22 June 2022 (AFTNN/PRNewsGIG) – The world needs sports right now, but there aren’t many places to get them. With major sports leagues shutdown throughout the world, fans across the globe are looking anywhere they can to get their fix of competition.
Sports fans desperate for some action need look no further than The World Games 2022.
Throughout the summer of 2020, The World Games 2022 will be hosting weekly virtual watch parties on the official Facebook page of The World Games Birmingham as a part of #WayBackTheWorldGames. Each Wednesday, the page will air replays of gold medal competitions from the 2017 edition of The Games.
Recent championship finals aired on the page include male and female Ju-Jitsu and Women’s Super Heavyweight Powerlifting, featuring USA gold medalist, Bonica Brown.
On championship day, Brown performed a 684-pound squat, which at the time was a USA powerlifting record that had been in place for more than a decade.
“It’s a moment I was waiting for for a couple of years to do,” Brown said. “I was finally able to execute it on the biggest platform possible.”
Brown has continued her success in the powerlifting world since The Games in 2017, breaking four more world records at the International Powerlifting Federation World Classic Powerlifting Championships the following year.
Upcoming events will include Beach Handball, Lacrosse and Sport Climbing.
The gold medal matches in men’s beach handball featured Brazil facing off against Croatia, while the women’s competition featured a match between Brazil and Argentina.
In the gold medal women’s lacrosse match, the United States took on Canada.
The final sport climbing heat on the women’s side included competitors from Belgium, Slovenia, the United States, Japan, Austria, Korea and France. On the men’s side, the final heat included competitors from Japan, Canada, France, Slovenia, Italy, Poland and Australia.
Part of the mission of The World Games is to help educate sports fans across the world about sports that don’t necessarily see the spotlight year-round. So, what better time than now to learn about some new sports while also getting your fill of fierce competition at the highest level?
Follow @TWG2022 on all social platforms and stay tuned on Facebook.com/TWG2022 on Wednesdays for #WayBackTheWorldGames.
The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. The 11th edition of The World Games will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 7-17 July 2022. 3,600 athletes from over 30 sports and 100 countries will take part in The World Games.