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About World Artistic Gymnastics Championship

British Gymnastics are thrilled to announce that the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships will be coming to The O2 in London on 13-18 October 2009.

This will be the first time the event has ever been
held in the capital and a welcome return to the UK after a decade away. Beijing 2008 has shown the huge potential and talent of our young gymnasts and has also put interest in gymnastics at an all-time high.

London 2009 will be a benchmark event for the new Olympic cycle (2009 - 2012) leading to the Olympic Games, which London will host in 2012, with The O2 hosting both the Basketball and Gymnastic events.

By tradition, these World Championships give a clear idea about the transformation in the ranks of stars - which established gymnasts will stay and defend their positions for 2012 and which new names should be noted in advance of the London Games.

The fact that the Championships in 2009 do not include the Team event gives an even better possibility to focus on the individuals.

Competition Format and participants:
London 2009 will start with the Qualification round (Competition 1) which will outline the top 24 men and women who will proceed to the Individual All-Round finals (Competition 2). The top eight competitors on each piece of the six apparatus for men and four apparatus for women, will make a challenge for the medals in the Apparatus finals (Competition 3). No scores from the Qualification round are carried over to the Finals.

The last World Championships of the competition format that will apply in London 2009 was held in Melbourne AUS 2005 where 189 male and 95 female gymnasts representing 67 National Federations took part.

Competition Schedule
Tuesday 13 October
Men's Qualifying Competition
10:00 - 22:00

Wednesday 14 October
Women's Qualifying Competition
10:00 - 22:00

Thursday 15 October
Men's All-Round Final
18.30 - 21:00

Friday 16 October
Women's All-Round Final
18.30 - 21:00

Saturday 17 October
Apparatus Finals
Men's Floor, Pommel Horse and Rings
Women's Vault & Uneven Bars
13:00 - 16:30

Sunday 18 October
Apparatus Finals
Men's Vault, Parallel Bars and High Bar
Women's Balance Beam and Floor
13:00 - 16:30