Memorial Gander

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The 27th edition of the Memorial Arturo Gander will take place on the 27th October. This annual competition which alternates between Morges and Chiasso, will this year held in Chiasso.

This sums up part of Gander's contribution to the sport of gymnastics, for the rest check out the official website:
Without doubt Arturo Gander is one of the few, if not rare people, who ranged over the total movement of the "ars gymnastica" of his time, with actions which were futuristic for the movement. It is inevitable that only a few citations can be made: from his native Brienz he went first to Chippis in Valais; preceded by his fame as an extremely competent instructor (at home and abroad) he arrived in Chiasso at the end of the thirties, where the local gymnastic directors and politicians of the time were clairvoyant, far-sighted and also "lucky"; he became a gym teacher in the schools and instructor in the Federal Gymnastics Society.
The competition lines up ten men and ten women. The men compete on four events of their choice, whilst the women select three apparatus to perform on, with their scores carrying on to the final. This year boasts a fantastic roster of gymnasts:

MEN'S ARTISTIC GYMNASTS:
  • Daniel Corral Barron (MEX)
  • Niki Boschenstein (SUI)
  • Yann Cucherat (FRA)
  • Fabian Hambuechen (GER)
  • HUANG Yuguo (CHN)
  • Jordan Jovtchev (BUL)
  • Flavius Koczi (ROU)
  • Mykola Kuksenkov (UKR)
  • Timothy McNeill (USA)
  • Matteo Morandi (ITA)
  • Sergio Munoz (ESP)
  • Mark Ramseier (SUI)
  • Kristian Thomas (GBR)
  • ZOU Kai (CHN)
  • Epke Zonderland (NED)
WOMEN'S ARTISTIC GYMNASTS:
  • Rose-Eliandre Bellemare (FRA)
  • Diana Maria Chelaru (ROU)
  • Rebecca Downie (GBR)
  • Vanessa Ferrari (ITA)
  • Elsa Garcia Rodriguez Blancas (MEX)
  • Lisa Katharina Hill (GER)
  • Marie-Sophie Hindermann (GER)
  • Ariella Kaeslin (SUI)
  • Angelina Kysla (UKR)
  • Elisabeth Seitz (GER)
  • Bridget Sloan OR Rebecca Bross (USA)
  • Wyomi Masela (NED)
  • ZHANG Yelinzi (CHN)

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