From sports to entertainment, Liverpool 2022 starts the new world gymnastics scene
Nine action packed days of competition, which saw 14 world titles claimed and 79 medals presented, came to a close at the 51st FIG World Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool, with FIG President, Morinari Watanabe hailing the championships a success.
Giving his final address he said: “The organising committee has created a wonderful stage and a wonderful Worlds.
“As you know, the Beatles created a new music scene. Liverpool World Championships turned gymnastics from sports to entertainment this time. It is the start of the new gymnastics scene.”
The level of competition hit new highs. Eight 2020 Olympic and World champions reinforced their dominance to claim 18 medals, including Olympic Champion Hashimoto Daiki collecting an astounding all-around gold, and triple silver across team, floor, and high bar. Established stars, alongside a new cohort of emerging talent, assured an exciting future of the sport ahead of the Championships moving on to Antwerp next year.