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3107, 2021

Competition clothing in wheel gymnastics

By |July 31st, 2021|Code of Points|

Competition Clothing in Wheel Gymnastics - flexible rules allow for personal preference - All images © Bart Treuren Recently, the female German Artistic Gymnastics team made headlines when they decided to perform in long leotards; first at the European championships in April 2021, and then again during the Tokyo Olympics in July 2021. The gymnasts wanted to make a statement against the sexualisation of women in sports. In international wheel gymnastics competitions for Cyr and Gym Wheel, full-body unitards or leotards with tights have always been permitted. It was important from the very beginning that gymnasts should not

2807, 2021

New Gym Wheel Code of Points will be implemented in 2023

By |July 28th, 2021|Code of Points, Cyr Wheel, Latest News|

New Gym Wheel Code of Points will be implemented in 2023 Letter from the IRV Code of Points Team Dear gymnasts, coaches and judges, During the last weeks we have received numerous questions regarding the new Gym Wheel Code of Points. We are aware of your strong interest as many of you are starting your preparation for upcoming events. It is therefore important that we provide clear information on how we will proceed with this project: First of all, we want to share the most important information with you: For the next world championships in Denmark 2022,

2605, 2021

Senior Team Trophy – Joint 1st Place for Austria and Germany

By |May 26th, 2021|Featured, Team World Championships 2021|

Joint 1st Place for Austria and Germany There was a sense of euphoric joy in Salzburg, where the entire Austrian team had gathered together in the gym to watch the livestream of the IRV Senior Team Trophy. A joint 1st place for Austria! Austrian national trainer Tanja Stöllinger and delegation leader Johann Pichler were overwhelmed: “This is the first time ever we won a medal in gold”, said Johann Pichler with a huge smile on his face! The achievement was even more exceptional given that the Austrian team had stepped in at short notice to replace the qualified team

1705, 2021

Team Germany wins the Junior IRV Team Trophy in a tight contest with Team Israel

By |May 17th, 2021|Latest News, Team World Championships 2021|

Team Germany wins the Junior IRV Team Trophy in a tight contest with Team Israel   Teams sitting together next to their national flags, solemnly decorated gyms and more than 400 virtual spectators. This IRV Team Trophy was a special one – with many first times: First time for a Junior Team Trophy First time for a team from Israel First time for gymnasts performing with masks AND First time for a virtual international team competition The IRV would have loved to organize an on-site competition during the Leipzig International German Gymnastics Festival as originally planned, but the

1205, 2021

IRV Team Trophy competitions will be streamed on May 16 and May 23

By |May 12th, 2021|Latest News, Team World Championships 2021|

IRV Team Trophy competition will be streamed on two consecutive sundays Juniors: Sunday, May 16, 18:00 CEST Seniors: Sunday, May 23, 18:00 CEST We really look forward to our 1st IRV Team Trophy competition after this long time of abstinence. It will be the first competition of its kind for the IRV, so we cannot rely on experiences from the past. Especially the technical requirements and processes have a big influence on our work. We realized in the last days that it is not possible for our small team to stream two competitions for juniors and seniors on the

2403, 2021

The Toughest Decision in the History of the IRV

By |March 24th, 2021|Latest News, World Championships 2020|

Cancellation of 2021 World Championships The Toughest Decision in the History of the IRV Dear friends of Wheel Gymnastics, Dear Wheel Gymnastics representatives in IRV member countries, It is with an extremely heavy heart that the voluntary IRV Executive Board has decided to cancel the postponed 2020 Wheel Gymnastics World Championships planned to be held in New Jersey in July 2021. This is the toughest decision we have had to make in 25 years of IRV history. The IRV team has held regular online meetings during the last few months to discuss the challenges

302, 2021

IRV Team Competition 2021 will be virtual event

By |February 3rd, 2021|Event News, Latest News, Team World Championships 2021|

IRV Team Competition 2021 will be virtual event Letter by IRV President Henning Henningsen Dear friends of Wheel Gymnastics, Dear Wheel Gymnastics representatives in IRV member countries, We would all like to go to our training sessions again, meet friends and prepare for the upcoming sports events in 2021. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic still holds us in suspense. At the end of March 2020 I recorded a video in my living room to share the message about the postponement of the planned 2020 World Championships in New Jersey, USA. The postponement was the result

