IRV Team World Cup
21 April 2019
Introduction IRV President Henning Henningsen:
The best four teams from the 2018 World Championships will meet at the 21st of april 2019 in Akita, in the north of Japan to determine the best Gym Wheel Team in the world. Teams from Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Japan have qualified for the Team World Cup 2019 in Akita.
It is the first international Wheel Gymnastics competition in Japan ever and we are very happy about the enthusiasm of the japanese gymnasts and officials to organize the first IRV competition in Japan.
The japanese gymnasts have shown in the last years, that they can compete at top level. Gold, silver and bronze medals for japanese senior men and women, as well as the gold medal for the team 2014 in Berlin (Germany), were the result of advanced training activities. Going to the "Next Level" is not only the name for the IRV strategy to shape the future of Wheel Gymnastics, it is the overall aspiration of gymnasts in Gym Wheel and Cyr Wheel around the world, to make our sport more attractive, more collaborative and more innovativ.
Japan has become one of the leading countries in our sport. To follow the invitation of the Japan Rhoenrad Association (JRA) for the Team World Cup 2019 in Akita is an honor for all of us. We are looking forward to see this new country and all our friends.