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27 Apr 2020

Israel to make gymnastics history with acrobatic worlds in 2024

Holon in Israel has today been announced as the host city of the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in 2024.

It will be the first time that Israel has staged a world championships in any gymnastics discipline. 

The city was chosen by an email vote of the council of FIG, gymnastics' international governing body.

The World Championships will take place at the Holon Toto Arena, a sport and entertainment venue inaugurated in 2015, and will be preceded by the World Age Group Competitions.

FIG president Morinari Watanabe said: “In these troubled times, we are glad to have good news to share. Acrobatic is a captivating discipline, and we can only be delighted when a federation is ready to welcome an event of this level for the first time.”

The Israel Gymnastics Federation said in a statement: “Israel Gymnastics Federation will make sure this event will be an unforgettable experience. We have successfully hosted Rhythmic Gymnastics and Acrobatic Gymnastics European Championships in the past years, and so we are more than ready to host the next big competition.

“We will do our absolute utmost to justify the trust that was given to us by the FIG and the Gymnastics family. Acrobatic Gymnastics is a thriving and ever-growing discipline in Israel, and we are looking forward to bring the highest level of competition to our country.”

This year's Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships were scheduled for Geneva next month, and the FIG hopes to stage the event later this year once the coronavirus pandemic has subsided.

The 2022 event will be staged in Baku, Azerbaijan.