2009 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships - British Gymnastics

2009 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships


The Nominative British Team for the 2009 World Championships -
The WAG Team - Beth Tweddle, Becky Downie, Becky Wing and Marissa King.
The MAG Team - Louis Smith, Daniel Keatings, Kristian Thomas, Daniel Purvis, Theo Seager and Ruslan Panteleymonov.

Tim Jones, British Gymnastics Olympic Performance Director said:

"We are pleased to have such a strong group of gymnasts available to represent Great Britain at these World Championships.This is a great time to be competing on home soil in the run up to London 2012 and we will be encouraging our performers to learn from the experience. We will all be working as hard as possible to ensure that we maximise this opportunity".

These gymnasts are the Nominative entry that British Gymnastics make to the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) in time for the 9th September deadline. Changes to the competing line-ups may still take place, as will decisions referring to apparatus. Formal and final announcements on these will be made at a later date. 

The line-ups
The Women’s Team are set to be led by 2006 World Asymmetric Bars Champion, 7 times British Champion and double-Olympian (4th A. Bars, Beijing) Beth Tweddle (24) from the City if Liverpool, along with Becky Downie (17) of Notts, the current British Senior Champion and Beijing Olympian who finished a record breaking 12th place in the all-around event.

They will be joined by fellow Beijing Olympians, Heathrow’s Rebecca Wing (17) and Huntingdon’s Marissa King (18).

On the Men’s; side, Louis Smith (20), Bronze medallist on the Pommel Horse in Beijing 2008 and the last World Championships in Stuttgart 2007,will be a major attraction as will Huntingdon team-mate Daniel Keatings (19) who finished 20th in the all-around event in Beijing and runner up in the all-around at the 2009 European Championships.

Joining them are 2008 British Senior Champion Kristian Thomas, 20 (Earls, in West Midlands), 2008 European Junior all-around Silver medallist, Daniel Purvis, 18 (Southport YMCA), Theo Seager (Bury). 19, a member of the 2008 Junior European Championships winning Team and Ruslan Panteleymonov, 26 (Hinckley) who makes his first appearance for the British Team after a year of successful Grand Prix outings.

For more information on all gymnasts and interview request please contact Tim Peake
[email protected], 07825 980335

Tickets - http://www.worldgymnastics2009.com/tickets.html

Event Information
From 13th to 18th October 2009 the World Gymnastic Championships will be held in London for the first time. The championships will give a strong indication of which world-class gymnasts will be defending their positions in 2012, and who will be the rising stars that will challenge them. The Championships will see outstanding performances from the best gymnasts in the world representing China, Japan, USA, Romania, Russia, Poland, France, PRK, Korea, Croatia, Spain, Germany, Ukraine and of course GREAT BRITAIN, along with many other strong gymnastics nations.

Tuesday 13th October
Men's Qualifying Competition
10am - 10pm

Wednesday 14th October
Women's Qualifying Competition
10am - 10pm

Thursday 15th October
Men's All Round Final
6.30pm - 9pm

Friday 16th October
Women's All Round Final
6.30pm - 9pm

Saturday 17th October
Apparatus Finals
Men's Floor, Pommel Horse & Rings
Women's Vault & Uneven Bars
1pm - 4.30pm

Sunday 18th October
Apparatus Finals
Men's Vault, Parallel Bars & High Bar
Women's Balance Beam & Floor
1pm - 4.30pm