2014 Gymnastics Worlds in one week!
September 28, 2014 § Leave a comment
Top gymnasts will converge in Nanning, China for the prestigious World Gymnastics Championships. This is the biggest gymnastics competition outside of the Olympics. There are great storylines for this year’s competition.
If four-time world all-around champion Kohei Uchimura wins his 5th consecutive title, he will become the definite greatest gymnast of all time. How great will be his accomplishment? A typical gymnast could only maintain his or her peak form for no more than 2 years. This is due to the physical nature of the sport. Falls and bruises are commonplace in both practice and competition. To win four consecutive world titles plus an Olympic gold medal is just astonishing. But it is looking as though Uchimura could win four more world all-around titles if he wanted to.
On the women’s side, it will be an intriguing battle between the Americans and Russians for both the team title and the all-around crown. For American viewers, here is the 2014 World Gymnastics Championships TV Schedule.