mardi 19 janvier 2016

2016 Calendar

2016 is here, a year that we all have been waiting for: the Olympic year! It will be the highlight of the year. But until then, our gymnasts will take part to some national and international competitions. Let's have a look at them!

Credit: olympicgames.org

MAG
* 19-20 February: World Challenge Cup Baku (Azerbaidjan)
Maxime Gentges (Gym Club Malmédy) will travel there. He will compete on pommel horse, parallel bars and horizontal bar
* 5 March: Austrian Team Open (Autria). Maxime Gentges will represent Belgium
* 5 March: Junior international match Belgium vs. France. This competition will be a selection test for the European Juniors Championships
* 18-20 March: DTB Pokal Team Challenge 2016 Stuttgart (Germany)
* 29 March: 1st selection test (Malmedy)
* 31 March-3 April: World Cup Cottbus (Germany). Dennis Goossens, Maxime Gentges and Siemon Volkaert will represent Belgium
* 6 April: 2nd selection test (Malmedy)
* 8-9 April: International Junior Team Cup Berlin (Germany). This competition will be a selection test for the European Juniors Championships
* 16-24 April: Olympic Test Event Rio (Brazil). Because Belarus withdrew, Belgium will send a full team to the Test Event. The team will have to finish among the 4 first teams in order to qualify a full team for the Olympic Games
* 7-8 May: Belgian Championships
* 25-29 May: European Juniors & Seniors Championships. Juniors will take part in a team, all-around and event finals competitions. Seniors will take part in a team and event finals competitions
* 5-21 August: Olympic Games Rio (Brazil). Belgium will send one gymnast

WAG
* 13 February: Woga Classic (United States). Marthe Hoskens will represent Belgium
* 3-6 March: International Gymnix Montreal (Canada)
* 3 April: International Friendly meet BEL-GER-ROU
* 16-24 April: Olympic Test Event Rio (Brazil). Belgium will have to finish among the 4 first teams to qualify a full team for the Olympic Games. In case the gymnasts don't make it as a team, one gymnast will represent Belgium in Rio
* 7-8 May: Belgian Championships
* 14-15 May: Gymnova Cup (Gympies Keerbergen). International competition for Youth and Juniors gymnasts
* 1-5 juin : European Juniors & Seniors Championships. Juniors will take part in a team, all-around and event finals competitions. Seniors will take part in a team and event finals competitions
* 5-21 August: Olympic Games Rio (Brazil)

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