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Doha (QAT) AGU Office, May 01, 2016: The Finals events of the 14th Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championships held between April 30 and May 1, 2016.
The final events dominated by both Kazakhstan and Japan.

Team Final
The team final was dominated by Kazakhstan: ADILKHANOVA Alin, TLEKENOVA Adilya, VASSENKINA Alyona and RUSTEMOVA Amina had a total of 151.718 pts and the first place. The Second place go to Uzbekistan with 146.036 pts, performed by KISELYOVA Aleksiya, USMANOVA Nurinisso, ZAKIROVA Lola and TYAN Milana. Moreover, the third place go to Japan with 140.316 pts with the participation of KITA Sumire, YAMADA Aino, OIWA Chisaki and KOIKE Karin.
Mrs. Shayakhmetova Umut President of Kazakhstan Gymnastics Federation distributed the medal ceremony

Individual All-Around Final
Confirming the qualification event, the superb gymnast KITA Sumire from Japan dominate the individual All-Around Final with a total of 63.750 pts and the Gold Medal with an advantage of one tens only for the Kazakh's: ADILKHANOVA Alina with 63.750 pts and the Silver Medal and then the Uzbek USMANOVA Nurinisso  with 62.500 pts and the bronze Medal.

Group Final
Kazakhstan returned and won the group final with 15.067 pts and the Gold Medal, followed by Japan with 14.967 pts and the silver medal, then the third place go to North Korea 14.483 pts and the bronze medal.

Apparatus Finals
The gold medals of the Apparatus Finals was divided between Kazakhstan and Japan with two medals for both.


1- KITA Sumire JPN 15.950
2- ADILKHANOVA Alina KAZ 15.133
3- USMANOVA Nurinisso UZB 15.117


1- ADILKHANOVA Alina KAZ 15.883
2- USMANOVA Nurinisso UZB 15.150
3- KITA Sumire JPN 15.050


1- ADILKHANOVA Alina KAZ 15.683
2- RUSTEMOVA Amina KAZ 15.567
3- KITA Sumire JPN 15.283


1- KITA Sumire JPN 15.967
2- ADILKHANOVA Alina KAZ 15.683
3- TYAN Milana UZB 15.333

See attachment the results.

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AGU Office, Doha (QAT) April 30, 2016: Losing a friend is one of the most painful experiences a person must endure in life. Everybody at some point has lost a friend, and it is hard for us to accept that a person we shared so many moments with and trusted with so many things, Mr. Seif Abu Adel is no longer in our life. As many of you know, Mr. Seif Abu Adel was my best friend. He was the FIG Executive Committee Member, President of Arab Gymnastics Union and President of Kuwait Gymnastics Federation. He did a lot for the development of Gymnastics in Kuwait and in all the whole of wold.
It is terrible to hear about your loss and we express our sincere sympathy to you and your family. We will never forget you. We will pray for you.

Doha (QAT), AGU Office: April 23, 2016: The draw of lot for the 14th Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championships, to be held in Astana (KAZ) during April 28 to May 01, 2016 was done in Tashkent on April 20, 2016 in the . Mr. Ruslan Mustaev AGU Vice-President and Mrs. Gyozal Filippova AGU RG Technical Committee President conducted the draw.
13 countries registered to participate for the individual events such as Hong Kong; Chinese Taipei; India; Korea; Kyrgyzstan; Japan; Uzbekistan; Kazakhstan, Malaysia, North Korea, Singapore, Mongolia and Thailand,
The group events will have six countries registered such us: Japan; Uzbekistan, North Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Kazakhstan.
We expect to have a high-level competition during the championships.
The events will be organized in National Tennis Center in Astana which is a modern sport complex with a central court for 2700 seats. There are 3 additional tennis courts for trainings with advanced television and audio equipment, snack bars, dressing rooms and showers. It is equipped with everything necessary to make athletes, audience and fans feel comfortable. There is Central Outdoor Tennis Court with 1210 seats and 7 more courts as well as 2 indoor courts (hard) with RuKort surface.
The fact that Kazakhstan will host the Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championships is proof to the confidence that the Asian Gymnastics Union (AGU) sets in the Kazakhstan Gymnastics Federation.
Results of the draw in attachment file.


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Doha (QAT) AGU Office, April 30, 2016: The qualifications events of the 14th Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championships held on two days: 28 and 29 April 2016.
The superb gymnast KITA Sumire from Japan dominate the individual All-Around qualification event with a total of 45.933 pts, followed by the two Kazakh's: ADILKHANOVA Alina and TLEKENOVA Adilya with respectively 45.833 pts and 45.550 pts

Japan dominated the group event with 15.017 pts, followed by Kazakhstan with 14.633 pts and Uzbekistan 13.667 pts, then North Korea with 13.483 pts, Malaysia with 13.300 pts and Mongolia with 11.050 pts.

