Welcome to Tampere, Finland’s third largest municipality (in terms of population). Tampere is home to 244,315 people and the total area of Tampere is 689.59. Tampere is also home to the famous Särkänniemi amusement park where stands Tampere ’s famous landmark: Näsinneula.
The Finnish GYMNAESTRADA, which is held every four years, is here again, this year in Tampere. The event has already seen amazing performances. It has hosted e.g. artistic gymnastics Finnish Championships and the third World Cup competitions in team gymnastics. Finland took a double win in the competition, which was won by Minetit and Gloria placed second. Today was also seen a spectacular ”Show it” evening show (which was televised live).
Tomorrow the event will culminate in the closing ceremony. We will also see a show: ”Feel it”, featuring women from my former flow gymnastics team.
”Show it”-show (YLE TV)
team gymnastics world cup -final (YLE TV)
The event dance.
I myself am not involved this year. I haven’t got myself into proper training mode since the covid-19 virus started spreading. Even before this, I had already suffered from severe anemia and had no strength to train.
Opening day moods.
Soon after, my father died, and indeed it became covid-19, with more illness and isolation, then my brother passed away and training motivation was zero… so I have been out of the training hall for a long time. Such big events like this in particular are not exciting at this moment that the epidemic is still raging but I hope to return to the species someday. Gymnastics itching hit a bit again after watching these programs.
Enjoy great performances and have a nice gymnastics weekend!