Gymnastics history made in 2019

1.The great Simone Biles

2.The first gymnast to qualify for eight Olympic Games

3.The first men’s World team title in Artistic Gymnastics for the Russian Federation

4.The first man to win four World Trampoline titles

5.The first World title for a Filipino gymnast

6.The first World medal for a Turkish gymnast

7.The first World title for a Japanese woman in Individual Trampoline

8.The first World gold for Japan in Rhythmic Group Gymnastics

9.The first British World champion on Parallel Bars

10.The first Brazilian World champion on Horizontal Bar

11.The first World All-Around medal by a Ukrainian man

12.The first World medal for Ireland

13.The first Italian World Team medal…since 1950

14.The first double World champion from Belgium

15. The first team from Chinese Taipei to qualify to the Olympics in Artistic Gymnastics

16. The first Italian to win the FIG World Challenge Cup series overall title in Rhythmic Gymnastics

17. The first Junior World Championships

18. First-timers at the World Gymnaestrada

19. A bevy of firsts for Parkour

Nineteen fabulous firsts from a thrilling year in Gymnastics

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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