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49th World Championship To Get Underway In Stuttgart
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The global gymnastics community turns sight to Stuttgart, Germany, where for 10 days (October 4th – 13th) the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle will be the host of the 49th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. There should be enormous interest for the event, as in addition to the team, all-around and individual event titles, the majority of the Olympic qualification spots for next year’s Tokyo Olympics will be decided in Stuttgart. IG will be onsite to provide detailed coverage of the event on all social media platforms. Here are some significant facts in regard to the upcoming world championships:

  • The nominative roster released by FIG includes over 500 male and female gymnasts from 92 countries.
  • There will be 12 subdivisions for the women and 8 for the men during the qualification rounds (two full days for each).
  • On both men’s and women’s sides, nine more teams will qualify to next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. China, Russia and Japan on the men’s side and USA, Russia and China on the women’s side have already qualified by placing in the top three at last year’s world championships in Doha.
  • Individually at least 20 all-arounders on the women’s side and 12 on the men’s side will qualify to the Olympics from countries that have not already qualified through the team competition (one spot per country).
  • Top three places on an individual event will qualify to Tokyo given that their country has not already earned a team spot to the Olympics. For additional information of the 2020 Olympic qualification click here.
  • All defending champions from last year in Doha, Qatar, are scheduled to be present in Stuttgart. Simone Biles AA, VT and FX, Nina Derwael UB, Liu Tingting BB, Artur Dalaloyan AA and FX, Xiao Ruoteng PH, Eleftherios Petrounias SR, Ri Se-gwang VT, Zou Jingyuan PB and Epke Zonderland HB.
  • Simone Biles is set to extend her legacy. She is currently tied with Russian Svetlana Khorkina with 20 world medals, holds the record for the most gold medals at 14, and is looking to surpass Belarusian legend Vitaly Scherbo who holds 23 world medals. In addition, at this year's U.S. Nationals, Biles debuted two new skills; double-twisting double-tuck dismount off beam and a triple-twisting double-tuck mount on floor. Look for her to perform these two skills at any of the competitions in Stuttgart and have them named after her.
  • Below is the podium training and the competition schedule:

September 30, 2019 – Monday – Podium Training WAG - Subdivisions 1-6

October 1, 2019 – Tuesday – Podium Training WAG - Subdivisions 7-12

October 2, 2019 – Wednesday – Podium Training MAG - Subdivisions 1-4

October 3, 2019 – Thursday – Podium Training MAG - Subdivisions 5-8

October 4, 2019 – Friday

Women’s Qualification, Subdivision 1: (9:00/3am ET)

VT – MxG 24 (Dominican Republic, Azerbaijan, Indonesia)

UB – Ukraine

BB – Australia

FX – MxG 13 (Chinese Taipei, Nigeria)

Women’s Qualification, Subdivision 2: (11:00/5am ET)

VT – MxG 15 (Jamaica, Sweden)

UB – MxG 23 (Guatemala, Island)

BB – Czech Republic

FX – Belgium

Women’s Qualification, Subdivision 3: (13:30/7:30am ET)

VT – Egypt

UB – Germany

BB – MxG 20 (Chile, Tunisia, Algeria, Georgia, Sri Lanka)

FX – MxG 2 (Uzbekistan, Belarus)

Women’s Qualification, Subdivision 4: (15:30/9:30am ET)

VT – MxG 17 (Austria, Portugal)

UB – MxG 8 (Puerto Rico, Cuba)

BB – North Korea

FX – Korea - Vault

Women’s Qualification, Subdivision 5: (18:00/12pm ET)

VT – MxG 5 (Greece, Venezuela)

UB – Romania

BB – MxG 21 (Slovenia, Poland)

FX – France

Women’s Qualification, Subdivision 6: (20:00/2pm ET)

VT – China

UB – Canada

BB – MxG 4 (South Africa, Cayman Islands, Luxemburg, Ecuador)

FX – MxG 10 (Ireland, Slovakia)

October 5, 2019 – Saturday

Women’s Qualification, Subdivision 7: (9:00/3am ET)

VT – MxG 12 (Vietnam, Bulgaria, Uruguay)

UB – Great Britain

BB – MxG 16 (India, Norway)

FX – Italy

Women’s Qualification, Subdivision 8: (11:00/5am ET)

VT – MxG 11 (Colombia)

