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The 2021 Artistic World Championships begin on Monday (18th October) with two of Wales’ Commonwealth Games contenders Brinn Bevan and Joe Cemlyn-Jones part of the British team competing against the world's best.

Last month, the six men’s artistic gymnasts and three women’s artistic gymnasts from Great Britain set to compete in Kitakyushu, Japan were announced.

For 2016 Olympian Brinn, it will be a third appearance at the Worlds having competed in Glasgow in 2015 and Doha in 2018 while, for Joe, it will mark his debut at a major championship.

The pair’s selection is the first time for 34 years that two senior Welsh men’s gymnasts will compete in the British team at an Artistic World Championships in the same year. The last time it happened was when Andrew Morris and Carl Beynon went to Rotterdam back in 1987.

It’s an unprecedented year, with both the Olympics and World Championships taking place in the same year and below is the full guide on how to follow the event.

This year there is no team competition, but there will be medals decided in all-around and individual apparatus finals.

Follow the action
Throughout the competition, you can keep up to date with all of the British routines by following British Gymnastics on Twitter.

The BBC will be showing all of the finals live on BBC Online, Red Button and iPlayer.

If you can’t catch the live action, tune in to BBC2 on Thursday and Friday from 3pm – 4.45pm for highlights of the all-around finals, and on Sunday from 4pm – 6pm for individual apparatus highlights.

Full competition schedule
Here’s the full competition schedule, so that you can keep track of what’s taking place on each day of the Championships.

18th October
Women’s qualifying (subdivisions 1-7 of 10)
1.45am – 12.30pm
*Britain compete in subdivision 2, taking place from 3.15am – 4.30am

19th October
Women’s qualifying continued (subdivisions 8, 9 & 10)
1.45am – 6.15am

Men’s qualifying (subdivisions 1 & 2)
9am – 12.50pm

20th October
Men’s qualifying continued
1.20am – 12.50pm
*Britain compete in subdivision 6, taking place from 7.10am – 8.50am

21st October
Women’s all-around final

22nd October
Men’s all-around final

23rd October
Apparatus final day 1
Men’s floor, women’s vault, men’s pommel horse, women’s uneven bars and men’s rings finals

24th October
Apparatus finals day 2
Men’s vault, women’s beam, men’s parallel bars, women’s floor and men’s high bar finals