TeamGym

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TeamGym is a form of competition created by the European Union of Gymnastics. The first official competition was held in Finland in 1996. Originally named EuroTeam, TeamGym received its current name in 2002. From 1996 to 2008, the European Championships was an event for clubs; since 2010 the competition is contested with national teams representing different countries. TeamGym events consist of three sections: women, men and mixed teams. gymers perform skills in three different disciplines: floor, tumbling and trampette.[1] In common for the performance is effective teamwork, good technique in the elements and spectacular acrobatic skills.[2]

Events[edit]

Floor[edit]

All members of the Team take part in the floor program, composed of a mixture of dance, flexibility and skill. The routine has to be skillfully choreographed and the judges look out for changes in shape. There needs to be at least two spins, two jumps/leaps, two acrobatic elements, two balance/power elements, two section elements and one combination of elements. These section elements are bodywaves for women's teams, power elements for men's teams and lifts for mixed teams. Floor routines are performed to music.

Trampet[edit]

A trampet is a small square trampoline used in gymnastics. In TeamGym, the trampet is positioned at the end of a 25-meter-runway in front of a mat. The trampet is adjusted at an angle, tilted towards the gymnast, who approaches the trampet at a run. The gymnast jumps onto the trampet and performs a somersault, landing on the mat. Part of the TeamGym trampet program is performed with a vaulting apparatus, which is positioned between the trampet and the mat.

Trampet programs are performed to music. Each team completes three consecutive rounds. During each round, six gymnasts perform one skill each. At least one round is performed using the vaulting table. The first round is usually the "team-round" where every gymnast competes the same skill. Each athlete closely follows the previous athlete without pause, making for a high-speed program. This is referred to as "streaming". At least two gymnasts have to be moving (usually one is running and the other one is about to take off from the trampet and perform an element) or else there will be a deduction of points made towards the team.

Beginners usually start with simple jumps, such as the straight, tuck, star, straddle and pike jumps. Intermediate moves include tuck front, pike front, and straight front somersaults, while advanced moves include straight halves, straight fulls and doubles - with or without twists. Backward moves such as tuck backs or straight backs are not usually performed because the gymnast approaches the trampet at a forward run, making it difficult to land such moves.

Tumbling[edit]

Again, here there are three runs (rounds) involved. One of which has to include all six gymnasts doing a forwards series. Another run also has to include the gymnasts completing the same move. Each series must have at least three different acrobatic elements.

European TeamGym Championships[edit]

The European TeamGym Championships, previously known as the Euroteam Championships,[3] is a competition organized by the European Union of Gymnastics in the sport of TeamGym.

Championships and results[edit]

Men Women Mixed
Year Ed. Host Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze
1996 I Finland Jyväskylä  Sweden  Denmark  Sweden  Sweden  Estonia  Germany  Denmark  Finland  Sweden
1998 II Denmark Odense  Denmark  Sweden  Denmark  Germany  Sweden  Finland  Czech Republic  Denmark  Czech Republic
2000 III United Kingdom Birmingham  Denmark  Denmark  Sweden  Denmark  Denmark  Germany  Denmark  Sweden  Denmark
2002 IV France Châlons-en-Champagne  Denmark  Sweden  Denmark  Denmark  Sweden  Sweden  Denmark  Sweden  Denmark
2004 V Austria Dornbirn  Denmark  Sweden  Norway  Norway  Sweden  Denmark  Denmark  Sweden  Norway
2006 VI Czech Republic Ostrava  Denmark  Denmark  Sweden  Sweden  Iceland  Denmark  Denmark  Sweden  Denmark
2008 VII Belgium Ghent  Denmark  Denmark  Sweden  Sweden  Iceland  Denmark  Denmark  Norway  Sweden
2010 VIII Sweden Malmö  Denmark  Sweden  Norway  Iceland  Sweden  Norway  Norway  Sweden  Denmark
2012 IX Denmark Aarhus  Denmark  Sweden  Norway  Iceland  Sweden  Finland  Denmark  Norway  Sweden
2014 X Iceland Reykjavík  Denmark  Sweden  Norway  Sweden  Iceland  Denmark  Denmark  Norway  Sweden
2016 XI Slovenia Maribor  Denmark  Sweden  Norway  Sweden  Iceland  Denmark  Sweden  Denmark  Iceland
2018 XII Portugal Lisbon  Denmark  Sweden  Norway  Sweden  Iceland  Denmark  Sweden  Denmark  Iceland
2020 XIII Portugal Guimarães  Sweden  Iceland  United Kingdom  Iceland  Sweden  Finland  Sweden  United Kingdom  Italy
2022 XIV Luxembourg Luxemburg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "European Gymnastics".
  2. ^ TeamGym, British Gymnastics
  3. ^ "Euroteam 2000 NIA Birmingham - 27th - 28th October 2000".

External links[edit]

European TeamGym Championships external links[edit]