This week’s World Cup 2013 Trampoline and Tumbling in Denmark was a perfect warm up for the World Championships in 2015.
In cooperation with Sport Event Denmark and the city of Odense the Danish Gymnastics federation hosted this weekend’s World Cup. The event set-up worked perfectly and the experiences will be of benefit of the World Championships in 2015 also in Odense.
– We are very pleased with the hosting of the World Cup 2013. The volunteers have really pulled this task off well and the experience is crucial in the lineup for the World Championships in 2015. On the sporting level Denmark was represented in four out of six finals. We have also many young talents who gained invaluable experience in performing in front of a Danish audience, says Flemming Knudsen, president of the Danish Gymnastics Federation.
Sport Event Denmark and the City of Odense are two important partners and are crucial when it comes to the securing and hosting of the two World Cups in 2011 and 2013 – and the World Championships in 2015.
-By hosting the FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in 2015, as well as hosting the FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Cup Category A in 2011 and 2013, we have made a commitment to FIG to take three jumps ahead in the further development of Trampoline and Tumbling, says Lars Lundov, CEO, Sport Event Denmark.
For the finals there was close to full house with enthusiastic spectators. Denmark has a great understanding and much experience of how to promote Trampoline and Tumbling to the wider audience. During the three events Denmark showcases how to successfully manage to constantly raise interest and reach out to all the children and young people who could be the future of the sport. Thus many of the spectators for this week’s competitions were students attending their last year of school in a special sports or gymnastics class.
Danish children are actually given the opportunity to spend their last year of school on a Sports School. There are approximately twenty schools that specialize in gymnastics.
The World Cups in 2011 and 2013 and the World Championships 2015 are being staged by the Danish Gymnastics Federation in Odense, less than 2 hour’s drive from Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Sport Event Denmark and the City of Odense partner the event.
Flemming Knudsen, president, Danish Gymnastics Federation. Mobile: +45 20 71 80 43
Lars Lundov, CEO, Sport Event Denmark. Mobile +45 40 31 48 55
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