Meet the women’s 2019 Artistic World Championships team

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We’re pleased to announce the British Gymnastics women’s team for the 2019 Artistic World Championships, taking place in Stuttgart, Germany, from 4th-13th October.

Reigning European all-around silver medallist Ellie Downie from Notts will compete alongside her sister Becky, who recently took European Games bars silver and City of Birmingham’s Taeja James, who will compete in her second major championship as a senior gymnast. Joining them will be the current European beam champion Alice Kinsella from Park Wrekin, and Georgia-Mae Fenton from East London who won uneven bars gold at the Commonwealth Games last year.

James Thomas, British Gymnastics Performance Director: “Our women’s programme has been building momentum over the last 12 months and the team selected for this year’s World Championships has some hugely talented and exciting gymnasts. The aim is to deliver a team performance that secures our Olympic qualification as well as competing for a number of individual final opportunities.”

The women join the men’s team of Joe Fraser, Dom Cunningham, James Hall, Max Whitlock MBE and Giarnni Regini-Morgan, to complete the GB line-up. The men’s team was announced last week.

Kelly Simm comes in as travelling reserve for the women’s team with Amelie Morgan – who is recovering from a minor ankle issue – withdrawn as a precaution to support her long-term ambitions.

The 2019 World Championships represent the key qualification event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The top nine placed nations after qualifying (excluding those countries that finished in the top three at the 2018 World Championships) will book 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. 

Competition schedule
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

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