The 42nd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2010 in Rotterdam,Longines to be the official timekeeper and data handler is pleased to announce that the Longines Prize for Elegance has been given to the female gymnast Rie Tanaka from Japan and the male gymnast Philipp Boy from Germany.This award is for the athletes who demonstrated the most remarkable elegance in the course of the competition.

All participants in the individual all-around finals held on Friday October 22nd,were nominated for the Longines Prize for Elegance.each athlete’s performance has been judged with respect to emotional appeal,beauty,charm,charisma as well as grace and harmony of movement.each juror has interpreted these criteria individually, yet the result is often unanimous,as it was again on this occasion.

The jury of the Longines Prize for Elegance also brought together with Dr. Bruno Grandi, President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), Fieke Willems, former gymnast and Dutch Champion, Carel Emmelot, Brand Manager Longines Netherlands and Walter von Känel, President of Longines.Rie Tanaka received a Longines PrimaLuna and Philipp Boy a Longines Admiral watch as well as a cheque for US$ 5,000 each.

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