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Artistic gymnastics, the World Cup restarts from Cottbus: many stars and Italy protagonist


The international season for artistic gymnastics will begin on the weekend of 24-27 February . Space for the first stage of the World Cup of specialties, will be Cottbus (Germany) to host this traditional appointment. After the Olympics in the summer and the World Championships in the autumn, a new competitive year begins which will culminate with the European Championships in August and the world championship in October / November.

The parterre on German soil is particularly interesting given that, among the many athletes registered, there are the Israeli Artem Dolgopyat (Olympic champion in the free body) , the American Stephen Nedoroscik (World Champion on the horse with handles) , the Turkish Ibrahim Colak (former world champion in the rings), the Ukrainian Illia Kovtun (all-around world champion bronze), the Armenian Artur Davtyan (Olympic bronze vaulting), the Israeli Artur Davtyan. List of luxury starters for men, a little less for women where the leader will be the German Pauline Schaefer.

This is the first appointment, which will be followed by those in Doha, Cairo and Baku in the next six weeks. The World Cup will be very important in the near future, as it will award some passes for the Games. Coupons that Italy hopes not to have to chase, since the goal is to qualify the entire team for the next edition of the five-ring event. Three Azzurri will be protagonists in Cottbus: Carlo Macchini, Thomas Grasso, Matteo Levantesi.

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Carlo Macchini has returned from fourth place at the World Cup and is now a big international on this tool. Thomas Grasso was the great revelation of the last world championship, where he touched the bronze medal in the vaulting. Matteo Levantesi will complete the trio with his experience. Qualifying will be held on Thursday and Friday, then the finals reserved for the best eight will be staged over the weekend.