Look back at The World Games 2022 in Birmingham

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Athletes from Germany hold a sign thanking Birmingham at The World Games closing ceremony

Athletes from Germany hold a sign thanking the Birmingham community during The World Games closing ceremony at Protective Stadium on July 17, 2022.

The World Games 2022

Germany’s Yannick Olmar and Hungary’s Balazs Farkas watch the ball during a semifinal match in men’s squash at the UAB Recreation Center on July 16, 2022 (Kathy Lang/International World Games Association/The World Games 2022)
Cyclists turn a corner across from Railroad Park during the biking portion of the mixed team relay dualthon finals on July 17, 2022. (Dustin Massey Studios/The World Games 2022)
Max Kossidowski of Germany skims the water during the canopy piloting competition at the Barber Motorsports Park on July 11, 2022. (Kyle Schwab/Dustin Massey Studios/The World Games 2022)
Swimmers dive into the water during the women’s finswimming competition at the Birmingham CrossPlex on July 9, 2022. (Seth Allen/Dustin Massey Studios/The World Games 2022)
Members of the United States roller inline hockey team celebrate their gold medal win over the Czech Republic at the Bill Harris Arena on July 12, 2022. (Seth James Photography/The World Games 2022)
Japan’s Miho Nonaka claims the gold medal in women’s bouldering at Sloss Furnaces on July 15, 2022, in Birmingham, Ala. (Butch Dill/The World Games 2022)
Lead climbing at Sloss Furnaces on July 16, 2022 (Kyle Schwab/Dustin Massey Studios/The World Games 2022)
Danyil Boldyrev of Ukraine and Noah Bratschi of the United States compete in speed climbing at Sloss Furnaces on July 14, 2022. (David Leon Photography/The World Games 2022)
Japan’s Hinata Yoshihara took home gold in women’s wakeboarding at Oak Mountain State Park on July 16, 2022. (Butch Dill/The World Games 2022)
Taryn Grant of Canada soars above the ramp in the water ski jumping competition at Oak Mountain State Park on July 16, 2022. Grant finished with a silver medal. (Butch Dill/The World Games 2022)
The Dutch mixed tug of war team finished competition with a bronze medal at the UAB Track and Field on July 16, 2022. (Dawson Martin/Dustin Massey Studios/The World Games 2022)
Nikola Trajkovic of Serbia and Donny Donker of the Netherlands compete in the medal round of Ju-Jitsu at Birmingham-Southern College on July 15, 2022. Trajkovic won a gold medal with Donker picking up a silver. (Dustin Massey Studios/The World Games 2022)
The United States and German men’s canoe polo teams clash at the Birmingham CrossPlex on July 15, 2022. (David Leon Photography/The World Games 2022)
The Netherland’s Fleur Hoek shoots over Belgium’s Lisa Pauwels in the gold medal match of korftball at the BJCC on July 17, 2022. The Netherlands took the gold. (Frederick Hardy/Dustin Massey Studios/The World Games 2022)
Women’s racquetball silver medalist Ana Gabriela Martinez of Guatemala reaches for the ball in the medal match at the UAB Recreation Center on July 13, 2022. (Seth Allen/Dustin Massey Studios/The World Games 2022)
Wheelchair rugby teams from Great Britain and Japan compete in the gold metal round, with Britain taking top honors, at the Birmingham CrossPlex on July 17, 2022. (Dustin Massey Studios/The World Games 2022)
The teams from Ukraine (left) and Israel compete in the group men’s acrobatic gymnastics competition at Legacy Arena on July 17, 2022. (Butch Dill/The World Games 2022)
Bram Roettger and Helena Heijens of Belgium capture gold in the mixed pairs acrobatic gymnastics competition at Legacy Arena on July 15, 2022. (Dawson Martin/Dustin Massey Studios/The World Games 2022)
Portugal’s Diogo Antonio Cunha Craveriro dresses as Ironman to compete in men’s artistic roller skating at the Bill Harris Arena on July 17, 2022. (Parker S. Freedman/Dustin Massey Studios/The World Games 2022)
A dancer representing Chengdu, China, host of The World Games in 2025, performs as part of the closing ceremony at Protective Stadium on July 17, 2022. (The World Games 2022)
Singer and Alabama-native Lionel Richie headlined the closing ceremony at Protective Stadium on July 17, 2022. (The World Games 2022)

 

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