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Other Sports - 21. May 2007.

Double British Success in Orlando

Double British Success in Orlando!
By V.Atkinson
May 20, 2007, 19:12

The President of British Gymnastics, Brian Stocks, was elected as Vice President of the FIG Disciplinary Commission at the FIG Council Meeting in Orlando (USA), on Saturday 19th May 2007.

The next day, Sunday, 20th May, saw Birmingham triumph with a winning bid to stage the 2011 World Championships in Trampoline, Tumbling and Double-Mini Trampoline. These Championships will be of crucial importance, particularly for the Trampoline gymnasts, since they will also serve as 2012 Qualifications.

The event will be held over three days at the Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena (NIA) where around 650 athletes from 40 countries will compete. This will include not only the World’s best gymnasts but also youngsters from across the globe as the Championships include Age group competitions as well as senior events.

British Gymnastics and Birmingham City Council have formed a successful partnership in recent years by jointly staging the World Cup Finals in Artistic Gymnastics in 2004 and in Trampoline and Tumbling in 2006.

Alan Sommerville, Chief Executive for British Gymnastics said:
“This event will be staged less than a year before 2012 which will not only provide an excellent showcase for the sport of Trampoline but also provide our British team with a fantastic opportunity to experience the excitement and pressure associated with competing in a major event on home soil.”

The bid has been strongly supported by UK Sport, who will be one of the major funding partners for the Championships, through their National Lottery funded World Class Events Programme.

For more information please contact Vera Atkinson 01 952 822 338


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