UB – Spain

BB – Netherlands

FX – MxG 6 (Malaysia, Croatia)

Women’s Qualification, Subdivision 9: (13:30/7:30am ET)

VT – MxG 9 (Costa Rica, Peru)

UB – Mexico

BB – MxG 7 (Latvia, Lithuania, Armenia)

FX – Japan

Women’s Qualification, Subdivision 10: (15:30/9:30am ET)

VT – MxG 14 (Panama, El Salvador)

UB – Argentina

BB – Russia

FX – MxG 18 (Bolivia, Israel)

Women’s Qualification, Subdivision 11: (18:00/12pm ET)

VT – MxG 22 (Turkey, Denmark)

UB – Hungary

BB – Switzerland

FX – MxG 1 (Hong Kong, Cyprus)

Women’s Qualification, Subdivision 12: (20:00/2pm ET)

VT – Brazil

UB – MxG 19 (New Zealand, Singapore)

BB – MxG 3 (Finland, Angola)

FX – United States

October 6, 2019 – Sunday

Men’s Qualification, Subdivision 1: (10:00/4am ET)

FX: Italy

PH: Chinese Taipei

SR: Kazakhstan

VT: MxG 21 (Algeria, Israel, Monaco)

PB: MxG 19 (Ireland, Poland)

HB: MxG 2 (Austria, Kuwait, Mongolia)

Men’s Qualification, Subdivision 2: (13:00/7am ET)

FX: Norway

PH: MxG 9 (Azerbaijan, Serbia, Slovakia)

SR: MxG 7 (Denmark, Vietnam)

VT: Hungary

PB: MxG 12 (Angola, Ecuador, Syria)

HB: France

Men’s Qualification, Subdivision 3: (16:30/10:30am ET)

FX: Russia

PH: Belarus

SR: MxG 6 (Colombia, Guatemala, Chile)

VT: Turkey

PB: MxG 4 (Nigeria, Greece)

HB: MxG 20 (Czech Republic, Cuba, Albania)

Men’s Qualification, Subdivision 4: (19:30/1:30pm ET)

FX: MxG 1 (Egypt, Bulgaria)

PH: MxG 13 (Qatar, Jordan, El Salvador)

SR: MxG 10 (Puerto Rico, Argentina, Indonesia)

VT: Spain

PB: Germany

HB: Brazil

October 7, 2019 – Monday

Men’s Qualification, Subdivision 5: (10:00/4am ET)

FX: Unites States

PH: Japan

SR: Canada

VT: MxG 14 (Lithuania, Peru)

PB: MxG 8 (Jamaica, Costa Rica, Iran)

HB: MxG 23 (Mexico, Slovenia)

Men’s Qualification, Subdivision 6: (13:00/7am ET)

FX: China

PH: Belgium

SR: MxG 5 (Latvia, Cyprus)

VT: Finland

PB: MxG 17 (Hong Kong, Island)

HB: Australia

Men’s Qualification, Subdivision 7: (16:30/10:30am ET)

FX: Ukraine

PH: Korea

SR: MxG 22 (Croatia, Morocco, New Zealand)

VT: Great Britain

PB: MxG 18 (Venezuela, Thailand, Tunisia)

HB: MxG 11 (Sweden, Dominican Republic, Malaysia, Philippines, Trinidad and Tobago)

Men’s Qualification, Subdivision 8: (19:30/1:30pm ET)

FX: Netherlands

PH: MxG 16 (Uruguay, North Korea, Portugal)

SR: MxG 3 (India, Armenia)

VT: Romania

PB: MxG 15 (Uzbekistan, Georgia)

HB: Switzerland

October 8, 2019 – Tuesday

Women’s Team Final (14:30/8:30am ET)

October 9, 2019 – Wednesday

Men’s Team Final (13:45/7:45am ET)

October 10, 2019 – Thursday

Women’s All-Around Final (14:00/8am ET)

October 11, 2019 – Friday

Men’s All-Around Final (14:00/8am ET)

October 12, 2019 – Saturday

Individual Event Finals Day 1 (MAG - FX, PH, SR & WAG - VT, UB (14:00/8am ET)

October 13, 2019 – Sunday

Individual Event Finals Day 2 (MAG – VT, PB, HB & WAG – BB, FX (13:00/7am ET)

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