2/20/2018 8:54:50 AM (GMT+3)

FIG President hands over the flag to Doha 2018 in Montreal

FIG President hands over the flag to Doha 2018 in Montreal

Montreal (Canada): The 47th FIG Artistic World Championships came to an end following the last day’s apparatus finals here at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday.

The FIG President Morinari Watanabe thanked the organisers for a successful event while putting down the curtains on the seven-day competition.

He along with the Organizing Committee President Richard Crepin handed over the FIG flag to the Qatari delegates led by Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) second vice-president Dr Thani Al Kuwari.

A short promotion of Doha, which will host the next year’s edition, was played on the giant screen.

“I thank the gymnasts from the bottom of my heart for making this even a successful one. We hope to see you all in Doha next year,” said Watanabe.

The Qatar Gymnastics Federation President Ali Ahmed Al Hitmi and Doha 2018 Tournament COO Abeer Al Buainain were also present during the brief hand-over ceremony.

But before the Worlds, Doha will host the FIG World Cup series. The annual event, which will be the 11th edition, will help the QOC and QGF prepare itself for the mega event in October at the iconic Aspire Dome.