By Steve Heldon
The multi-sport event returns this weekend, taking place in Britain for the third time.
Team England’s Joe Fraser looks set to become one of England’s most successful athletes at the Commonwealth as he goes for gold in the team events, the individual all-around, parallel bars and high bar.
The 2019 Champion also has been given an outside chance of winning golf in the pommel horse after his Olympic Champion team-mate Max Whitlock withdrew.
Fraser, who lives just 30 minutes from where he will be competing over the next couple of weeks, spoke to Sportsmail recently detailing his excitement for the upcoming multi-sport event,
“There is no extra pressure, just extra enjoyment. I’m sure if you asked anyone where they wanted to compete, they would say their home city.
“It will be a proud moment for myself and everyone that has been a part of the journey to get me where I am today. I will give it my all and see what I can achieve.”
As fans prepare to watch local hero Joe Fraser, here is all you need to know ahead of the gymnastic events at the Commonwealth Games 2022…
When is the Commonwealth Games 2022?
The competition begins on Thursday 28 July 2022 and will conclude with the closing ceremony on Monday 8 August 2022.
How to watch Commonwealth Games 2022?
The BBC have the rights to all of the coverage from the Commonwealth Games. BBC One and BBC Two will be showing the majority of the competitions with more content available on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport Website.
How to buy tickets for Gymnastics at Commonwealth Games 2022?
Tickets for the gymnastic events are still available for those wishing to visit the Arena Birmingham.
What gymnastic events are on in Commonwealth Games 2022?
There are two sectors of gymnastics at the Commonwealth Games with the men and women split up for the artistic second and all-around performances taking place in the rhythmic.
All of the events bar the Men’s team all-around and the women’s team all-around have qualification rounds on Friday 29 July and Saturday 30 July.
The aforementioned events go straight into the finals on the 29 and 30 July.
Here are all the events and when their finals take place:
- Men’s team all-around: Friday 29 July
- Men’s individual all-around: Sunday 31 July
- Men’s floor: Monday 1 August
- Men’s pommel horse: Monday 1 August
- Men’s ring: Monday 1 August
- Men’s vault: Tuesday 2 August
- Men’s parallel bars: Tuesday 2 August
- Men’s horizontal bar: Tuesday 2 August
- Women’s team all-around: Saturday 30 August
- Women’s individual all-around: Sunday 31 August
- Women’s vault: Monday 1 August
- Women’s uneven bars: Monday 1 August
- Women’s balance beam: Tuesday 2 August
- Women’s floor: Tuesday 2 August
Similarly to the artistic events, all except the team all-around event have a qualification stage which takes place on Thursday 4 August.
The team all-around goes straight into the final on Thursday 4 August.
- Team all-around: Thursday 4 August
- Individual all-around : Friday 5 August
- Hoop: Saturday 6 August
- Ball: Saturday 6 August
- Clubs: Saturday 6 August
- Ribbon: Saturday 6 August
How do the gymnastic events work?
The gymnastic events have been split into two subdivisions as a means of dividing up the nations for both rhythmic events and artistic events.
Here are the divisions for Rhythimic events:
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- Group 1: Cayman Islands and Pakistan
- Group 2: Jersey and Sri Lanka
- Group 3: Bangladesh and South Africa
- Group 4: Northern Ireland and Malaysia
- Group 5: Singapore and India
- Group 6: Wales and Jamaica
- Group 7: England and New Zealand
- Group 8: Canada and Scotland
- Group 9: Australia and Cyprus
Source: Healthy Duck.