Great Britain’s record at Artistic World Championships - British Gymnastics

Great Britain’s record at Artistic World Championships

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British Gymnastics has been on the rise for many years and its current strength is not only due to the current incredible gymnasts and coaches but the hard work from all of the GB teams over the years. We take a look back at Great Britain’s results at World Championships over the years. Can our 2015 teams change these historic records?

• First British participation in Artistic Gymnastics World Championships:
1950 - Basle SUI; GBR represented by one man - Frank Turner

• First British participation in Artistic Championships with full Teams:
1966 - Dortmund FRG - 6 men and 6 women
Prior to the World Championships in Glasgow the British World Medal Tally comes to:
3 Gold, 6 Silver and 5 Bronze medals:
1993 Birmingham GBR Neil Thomas Silver Floor
1994 Brisbane AUS Neil Thomas Silver Floor
2003 Anaheim USA Beth Tweddle Bronze Uneven bars
2006 Aarhus DEN Beth Tweddle Gold Uneven bars
2007 Stuttgart GER Louis Smith Bronze Pommels
2009 London GBR Daniel Keatings Silver All-Around
2009 London GBR Beth Tweddle Gold Floor
2010 Rotterdam NED Beth Tweddle Gold Uneven bars
2010 Rotterdam NED Louis Smith Silver Pommels
2010 Rotterdam NED Daniel Purvis Bronze Floor
2011 Tokyo JPN Louis Smith Bronze Pommels
2013 Antwerp BEL Max Whitlock Silver Pommels
2013 Antwerp BEL Kristian Thomas Bronze Vault
2014 Nanning CHN Max Whitlock Silver All-Around

Best GBR Men’s World Team achievement
2014 Nanning (CHN) 4th place
(Max Whitlock, Nile Wilson, Kristian Thomas, Dan Purvis, Dan Keatings, Courtney Tulloch)

Best GBR Women’s World Team achievement
2014 Nanning (CHN) 6th place
(Hannah Whelan, Claudia Fragapane, Becky Downie, Gabby Jupp, Ruby Harrold, Kelly Simm)

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