Worlds 2018 – Qatar?

Doha would be a fantastic choice. Qatar Gymnastics Federation President Ali Ahmed Al Hitmi would organize a superb competition.

The Gulf state is the only bidder to have been named by the sport’s world governing body for the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships – the host of which is due to be named at the FIG Council’s next meeting in Kuwait on May 9 and 10 …

“As the pioneer for several gymnastics disciplines in the Gulf region, Qatar Gymnastics has also shown efforts to promote women’s sports participation in the country,” he added. …

If Qatar does go on to win the hosting rights for the World Championships it will be just the latest in an already long list of major international sporting events due to take place in the country in the coming years.

These include the 2014 International Aquatics Federation (FINA) World Short Course Swimming Championships, the 2015 Men’s World Handball Championship, the 2016 Cycling World Road Championships and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Exclusive: Qatar is ready to host World Championships, says FIG President Grandi

The venue is superb.

OLYMPIC and world horizontal bar champion in Epke Jan Zonderland of the Netherlands will be one of the star attractions at the international gymnastics federation’s (FIG) World Challenge Cup Artistic Championships to be held at Aspire from March 26 to 28. …

Besides Zonderland, Hungary’s pommel horse specialist and Olympic champion Krisztian Berki also confirmed his participation …

Berki

Zonderland, Berki star attractions

(via FIG)

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