ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS COMING TO PANAM SPORTS CHANNEL
Brazil will seek to once again be crowned continental champions in artistic gymnastics when the Pan American Gymnastics Championships begin on 15 July in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This continental championship will serve as a qualifying event for the Liverpool 2022 World Championship and the San Salvador 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games. The competitions will be held in the Olympic venue from Rio 2016 called Carioca Arena 1.
The Brazilians won both the team and individual All-Around events at the previous championships in 2021 led by recent Olympic champion Rebeca Andrade and Lima 2019 All-Around champion Caio Souza.
The competition will begin on the 15th with the All-Around and individual apparatus qualifications and finals. The team finals will then take place in both the men’s and women’s events on July 17. Both days of this exciting action will be shown live on the Panam Sports Channel for viewers throughout the world.
The host nation will be represented on the men’s side by defending champion Caio Souza, world champion Arthur Nory, Olympic champion Arthur Zanetti as well as Diego Soares, Leonardo Souza and Lucas Bitencourt. The women’s team will be led by Olympic champ Rebeca Andrade and five-time Pan Am Games medalist Flavia Saraiva alongside Carolyne Pedro, Christal Bezerra, Julia Soares and Lorrane Oliveira.
Brazil will face tough competition from fellow powerhouses in the sport like the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The U.S. will be represented by Olympians Brody Malone, Yul Moldauer and Shane Wiskus on the men’s side and world championship bronze medalist Kayla DiCello in the women’s competition. Canada’s men’s team will feature Lima 2019 bronze medalist Rene Cournoyer and Junior World Champion Felix Dolci while the women’s team will be led by world championship silver medalist Shallon Olsen. Mexico’s men’s team will feature Lima 2019 champions Isaac Nuñez and Fabian de Luna.
In total, the Pan American Artistic Gymnastics Championships will bring together 469 participants from 23 countries.