We are delighted to announce the British Gymnastics men’s line up for the 2019 Artistic World Championships taking place from 4th-13th October in Stuttgart, Germany.
Double world champion Max Whitlock MBE (South Essex) will be joined in the men’s team by City of Birmingham duo Joe Fraser, who finished 4th all-around at the 2019 European Championships, and 2018 European floor champion Dominic Cunningham, as well as current British champion James Hall from Pegasus (Maidstone) and Giarnni Regini-Moran from Europa (Crayford), who competes in his first major championship as a senior gymnast on the back of his silver medal at the 2019 European Games. Courtney Tulloch (Pegasus) will be the travelling reserve.
The 2019 World Championships represent the key qualification event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with the top nine placed nations after qualifying (excluding those countries that finished in the top three at the 2018 Worlds) booking their team places at next year’s Olympics. Alongside the team event medals will also be awarded in the individual all-around and apparatus events.
James Thomas, British Gymnastics Performance Director: “Selecting the teams for the Artistic World Championships always provides difficult decisions for selectors and this is testament to the depth of world class talent in both men’s and women’s programmes. I am delighted that we have a group of talented gymnasts representing Great Britain who will excite the crowds in Stuttgart with the aim to qualify both our teams for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.”
The Great Britain women’s team for the championships will be confirmed on the 19th September.
The first stage of the two-stage selection process is complete with Ellie Downie, Becky Downie, Alice Kinsella, Amelie Morgan, Georgia-Mae Fenton and Taeja James the gymnasts in contention for the five-strong team. Additional gymnasts are also supporting preparations over the next two weeks prior to confirming the final line up.
Friday 4th October
Day 1 of women’s qualification (including team, all-around and individual apparatus)
Saturday 5th October
Day 2 of women’s qualification (including team, all-around and individual apparatus)
*the British women’s team will be aiming to qualify a place in the final and for the 2020 Olympic Games from 9am local time
Sunday 6th October
Day 1 of men’s qualification (including team, all-around and individual apparatus)
Monday 7th October
Day 2 of men’s qualification (including team, all-around and individual apparatus)
*the British men’s team will be aiming to qualify a place in the final and for the 2020 Olympic Games from 4.30pm local time
Tuesday 8th October
Women’s team final
Wednesday 9th October
Men’s team final
Thursday 10th October
Women’s all-around final
Friday 11th October
Men’s all-around final
Saturday 12th October
Day 1 of apparatus finals
Men’s floor, pommel horse and rings. Women’s vault and uneven bars
Sunday 13th October
Day 2 of apparatus finals
Men’s vault, parallel bars and high bar. Women’s beam and floor