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Posted 5.11.2022 in News

Sunday to savour at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

Olympic champions will put their credentials on the line as the curtain comes down on an incredible edition of the World Gymnastics Championships.

Five apparatus finals form a Sunday to savour for what is sure to be a packed M&S Bank Arena crowd and gymnastics fans worldwide.

Men’s vault

Vault is first up where Filipino Carlos Yulo will hope to avenge his fall on floor having qualified first and been favourite for gold on that apparatus.

Yulo will have to overturn Armenia’s Artur Davtyan, Olympic bronze medallist and 2021 European champion, who enters as the frontrunner.

Wataru Tanigawa won all-around bronze and this is one of his stronger apparatus.

Women’s beam

China’s Ou Yushan could win her nation’s seventh world title on beam.

Skye Blakely put in a star turn on the apparatus to help USA to a sixth successive team final and she goes for individual honours here.

All-around gold medallist Rebeca Andrade missed out on uneven bars and this is the first of two apparatus finals on the day for the Brazilian.

Women’s floor

Rebeca Andrade is yet to win a floor medal at a major championship but will hope to put that right and she is first to take to the stage.

Andrade qualified second behind fellow Brazilian Flavia Saraiva, who took silver at this year’s Pan-American Championships.

Jade Carey upgraded two previous vault silvers to gold on Saturday and goes in search of doing similar on this apparatus having been floor runner-up in 2017, while compatriot Jordan Chiles is also in the hunt.

Great Britain’s hopes are spearheaded by Jessica Gadirova, whose routine has brought the house down on numerous occasions already this week and seems to be improving on each occasion.

She joins her twin sister Jennifer in the final while Netherlands’ Naomi Visser completes the line-up.

Men’s parallel bars

Few dispute that China’s Zou Jingyuan is the best parallel bars worker in the world and he can put a line under the status with a third gold on the apparatus.

Great Britain are well represented with newly-crowned world floor champion Giarnni Regini-Moran qualifying eighth along with Joe Fraser, who will hope to ounce back from a difficult all-around competition.

Don’t count out Germany’s Lukas Dauser, who won Olympic silver in Tokyo, in the mix-up for a major medal.

Men's horizontal bar

The championships conclude with the men's horizontal bar, which will see the final episode of the battle between Daiki Hashimoto and Zhang Boheng.

Hashimoto came out on top in the all-around and will go for his fourth medal in Liverpool, while Zhang will look to get revenge following his disappointment from Friday's all-around.

American Brody Malone had a storming all-around, narrowly missing out on a medal with a fourth-placed finish and a medal in the individual is a real possibility. The 2021 bronze medallist will have ambitions on at least equalling last year's efforts.

China's Sun Wei qualified second and will be one to watch, while Cyprus' Ilias Georgiou will bid to be his nation's first-ever world medallist.

The World Gymnastics Championships Liverpool 2022 will be one of the largest international sporting events ever to be held in the city. Over 500 gymnasts from more than 70 countries will compete at the M&S Bank Arena from 29 October to 6 November 2022. Tickets are available at www.2022worldgymnastics.com/tickets