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07 May 2019

Antwerp, Valencia and Birmingham granted World Championships gymnastics events

The FIG, the international gymnastics federation, has named the hosts for three prominent World Championships in 2023.

It was announced on Friday that Antwerp in Belgium will host the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, Valencia in Spain the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships and Birmingham in the UK the Trampoline World Championships in that year.

The championships will be the last in the disciplines before the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, and form part of the qualifying process for the games.

Antwerp and Birmingham have hosted the equivalent events before, but this will be the first time Valencia stages the rhythmic gymnastics showpiece.

Last week, the FIG also awarded the 2020 Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships and the World Gym for Life Challenge 2021 to Baku in Azerbaijan, and Lisbon in Portugal, respectively.

Earlier this year, the 2023 World Gymnaestrada, the international quadrennial gymnastics festival, was granted to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. 

The FIG has 148 national member federations as members, and is headquartered in Lausanne in Switzerland.