World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

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  • The 2017 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships will be the forty-seventh edition of the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. The competition will be held between October 2–October 8, 2017, at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

    Artistic gymnastics is a discipline of gymnastics where gymnasts perform short routines around 30 to 90 seconds on different apparatus like a vault, uneven bars, a balance beam, pommel horse, still rings, parallel bars, high beam, etc.

    The event marks the first time since 2003 that the Championships have been held in North America. Montreal was also the host of the 1985 World Artistic Gymnastics. Montreal also previously hosted the 1976 Summer Olympics, at which Nadia Comăneci scored perfect 10.0 in artistic gymnastics. This event is also part of Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations, and Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations, both of which fall in 2017.

    As of 2017, over sixty different editions of the championships have been staged, and over forty different countries have earned medals in both men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics events. The most successful nation, both in gold medal results and total number of medals, is Soviet Union. China is the second most successful country in total medals earned, and Japan is the third most successful nation at the championships. Russia, Romania and the United States are also usually among the most dominant nations, especially in women’s artistic gymnastics events.

     

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