A domination of Kazakhstan in Apparatus qualifications, we had the following results for the best three gymnasts:

USMANOVA Nurinisso UZB 15,267
KITA Sumire JPN 15,250

TLEKENOVA Adilya KAZ 15,567
KITA Sumire JPN 15,350

RUSTEMOVA Amina KAZ 15,167
USMANOVA Nurinisso UZB 14,967

KITA Sumire JPN 15,333
VASSENKINA Alyona KAZ 15,133

A 13 nations took part such as Hong Kong; Chinese Taipei; India; Korea; Kyrgyzstan; Japan; Uzbekistan; Kazakhstan, Malaysia, North Korea, Singapore, Mongolia and Thailand.

You can find all the results in the attachment files.

Finals events will be during April 30, and May 01, 2016.

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AGU Office, Doha (QAT) March 30, 2016: Gymnasts from 17 different countries won event titles as finals got underway at the Doha World Challenge Cup Friday March 25, 2016 in Qatar.
Asia got one Gold medals with the young Chinese gymnast HUANG Mingqi in vault and one gold medal for the Japanese MAENO Fuya in high bar, in addition of one bronze medal to the Vietnam gymnast PHAM Phuoc Hung in Parallel Bars. No medals for the Women's.
The World Champion HYPOLITO Diego BRA lit up the Aspire Dome with his incredible skills on Floor. HYPOLITO's  15.175 score (6.8 difficulty) not easily win the First Gold Medal of the World Cup of Qatar since last year won the silver, ahead of the Slovenian KLAVORA Rok with (15.000) and Britain OLDHAM Sam (14.925).
The champion of the last year Doha 2015 the Armenia's Harutym Merdinyan dominate the Pommel horse, hit his 6.7 difficulty routine for the second day in a row to win gold (15.675), followed by SELIGMAN Robert (CRO, 15.300) and STEPKO Oleg AZE and BERTONCELJ Saso SLO with 15.000.
The number one in the world ranking list in Rings PETROUNIAS Eleftherios (GRE) win the Rings with a total (15.875) fellow by the two Armenian's DAVTYAN Vahagn with 15.800 and TOVMASYAN Artur third with (15.775)
Suprized by the Chinese gymnast HUANG Mingqi with two  excellent vault of D: 6,00 in the men's Vault competition with (15.200 average) exceptionally clean form on vault. Second REMKES Christopher AUS with (14.950 average) and then HYPOLITO Diego BRA (14.900 average), who claimed bronze.
No surprise in the Parallel Bars for the first and second places STEPKO Oleg AZE as last year who took first place with (15.825) and LARDUET Manrique CUB took the second with (15.775). Then PHAM Phuoc Hung  VIE took the bronze with (15.350).
MAENO Fuya JPN has benefits the finals with 15.175 pts. Second WATSON Ashley (GBR) 15.050 pts and MOZNIK Marijo CRO go for the silver with 14.850 - last year champion CORDOBA Nicolas ARG fault and take the six position
For Women's Artistic Gymnastics
Suisse's STEINGRUBER Giulia improved to take the gold on vault (14.712 average). Slovenian's BELAK Teja delivered for the silver (14.337 average), while KYSSELEF Tjasa (SLO) settled for bronze (14.087).
Number one in the Uneven Bars in 2015, ADLERTEG Jonna (SWE) took gold on Uneven Bars (14.925) despite that she was injured during the dismount. ANDRADE Rebeca (BRA) took the bronze medal with a 14.250 in finals, while MARTINS Filipa (POR) won bronze (13.625).
Olympic Champion Catalina PONOR showed clean exercises on Beam with (14.650) followed by the Brazilian's LEE DE ARAUJO Thauany the silver (14.150), then MARTINS Filipa POR who got bronze with (13.900) – surprize with the fault of STEINGRUBER Giulia SUI
No surprise in the Parallel Bars for the first and second places STEPKO Oleg AZE as last year who took first place with (15.825) and LARDUET Manrique CUB took the second with (15.775). Then PHAM Phuoc Hung  VIE took the bronze with (15.350).
On floor exercise and same last year STEINGRUBER Giulia SUI confirm her performance of the first day with (14.700). Second BULIMAR Diana Laura ROU (14.125) and KOVACS Zsofia  HUN (13.925).
Detailed results


The 14th Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championships will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan from 28 April to 01 May 2016.
The opening ceremony took place on 27 April after the podium training at the Daulet National Tennis Center with the presence of the following personality:

Shayakhmetova Umut - President of Kazakhstan Gymnastics Federation
Daniyar Abulgazin - General Secretary NOC
Aigul Dukenbayeva – Secretary General of Kazakhstan Gymnastics Federation
Rica Yamamoto - AGU Technical Delegate
Aliya Yussupova - Head coach of the national rhythmic gymnastics Kazakhstan

In addition of all the members of Gymnastics Federation of Kazakhstan and the delegation memebers of the participant federations.

