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Four Continents Gymnastics Championships

The Four Continents Gymnastics Championships refers to two distinct competitions, organized by different federations in different disciplines. In rhythmic gymnastics the tournaments were organized from 1978 to 2001 by the International Gymnastics Federation.[1] In aesthetic group gymnastics the tournaments have been organized by the International Federation of Aesthetic Group Gymnastics since 2014.[2] The events gather competitors from four different continents: Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania.

Rhythmic gymnastics

The Four Continents Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships was a biennial rhythmic gymnastics tournament proposed to the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) by members of the gymnastics federations of New Zealand and Canada. The purpose was to provide a corresponding event to the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships as a chance for rhythmic gymnasts from non-European nations to compete internationally.[3] The first edition of the Four Continent Championships was organized in 1978 in Toronto, Canada. The last edition of the tournament was held in Curitiba, Brazil, in 2001.[4] All of the editions of the championships were officially organized by FIG.[1]

Editions

Year Edition Event Location
1978 I 1978 Four Continents Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships Canada Toronto
1980 II 1980 Four Continents Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships Brazil Rio de Janeiro
1982 III 1982 Four Continents Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships New Zealand Auckland
1984 IV 1984 Four Continents Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships United States Indianapolis
1986 V 1986 Four Continents Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships Australia Melbourne
1988 VI 1988 Four Continents Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships Canada Toronto
1990 VII 1990 Four Continents Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships Japan Tokyo
1992 VIII 1992 Four Continents Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships China Beijing
1994 IX 1994 Four Continents Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships South Korea Seoul
1995 X 1995 Four Continents Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships Egypt Cairo
1997 XI 1997 Four Continents Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships Australia Sydney
1999 XII 1999 Four Continents Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships United States Jacksonville
2001 XIII 2001 Four Continents Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships Brazil Curitiba

Individual all-around medalists

Year Location Gold Silver Bronze Ref.
1978 Canada Toronto Canada Debbie Bryant Canada Jana Lazor United States Sue Soffe [5]
1980 Brazil Rio de Janeiro Japan Michio Ota United States Sue Soffe
Japan Kimie Kimura
N/A [6]
1982 New Zealand Auckland Japan Hiroko Yamazaki Canada Lori Fung Japan Tomoko Tomita [7]
1984 United States Indianapolis Canada Lori Fung Japan Chieko Hirose China Xia Yanfei [8]
1986 Australia Melbourne Canada Lori Fung China Xia Yanfei China He Xiaomin [9]
1988 Canada Toronto Canada Lori Fung United States Michelle Berube Japan Erika Akiyama [10]
1990 Japan Tokyo Japan Erika Akiyama Canada Mary Fuzesi North Korea Li Gong-hui [11]
1992 China Beijing China Gao Shasha China Bai Mei North Korea Han Yang-ok [12]
1994 South Korea Seoul Japan Miho Yamada China Zhou Xiaojing Canada Camille Martens [13]
1995 Egypt Cairo Australia Kasumi Takahashi China Zhou Xiaojing Japan Akane Yamao [14]
1997 Australia Sydney Japan Yukari Murata Japan Rieko Matsunaga China Zhou Xiaojing [15]
1999 United States Jacksonville Japan Yukari Murata Japan Rieko Matsunaga Canada Erika Stirton [16]
2001 Brazil Curitiba Canada Mary Sanders China Sun Dan Argentina Anahí Sosa [17]

Aesthetic group gymnastics

The Four Continents Aesthetic Group Gymnastics Championships are organized and sanctioned by the International Federation of Aesthetic Group Gymnastics (IFAAG).[18]

Editions

Year Event Location Gold Silver Bronze Ref.
2014 1st Four Continents Aesthetic Group Gymnastics Championships Canada Toronto  Canada
Rhythmic Expressions
 Japan
Team Shoin
 Canada
Jusco
[19]
2015 2nd Four Continents Aesthetic Group Gymnastics Championships Japan Nagano  Japan
Team Japan
 Japan
Team Shoin
 Canada
Rhythmic Expressions
[20][21][22]
2017 3rd Four Continents Aesthetic Group Gymnastics Championships United States Chicago  Japan
JWCPE AGG Team
 Canada
Rhythmic Expressions
 Brazil
Marrie Cotia
[23]
2019 4th Four Continents Aesthetic Group Gymnastics Championships Singapore Singapore  Japan
Team Japan
 Japan
JWCPE AGG Team
 Canada
Rhythmic Expressions
[24]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (2005). 125th Anniversary - The story goes on... FIG. p. 42.
  2. ^ Kalev Estienne
  3. ^ Rhythmic Gymnastics in New Zealand
  4. ^ Longines Timing
  5. ^ [1] Gymn Forum - 1978
  6. ^ [2] Jornal do Brasil - 1980 (in Portuguese)
  7. ^ [3] Gymn Forum - 1982
  8. ^ [4] Gymn Forum - 1984
  9. ^ [5] Gymn Forum - 1986
  10. ^ [6] Gymn Forum - 1988
  11. ^ [7] Gymnastics Australia - 1990
  12. ^ [8] Gymnastics Australia - 1992
  13. ^ [9] Gymnastics Australia - 1994
  14. ^ [10] Gymn Forum - 1995
  15. ^ [11] Gymn Forum - 1997
  16. ^ [12] USA Gymnastics - 1999
  17. ^ [13] Longines Timing - 2001
  18. ^ IFAAG
  19. ^ IFAAG - Official competition report
  20. ^ Gym Love (in Japanese)
  21. ^ Webstagram (in English and Japanese)
  22. ^ Eestielu (in Estonian)
  23. ^ 2017 Official results
  24. ^ Facebook - IFAGG - 2019 Results