Record attendance at the 2016 Artistic British Championships - British Gymnastics

Record attendance at the 2016 Artistic British Championships


Our 2016 artistic gymnastics British Championships have concluded and many are hailing the event as one of the best British championships of all time. The Championships drew a record attendance and the performances of the gymnasts sent a clear message around the world that whoever is chosen to go to Rio later this year - watch out, the Brits are coming!

The 2016 British Gymnastics Championships took place in Liverpool at the Echo Arena from the 8th-10th April with the championships attracting a record attendance of 14,000 across the weekend, which is double the attendance of the event in 2015. It also demonstrates how the popularity and interest in the sport has sky-rocketed in the last few years.

In addition, in a major boost for the sport, the BBC were at the championships and broadcast live on the last afternoon (Sunday 10th), ensuring everyone could watch some of the pre-recorded highlights from the previous days and watch some of the apparatus finals live as they happened. If you missed the programme, you can catch up now on BBC iplayer.

Of course, what everybody was there for was the gymnasts and the expectation that they would deliver world-class routines. They did not disappoint.

The championships encompassed a number of competitions, including the junior women, junior men (U16 & U18), senior all-around, apparatus finals (senior women, junior women and both men and women disability gymnastics) and the masters finals for the men. The full list of results can be found on the on our event page.