TeamGym gymnasts take over the streets of host city Ballerup
Visitors to a music festival in Ballerup this weekend, got more than they bargained for when gymnasts all of a sudden started tumbling down the streets, giving a preview of what’s to come when the city is hosting the European Championships in TeamGym next year. The event was put together to kick-off the festivities surrounding the Championships and to show the citizens of Ballerup what TeamGym is, and to display the excitement and intensity within the three different disciplines.
In October 2020 GymDanmark, Sport Event Denmark and the Municipality of Ballerup will join forces to host the biggest European Championship in TeamGym thus far.
Hosting an event on this scale not only involve the planning of four days of intense competitions. It is also important that the championships give back to the local community.
I’m happy that Ballerup hosting the Europeans Championships is already giving the citizens some experiences they otherwise wouldn’t have gotten. I have never seen tumbling and gymnastics down our pedestrian streets, and I think it’s wonderful for the children that they get to try it themselves. When TeamGym makes it all the way into the center of our city it makes the city come together and have a joined experience, Charlotte Holtermann, Head of the Committee for Culture and Leisure in Ballerup Municipality
The Championships next year will see the best TeamGym gymnasts compete for gold in front of a record-breaking crowd in Ballerup Super Arena. But when it comes down to it gymnastics is for everyone, no matter the age, physique and talent. Therefor the day ended with a workshop for children of all ages that gave them a chance to jump, run and tumble on the equipment together with the gymnasts.
In GymDanmark we are excited and proud to be a part of this local arrangement that is the Music Festival, and to have the opportunity to present TeamGym to the citizens of Ballerup. We wish to integrate city living and movement at this event, and hopefully all the participants can agree that TeamGym is a breathtaking sport for everyone, Kim Kløve Lassen, Chairman of the European Championship in TeamGym 2020