5 Things you need to know about the worlds
22.08.2019 13:15 Uhr
The Artistic Gymnastics World Championships will be held from 4 – 13 October. 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 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.
- For the third time since 1989 and 2007, the 2019 Worlds will be held in Stuttgart at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle.
- Nearly 600 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 Tokyo 2020 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.