2312, 2020

#WheelGymnastics Holiday Style

By |December 23rd, 2020|Event News|

Happy Holidays to all our #WheelGymnastics friends out there   Sieh dir diesen Beitrag auf Instagram an   Ein Beitrag geteilt von IRV ( Sieh dir diesen Beitrag auf Instagram an Ein Beitrag geteilt von IRV ( @gyrowheelgymnasticsGyro Bear for Christmas! #gyrobear #wheegym #wheelgymnastics #happyhannukah #marychristmas #rhoenrad #foryou #cute♬ All I Want For Christmas - Tosh Alexander   Sieh dir diesen Beitrag auf Instagram an   Ein Beitrag geteilt von IRV (

1812, 2020
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The History of Rolling: 25 years IRV

By |December 18th, 2020|Featured|

The History of Rolling: 25 Years International Wheel Gymnastics Federation (IRV) It is 25 years since the IRV was founded in Switzerland. We would have liked to celebrate this anniversary during the World Championships with a great Wheel Gymnastics performance on Times Square in New York. But… as you all know we are living in a pandemic and have to cope with the “New Normal”. Nevertheless, this date is a landmark and our federation has definitely grown up. We have come a long way. From Finnentrop (Germany) to Akita (Japan), from a group of easy-going wheel enthusiasts to

811, 2020

Competition Rules 2021 available

By |November 8th, 2020|Code of Points, Cyr Wheel, Gym Wheel, Latest News|

Dear members, dear gymnasts, the Competition Rules 2021 were approved by the IRV in October and are now ready to be used. There are some major changes which include the already announced news that from 2021 on the Competition Framework lists Junior Team World Championships (together with the Senior Team World Championships - see point 1.4) and also Junior All Around Finals (within the Individual World Championships - see point 1.3.6 a). Another change affects the Cyr Wheel Competitions at the World Championships, where no longer two separate Cyr Wheel World titles will be awarded (see point 1.3.7 and

311, 2020

Online Competition exceeded expectations

By |November 3rd, 2020|Latest News, Online Competition|

1st IRV Online Competition exceeded expectations The global COVID 19 pandemic is affecting millions of sports enthusiasts around the world. New lockdowns have recently been announced by governments in Europe, including wide-ranging restrictions for non-professional sports facilities and club activities - also for wheel gymnasts. As an international sports federation, we are committed to a healthy and sustainable performance development. We are aware that weeks without training are a challenge for all of you who are aiming to participate at IRV World Championships or other competitions in the future. In these uncertain times, we understand that some

2009, 2020

Open Letter of IRV President Henning Henningsen

By |September 20th, 2020|Event News, Featured, Latest News|

We need to talk about the "new normal" for our sport Letter of IRV President Henning Henningsen The COVID-19 pandemic influences a wide range of activities of our personal, business and sporting lives. IRV President Henning Henningsen has discussed with his team about the "new normal" for the sport of Wheel Gymnastics, how the IRV as federation need to adapt its structures for the future and if the 2021 competitions can take place. Dear Wheel Gymnasts, We all are facing a challenging time at the moment. Championships have been cancelled or postponed; training sessions have had

1807, 2020

Welcome India: New IRV Member

By |July 18th, 2020|Latest News|

Welcome India: New Member approved by IRV General Assembly The IRV General Assembly 2020 has approved the membership application of the Indian Wheel Gymnastics Federation, represented by Mr. Rupak Debroy, Executive Council Member of the Indian Olympic Association (NOC- INDIA). We welcome India as new member country in the IRV and are happy to share our knowledge with our new friends in India. Wheel Gymnastics has not yet grown that much in India, nevertheless to establish connections to the best team in the world offers a wide variety of possibilities to learn and exchange knowledge and experiences. Henning

