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Gymnastics Is Back! Meet the 6 gymnasts on the 2021 Indian World Championship Team

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After an exciting series of competitions at the Tokyo Olympics, the 2021 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships (Worlds) kick off tofay and will span from Oct. 18 to Oct. 24 in Kitakyushu, Japan.

Worlds is held annually during non-Olympic years (with an exception this time around due to COVID), and gymnasts will only vie for individual event and all-around titles at the 2021 edition since there typically is no team competition for the championship directly following an Olympics. And India would aim to win its first-ever medal at the event. Commonwealth and Asian Games medallist Ashish Kumar and World Cup bronze winner Aruna Reddy are among the six Indians competing at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2021.

Six Indian gymnasts will be taking part in the 50th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2021 held at the Kitakyushu from October 18-24.

Aruna Reddy, Shraddha Talekar and Pranati Das will be leading India in the women’s events, while Ashish Kumar, Yogeshwar Singh and Abhijeet Kumar will represent India in the men’s events.

For the first time since 1996, World Artistic Gymnastics Championships are being conducted in the same year as the Olympics. The World Championships are generally held annually with the Olympic year being an exception. Due to COVID-19, the two events coincide this year.

 

 
 

 

 

India squad for World Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2021

Women: Aruna Reddy, Pranati Das, Shraddha Talekar

Men: Abhijeet Kumar, Ashish Kumar, Yogeshwar Singh

 

India schedule and time at World Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2021

October 18

Women’s qualifying, subdivision 7- 3:45 PM IST onwards

October 20

Men’s qualifying, subdivision 8- 3:40 PM IST onwards

October 21

Women’s all-around final (if any Indians qualify)- 2:30 PM IST onwards

October 22

Men’s all-around final (if any Indians qualify)- 2:30 PM IST onwards

October 23

Apparatus finals (if any Indians qualify)- 12:40 PM IST onwards

October 24

Apparatus finals (if any Indians qualify)- 12:55 PM IST onwards

 

Where to watch the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2021 live in India?

Live streaming of the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2021 will be available on the official YouTube channel of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and the Olympic Channel.

However, there would not be a live telecast in India.

Live scores of the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2021 will also be available on the FIG website.

(With inputs from Olympics website)

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