7 February, 2024

Asian Gymnastics Union Convenes Executive Committee Meeting in Tokyo,Japan

Tokyo, Japan – February 7, 2024 – The Asian Gymnastics Union (AGU) convened its Executive Committee Meeting today in Tokyo, bringing together influential figures from across Asia and beyond. Chaired by AGU President Rahman Alshathri, the meeting saw the esteemed presence of FIG President Morinari Watanabe as an honorary guest.

Welcoming the esteemed attendees, Alshathri expressed profound gratitude to Japan for hosting the event, a gathering that symbolizes a collaborative effort towards advancing gymnastics excellence across Asia. Representatives from East Asia, Southeast Asia, Central South Asia, and West Asia zones gathered to exchange insights and strategies aimed at fostering talent and promoting participation in gymnastics within their respective regions.

Each zone’s President shared comprehensive updates on regional developments, emphasizing the shared commitment to nurturing talent and enhancing participation in gymnastics.

Reports from various Technical Committee presidents provided detailed assessments of progress and challenges within disciplines such as General Gymnastics, Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Trampoline Gymnastics, Aerobic Gymnastics, Acrobatic Gymnastics, and Parkour.

In his address, AGU President Alshathri highlighted the remarkable achievements of Asian gymnasts in 2023, stating, “The successes of our athletes last year have demonstrated the incredible potential within our region. It is a testament to our collective dedication and hard work.”

The committee approved the Development project  schedule for the year 2024 and its distribution, along with the distribution of championships for the year 2025, during the meeting.

The Executive Committee Meeting served as a platform for collaboration and strategic planning, reaffirming the AGU’s commitment to advancing gymnastics in Asia and fostering a culture of excellence within the sport.