All You Need to Know: Gymnastics at the Summer University Games 2013


The 27th Summer Universiade or Summer University Games will kick off in Kazan, Russia, July 6th – 17th.

Back in 2011 at the last Summer University Games we saw some London 2012 Olympians take medals. Japan’s Yu Minobe took gold on Bars and Beam. Flavius Koczi of Romania won gold on Floor and Vault. London 2012 Olympic Rings Champion Arthur Zanetti took gold on rings. The All Around gold was taken by the Ukraine’s Mykola Kuksenkov, who now competes for Russia.

Artistic Gymnastics Schedule

Sunday 7th July

  • WAG Team Competition
  • Sub 1: 2pm
  • Sub 2: 3.30pm
  • Sub 3: 6pm
  • Sub 4: 7.30pm

Monday 8th July

  • MAG Team Competition
  • Sub 1: 10am
  • Sub 2: 11.40am
  • Sub 3: 3pm
  • Sub 4: 4.40pm
  • Sub 5: 6.20pm

Tuesday 9th July

  • WAG AA Competition 3pm
  • MAG AA Competition 7pm

Wednesday 10th July

  • MAG & WAG Individual Event Finals 3.30pm


The competition times above are for Kazan, Russia.

  • UK / Ireland = 3 hours behind
  • France/ Italy / Spain / Germany = 2 hours behind
  • Romania = 1 hour behind
  • New York = 8 hours behind
  • San Francisco = 11 hours behind
  • Sydney = 6 hours ahead
  • Wellington (NZ) = 8 hours ahead


Whilst a full list of competitors does not appear to have been released, we do know of some big names and some Olympians competing. Danusia Francis and Hannah Whelan will compete for Great Britain. Aliya Mustafina, Tatiana Nabieva,Ksenia Afanseyva will compete as part of the Russian Women’s team. Germany will be represented by Olympians Fabian Hambuechen, Lisa Katharina Hill and Kim Bui.  Ellie Black will lead the Canadian team. Japan will send a Women’s team of Yu Minobe, Sakura Noda, Arisa Tominaga, Shizkuka Tozawa, Chinami Ohtaki, and Nagai Mizuno. 2012 Olympic Vault Champion Yang Hak Seon will represent South Korea.  Please note that not all competitors for each country have been stated above.

Online Coverage

You can check the official Universiade Website here. They can also be followed on social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Live Streaming

The Games will be broadcast across 105 countries world wide. It will be available for all to watch.More information here.


Eurosport may be the channel of choice for most. If live stream links become available – we will post them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.


  1. JNeill says:

    British Eurosport say they will be showing the men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics live this Wednesday at 1230 on BE2.

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