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The FIG Trampoline Newsletter No. 6 / September 2002
World Cup Series 2001 - 2002 :
World Cup (TRA+TUM) Edmonton CAN 16-18 Aug 02 - As usual Canada Gymnastics, along with the local organiser, did an excellent job, hosting this event with almost all of the high class performers from all over the world. There were some surprises on the Podium with Claire Wright GBR perhaps being the surprise gold medallist in the womenís individual TRA event with a score of 40.1 points over Anna Dogonadze GER in second place with a score of 39.6 points and Elena Movchan UKR (39.4 points) in third. In Tumbling, British and Chinese gymnasts took first places in both the ladies and menís events respectively.
World Cup (TRA+TUM) Greensboro USA 23-25 Aug 02 - USA Gymnastics again organised an excellent competition for this prestigious event. Here the favourites were back on top, with Russian gymnasts recovering from their shock defeats the previous week, winning three of the six events.
Both Canadian and USA Gymnastics are to be heartily congratulated for the organisation of both events. No doubt, the high number of volunteers in both Edmonton and Greensboro went a long way in ensuring this success.
World Cup Final :
World Cup Final (TRA+TUM) Hanover, GER 23rd November 02 - The Workplan is already with the federations. The entry deadline is October 19th. The OC in Hanover is ready to welcome the qualified gymnasts and informs us that the competition will start at 14.30h with the Opening Ceremony. From 14.45 hrs, there will be life TV broadcasting.
TRA + TUM World Cup Finalists :
World Cup Series 2003 - 2004 :
Member Federations wishing to organise a World Cup Competition in 2003 should apply in writing to the FIG Secretary General a.s.a.p. to establish next years schedule. The application should be as per ß 2 of the Rules for TRA World Cup Competitions published March 2002.
The TC President participated in the meetings of ORIS (the IOC Olympic Results and Information Service) at the end of April in Toronto, and at the end of June in Athens. Whilst in Athens he had the opportunity to visit with the OC of the Olympic Games. Along with the Competition Manager for Gymnastics, Mrs. Eleni Polychronidou, he has already agreed on a draft schedule of the event, which will be finalised after consultation with the host broadcaster. The dates for the events will be Friday 20.08.04 and Saturday 21.08.04, starting with the women on the first day and the men on second - both between 16.30h and 18.30h. All planning is well ahead of schedule and all volunteers for Trampoline already in their start positions.
GREECE / Athens - June 23rd - 26th 2002 Course conductor: Horst. 11 candidates from Greece and Bulgaria took part in this very well organised course for TRA, TUM and DMT. All candidates were well prepared and keen to learn more during the course. There was a high percentage of passes with almost all obtaining their certificate or renewal.
MEXICO / Mexico City - July 16th - 20th 2002 Course leader: Horst. Our newcomers from Mexico organised an excellent course. 17 candidates were eager to catch up to the international standards and at the end the majority got their approval from the conductor.
The on-going trial period was continued at both of the World Cups in Edmonton and Greensboro with the results of the synchro machine being used. A small error at the beginning of the preliminaries in Edmonton caused the Judges scores to be used, but the results of the machine showed, if they had been used there would have been no difference in the ranking. It seems that both the machine and our judges worked very well. During the Final in Canada and throughout the whole competition in Greensboro, the results from the machine were taken and there were no objections from the judges, competitors or officials. Further development will hopefully lead to a situation, where this apparatus is available to all organisers. Only then we will discuss if we will need Synchronised Judges in the future.
Dr. Ian Grant passed away