Himanshu Dave (Gujarat) Women's Artistic: Soham Naik (Maharashtra), Purva Kirve (Maharashtra), Garima Sharma (Maharashtra), Siddhi Hattekar (Maharashtra), Protistha Samanta (West Bengal)
The upcoming year is an important one for Indian gymnastics with a lot of major competitions, starting with the Commonwealth Games in April 2018 at Gold Coast, Australia, the Asian Games in August 2018 at Indonesia followed by the World Championships in October 2018 in Doha, Qatar. As the CWG are right around the corner, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has planned to conduct a Preparation Camp for the top athletes in the country. The camp is scheduled to start from the 11th of December 2017 to the 25th of February 2018 at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in Delhi. This camp will most likely focus on routine preparation and skill refinement. This is a good initiative to help improve the level of gymnastics in the country and provide good facility and equipment to the gymnasts. The...