Junior World Championships a huge success
The first FIG Junior Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Győr, Hungary was deemed a real success by the representatives of the FIG and the mayor of the city. At the competition, held from 27 to 30 June in the Audi Aréna, gymnasts from 13 countries got on the podium, with Russia finishing as the most successful delegation.
Mr Morinari Watanabe, the President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) told the press team of the event that he thinks the event surpassed all expectations.
“Before the event I was very curious how the first Junior World Championships will be. Well, it surpassed expectations! Organisation was perfect, the gymnasts are happy with this experience, so it’s a big success here in Győr. This is history for the FIG. The whole organisation of the competition – the hospitality, the management – was perfect, It was like an Olympics! The gymnasts are satisfied, FIG are satisfied – no question about that!” – Watanabe commented.
“I cannot really stay unbiased when it comes to gymnastics, myself being a gymnast. I am overjoyed that Győr could organise such a great competition and I believe the first Junior World Championships will stay in the memory for every participant” – Mr Zsolt Borkai, mayor of the City of Győr and Olympic champion gymnast on pommel horse told.
FIG Technical Coordinator Mr Steve Butcher emphasised that Győr organised a highly professional Junior World Championships. He pointed out that these young gymnasts gave a huge performance on a really high standard, and some routines were at a good level even for seniors. Butcher praised the atmosphere and the flawless rundown of the competition.