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KUAVITA Noah
Belgium
BEL
Title
Mr
Lastname
KUAVITA
Firstname
Noah
Gender
male
Country
Belgium
Place of birth
Borgerhout
Year of birth
1999 (23 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
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Occupation
Armed Forces Athlete
Spoken languages
Dutch, English
Club
Silok Deurne [Belgium]
Coach
Koen Van Damme [national], BEL
Injuries
He tore his right Achilles tendon in October 2021 at the Wase Cup in Melsele, Belgium. (intlgymnast.com, 30 Nov 2021)

In 2021 he was affected by bulging disc in his lower back. The injury limited his training in the lead-up to the 2021 World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan. (intlgymnast.com, 30 Nov 2021)
Start sporting career
He took up the sport at age four. (gymfed.be, 01 Sep 2022)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (gva.be, 08 Sep 2021)
Hero / Idol
Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura, British gymnast Nile Wilson. (demorgen.be, 30 Sep 2018; gobelgym.be, 01 Feb 2017)
Rituals
He uses music to motivate himself before competing. "I call it hype music." (demorgen.be, 30 Sep 2018)
Awards
In 2021 he was named Sportsperson of the Year in Deurne, Belgium. (antwerpen.be, 11 Oct 2022)
Additional information
General
NAMED ELEMENT
In December 2021 'The Kuavita' was added to the Code of Points for the parallel bars by the International Gymnastics Federation [FIG]. The element, first performed by him at the 2021 World Challenge Cup event in Koper, Slovenia, involves a double salto backwards with half turn to upper arms and has an 'F' value. (gymnastics.sport, 14 Dec 2021)

HERITAGE
His parents moved from Angola to Belgium in 1994. "Before the warm-up starts, I first listen to a song 'Papa Telema' by Kool Matope. A song in the Lingala. I do not speak that language myself, but my parents, who left Angola 24 years ago [speaking in 2018] to build a life in Belgium, do speak that language, and one of my sisters too. She translated the lyrics for me." (demorgen.be, 30 Sep 2018)

TV APPEARANCE
In 2018 he was a finalist on the television show 'Belgium's Got Talent', along with fellow Belgian gymnast Jimmy Verbaeys. Together they formed the duo 'Interius Fortitudo'. (gva.be, 25 May 2018)

Last update : 2022-10-17

World Championships

2021 - 50th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships KITAKYUSHU (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
20
Score Final
79.598 
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
77.632 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
40
Score Qualif.
13.600
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
57
Score Qualif.
12.500
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
67
Score Qualif.
11.966
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
92
Score Qualif.
11.300
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
14.066

2019 - 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
64
Score Qualif.
78.464 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
131
Score Qualif.
12.966
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
160
Score Qualif.
10.933
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
111
Score Qualif.
12.733
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
52
Score Qualif.
13.866
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
41
Score Qualif.
13.566
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
240.360

2018 - 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships DOHA (QAT)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
56
Score Qualif.
76.599 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
13.966
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
153
Score Qualif.
10.000
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
124
Score Qualif.
12.533
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
65
Score Qualif.
13.700
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
91
Score Qualif.
12.600
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
236.644
Continental Championships

2022 - 2022 Senior European Championships MUNICH (GER)

Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
33
Score Qualif.
13.233
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
92
Score Qualif.
12.266
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
14.000
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.166
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.066

2021 - 9th European Individual Championships BASEL (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
149
Score Qualif.
11.833 
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
61
Score Qualif.
11.833

2018 - 33rd Senior European Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
61
Score Final
54.566 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
61
Score Qualif.
12.600
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
32
Score Qualif.
13.533
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
8
Score Final
12.266
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.033

2016 - 32nd European Championships 2016 BERN (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
21
Score Final
78.189 
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
79.532 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
85
Score Qualif.
12.800
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
13.000
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
51
Score Qualif.
12.733
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
13.433
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
13.533
Team
Rank Final
9
Score Final
236.694
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
World / Challenge Cup

2021 - FIG World Challenge Cup KOPER (SLO)

Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
13.250

2021 - FIG World Challenge Cup OSIJEK (CRO)

Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
8
Score Final
12.033
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.250

2021 - FIG World Challenge Cup VARNA (BUL)

Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
13.300

2019 - FIG World Challenge Cup OSIJEK (CRO)

Pommel Horse
Rank Final
7
Score Final
12.033
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
12.550

2018 - FIG World Cup 2018 DOHA (QAT)

Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
12.266
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
8
Score Final
12.533
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
13.566

2017 - FIG World Challenge Cup - 20th Internationaux de France 2017 PARIS (FRA)

Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
13.100
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
12.750