FIG announced the Japanese city will host the first Championships for the sport at their Executive Committee meeting in Managua in Nicaragua. Olympic fans from all over the world are invited to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympic Trampoline fans can book Olympic Trampoline Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.
Hiroshima has strong current networks to parkour, having held the first official FIG competition. The first world titles in speed-run and freestyle parkour will be on the line in the World Championships, scheduled to take place between April 3 and 5 next year.
“It is a great honor for us to be able to welcome the first Parkour World Championships to Hiroshima, Norifumi Yamamoto, secretary-general of the Japan Gymnastics Associatioolyn, told.”
The Olympic Games in Tokyo, this will be an additional chance for the raise of peace through sport – and in a city which is the symbol of it. We have the experience of two World Cups, which brought massive numbers of audiences and will want to do even better with these World Championships. FIG will organize the event despite criticism about the world gymnastics body’s involvement in parkour, with other free-running organizations previously accusing them of “usurping” governance of the sport.
The FIG voted to officially include parkour as a new gymnastics discipline at its Congress, a decision defined by rival organization Parkour Earth as “lacking credibility, legitimacy, and authenticity” and having “no validity whatsoever”. FIG answered by saying they are the only governing body recognized by the Global Association of International Sports Federations or the International Olympic Committee to be involved in the running of parkour.
FIG also established the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships will return to Sofia in 2022 and, in that same year, Baku will host the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships. The Bulgarian capital previously hosted the Trampoline Worlds in 2013 and 2017, with the event again taking place at the Armeec Arena.
Baku meanwhile will host FIG championships in four successive years at the National Gymnastics Arena – the 2019 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, the 2020 Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships, and the 2021 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships, before the capital of Azerbaijan will host the Acrobatic Championships for the first time.