An open letter from IRV President Henning Henningsen Dear friends of #WheelGymnastics, In the last couple of years, the voluntary members of the IRV board have worked towards a modern and attractive future for our sport. Openness, transparency, cooperation, equality, and effectiveness have become decisive factors for us, even if we are not yet able to cover all points completely. We are working on it! With the “Agenda 2020” and its adjustments in the “Next Level 2020”, we have laid a foundatio
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After the successful Team World Championships (TWC) in Akita / Japan in spring 2019 the next TWC will take place 2021 in Leipzig / Germany. For the first time IRV organizes also a Junior Team World Championship. The competition format and the qualification mode will not be altered. Both competitions will be held in during the International German Gymnastics Festival (12-16th of May 2021) in a suitable venue at the Leipzig Trade Fair. Participants will receive a festival pass, which allows them
The preliminary registration document for the 2020 IRV World Championships has been published to the IRV Website. The 2020 World Championships #WheelGymnastics will be held at John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center of the New Jersey City University. The event period has been reduced to 6 days (2018: 7 days), starting on tuesday, 14th july 2020 with scheduled warm up sessions. The first competition is planned for wednesday, 15th july 2020. Cyr All-Around Final takes place on thursda
Dear Cyr Wheelers, After an international CYR meeting in Austria in November, two minor changes were made to the 2019 regulations: “Prevention of a fall” (0.2 deduction per occurrence) was moved from “execution deductions” to “independent deductions” (for both technical and artistic programmes) Calculation of the maximum score for the technical programme was changed from (DIFFICULTY) + (2 x EXECUTION) = maximum 15 points .... to → 1.5 x (DIFFICULTY + EXECUTION) = maximum 15 points We also ask gy
Dear friends of Wheel Gymnastics and IRV member countries, We were informed that the changes in the Judges Registration Formalities as recently published within the Competition Rules 2020 have led to some misunderstandings and unexpected challenges. Countries have already planned for the World Championships 2020 in New York and the changes in the “new” Judges Registration Formalities would have affected them a lot. The Competition Rules 2020 should have been published in September 2019, but ext
The IRV 2020 Competition Rules document has been finalized and published. The competition rules are the foundation for the 2020 IRV World Championships in New Jersey (USA), as well as the 2021 IRV Team World Championships in Leipzig (Germany). Major alterations are: the renaming of the All-Around Competitions to Semi-Finale. Addition of an All-Around Finale for Juniors new regulations regarding the number of judges rules for qualifying for the Team World Championships new Cyr competition format
Dear friends of wheel gymnastics, As you might know a working group of the IRV is currently working on substantial changes for the code of points in gym wheel. The aim of the new regulations is to guarantee a fair and transparent scoring system for future gym wheel competitions.
“An amazingly well organized event with an incredible audience!” Simon Rufener, Switzerland “It was amazing to compete in such a big hall with so many spectators”. Martine van den Boogaard, the Netherlands These are only two reactions to the 2019 Team World Cup in Japan. Athletes and Trainers were overwhelmed.
The 2019 World Team Cup in Wheel Gymnastics in Japan was an outstanding competition and a milestone in the history of the IRV. For the first time, the international Wheel Gymnastics Community came to Japan for an international competition. Round about 3.000 spectators watched the 2019 Team World Cup with the local competitors Yasuhiko Takahashi and Aya Horiguchi. A short video with all highlights of the competition is now available. Event Page with Results Blog Post: "Team Germany wins 2019 Team
The German team wins the 2019 Team World Cup in Akita. With a total of 21 points the athletes Kira Homeyer, Sarah Metz, Carsten Heimer and Luca Christ from Germany got the gold medal in the competition in Akita, Japan. Second place goes to Japan, with the local "stars" Yasuhiko Takahashi and Aya Horiguchi and their team mates Yuki Matsuura and Daisuke Mori. Bronze medal goes to Team Switzerland with Cheyenne Rechsteiner, Leonie Botta, Simon Rufener and Matthias Reich. Team Netherlands got 4th pl