An aerial showdown starring the world’s best in Trampoline Gymnastics begins 16 November in Sofia (BUL), as Olympic stars and exciting new challengers from across the world gather in one place to discover who will become the new World champions in 15 different categories.
Held inside the state-of-the-art Arena Sofia, the 36th Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships from 16-19 November unites the best in the Olympic discipline of Individual Trampoline and three other high-flying events.
Among the top-level contenders confirmed for Sofia are Tokyo 2020 women’s Olympic champion Zhu Xueying (CHN) and 2021 World champion Bryony Page (GBR), a two-time Olympic medallist, who will compete head-to-head for the first time since the Games. Other returning World champions include Yan Langyu (CHN, men’s Individual), Hu Yicheng and Zhang Xinxin (CHN, women’s Synchronised), Megan Kealy (GBR, women’s Tumbling), and Lina Sjoeberg (SWE, women’s Double Mini-trampoline), a three-time World champion who says Sofia will be her last Double Mini competition.
“For this year’s 36th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships, I am delighted to welcome over 300 athletes from 38 countries to Sofia as they compete over four days for the World titles,” said FIG President Morinari Watanabe. “With one year still to go before the all-important Olympic qualifications on the road to Paris 2024, athletes competing at this year’s Worlds will have more freedom to experiment and perhaps take some risks with new exercises. All of this, I’m sure, will make the competition even more exciting.”
The 15 World titles up for grabs in Sofia include men’s and women’s finals in all four categories, men’s and women’s team events in Trampoline, Double Mini-trampoline and Tumbling, as well as an All-Around Team final, which brings together gymnasts from every category on each of the top five teams.
Staging such an event can be complex. “The organisation of such an event requires significant efforts, responsibility and commitment,” commented Stoian Dimitrov, President of the Local Organising Committee. “I would like to wish the gymnasts, coaches, judges and officials a successful participation at the championships. Let your stay in Sofia be days of joy and pleasant experiences. May the best Trampoline gymnasts win!”
The Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships will be followed in the same arena by the 29th FIG World Age Group Competitions 23-26 November, a junior level elite competition that allows younger rising stars to gain experience on the international stage.
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