China’s Putian to Host 2016 FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships

August 18, 2014

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) have announced that the Chinese city of Putian will host the 2016 FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships. 

President Grandi and FIG Secretary General André Gueisbuhler met with the Vice Mayor of Putian Ms Zhang Libing (CHN) and Chinese Gymnastics Association President Dr Luo Chaoyi (CHN) on Monday at the Zhenbao Holiday Hotel, the official FIG hotel at the Nanjing 2014 YOG.

According to the contract that was signed by the three parties, the championships will be held in March / April 2016 in Putian, in the eastern Fujian province in China’s South-east.

China has a strong Acrobatic Gymnastics programme with the federation’s most recent success being the World title won by the Chinese Men’s Group at the 2014 World Championships in Levallois-Paris (FRA) in July.