1307, 2020

IRV World Championships 2022 in Sonderburg, Denmark

By |July 13th, 2020|Code of Points, Event News, Latest News|

IRV World Championships 2022 in Sonderburg, Denmark The IRV World Championships 2022 have been awarded to Sonderburg in Denmark. The city in the south of Denmark, close to the german border has a Gym Wheel Club, which organizes the Danish Open regularly. The next Danish Open is planned for october 31, 2020. Date World Championships 2022: 23th - 28th May 2022 Event Place: Humlehøj Hallen, Sonderburg, Denmark Accommodation is offered in the nearby Danhostel Sonderburg. It is a cozy and familiar place to meet and exchange. The above 5-minute video includes a welcome message in different languages

507, 2020

wheelgymnastics. sport becomes new IRV online address

By |July 5th, 2020|Latest News|

The IRV is taking the next steps towards a professional appearance in online channels. We are seeking to improve the IRV's brand image under the common branding "", to make our sport even more visible internationally for people, that don't know what the german name "Rhönrad" is about. This new brand name for online channels also includes all our activities, from the roots of our federation with the "Gymnastics Wheel", "Rhönrad" or "Gym Wheel", up to the relatively new discipline of "Cyr Wheel". Henning Henningsen | IRV President is already replacing the old domain for the official

1206, 2020

New Wheel Gymnastics Academy starts with Video Workouts

By |June 12th, 2020|Academy News, Latest News|

New Wheel Gymnastics Academy starts with Video Workouts Dear friends of Wheel Gymnastics The COVID-19 situation has greatly challenged all athletes around the world in the last couple of months. Events needed to be postponed, trainings had to be cancelled. However, the IRV has noticed an inspiring movement towards video-based home workouts, which we very much welcome. In an effort to canalize those videos and make them available for as many wheel gymnasts as possible, we have created a new area “video workouts” within our academy for wheel gymnastics on the IRV homepage. You will find the first set

304, 2020

4 Senior & 5 Junior teams qualified for 2021 TWC

By |April 3rd, 2020|Event News, Latest News, Team World Championships 2021|

Dear friends of #WheelGymnastics, Due to the postponement of the World Championships 2020 in the USA, the IRV decided to use the results of the 2018 World Championships in Magglingen to determine the teams for the Team World Championships 2021. The International Wheel Gymnastics Federation is therefore very happy to invite following teams to the 1st Team World Championships in Leipzig, Germany. Qualified for the JUNIOR TEAM WC: Germany Israel the Netherlands Switzerland & Austria (joint 4th place) Qualified for the SENIOR TEAM WC: Germany Japan Switzerland the Netherlands The date for the competition is Saturday 15th May 2021,

2403, 2020

Postponement of 2020 World Championships

By |March 24th, 2020|Featured, Latest News, World Championships 2020|

  Sieh dir diesen Beitrag auf Instagram an   Ein Beitrag geteilt von IRV ( am Mär 23, 2020 um 10:46 PDT transcript of statement, IRV President Henning Henningsen: Dear wheel gymnasts, The coronavirus is keeping the world in suspense. People are living in lockdown, training facilities are closed and countries have issued travel bans. We thought we could wait until the end of April to make a decision about the World Championships due to take place in New Jersey in July this year. As it turns out, with the virus progressing so fast and the situation

1303, 2020

Corona Virus and the 2020 World Championships in Wheel Gymnastics

By |March 13th, 2020|Featured|

Dear athletes and friends of #WheelGymnastics, the IRV and USA Wheel Gymnastics are working together to monitor the current virus situation and its increasing severity across the globe. We will reach a decision at the latest by 30 April regarding how to proceed with plans for the IRV World Championships and USAWG WheelFest. A possible cancellation is one of the options being discussed. The health and safety of all involved parties will be our first priority. Keep safe. IRV & USAWG teams Send E-Mail to IRV

1502, 2020

Straight-Line Regulations 2020: NEW PUBLICATION

By |February 15th, 2020|Code of Points, Gym Wheel, Latest News|

The IRV Code of Points team has produced a "one-stop" document containing ALL relevant information for straight-line routines without music. This is a new and complete publication of existing documentation. It is essential reading for judges, coaches and gymnasts preparing for the 2020 World Championships and is available in English and German. A supplementary document for routines to music will follow. This version of the General Regulations for Straight-Line builds on the German Code of Points 1997 (WB-97) together with the IRV changes from 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. It replaces all previous documentation. All descriptions use

2412, 2019

“We need to shape our future together!”

