Two silver medals at the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships
The best teams in acrobatic gymnastics gathered in Geneva, and in the men's pair and women's group categories, the Belgians left with the titles of vice world champions.
Acrobatic gymnastics is a sport and a show combining strength, balance, flexibility, and grace. Based on a musical theme, this sporting discipline, also called acrogym, combines choreography, floor gymnastics, throws and human pyramids performed on a large foam mat identical to the one used for artistic gymnastics.
Cancelled last year because of the pandemic, the World Championships was held at the beginning of July in Geneva (Switzerland) and brought together more than 1,000 athletes from some 40 nations. Belgium sent a delegation of four teams.
First up, it was the men's pair formed by Noam Patel and Robin Casse who excelled. After reaching the final, the two young men were able to produce an excellent performance, which resulted in a first silver medal for Belgium.
Afterwards, it was the turn of the Belgian women's group to show themselves on the Geneva floor. Bo Hollebosch, Lise de Meyst and Kim Bergmans, already victorious at the previous World Cup in the discipline, could not repeat the feat they achieved a few months ago. Nevertheless, the three young ladies also leave with the title of vice world champions.
Congratulations to these five gymnasts for their silver medals!