Flemings take gymnastics gold in Baku


Three acrobatic gymnasts have won gold for Belgium in the European Games in Azerbaijan

Favourites defeated

Ineke van Schoor, Julie van Gelder and Kaat Dumarey claimed three gold medals for Belgium at the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, with winning performances in the women’s group all-around, balance and dynamic events in acrobatic gymnastics.

Van Gelder, 21, van Schoor, 19 – both from Flemish Brabant – and Dumarey, 15, from West Flanders, beat favourites Russia for the all-around prize on Friday. They followed it up on Sunday with two more golds in the balance and dynamic events.

Fellow gymnasts Yana Vastavel, 15, from Mechelen, and Solano Cassamajor, 19, from Willebroek, took the silver in the mixed-doubles competition and in the balance and dynamic events – behind the Russians on all three occasions.

Photo: The three gold medal gymnasts
©Courtesy Het Nieuwsblad