TeamGym is the biggest competition discipline in Danish gymnastics; and by far the most popular of them all. After eight years away, the European Championships return to Denmark in 2020. Be prepared for an intense event for gymnasts as well as for the audience who can expect a multitude of activities before and during the championships.
The Danish gymnasts will be defending several years of gold, silver, and bronze in 2020 on home ground as Denmark has gained the hosting of the European TeamGym Championships, which will be held in the Ballerup Super Arena 15 – 18 October 2020.
“We are very pleased to be hosting the European TeamGym Championships 2020. When we last hosted the event, in 2012, we broke all records on the spectator rows as well as in front of the TV screens. With the European Championships back on home ground we get the all-time greatest possibility to promote even more what may be the most audience friendly gymnastics discipline, and we aim to show how an enthusiastic audience can lift the top off the roof, also within the gymnastics world,” says Anders Jacobsen, chairman of the Danish Gymnastics Federation (GymDanmark).
Focus on gymnastics events in Denmark
The European TeamGym Championships will be arranged by Danish Gymnastics Federation (GymDanmark) in cooperation with Sport Event Denmark and the city of Ballerup.
Sport Event Denmark is thrilled about the upcoming event, which underline the joint strategy with GymDanmark.
“We are determined to create a continuous focus on gymnastics events in Denmark. With the European TeamGym Championships in Aarhus in 2012, the World Championships in Trampoline, Tumbling and DMT in 2015 in Odense, and now the European TeamGym Championships in Ballerup, we are on our way to secure the Danes great Gymnastics experiences all over the country, and the next big task will be to ensure the 2021 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Royal Arena, Copenhagen,” says Lars Lundov, CEO in Sport Event Denmark.
In Ballerup they are also looking forward to welcoming gymnasts as well as the audience in the Ballerup Super Arena.
The Mayor of Ballerup, Jesper Würtzen: “We are very pleased to be hosting the European TeamGym Championships in Ballerup in 2020 as we wish to provide the best conditions for elite sports. It’s a splendid opportunity to arrange a great event in town. Great sports arrangements tend to gather people and at the same time create dreams and ambitions for the individual. The European TeamGym Championships is very suitable for both parameters, as it will be the best gymnasts in Europe competing and also giving a great show for the audience. Thus it’s no surprise that there were so many applicants for hosting the event, and we are pleased that we were chosen.”
More about TeamGym
TeamGym was introduced as a competition discipline in Denmark in the seventies. In recent years Denmark has been dominant at the European stage – latest in 2016, with gold (Men), silver (Mixed), and bronze (Women).
TeamGym is a team competition being performed in the three disciplines: Floor, Tumbling and Trampet (mini-trampoline). TeamGym competitions are divided into three sections: Women, Men and Mixed teams. It is a progressing and wide spreading sport, and Denmark is and will continue to be a large part of it. We also wish to take responsibility for it. TeamGym competitions are held at national, Nordic, and European levels.
Facts about the European TeamGym Championships 2020
• The European TeamGym Championships take place over a week, with competitions in four days
• Competitions are held in Junior ranks (Junior Women, Junior Men, Junior Mix) and Senior ranks (Men, Women, and Mixed), and Denmark will be competing with national teams in all ranks, i.e. six national teams
• The Danish goal is to win medals in all ranks on home ground in 2020
• Denmark, Iceland, and Sweden are the dominating nations, though other nations have developed their skills in recent years. On an average approximately 700 participants from 14 nations are expected
• The European TeamGym Championships Denmark is defending European Champions in Men’s rank in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016
The European TeamGym Championships are being arranged by The Danish Gymnastics Federation (GymDanmark) in cooperation with Sport Event Denmark and the city of Ballerup