By |December 24th, 2019|Featured|

An open letter from IRV President Henning Henningsen Dear friends of #WheelGymnastics, In the last couple of years, the voluntary members of the IRV board have worked towards a modern and attractive future for our sport. Openness, transparency, cooperation, equality, and effectiveness have become decisive factors for us, even if we are not yet able to cover all points completely. We are working on it! With the “Agenda 2020” and its adjustments in the “Next Level 2020”, we have laid a foundation for the future of #WheelGymnastics. This foundation is based on an adaptation of the World Championships

1712, 2019

10th Team World Championships will be hosted in Leipzig / Germany on 15th of May 2021

By |December 17th, 2019|Event News, Latest News, Team World Championships 2021|

After the successful Team World Championships (TWC) in Akita / Japan in spring 2019 the next TWC will take place 2021 in Leipzig / Germany. For the first time IRV organizes also a Junior Team World Championship. The competition format and the qualification mode will not be altered. Both competitions will be held in during the International German Gymnastics Festival (12-16th of May 2021) in a suitable venue at the Leipzig Trade Fair. Participants will receive a festival pass, which allows them free use of public transport, access to all exhibitions halls and competition venues for other sports. If

1512, 2019

Preliminary Registration for 2020 World Championships

By |December 15th, 2019|Event News, World Championships 2020|

The preliminary registration document for the 2020 IRV World Championships has been published to the IRV Website. The 2020 World Championships #WheelGymnastics will be held at John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center of  the New Jersey City University. The event period has been reduced to 6 days (2018: 7 days), starting on tuesday, 14th july 2020 with scheduled warm up sessions. The first competition is planned for wednesday, 15th july 2020. Cyr All-Around Final takes place on thursday, 16th july 2020. Gym Wheel All-Around Finals for senior and junior competitors are planned for

1112, 2019

Update to 2019 IRV Cyr Wheel Regulations

By |December 11th, 2019|Code of Points, Cyr Wheel, Latest News|

Dear Cyr Wheelers, After an international CYR meeting in Austria in November, two minor changes were made to the 2019 regulations: “Prevention of a fall” (0.2 deduction per occurrence) was moved from “execution deductions” to “independent deductions” (for both technical and artistic programmes) Calculation of the maximum score for the technical programme was changed from (DIFFICULTY) + (2 x EXECUTION) = maximum 15 points .... to → 1.5 x (DIFFICULTY + EXECUTION) = maximum 15 points We also ask gymnasts to be particularly aware of the regulations for measuring the length of the artistic programme: "Maximum length of routine: 3

712, 2019

Changes in the 2020 Judges Registration Formalities

By |December 7th, 2019|Code of Points, Cyr Wheel, Gym Wheel, Latest News, World Championships 2020|

Dear friends of Wheel Gymnastics and IRV member countries, We were informed that the changes in the Judges Registration Formalities as recently published within the Competition Rules 2020 have led to some misunderstandings and unexpected challenges. Countries have already planned for the World Championships 2020 in New York and the changes in the “new” Judges Registration Formalities would have affected them a lot. The Competition Rules 2020 should have been published in September 2019, but extensive discussions beyond our annual meeting made this impossible. We apologize for the delay and have now changed the new regulations back to the

112, 2019

Competition Rules 2020 published

By |December 1st, 2019|Event News, Latest News, Team World Championships 2021, World Championships 2020|

The IRV 2020 Competition Rules document has been finalized and published. The competition rules are the foundation for the 2020 IRV World Championships in New Jersey (USA), as well as the 2021 IRV Team World Championships in Leipzig (Germany). Major alterations are: the renaming of the All-Around Competitions to Semi-Finale. Addition of an All-Around Finale for Juniors new regulations regarding the number of judges rules for qualifying for the Team World Championships new Cyr competition format new Code of Conduct 2020 Competition Rules

