American Athletic, Inc. (AAI), the leading U.S. manufacturer of gymnastics apparatus in all categories has been named the official supplier of the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. It was announced by the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), the world’s governing body for the sport, that AAI will supply all gymnastic apparatus and mats for the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. This includes full sets of men’s and women’s competition equipment for vault, balance beam, uneven bars, floor exercise, pommel horse, rings, parallel bars, horizontal bars, and corresponding mats for both the training and competition gyms. This international event will play out on the world’s stage at the Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium in Nanning, China, October 3-12, 2014.
“The World Artistic Gymnastics Championship is an extremely prestigious designation, one that represents the highest achievement in the gymnastics industry and it’s especially exciting for AAI in 2014 as we celebrate our 60th anniversary,” said Steve Cook, AAI Sales Director. “Being selected for this prestigious event, along with our partner, Taishan® Sports, reinforces our legacy and shows our continuous commitment to innovation and excellence moving forward.”
AAI was founded in Jefferson, Iowa in 1954, and over the past 60 years of commitment and dedication to the sport, the AAI® brand has enjoyed a rich history as the world’s premier gymnastics product line. AAI is the chosen gymnastics equipment supplier for most major championships, including the Goodwill Games, the Pan American Games, the Special Olympics, the NCAA® Championships, various World Gymnastics Championships (2003, 1999, 1991, and 1979), and the 1996 and 1984 Olympic Games. Today, AAI is the official equipment supplier to USA Gymnastics®, an official supporter of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame, and an official partner to Taishan® Sports China. AAI has been the only Official Equipment Supplier for USA Gymnastics® since the organization was founded in the '60s and is also the only U.S. equipment manufacturer whose line of gymnastics products has been tested and approved by FIG.