Gymnasts Brinn Bevan and Joe Cemlyn-Jones are set to make their own piece of history later this month when they represent Great Britain on the world stage.

Kitakyushu in Japan will mark the first time in 34 years that two Welshmen have competed at the same world artistic championships.

The last time it happened was when Andrew Morris and Carl Beynon travelled to Rotterdam with Britain back in 1987.

For Essex-born 2016 Olympian Bevan, who qualifies for Wales through his grandfather, it will be a third Worlds appearance.

The 24-year-old, reigning British champion on the parallel bars, competed in Glasgow in 2015 and Doha three years later.

Six years ago, Bevan was part of the first British men’s team to win a team medal at a world championships, and he also helped qualify the team for the Rio Olympics.

Bevan officially switched allegiance to Wales on St David’s Day 2019, so the last Welsh-qualified male gymnast to compete at the Worlds was Commonwealth Games silver medallist David Eaton in 2003.

For Cemlyn-Jones, who also qualifies for Wales through his grandfather, Kitakyushu marks his debut at a major championship.

The 22-year-old added to his growing reputation at the British Championships after walking away with four individual medals to further impress the selectors and enhance his prospects.

He was second only to Joshua Nathan in the all-around, bagged silver behind Bevan on parallel bars and finished second on rings and third on floor.

“It’s going to be my first senior major out in Japan and it’s going to be absolutely crazy,” said Bristol-born Cemlyn-Jones.

“It’s an amazing feeling to be selected. I’m just going to soak up all the atmosphere and the energy and the experience and just really embrace it.”

Joining the Welsh duo in the six-strong British men’s team is 2018 European floor champion Dom Cunningham, four-time European medallist Courtney Tulloch, current British all-around champion Nathan and another major championship debutant in Hayden Skinner.

Welsh Gymnastics performance director Jo Coombs said: “Congratulations to both Brinn and Joe on their selection following a positive return to domestic competitions at the British Championships in Cardiff.

“For Joe, it certainly will provide him with valuable world-class experience and Brinn the opportunity to be back competing at this level, as well as giving the men’s artistic discipline in Wales a boost towards Team Wales nomination for the Commonwealth Games next year.”

Multiple major championship medal winner Becky Downie is named in the women’s team alongside experienced duo Georgia-Mae Fenton and the returning Claudia Fragapane, with Ruby Stacey selected for her first major championship.

The championships take place from October 18-24.

British Gymnastics performance director James Thomas added: “We’re excited to announce this team and see our fantastic British artistic gymnasts compete on the world stage again.

“The line-up shows a great mix of experienced world-class gymnasts with new faces who are ready to make their mark.

“We’re confident we’ll see some very special performances and memorable moments for gymnastics fans to enjoy.

“With an unprecedented competition calendar brought about through the delayed Olympic Games, it is great to be able to showcase our depth of talent across the men’s and women’s programmes with the outstanding gymnasts chosen for this World Championships.

“British Gymnastics will be doing everything we can to support the gymnasts and create an environment for them to excel.”