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Live Reporting

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  1. Apparatus schedule

    Men's competition

    13:20 - Floor and Pommel Horse

    13:40 - Pommel Horse and Rings

    14:05 - Rings and Vault

    14:25 - Vault and Parallel Bars

    14:50 - Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar

    15:15 - Horizontal Bar and Floor

    15:40 - Victory Ceremony

    Women's competition

    18:35 - Vault

    19:00 - Uneven Bars

    19:40 - Beam

    20:15 - Floor

    20:50 - Victory ceremony

  2. Who else to watch?

    Russia’s Aliya Mustafina is one of the top-10 most decorated female gymnasts of all time with 19 Olympic or World Championship medals. She returned to competition last year after becoming a mother in June 2017.

    Watch out for teenager Riley McCusker, who helped the USA win world team gold last October with her superb routines on bars and beam.

    Russian powerhouse Nikita Nagornyy is the reigning men’s all-around world bronze medallist. Earlier this month, he won his first all-around national title and came first in every apparatus final except floor.

    Sun Wei earned the most prize money in last year’s all-around World Cup series. He was fourth behind Nagornyy at the World Championships in Doha, two days after helping China win team gold.

    Russia's Aliya Mustafina
  3. British hopes

    Great Britain’s Joe Fraser will be hoping to emulate James Hall who won bronze at the 2018 World Cup.

    Birmingham’s Joe Fraser, 2017 British all-around champion, was a late replacement after Niall Wilson had to drop out due to surgery.

    Brinn Bevan, who was part of the team that finished fourth at the 2016 Olympic Games, has also been replaced by Jamie Lewis, winner of five European medals at the 2018 Junior European Championships.

    Ellie Downie is the sole British female gymnast in the tournament.

    Downie, the 2017 all-around European champion, will face tough competition from Russia’s double Olympic champion Aliya Mustafina and three-time European medallist Melanie De Jesus Dos Santos of France.

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    Video caption: James Hall won all-around bronze for Britain at the 2018 World Cup
  4. What is the 2019 Gymnastics World Cup?

    The World Cup in Birmingham is the third of four all-around events in the International Gymnastics Federation World Cup Series.This event follows the American Cup and Stuttgart World Cup with the Tokyo World Cup, the final of the four competitions, taking place in April.

    As well as competing for on the day honours each gymnast collects points for the 2019 World Ranking lists that will determine the winning federations.

    This weekend’s action features nine men and nine women from eight different countries competing for all-around gold.

    Male gymnasts will compete on the floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar while then women take on the uneven bars, vault, beam and the floor.

    Ellie Downie
  5. Coverage times

    How can I watch the 2019 Gymnastics World Cup?

    The BBC will have coverage on BBC One, Red Button and online of all the action from the 2019 World Cup. An extended highlights programme will be broadcast on BBC Two on Sunday, all coverage will also be available to watch again on the BBC iPlayer.

    Saturday, 23 March

    13:15-16:00, men's competition, BBC One and online

    18:30-21:05 - women's competition, BBC Red Button and online

    Sunday, 24 March

    13:30-15:00, BBC Two - Highlights

  6. What's your gymnastics style?


    With so many types of gymnastics how can you decide which style is for you?

    Luckily, CBBC have done the hard work for you! Take their quiz to see what you should try out.

  7. Get Inspired: How to get into gymnastics

    Get Inspired


    With 15 different types of gymnastic, all with varying levels of difficulty, there is bound to be one to suit you.

    Artistic is probably the most well-known form of gymnastics. Women tackle four activities, with men taking on six. These include the vault (run and spring over box), the rings (hoops suspended from the ceiling), the bars (parallel frames to swing between) among others. These activities involve you balancing and performing moves.

    Rhythmic involves performing a routine to music whilst waving a ribbon or balancing a hula-hoop round your hands, feet or neck.

    Acrobatic is the most energetic of all the types of gymnastics. You perform a routine combined of jumps, lifts or lunges, either in pairs or in a group.

    British, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Gymnastics have tools to help you find the gymnastic activity that suits you.

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    Video caption: Gwynjim - North Wales' inclusive gymnastics club