2013 Men's London Open Gymnastics Championships

Stefan Kolimechkov at the Men's London Open

 

The History behind the London Men’s Open...

Europa Centre - London Men's Open 2013

Europa Centre (The venue of the London Open 2013)

The London Men's Open has been in existence since the early 1900's. The cup presented by the Duke of Westminster still remains today as one of the oldest cups to be challenged for in Great Britain.
As a Men's Artistic competition only, the Open has for most of its time been a major competition not only within London - but also within British Gymnastics event calendar. The competition attracts individual gymnasts from clubs across the Country competing in three age groups (Under 14, Under 16 and Senior).
Often used as a control trial for gymnasts to be part of Great Britain's European and World teams - we really do not only attract the best elite male gymnasts in Great Britain, but also gymnasts from oversees.

source by: British Gymnastics & Europa Gymnastics Centre

 

LONDON OPEN 2013

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A compilation of the gymnasts competing in the London Men's Open 2013; Filmed and edited by Alex Blogg

 

Stefan Kolimechkov at the Men's London Open

Stef at London Open Gymnastics 2013

Stefan Kolimechkov, representing Elite Gymnastics Club - London, has taken part in his first international gymnastics competition. He competed on the Rings with the best gymnasts in the United Kingdom - Max Whitlock, Daniel Purvis, Sam Oldham, etc., as well as gymnasts from oversees. The London Men’s Open has a tradition of being one of the premier Men’s Artistic competitions in the UK and beyond.

 

The Men's London Open - Artistic Gymnastics

Men's London Open
Westminster Cup, 7th September 2013

Europa Centre, London, UK
Stefan Kolimechkov (Elite) - Still Rings

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2013 London Open Westminster - Still Rings Results

Rank
Gymnast
Club (Country)
Score
1.
Markku Vahtila
Finland (FIN)
15.200
2.
Reiss Beckford
South Essex (GB)
14.750
3.
Daniel Purvis
Southport YMCA (GB)
14.600
4.
Sam Oldham
Huntingdon (GB)
14.250
5.
Theo Seager
Bury (GB)
14.200
6.
Max Whitlock
South Essex (GB)
14.000
...
14.
Stefan Kolimechkov
Elite (GB)
12.500
...
31.
Duncan Crichton
Heathrow (GB)
7.600

 

Markku Vahtila (FIN)
2013 RINGS CHAMPION

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2013 Men's London Open Gymnastics Championships