5 Things You Need to Know About the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships
24.09.2019 17:07 Uhr
The World Artistic Gymnastics Championships will be held from October 4 – 13. People from all over the world will gather in Stuttgart to witness gymnastics history in the making. Here are 5 things you need to know about the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
- For the third time since 1989 and 2007, the 2019 World Gymnastics Championships will be held in Stuttgart at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
- 500 gymnasts from over 90 nations will be competing for ten days (4 through 13 October) with 100,000 spectators.
- A total of 18 team places for the Olympic Games will be awarded (consisting of nine women and nine men)
- At the 2018 Championships in Doha, Simone Biles became the first American to win a medal in every single event at a single World Championships. The last time someone achieved this was in 1987, by Russian Gymnast Yelena Shushunova.
- The first edition of the championships was held in 1903, exclusively for male gymnasts. Since 1934, Women’s events and Men’s events were held together.