2014 Worlds Championships News

Written by Amanda Turner    Wednesday, 17 September 2014 20:39    PDF Print
Biles Leads US Women's World Team
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Reigning world champion Simone Biles headlines the U.S. women's team to next month's world championships in China.

World all-around champion Simone Biles headlines the U.S. women's team to the upcoming world championships in Nanning, China, USA Gymnastics announced Wednesday.

Biles and 2012 Olympian Kyla Ross lead a team of newcomers to Nanning: Alyssa Baumann, Madison Desch, Madison Kocian, Ashton Locklear, and MyKayla Skinner. The alternate gymnast will be selected after further training in China.

The team was chosen after a final selection event that began Monday at the U.S. National Team Training Center in Huntsville, Texas.

The 2014 World Championships will be held Oct. 3-12 in Nanning, a city of 7 million in southern China. The competition includes full team, all-around and individual apparatus events.

At the 2013 World Championships in Antwerp, Biles won gold medals in the all-around and floor exercise, a silver on vault and a bronze on beam. Ross won the silver medal in the all-around, and two more silvers on uneven bars and balance beam.

The U.S. women are the defending world champions from the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo, the last time a full world championships took place.

External Link: 2014 World Championships - Official Event Website

Written by dwight normile    Friday, 11 July 2014 06:49    PDF Print
Draw Set for 2014 Nanning Worlds
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The competition draw for the 2014 Artistic World Championships in Nanning, China, has been made, and Egypt and Belgium definitely drew the short straw. The men's and women's teams from both countries will compete in the first session of qualifications. Men's qualifications comprise 10 subdivisions, while the women's have 12. Click here for the complete draw.
Written by Amanda Turner    Saturday, 19 November 2011 11:38    PDF Print
Nanning to Host 2014 Worlds
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The FIG officially announced that Nanning, China, will play host to the 2014 World Championships for artistic gymnastics. Though the city was reportedly the only bidder for the event, the announcement was delayed by six months while additional negotiations took place. The event is scheduled for Oct. 3-12, 2014, at the Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium. It is the second world championships in China, 15 years following the 1999 worlds in Tianjin.


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