National Gymnastics Championships 2016 - Bulgaria

NATIONAL Bulgarian Gymnastics Federation CHAMPIONSHIPS

At the beginning of this year I set myself a clear goal, which was to take part in the National Championships and, hopefully, to execute my best routine ever. Well, I took part, qualified for the Men’s Rings Final, and although this wasn’t my greatest performance, it was definitely my best of 2016.

As usual, after an event of this rank, I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, I am happy that I am still performing to the very best of my ability, but, on the other, this is still just not good enough to scale the required heights.

On 7 July I flew from London to Sofia and the next day I went to the Armeec Arena for the 2016 National Gymnastics Championships. This day marked the qualification stages, the All-round and the Team Final, and I performed only on the Rings, representing my university team, 'A-Gym' National Sports Academy, and overall we were ranked 3 rd in the Men’s Team Final. The best eight gymnasts on each apparatus qualified for the finals and I was among those on the Rings. On 9 July I competed in the National Finals for the sixth time in my life, following on from the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012 National Championships. I was ranked 5 th in the Men’s Rings Final and awarded a certificate by the Bulgarian Gymnastics Federation.

Thank you so much to all my friends who came along to support me (Georgi, ex-gymnast David and Mum Dessy, ex-gymnasts Misho, Viktor, Dani and their relatives) and a huge and heartfelt well done to everyone who played a part in this competition (gymnasts, coaches, judges, visitors, organisers, etc.).

Later that same evening, after the competition, I flew back to London. See you again soon. Never Give Up!


Video: 2016 Men's Rings Final - Stefan Kolimechkov

Bulgarian Gymnastics Federation BGF

National Gymnastics Championships 2016
Men's Rings Final
Armeec Arena, 8-9 July 2016, Sofia | Bulgaria
Stefan Kolimechkov - 'A-Gym' NSA G.C.

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2016 Men's Rings Final Results

Club (City)
Gold Medal
Isus Marinov
L. Solachki (Blagoevgrad)
Silver Medal
Georgi Sotirov
Jovchev-Dunev (Plovdiv)
Bronze Medal
Edward Radev
IntercomGroup Ch.U. (Varna)
Denislav Damqnov
IntercomGroup Ch.U. (Varna)
Stefan Kolimechkov
A-Gym NSA (Sofia)
Svetoslav Angelov
Tornado (Targovishte)
Dimitar Dimitrov
Pirin (Blagoevgrad)
Martin Angelov
Cska (Sofia)


Photo Gallery: 2016 Nationals (8-9 July)


National Gymnastics Championships 2016