British Gymnastic Championships
returns to Liverpool
Photographs by Jo
THE 2016 artistic gymnastics British Championships will be taking place
at the Liverpool Arena over 8 April to 10 April 2016. This event promises to be
a spectacle of jaw dropping gymnastics with our Olympic, World and European
stars fighting for the prestigious titles.
With the much anticipated Rio Olympic Games taking place this summer, this will
let you see a preview of the action to come... we are told that:-
"Competition will be fiercer than ever to take gold and steal the spotlight.
Gymnasts will pull out their biggest moves to impress and outdo each other. So
this will be the show to go to, if you love gymnastics!"
So what’s at stake? Both the senior men and women are battling not only to be
crowned the best in Britain, but fight to prove why they deserve to represent
Great Britain at the European Championships in Switzerland and also show
selectors that they should be part of the team that heads to Rio later this
In a major boost for the sport, we have also been told that the BBC will be
broadcasting live coverage from the Championships, on BBC2, from 3pm, on Sunday
10 April 2016. This will involve some of the best action of the event, with the
apparatus finals of the women’s and men’s senior competitions.
The event program for the full event can be found on the British Gymnastic
We will also be bringing you some fantastic pictures after the event, in our
next issue, thanks to Jo Forrest...
This is a small glimpse of what will be on offer....
A quick overview of what’s on and when:-
► Friday, 8 April 2016, Junior Gymnasts
On Friday’s agenda it’s the country’s top junior gymnasts who will be fighting
it out to take various British titles.
» 12:30 to 15:00 Women's Artistic Junior All Round
» 15:10 to 15:20 Women's Artistic Junior All Round
» 17.30 to 21:30 Men's Artistic Under 16 and Under 18
All Around, plus Apparatus Finals Competition.
» 21:40 to 21:50 Men's Artistic Under 16 and Under 18
ALL Around, plus Apparatus Finals Victory Ceremony.
► Saturday, 9 April 2016, Senior All Around Titles
Saturday’s event sees the country’s top senior gymnasts battle it out for the
all around British titles. This fantastic day of action on the mats will see
both the Senior Women's All Round and the Senior Men's All Round, plus Men's
Apparatus Finals Victory Ceremony.
» 12:30 to 14:30 - Subdivision 1.
» 15:15 to 17:15 - Subdivision 2.
» 18:00 to 20:30 - Subdivision 3 - This includes the
► Sunday, 10 April 2016 - Apparatus - Top 8 Finals
and disability gymnasts finals.
On Sunday, competition will see’s the Top 8 apparatus specialists battle it out
to take individual titles.
For the women, the juniors and seniors compete separately and for the men we see
the master’s event which sees the Top 8 gymnasts across all age groups (Under
16/Under 18 and seniors) compete for medals.
Alongside the event finals, the top female and male disability gymnasts in the
country will compete for their apparatus titles. British Gymnastics is a leading
federation in the development and promotion of disability gymnastics.
The competition in Liverpool will help further raise the profile of disability
gymnastics and inspire the next generation of budding gymnasts.
In the afternoon session, will see the senior women on the vault, uneven bars,
beam and floor events. The disability men finish off with the parallel bars and
high bar and the men’s master gymnasts take to the floor, pommel horse and the
» 10:00 to 13:30 - Morning Session. -
The mornings activities include the all junior women’s and disability women’s
apparatus finals. Also taking place will be the men’s disability gymnasts take
to the floor, pommel horse, rings and vault and our men’s master gymnasts on the
rings, parallel bars and high bar.
» 13:30 to 17:15 - Afternoon Session. -
The afternoon will see the senior women on the vault, uneven bars, beam and
floor events. The disability men finish off with the parallel bars and high bar
and the men’s master gymnasts take to the floor, pommel horse and the vault.
When we published this report, you still had a small chance to get a ticket and
watch the action in person! So log on as you might still have a chance! Sadly
Saturday was totally:- 'SOLD OUT' but Friday’s junior action or
the finals on Sunday, still had a few ticket going