23 February, 2019

China’s Sun hopes to rise in Birmingham

DOHA (QAT) AGU Office: China’s Sun Wei will be hoping to come good this time at the FIG Individual All-around World Cup in Birmingham (GBR).

Among other Asian gymnasts include Jieyu Liu (CHN) and Nagi Kajita (JPN) in the women’s category while Kazuma Kaya (JPN) is among the other challengers in the men’s events

The competition, which will start on March 23, will be held at Birmingham’s Genting Arena and will be the third in series.

Sun had to settle for a fifth place in Birmingham last year, but later improved his performance to pick a gold in team event at the FIG 48th Artistic World Championships in Doha (QAT) last year.

The top eight teams from the 2018 World Championships receive priority invitations to each World Cup event, which features eight male and eight female gymnasts chosen by the participating federations, plus one optional ‘wildcard’ gymnast each from the host federation.

Gymnasts collect points for the 2019 World Ranking lists that will determine the winning federations, and the results of all four events count towards the final ranking.