2015 Worlds Glasgow – legacy

The best World Championships in history, I’d say.

The 2015 World Gymnastics Championships have caused a dramatic increase in the sport’s participation levels in host city Glasgow, it has been claimed.

… attendances for its gymnastics pathway programmes have risen from 75,251 in 2014-15 to 86,206 in 2015-16 – a 15 per cent increase.

Over the same period, attendances at the city’s seven gymnastics clubs are said to have increased from 14,321 to 18,303 – up 28 per cent. …

The 2015 World Gymnastics Championships, which was named Sporting Event of the Year at The Sunday Mail and sportscotland Scottish Sports Awards, was one of the largest single-sport events ever to be hosted in the United Kingdom with a record 594 gymnasts from 87 nations taking part.

Attendances of close to 80,000 watched the action at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena across 10 days of competition …

Inside the Games


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