310, 2019

Publication of Cyr Wheel Code of Points 2019

By |October 3rd, 2019|Cyr Wheel, Latest News, World Championships 2020|

The IRV is pleased to announce the publication of the 2019 CYR WHEEL  Code of Points, including an updated Difficulty Catalogue (bilingual English-German), as well as regulations for the Technical Programme (in English) and Artistic Programme (in English). These documents will be valid for the 2020 World Championships. The format of the regulations has been simplified since 2018 and we hope CYR competitors preparing for 2020 will welcome the changes. Video links to skills from the difficulty catalogue will be published in the next few months. 2019 Cyr Wheel Regulations The publication of updated documents for the GYM WHEEL

1409, 2019

New Code of Points for Gym Wheel by January 2022

By |September 14th, 2019|Featured, Gym Wheel|

Dear friends of wheel gymnastics, As you might know a working group of the IRV is currently working on substantial changes for the code of points in gym wheel. The aim of the new regulations is to guarantee a fair and transparent scoring system for future gym wheel competitions.

2907, 2019

Gym Wheel, Cyr Wheel, Beach and summer in Tortosa

By |July 29th, 2019|Latest News|

A personal report by Hauke Narten (Germany) for the IRV Wheel Workshop Week during the CSIT World Sports Games in Tortosa (Spain) Gym Wheel, Cyr Wheel, Beach, summer and great People all together in one place. Sounds awesome? All of this and even more - that was the IRV Wheel Workshop week in Tortosa 2019, and it was awesome. Indeed! Many years have passed since the last International IRV training camp in Ede, Netherlands. I always hoped that the Idea of an open training camp could be revived. An entire week in which the wheel family comes together, trains together,

3004, 2019

Thank You – 2019. Akita

By |April 30th, 2019|Latest News, Team World Cup 2019|

“An amazingly well organized event with an incredible audience!” Simon Rufener, Switzerland “It was amazing to compete in such a big hall with so many spectators”. Martine van den Boogaard, the Netherlands These are only two reactions to the 2019 Team World Cup in Japan. Athletes and Trainers were overwhelmed.

2704, 2019

Highlights of 2019 Team World Cup

By |April 27th, 2019|Event News, Latest News, Team World Cup 2019|

The 2019 World Team Cup in Wheel Gymnastics in Japan was an outstanding competition and a milestone in the history of the IRV. For the first time, the international Wheel Gymnastics Community came to Japan for an international competition. Round about 3.000 spectators watched the 2019 Team World Cup with the local competitors Yasuhiko Takahashi and Aya Horiguchi. A short video with all highlights of the competition is now available. Event Page with Results Blog Post: "Team Germany wins 2019 Team World Cup in Akita"   Partner Videos @BTVrhoenrad

2104, 2019

Germany wins 2019 Team World Cup in Akita

By |April 21st, 2019|Event News, Latest News, Team World Cup 2019|

The German team wins the 2019 Team World Cup in Akita. With a total of 21 points the athletes Kira Homeyer, Sarah Metz, Carsten Heimer and Luca Christ from Germany got the gold medal in the competition in Akita, Japan. Second place goes to Japan, with the local "stars" Yasuhiko Takahashi and Aya Horiguchi and their team mates Yuki Matsuura and Daisuke Mori. Bronze medal goes to Team Switzerland with Cheyenne Rechsteiner, Leonie Botta, Simon Rufener and Matthias Reich. Team Netherlands got 4th place, with excellent routines of Martine van den Boogaard, Sanne Romijn, Ilse van der Ham and Sannah Boer.

