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GYMmedia-Eventservice, Cottbus 2006
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tournament.Starting in 1973 (Schwerin) and 1976 (Berlin),
now Cottbus is the host from 1979 on - every year, without
a break - and celebrates now it's 30st
Anniversary of the "Turnier
der Meister 2006" (Tournament of Masters).
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USA - after a long Break starting in Germany again!
100 + 50 =
World class in Cottbus
The topical entries of participation of the coming 30th
anniversary of the World Cup "TOURNAMENT of MASTERS
2006 counts nearly 150 top athletes from 32 resp. 20
countries (men/women) as guests of the German city
So it's one of the most traditional event worldwide will go
throuh a new higlight in its own history, but shurly also
in this new year of gymnastics competitions.
For the first time again - after a very long break - USA's
women gymnastics will be present again at a world cup
tournament in Germany.
The German host is very joyously to welcome the member of
the last U.S. worlds team in Melbourne
2005, Jana Bieger,
because this name has a good sound here in Germany:
Her mother and now Jana's coach Andrea Bieger was a former
German top gymnast and represented the Federal Republic of
Germany at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal (12th
all-around) and World Championships 1974 (Varna) and
Europeans (1973 + 1977). So it will be als a friedly meeting with old friends again.
<< Jana lives in Coconut Creek/Fl. (USA).
Her club names "Boca
Twisters" and she is coached by her mother Andrea.
Participants MEN // >>
Romanian Top Stars Ponor an Dragulescu
the world champions will be in Cottbus...
After the promise of the Rumanian world champion Marian
Dragulescu nearly all the Melbourne's world champions
will start at the Cottbus world cup "30.
Turnier der Meister" at the end of March - only
the Chinese pommel horse champ Xiao will missing there...
Also the three times Olympic Champion Catalina Ponor
will be on top of the strong Rumanian delegation...
strong Rumanian is Alin Jivan, the
bronze medallist of the last world championships
on vault, and also the Olympic bronze
medallists (team) of Athens Razvan
Selariu and Daniel Popescu
make the Rumanians to the top favourites in
Cottbus this year.
Threefold Olympic Champion Catalina Ponor
- 2005 European beam champion and third in
Melbourne - will come together with the young
Munteanu and with Steliana Nistor,
the European all-around juniors champion 2004 in
Amsterdam, winning also silver at vault there...
Now the competition in Cottbus may be a very
important step in their young careers in the near
..at the beginning of a hopeful career
CHINA and USA will
visit Cottbus again...
Alexander ARTEMEV (USA)
1st in New York, 2nd in Cottbus 2005
women will come with HUANG, Lu, who is a specialist
at uneven bars. The European fans know her since her
second places at the Grand Prix in Glasgow and the second
place at the DTB-Cup in Stuttgart last year.
Also the 17 years old LI, Ya, who was the youngest member
of the Chinese national team at the Anaheim Worlds in
2003, where she ranked 4th on balance beam already, and a
half year later she won her first world cup in Ghent
(2004), was an Olympic beam finalist in Athens and won her
second world cup in Glsgow.
HUANG and LI - two world stars in Cottbus 2006!
HUANG, Lu (CHN)
on U.bars in Glasgow and Stuttgart 2005
in men's category the Chinese comes with important
gymnasts for the coming Olympic Games 2008:
CHEN, Yibing (21) and YAN, Mingyong (20) were
the two Chinese worlds finalists at the rings final in
Melbourne, and the 19 years old CHANG, Hongtao was
one of the stars at the "Hans Martin Schleyer
Hall" at the DTB Cup in Stuttgart: 2nd on pommel
horse! FENG, Zhe
, the third Chinese was beaten there on parallel bars from
the world champion Petkovsek only. Both will start in
Cottbus again! The
USA will come wth the 23 years old Sean
Golden, who will come wth his experiences of
the last worlds in Melbourne, and with the 21 years old Alexander
Artemev - born in Minsk, Belarus and living now
with his parents in Lakewood, California/USA. Artemev is
wellknown at the latest American
Cup 2005 in New York, where he won at
pommel horse. Some weeks later he placed second on horse
so wellcome again in Germany!
- list of
>> Women's list
... SPECIAL INFORMATION - look at
Invitation, Nominativ Entry,
Rooming, Travel Details
08-Feb-2006: Japanese Super Star Hiroyuki Tomita comes to Cottbus
champion Tomita comes!
The Japanese Gymnastics
Federation send away its top star, the current all-around
world champion Hiroyuki Tomita.
Also announced are the parallel bars Olympic Champion Valeri
Gonscharov, the Olympic champion on floor Igors
Vchrovs (Sydney 2000) and the reigning world
champions Diego Hypolito (floor) - Brazil's first
world champion in history - the Dutch Yuri van Gelder
(rings) and the Slovanian top duo Mitja Petkovsek (P.bars)
and Aljaz Pegan (H.bars).
Of course the German host will send its top gymnasts, on
top with European high bar champion Fabian Hambuechen...
so it's fact:
The German city of Cottbus will be the "Gymnastics
Capital of the world" - at the last March
( - list of participants >>
>> Women's listn (update:
Russian world cup winners from Stuttgart will come to Cottbus
The winners of the
"DTB-Pokal 2005", the all-around world champion
of Tianjin 1999 Nikolai Krjukow, won on
pommelhorse in Stuttgart and Alexander
Safoshkin, who beat the strong Dutch rings specialist
Yuri van Gelder, are members of the Russian delegation in
On the top of the Japanese men's delegation will come the
new national coach, the Olympic Champion (1984) Koji
and Safoshkin >>
two top favorites again...
Members of the Russian women's delegation will be
Natalia Losetschko and Polina Miller -
two absolutely hopes for Russian gymnastics in the near
Japanese men will come with strong athletes
Among the very
first entries to the 30th Cottbus Tournament 2006 at the
beginning of January already were the top athletes from
team Olympic Team Champion Japan: Kenya
Kobayashi, Kensuke Murata (photo), Hitoshi
Aoyama, und Takuya
But the former world championt and today's tournament
director Sylvio Kroll
believes that this year will come the complete top of the
world again, and the local press reports, that the final
events will held in the legendary "Stadthalle"
again, and the wellknown theater of Cottbus will create
RUNDSCHAU (13. 01.2006) zu berichten weiß.
RUNDSCHAU talked with the German head coach Andreas
"We will participate with the best German athletes we
have!" - he said
( >> LR-online,
13. Jan 2006)
30th Anniversary of the legendary "Tournament
of MASTERS", Cottbus, 2006 March 24 - 26
Catalina PONOR (ROM)
It's only a
short time to the 30th Anniversary of the legendary and
traditional European event of artistic gymnastics, the
"TOURNAMENT of MASTERS"
in Cottbus, hometown of the "Sports Club
Cottbus", one of the leading center of men's artistic
gymnastics of Germany.
The director of this tournament is the Olympic
silvermedallist of Seoul (1988, vault and team), Sylvio
Kroll, member of the UEG's Executiv Committee.
The 30th Cottbus Master 2006 will held in the year of the
850. Jubilee of Cottbus, so the finals will be held
in the traditionally "Stadthalle" (City Hall) in
the center of Cottbus again;
only at the first day's qualification will be used the
Lausitz Arena, main venue of the last three years.
The 2006 World Cup Schedule:
- Friday, March 24, 1 p.m. local time: Qualification
- Saturday, March 25: 2 p.m. FINAL 1
- Sunday, March 26: 2 p.m. FINAL 2