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Last Updated: Wednesday October 14 2009 14:16 GMT

In pictures: The World Gymnastics Championships

The World Gymnastics Championships have taken place at the O2 Arena in London - the venue which will host this sport at the 2012 Olympics.

The World Gymnastics Championships have kicked off at the O2 Arena in London - the venue which will host this sport at the 2012 Olympics.

The world's best gymnasts performed amazing routines at the week-long event.

The world's best gymnasts are performing amazing routines at the week-long event. Check this out!

British pommel horse star, Louis Smith, made it through to the final with his performance. He won a bronze medal in the same event at the Beijing Olympics.

British pommel horse star, Louis Smith, made it through to the final with his performance. He won a bronze medal in the same event at the Beijing Olympics.

China's Yilin Yang leaps gracefully through the air in her routine on the beam.

China's Yilin Yang leaps gracefully through the air in her routine on the beam. Go girl!

And Great Britain's Daniel Purvis shows the strength in his powerful arms on the rings.

And Great Britain's Daniel Purvis shows the strength in his powerful arms on the rings. It's the first time ever the competition has taken place in London.