The World Gymnastics Championship will welcome the biggest names in the sport to Merseyside, ranging from young up-and-coming stars to six separate Olympic Champions.

No fewer than 411 gymnasts from 74 countries will be competing at the M&S Arena, including 24 Olympic and world medallists who will be hungry to prove why they are the best at what they do. The performances will be judged by 110 specialist judges across the competition with 2036 individual routines taking place across the nine days.

There will be 72 medals up for grabs, across 14 separate events that are spread throughout the week.

The medals for the championships have been designed by Amy Flynn, a Wirral based designer, who has taken inspiration from city’s rich cultural heritage. The medals are created using recycled sterling silver, reflecting Flynn’s idea and view of the city and its character.

Not only is winning the event such a significant achievement, but the stakes are higher than ever as the competition is a qualifying event for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Stars such as 22-year-old Nina Derwael, Olympic gold medallist on bars, will be competing to show just why she is one of the best in the sport. Other Olympians including Artem Dolgopyat, Rebeca Andrade, Daiki Hashimoto, Zou Jingyuan and Jade Carey will all be competing throughout the competition.

There will be six men’s apparatus events including floor exercise, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and the horizontal (high) bar. The four women apparatus events include the vault, uneven bars, floor exercise and the beam.

The World Gymnastics Championships will take place from Saturday October 29 – Sunday November 6.