European Championships: How to watch women’s artistic gymnastics from Munich – Preview, schedule and stars competing

Stars from Tokyo 2020 including bronze medallists Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova will seek titles, worlds berths at the event

By Scott Bregman
Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Europe’s best female gymnasts will be competing at the European Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships from Thursday, 11 August.

They'll be battling in Germany for gold, silver, bronze, and berths to the World Championships.

The event is part of the multi-sport European Championships Munich 2022, with women’s gymnastics running through 14 August. The men are scheduled for 18-21 August.

This year’s competition is one of the qualifiers for the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships to be held in Liverpool, England, in October and November. Those stakes make Munich a crucial event as three team spots will be up-for-grabs.

As action is about to start, take a look at the stars in action, competition schedule, and how to watch the event from around the world.

Stars to watch: 2022 Women’s European Artistic Gymnastics Championships – Munich, Germany

With Russian and Belarussian athletes barred from competing, the highest ranked gymnast from last year’s Europeans, held in Basel, Switzerland, is Great Britain’s Jessica Gadirova who won all-around bronze last April.

Gadirova, who also won floor exercise gold and vault silver in 2021, will be joined by her twin sister – Jennifer – and Alice Kinsella, all three of whom were part of Team GB’s bronze medal-winning team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Georgia-Mae Fenton rounds out their squad.

In the team event, they will likely be challenged by the French, Germans, and Italians, all of whom bring experienced athletes to Munich.

Though France is without their star Melanie de Jesus dos Santos, who moved to the U.S. earlier this year to train with Simone Biles’ coaches Cecile and Laurent Landi, they’ll have experienced members Aline Friess, Marine Boyer, and Lorette Charpy to turn to.

The Italian team includes three 2020 Olympians in Alice and Asia D’Amato and Martina Maggio. Three-time Youth Olympic Games gold medallist Giorgia Villa is also on the roster.

All four members of the German team that placed ninth in Tokyo are set to compete in Munich: Kim Bui, Pauline Schafer-Betz, Elisabeth Seitz, and Sarah Voss. For three-time Olympian Bui, 33, the competition will be a curtain call on her career.

“You should stop when it’s most beautiful,” Bui wrote on Instagram of her career. “So, I made a decision for myself: after the European Championships in Munich, I will end my gymnastics career.”

Schedule: 2022 Women’s European Artistic Gymnastics Championships – Munich, Germany

Below is the complete schedule for the 2022 Women’s European Artistic Gymnastics Championships from Munich, Germany. All times are in Central European Summer Time / CEST, which is the timezone local to the event.

Thursday, 11 August

  • 10:00 -19:55 - Senior women’s qualifying and all-around finals

Friday, 12 August

  • 12:20 - 19:50 – Junior women’s qualifying (team and all-around finals)

Saturday, 13 August

  • 14:00 - 15:40 – Senior women’s team final

Sunday, 14 August

  • 10-13:04 – Junior women’s apparatus finals
  • 14:30-17:31 – Senior women’s apparatus finals

How to watch: 2022 Women’s European Artistic Gymnastics Championships – Munich, Germany

Junior competition at the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships will stream live via GymTV.online.

The senior competitions will air live on TV across much of the world, available to stream live, free of charge on EurovisionSports.tv.

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