Jane Allen, the chief executive of British Gymnastics, has warned the next President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has a "big job ahead of them" when they are elected next month.
European Gymnastics Federation (UEG) head Georges Guelzec and Japanese Gymnastics Association (JGA) secretary general Morinari Watanabe have been confirmed as the two candidates in the running to succeed Bruno Grandi and take over the top job at FIG.
The 82-year-old Italian Grandi is to retire after 20 years at the helm with FIG members due to elect their new President at the organisation's Congress in Tokyo between October 18 to 20.
When asked by insidethegames what challenges faced the new President, Australian Allen claimed that the sport was currently "at a crossroads" and said whoever wins will have the British governing body's full support.
"Whichever candidate gets the Presidency will receive the total support of British Gymnastics," Allen told insidethegames.
"Anything can happen in an election but we have no preference which candidate wins.
"The next President definitely has a big job ahead of them.
"I can tell you that international gymnastics is at a crossroads and we, as a governing body, are really looking at the next candidate to take the sport to the next level.
"We hope they really drive the sport both commercially and internationally to the position it should be on the international stage."
Allen was speaking at a press conference here which revealed that England's capital will host the final leg of the FIG 2017 World Cup of Gymnastics in partnership with Matchroom Sport.
The world’s elite gymnasts will be invited to compete at London’s O2 Arena on April 8, where they will compete in an all-around competition.
The event forms part of the World Cup Series that will begin at a venue in the United States and then move to Stuttgart, Germany, before concluding in Britain's capital.
Britain won seven Olympics gymnastics medals at Rio 2016 last month, two golds, two silver and three bronze.