Adopt a Nation – Gymnastics World Cup


Aston Manor Academy has been selected to be part of the Gymnastics World Cup (21-22 March) opening ceremony. Two Aston Manor Academy pupils will parade the German national flag at Arena Birmingham during the first night of the event. The men’s competition will be staged on Wednesday 21st and the women battle it out on Thursday 22nd.
One pupil said: “I’ve only just started doing gymnastics in school, so I think I’m going to learn so much from seeing it live. I’ve seen it on television but to be there at the Arena is going to be so exciting and such a big opportunity for me. I’m looking forward to seeing all the flips and tricks and the gymnasts performing on all of the different apparatus.”
The Gymnastics World Cup will see the world’s top gymnasts competing over all apparatus. The GB team will be up against gymnasts from eight other nations over two nights of competition in the all-round event, which for the men includes the floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar. The women will battle it out on vault, uneven bars, beam and floor.
Miss Ely, PE Teacher, said: “The students really enjoy gymnastics as it’s different to their usual sports. Our kids will never have seen anything like the Gymnastics World Cup before; they might have seen gymnastics on TV but never live. We hope it’ll really inspire them to have a go and give them an insight into all of the different types of gymnastics apparatus. It’s very exciting for them… and us!”
The World Cup on March 21st and March 22nd is one of the first major international sporting events in the city in the countdown to the 2022 Commonwealth Games and will be the last event before gymnasts from the four home nations head to the Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games in Australia.
In celebration of the city being awarded the Commonwealth Games in 2022, Birmingham City Council are running an exclusive ticket offer for local residents. All tickets for the men’s event on Wednesday 21st March will be priced at £20.22 (booking fees apply).
Use code BIRM2022 at checkout to redeem this offer.
Tickets for both nights of the event are available from Family tickets are also available at a reduced rate.

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