Preview, schedule, stars and how to watch Internationaux de France in Paris

With less than two years to go before the Paris 2024 Olympics, many of gymnastics’ biggest stars will arrive in the host city on Saturday and Sunday for the Internationaux de France, part of the International Gymnastics Federation’s World Challenge Cup series.

Olympic champion Brazil 2020 in Tokyo Rebekah AndradeUnited States Jade Careyof Belgium Nina Dervaland Israel’s Artem Dolgopyat have registered for the event, which will be held at Bercy Arena – the home of artistic gymnastics at the 2024 Games. 2012 Olympic Rings Winner Arthur Zanetti Brazil is also on the squad.

With the 2022 World Championships in Liverpool just over a month away, the event is one of the last major preparations ahead of the global championship, which will see three men’s and three women’s teams smash their Olympics tickets.

Here’s what to look out for ahead of the competition, including stars to watch, the schedule and how to catch all the action from Paris.

Stars to Watch – Gymnastics World Challenge Cup 2022, Paris

The competition in Paris will be a true Who’s Who of sport.

On the women’s side, reigning Olympic champions Andrade (vault), Derwael (uneven bars) and Carey (floor exercise), as well as the Olympic team silver medalist, signed up for the event Jordan Chiles and team bronze medalist Jennifer Gadirova.

Olympians incl Flavia SaraivaEllie Black and Melanie de Jesus dos Santos will also compete.

The event will also feature aspiring athletes, including Americans Shilese JonesRunner-up at the US Championships in August and former European Vaulting Champion Coline Devillard from France.

In addition to Olympic champions Dolgopyat and Zanetti, Olympic champions Tin Srbic (silver bar at Tokyo 2020), Philip Ude (Silver pommel horse in Beijing 2008), Ferhat Arican (Bronze on parallel bars in Tokyo 2020) and Arthur Nory (Bronze Floor Exercise Rio 2016) have announced their participation in Paris.

Among the others to watch is the two-time US Champion Brody Malonewho won bronze on the high bar at last year’s World Championships in Ireland Rhys McClenaghanformer European and Commonwealth Games Pommel Horse Champion, and Turkey Ahmet Onder, the 2022 European all-around silver medalist.

Schedule – Gymnastics World Challenge Cup 2022, Paris

The preliminary round for all six men’s and all four women’s competitions will take place on Saturday, September 24th. All 10 finals are scheduled for Sunday (September 25). A full schedule is below. All times on site.

Saturday, September 24th

14:00-17:00 – Qualification (part 1)

17:30-20:30 – Qualification (part 2)

Sunday 25 September

1:30 p.m. – Men’s Floor Final

14:06 – Final Women’s Vault, Men’s Pommel Horse

14:044 – Women’s Uneven Bars, Men’s Nursing Rings Finals

15:28 – Awards Ceremony

16:10 – Women’s Balance Beam, Men’s Vault Final

16:48 – Final Women’s Floor, Final Men’s Parallel Bars

17:27 – Men’s high bar final

18:10 – Awards Ceremony

How to Follow – Gymnastics World Challenge Cup 2022, Paris

Fans around the world can follow the action online by using the #GymnasticsParis. There will also be news about this International Gymnastics Federation Twitter account and via the French Gymnastics Federation Twitter.

Sport en France will also broadcast the event on Sunday from 1:30 p.m.

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