A year full of gymnastics vibes
In 2022 Gymfed, the Flemish government and the City of Antwerp started a big Roadshow. The promotional stand traveled to the World Championships in Liverpool (GBR), the annual Gymgala in de Lotto Arena Antwerp, the national championships artistic gymnastics, the European Championships in Antalya (TUR) the beach and ended this weekend in Antwerp, the diamond capital of the world.
World Championships Liverpool (GBR)
European Championships Antalya (TUR)
Dutch The Finals (NED)
Belgian coast (BEL)
World Gymnaestrada (NED)
Don't buzz the wire game
In October 2022 the don't buzz the wire game was born. A fun, but hard game to play. The first stop of the new game was the World Championships in Liverpool (GBR). Gold medal medalists Jessica Gadirova and Joe Fraser (GBR) were super enthusiastic to finish the game without a beep, unfortunately! Belgian Nina Derwael & Noah Kuavita aslo tried to finish the don't buzz the wire at the anual Gymgala. After that the game traveled to the European Championships in Antalya (TUR) and the World Gymnaestrada in Amsterdam (NED).
National championships Artistic Gymnastics
A promoteam started in January 2023 to visit the artistic gymnastic competitions in Belgium. The Belgian gymfans could win free tickets for the upcoming World Championships in their own country by turning on the big gumball machine. Even the youngest gymnasts were so excited!
To the beach!
During the Belgian summer holiday our Roadshow visited five different seaside cities. Together with Sport Vlaanderen, our activation team traveled to Westende, Oostende, Blankenberge, Nieuwpoort and Wenduine to spread the World Championships vibes. More than 2500 children were able to try out Gymnastics and Parkour under the supervision of qualified teachers.
In addition, no fewer than 10 World Championships tickets and 20 goodie bags were won!
World record airtrack
On the 9th of September our Roadshow made it last stop in Antwerp. With all its character, its many sights and fun hidden corners, the city is a real magnet for youth and creativity. With its quality sports infrastructure and a large number of activities and events for different target groups, Antwerp is a major sports metropolis with international ambition.
A gigantic airtrack of no less than 135 meters long was laid in the shadow of the MAS. Throughout the day, both the citizens, and the gym fans could show their skills on this mega long gymnastics mat. At the end of the day, the world record was confirmed and it is registered and certified by the International World Records Organization, one of the three organizations in the world that is competent for this, in addition to the Guinness World Records Organization and the World Record Academy.