13 nations took part such as Hong Kong; Chinese Taipei; India; Korea; Kyrgyzstan; Japan; Uzbekistan; Kazakhstan, Malaysia, North Korea, Singapore, Mongolia and Thailand.

Witness 4 days of thrilling competition as gymnasts compete for prestigious Asian titles for junior to secure their place amongst the future of the Rhythmic Gymnastics in their countries. 
The competition schedule will comprise 2 days of qualification events followed by 2 days of finals where gymnasts will compete in team, all around, individual apparatus events and group finals.


Doha (QAT) AGU Office 26 January 2016: AGU organized the first AGU Men's Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee Meeting on January 15, 2016 with the presence of all the members such as: Mr. Miao Zhongyi President, Mr. Chen Jia-Yean, Mr. Saksit SUWANSA , Mr. Nikolay Pak and Mr. Mohammad Ahmad. Mr. Abdul Rahman Al-Shathri, AGU President opened the meeting and wishes to all a nice stay in Doha – Qatar the state of the AGU headquarter. 
Mr. Abdul Rahman Al-Shathri start the meeting with the following:
I am happy to organize for the first time the technical committee meetings for Men's Artistic Gymnastics in Doha. He promise to continue with these meetings every year. Happy that all the TC members are present during the meeting.
Asian continent had great success achieved during last period, of course after a huge effort from AGU and his staff, but we arrived now to work more professional and the Technical Committee has to start working with professional way. Because Asian continent has the best experts, coaches, gymnasts in the whole world. Our target is to share the information between federations and become same the TC of the European Union at the first stage and then better than it.

Mr. Anis SAOUD – AGU Technical Manager add: We are happy to share technical information between us, and happy to hear that FIG technical committee invite the President of the continental TC has to discuss the update of the new code of points 2017-2020. It is a good opportunity to give our opinions and suggestions for the benefit of all the gymnastics technicians.
We made the provisional agenda with the approval of Mr. Miao and if you do not have any additional point, we can approve the agenda and start our meeting.

Mr. MIAO Zhongyi
Report from Mr. MIAO Zhongyi
He gives a positive comment on excellent performance of Asian male gymnasts in 2015 Glasgow WCH, and congratulates on the Olympic quotas that they achieved.
He also gives a brief report on the sixth Senior ART Asian Championships in Hiroshima, Japan from July 31 to August 2, 2015.
He add that it is good to have such meeting for the development of gymnastics in our continental, there is a difference between the FIG technical committee and AGU TC. It is a good opportunity that FIG invite me to be present in Lausanne next February with FIG technical members to discuss the technical points and specially the new code of points. We will discuss these points in our meeting today and then I will reported to the meeting with FIG.
Discussion concerning the Technical Regulations
- Competition format for the next Asian Games
After discussion, the TC approved unanimously to use the format, 5/4/3 during the next Asian Games, which gives benefit to some federations to participate with full team.

- Competition format during next Asian Championships for Senior
After discussion, the TC approved unanimously to use also the format, 5/4/3 during the Asian Championships for Senior, which gives also the benefit to some federations to participate with full team.

- Competition format during next Asian Championships for Junior
After discussion, the TC approved unanimously to keep the format, 5/4/3 during the next Asian Championships for Junior.

Presentation of the program of the AGU Development project
Mr. Anis SAOUD: Present the program of the AGU development project for the year 2015, he explain that AGU choose to cooperate with FIG to host FIG Academy for ART, AER, RG to give the chance for Asian coaches to have a FIG brevet, which is very important for their future. In addition, the FIG Academy has a detailed program, well established from level one to level three.
In 2016, we will start with the FIG academy level one for Trampoline coaches to develop this discipline in Asia, and to continue the level three for ART and RG. Next year we will finish with level three in Aerobic.
Concerning the common training camps for MAG, I want to ask the TC to establish a technical program including elements on all the apparatus for the different levels. Which is a guide for the expert to follow our program and good for the participant federations to know the level of the course.

Suggestion concerning future development for MAG judges

Anis: You remember the matter happened during the Asian Games in Guangzhou in 2010 when did not found enough judges with minimum category three from Asia to judge in gymnastics events, so we invite judges from other continent, which cost a lot of money for the organizer. We request to FIG to organize courses during the years 2011 and 2012 to increase the judge's level in Asia. It was a success for us.
In the Asian Games in Incheon 2014, we decrease the number of the neutral judges from outside Asia and we hope the next Asian Games will have enough judges from our continent.
We will request to FIG to make the same program as 2011 and 2012 to increase the level of our judges.

Comments on FIG Code of points 2017 - 2020
The Technical Committee members discussed the draft of the new code of points 2017-2020 and proposed some suggestions that will be send to the FIG TC for approval 

Closing of the meeting
Mr. Miao Zhongyi: thanks all the TC members for their presence to the first meeting.
Mr. Anis SAOUD: confirm that the first meeting was excellent and we hope to meet all of you during the next meeting.



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