With most of the Paris 2024 qualifying spots up for grabs at the 2023 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, the 2023 Rhythmic Gymnastics season is sure to be a memorable one.
Here’s an overview of the highlights of the season.
2023 USA Winter Cup Challenge
When: February 24-26, 2023
Where: Louisville, Kentucky
Why: The Winter Cup Challenge will be the first major national meeting in the United States and will be a chance to see the talents of the women’s team grow, which has just won its sixth consecutive world title.
What: World Cup Apparatus Series
When: February 23 – April 27
Where: Cottbus, Germany; Doha, Qatar; Baku, Azerbaijan; Cairo, Egypt
Why: The FIG Apparatus World Cup series is the first major international event after the 2022 World Cup.
What: 2n.d World Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
When: March 29 – April 2
Where: Antalya, Turkey
Why: The second junior worlds are sure to showcase talent that will make an impact in Paris 2024 and beyond. The 2019 edition introduced the ROC Olympic gold medalists Victoria Listunova and Wladyslaw Urazow to the world, with the reigning world champions Wei Xiaoyuan (uneven bars) and Jessica Gadirov (floor exercise), also taking part.
2023 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships
When: April 13-15, 2023
Where: Fort Worth, Texas
Why: The climax of the U.S. collegiate gymnastics season will be one to watch with the 2020 Olympic all-around gold medalist Sunia Lee he is expected to compete in his final NCAA event.
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What: European Championships in Gymnastics
When: April 11-16
Where: Antalya, Turkey
Why: Top European gymnasts compete for titles at their continental championships, which is also the qualifiers for the World Gymnastics Championships in October
What: American classic
When: August 4-6
Why: The final qualifiers for the U.S. Gymnastics Championships could see the return of Olympic stars such as Sunisa Lee, who has indicated she plans to resume elite training after the 2023 NCAA season, and Simone Bileswho returned to compete in the US Classic 2018 in the run-up to Tokyo 2020 after taking a year off from the sport.
What: Brazilian Championship
Why: The 2023 Brazilian Gymnastics Championships will be one of the last moments we’ll see the reigning world all-around champion Rebecca Andrade compete before heading out to defend his title in Antwerp.
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2023 U.S. Gymnastics Championships
When: August 24-27, 2023
Why: US titles on the line ahead of the 2023 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships.
What: Challenge World Cup in Paris
When: September 16-17
Where: Paris France
Why: The Paris World Challenge Cup offers gymnasts the last training in Europe before the World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium. In addition, gymnasts can get a glimpse of the facility where the gymnastics competitions of the 2024 Olympic Games will be held.
What: Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
When: September 30 – October 8
Where: Antwerp, Belgium
Why: World titles and dozens of berths for the Paris 2024 Olympics will be up for grabs at the Antwerp World Championships