Liverpool has seen the arrival of the World Gymnastics Championships to the city’s M&S Bank Arena this week. 75 different countries and their greatest athletes will compete against one another for nine action-packed days of world class competition.
The Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG) had awarded the 2022 event to the United Kingdom following a successful bid from British Gymnastics, UK Sport and Liverpool City Council. This is the fourth time in history that the competition has been held in the UK.
There has been much anticipation in the build-up to the event as tickets have been in high demand, with the World Gymnastics Championships renowned for its booming atmosphere. That’s as well as it being a showcase of the globe’s best gymnasts with more than 550 expected to be competing in Merseyside.
With the next Olympics, which is being held at Paris in 2024, rapidly approaching, the World Gymnastics Championships is a significant opportunity for athletes to etch their name in its gymnastics category.
As qualification has since concluded, the event has entered its finals stage as teams and gymnasts who finish on the podium will see their place in Paris guaranteed.
Here is everything you need to know about the World Gymnastics Championships 2022. From when it takes place, to whether there are any tickets available, as well as how to watch the action on TV.
When and where is the World Gymnastics Championships 2022
The World Gymnastics Championships 2022 is taking place in the Merseyside city of Liverpool. It is hosted at the M&S Bank Arena, which is renowned for hosting the biggest and best gymnastic events and competitions such as the British Gymnastics Championships in 2011.
There will be nine days of competition which will see power meet poise, expression meet precision, and artistry meet ambition as the world’s best lock horns for a place at the Olympic Games at Paris in 2024. The event started on Saturday, October 29 and is expected to conclude on Sunday, November 6.
How to get tickets to the World Gymnastics Championships
Despite the excitement and demand for tickets heading into the World Gymnastics Championships 2022, interested fans of gymnastics and sporting competition will be surprised to know that entry is still available. As athletes enter the final stages of the competition, There are tickets available for the last five days at the time of publication, however Finals Season Passes are completely sold out. Ticket details are as follows:
- Men’s Team Final (Session F2) on Wednesday, November 2 from 4:25pm - tickets available from £62.15 (Adult) and £39.55 (Concessions) via Ticket Quarter
- Women’s Individual All-Around Final (Session F3) on Thursday, November 3 from 5:30pm - tickets available from £62.15 (Adult) and £39.55 (Concessions) via Ticket Quarter
- Men’s Individual All-Around Final (Session F4) on Friday, November 4 from 4:45pm - tickets available from £62.15 (Adult) and £39.55 (Concessions) via Ticket Quarter
- Apparatus Women’s and Men’s Finals (Session F5) on Saturday, November 5 from 12:15pm - tickets available from £62.15 (Adult) and £39.55 (Concessions) via Ticket Quarter
- Apparatus Women’s and Men’s Finals (Session F6) on Sunday, November 6 from 12:15pm - tickets available from £62.15 (Adult) and £39.55 (Concessions) via Ticket Quarter
The event is also still offering hospitality packages for interested spectators. For further information and to book, visit the World Gymnastics Championships website.
How to watch the World Gymnastics Championships 2022 on TV
The World Gymnastics Championships 2022 in Liverpool will be broadcast across the world. For UK viewers, the competition will be available to watch on the BBC.
It will be shown live on BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC iPlayer. Start times and dates vary, so visit the BBC website for further information. A full list of TV and online broadcasters around the world can be found on the Gymnastics Sport website.
If for whatever reason you have missed the action unfolding on one or more of the days of the World Gymnastics Championships, there are online social and streaming channels that you can take advantage of. Highlights for the event can be accessed via the International Gymnastics Federation’s YouTube channel.
World Gymnastics Championships 2022 Day 9 schedule
The eight teams which have qualified for the final stage from Saturday and Sunday now know that a place on the podium not only means a medal, but a place at the Olympic Games at Paris in two-year’s time. The favourites to win the World Gymnastics Championships 2022 are still the USA, despite being without Olympic champions such as Sunisa Lee and Simone Biles. The Americans won a record-breaking sixth-consecutive team title yesterday, with Shilese Jones, Jade Carey, Leanne Wong, Skye Blakely and Jordan Chiles crumbling the competition with a total of 166.564 points.
Not only Brazil and Great Britain, but also the likes of Japan, Italy and China are all in the mix for the much sought after podium place. So how will the action unfold on the final day, Day 9 of the event? The schedule for Sunday, November 6 is as follows:
- Session begins at 1.15pm
- Men’s vault at 1.30pm
- Women’s balance beam at 2.11pm
- Men’s parallel bars at 3.25pm
- Women’s floor at 4.08pm
- Men’s horizontal bar at 4.53pm