On wednesday the 2021 Artistic Gymnastics European Championships start in Basel, Switzerland. 268 gymnasts of 38 countries will fight for the medals behind closed doors. 9 of them are Belgians.
Margaux Daveloose, Fien Enghels, Noémie Louon and Jutta Verkest will defend the Belgian colours on the women's side. Their qualifications will be held on Wednesday. They will try to qualify for the individual finals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
24 athletes, with a maximum of 2 per country will advance to the all-around final on Friday. The apparatus finals will line up the 8 best gymnasts, with a maximum of 2 per country.
Margaux and Jutta will compete in the first of 4 subdivisions. Noémie and Fien will take the stage in the third of 4 subdivisions.
On the men's side Maxime Gentges, Noah Kuavita, Florian Landuyt, Takumi Onoshima and Luka Van den Keybus will represent Team Belgium. Their qualifications will be held on Thursday. They will also try to advance to the finals.
Maxime and Luka will compete on all 6 apparatuses. Noah will do high bar, Florian will be on pommel horse, floor, vault and parallel bars and Takumi will compete on floor and pommel horse. The Belgian men will compete in the second and third subdivision.
Wednesday 21 April
10:00-12:00 Women’s qualifications – subdivision 1 (Margaux & Jutta)
13:30-15:30 Women’s qualifications – subdivision 2
16:00-18:00 Women’s qualifications – subdivision 3 (Noémie & Fien)
18:30-20:30 Women’s qualifications – subdivision 4
Thursday 22 April
10:00 – 12:40 Men’s qualifications – subdivision 1
14:00 – 16:40 Men’s qualifications – subdivision 2 (Maxime & Florian)
17:00 – 19:40 Men’s qualifications – subdivision 3 (Takumi, Noah & Luka)
The qualifications will be livestreamed via GymTV Online.
Friday 23 April
13:30-15:30 Women’s all-around FINAL & award ceremony
17:00-19:45 Men’s all-around FINAL & award ceremony
Saturday 24 April
13:30-14:10 Men’s floor FINAL & award ceremony
14:10-15:10 Women’s vault FINAL, Men’s pommel horse FINAL & award ceremonies
15:10-15:10 Women’s uneven bars FINAL, Men’s rings FINAL & award ceremonies
Sunday 25 April
13:00-14:00 Women’s beam FINAL, Men’s vault FINAL & award ceremonies
14:00-15:00 Women’s floor FINAL, Men’s parallel bars FINAL & award ceremonies
15:00-15:40 Men’s high bar FINAL & award ceremony
The finals will be livestreamed on Eurovision Sports. VRT will also broadcast the finals on Sporza and Eén. Live scores can be found here.
These European Championships are also the last chance for some countries to get an additional olympic spot. The first two gymnasts in the all-around in qualifications that were not part of a qualifying team at Worlds will get a spot for their countries.