FIG awards 2019 Trampoline World Championships to Tokyo
11 Aug 2017
AGU Media, DOHA (QAT): Tokyo will host the 2019 Trampoline World Championships just months before Japan welcomes the world for the 2020 Olympic Games.
The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Executive Committee at its meeting in Tonsberg, Norway, decided to entrust the Japanese Gymnastics Association with hosting the 34th edition while Russia will host next year’s edition.
The competition, which will provide a qualifying path for the Olympics, will take place from November 29 to December 1 at the future Olympic arena in Tokyo while the World Age Group Competitions will follow from December 5-8.
This will be second time that Japan will be hosting the championships it was held in Osaka in 1984.
“The Worlds will provide the perfect platforms to showcase trampoline, synchronised trampoline, double mini-trampoline and tumbling. Russia has a great history in all of these disciplines with so many inspiring, world-class champions. As far as Tokyo is concerned, it’s a great opportunity for the gymnasts to be able to compete in the same arena as the 2020 Olympic Games,” said FIG President Morinari Watanabe.