2004, 2019

Video Livestream of 2019 Team World Cup in Akita, Japan

By |April 20th, 2019|Event News, Team World Cup 2019|

The 2019 Team World Cup on Sunday, 21st April will be streamed through the official IRV youtube channel "IRV Wheel Gymnastics". The livestream is scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m. (April 21) local time in Japan (GMT+9). This means a local time in central Europe of 05:00  a.m. on Sunday, April 21. more information about 2019 Team World Cup Youtube Livestream 2019 Team World Cup

1904, 2019

#RollingChallenge for 2019 Team World Cup in Akita

By |April 19th, 2019|Event News, Team World Cup 2019|

#RollingChallenge No. 1 How do you prepare for the competition? Put your phones on camera mode and press the button. +++++++++ Retrospective #RollingChallenge2018 / Magglingen / World Championships During the World Championships in Magglingen you put yourself into your plane’s overhead lockers, you hung down from signposts and bridges and you put the most incredible team photos together. All this to compete for the #rollingChallenge trophy. And the winner was: the team of the Netherlands. Sieh dir diesen Beitrag auf Instagram an Ein Beitrag geteilt von Dutch Wheelgymnastics (@rhonradnl) am Mai 6, 2018 um 12:58 PDT Now it’s time to

1604, 2019

Huge succes for the 5th edition of the Int. Belgian-Open

By |April 16th, 2019|Latest News|

A report by Achim Pitz: On the weekend before eastern the 5th edition of the international Belgian-Open & the Eupen-Pokal took place in Eupen, a city in the east of Belgium. More than 200 Gymansts from Austria, Belgium, Brasil, Denmark, Germany, Israel and the Netherlands took part in the competition weekend.

2003, 2019

Chicago Big Wheel Weekend in March 2019

By |March 20th, 2019|Latest News|

A report by Wolfgang Bientzle: Everything is leading to the World Championship and Wheel FEST July 13-19 2020 in New York. Fun at Willye White Park and Gale School- Instructors of top level like at no other Wheel event in the Americas. Two days of intensive workshop for performers , athletes, coaches and judges. 10 new judges registrations at this wheel weekend which is going to next developed area for USA Wheel to present as well a comfortable solid TEAM USA judging panel at Worlds 2020. The goal has to be that TEAM USA is going to be represented by

310, 2018

USAWGF and IRV sign contract for 2020 World Championships in New York City

By |October 3rd, 2018|Event News, Latest News, World Championships 2020|

Ken Nagel (President USA Wheel Gymnastics Federation), Henning Henningsen (President IRV) and Günter Fischer (Vize-President Competitions IRV) signed the contract for hosting the 2020 World Championships in New York City. The international Wheel Gymnastics family will travel to the USA for a third World Championship in only 10 years. "You can see the Wheel Gymnastics community in the US growing rapidly after our events 2013 in Chicago, 2016 in Cincinnati. We are happy about the commitment of the USAWGF and their supporters to host around 200 delegation members in this metropolitan city. More about this event: 2020. New York City

210, 2018

Athletes’ Commission: Representatives elected

By |October 2nd, 2018|Featured, Latest News|

The athletes and coaches of the 2018 World Championships in Magglingen have elected 5 representatives for the IRV Athletes' Commission. Simon Rufener (SUI), Yasuhiko Takahashi (JPN), Svea Hüning (GER), Tami Linvy (ISR) and Katja Homeyer (GER) can make proposals to the IRV Executive Board and serve as a sparring partner for new ideas and approaches. The members of the Athletes' Commission can be contacted via

210, 2018

Int. Judging Seminar 2018: Japan invests in judging education

By |October 2nd, 2018|Latest News|

The IRV has organized its first international judging seminar in Japan. Miriam Kaufmann - IRV Judging Officer - has teached 24 people in the disciplines of Straight-Line, Spiral and Vault. For the Team World Cup in Akita in April 2019, the Japan Rhoenrad Association (JRA) has applied for this judging seminar, to educate judges on an international level.

110, 2018

Next Level 2020+: Shaping the future of Wheel Gymnastics

By |October 1st, 2018|Executive Board, Featured, Latest News|

In Cincinnati in 2016 we presented our ideas for the future of wheel gymnastics. Our “Agenda 2020” described proposed initial measures and visions for the future of our sport. With this as our point of departure, we have worked hard in the last 24 months to further define our vision, strategic directions and concrete plans of action. A process of change is never linear, a fact that our discussions around Agenda 2020 have shown. The exchange of ideas with you – the wheel gymnastics community – provides us with valuable input. We summarized our joint plans and actions for the