8 March, 2015

AGU commemorated the 50th Anniversary in 2014

The AGU founded in October 1964 At the Olympic Games in Tokyo; JPN, KOR, CHN and PHI proposed a meeting and approved gymnastics to be official event at the Asian Games. At that time, we started as ASIAN GYMNASTIC FEDERATION (AGF). The first congress held in Tokyo in June 1966 and Mr. Yoshihiko KURIMOTO (JPN) become the first President of AGU followed by five Presidents as below:
Period Name of AGU President Country memo
1966 Yoshihiko KURIMOTO JPN 1966 AGF Congress (Tokyo)
1975 – 1978 Yoshinori MAEDA JPN 1974 AGC Congress (Tehran)
1979 – 1982 Yoshinori MAEDA JPN 1978 AGC Congress (Bangkok)
1983 – 1986 Takashi KONDO JPN 1982 AGC Congress (New Delhi)
1987 – 1990 Takashi KONDO JPN 1986 AGU Congress (Seoul)
1991 Takashi KONDO JPN 1990 AGU Congress (Beijing)
1991 – 1994 Shuji YOKOYAMA JPN 1991 AGU Congress (Tokyo)
1995 – 1998 Shuji YOKOYAMA JPN 1994 AGU Congress (Hiroshima)
1999 – 2001 Torao TOKUDA JPN
2001 – 2002 Hidenori FUTAGI JPN
2003 – 2006 Hidenori FUTAGI JPN 2002 AGU Congress (Busan)
2007 – 2010 A-Rahman AL-SHATHRI QAT 2006 AGU Congress (Mumbai)
2011 – 2014 A-Rahman AL-SHATHRI QAT 2010 AGU Congress (Doha)
Resource: Mr. Endo (JPN)

The celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the foundation of AGU organized with parallel of the AGU congress on December 8, 2014. A super show of Acrobatic Gymnastics Team from Kazakhstan impressed by the delegates.
Award ceremony made for honorary personalities: Mrs. Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva and Mr. Hidenori Futagi as honorary President of AGU.
Award ceremony made for honorary gymnasts:
1- Sawao Kato – JPN – MAG
2- Kohei Uchimura – JPN – MAG
3- Okasana Chusovitina – UZB – WAG
4- Dong Dong – CHN – TRA
AGU has 36 member federations with 7 disciplines on all continent. The AGU’s Mission Statement is to “DEVELOP, PROMOTE and COORDINATE the SPORT OF GYMNASTICS in the whole of Asia”
AGU continues its international outreach to support gymnastics worldwide, from hosting a high level of events and exchanges between Affiliated Federations through the program of the development project to developing the Gymnastics Program. Many Asian Gymnastics Federation are committed to sharing its expertise to stimulate growth of our sport and gymnasts development at many levels, with the ultimate goal of increasing the level of competition globally. Gymnastics is one of the greatest sports in the world, and AGU is committed to helping grow and develop the sport on the international stage.