37th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships
BAKU (AZE)
September 16 - 22, 2019

Competition format

 

These World Championships represent:

  • The 1st Olympic Qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo (JPN) for individuals.
  • The 2nd Olympic Qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo (JPN) for groups.

Refer to the Tokyo 2020 Qualification System for additional information.

  • The Qualification of the individual gymnasts for the 2021 World Games in Birmingham (USA).

Refer to the FIG Technical Regulations, section 3, Art. 4.

 

Individual competitions

  • Qualifications with Team ranking
  • Individual All-Around Final
  • Apparatus Finals (Hoop, Ball, Clubs, Ribbon)

Group competitions

  • General Competition including 2 exercises
  • Final for the 5 Balls exercise
  • Final for the 3 Hoops / 2 Pairs of Clubs exercise

 

Participation right for Individual Competitions

Unlimited participation

All national federations are entitled to participate either with a team of 3 to 4 Individual gymnasts or with 1 or 2 Individual gymnasts.

Participation right for Group Competitions

Participation is limited to National Federations ranked 1st to 24thas per the Group ranking results of the General Competition of the 2018 World Championships (Sofia – BUL).

They are listed below in the order they qualified: RUS – ITA – BUL – UKR – JPN – BLR – AZE – FRA – MEX – FIN – CHN – GER – EST – USA – ISR – POL – UZB – BRA – HUN – ESP – PRK – GRE – CAN – KAZ

Age limit of gymnasts

All participants must be minimum 16 years old in the year of the event (i.e. born in 2003 or earlier).

Competition format and programme

The competitions will be conducted according to the 2019 FIG Technical Regulations including Section 3 for Rhythmic Gymnastics, Reg. 5.:

 

Team and Individual Qualification Competition

The results obtained determine:the classification of the teams

  • the qualification for the All-Around competition and the Apparatus Finals
  • the ranking of the All-Around competitors placed from the 25th to the last place
  • the ranking of the competitors placed from the 9th to the last place on each individual apparatus

 

a) Team Ranking

A team may consist of 3-4 gymnasts; each NF has the right to choose the number of exercises to be performed per gymnast (minimum 1 exercise - maximum 4 exercises) to be 10 exercises per federation in total.

The competition programme comprises exercises using the 4 apparatus prescribed on the programme of the year and the table here below. Each team must perform a total of 10 exercises as follows:

 

Hoop

Ball

Clubs

Ribbon

 

2019

2

2

3

3

Qualification Team

The team classification is made by adding the 8 best scores registered by the gymnasts of the team.

 

b) Individual Competition

For gymnasts who compete in Qualification as individuals only, the programme comprises exercises on the 3 or 4 apparatus prescribed. Their classification, for the purpose of qualifying for All-Around Finals, is made by adding the 3 best scores obtained, for Apparatus Finals according to the score obtained at that apparatus.

Gymnasts included in teams will, likewise, be classified for All-Around Final by the addition of the three best scores obtained, for Apparatus Finals according to the score obtained at the concerned apparatus. All gymnasts (max. 2 per NF), who have participated on the apparatus concerned, will be eligible to qualify to participate in All-Around Final and Apparatus Finals.

 

All-Around Final

The 24 best gymnasts from Qualifications participate in two groups based on the results of Qualification, taking into account a maximum limit of 2 gymnasts per federation.

The programme consists of 4 exercises with the four prescribed apparatus and the classification is made by adding the 4 scores obtained with the four apparatus. No consideration is taken of the results of the Qualification.

The gymnast who has obtained the highest number of points is declared the winner.

Apparatus Finals

The best 8 gymnasts (maximum of 2 per NF) of Qualifications, on each of the 4 apparatus of the programme are designated to participate in the Individual Apparatus Finals.

The gymnast who has obtained the highest number of points is declared the winner.

 

Group Competitions

This competition falls into three medal events:

a) General Competition and Qualification including 2 exercises

b) Final for the exercise using one type of apparatus

c) Final for the exercise using two types of apparatus

 

Qualifications and General Competition

Each federation participating in the competition shall present two different exercises; one with 5 Balls and the other one with 3 Hoops and 2 Pairs of Clubs.

Each federation may enter 5 or 6 gymnasts for the total programme of group exercises (2 in qualifications and 2 in finals if qualified).

In case of 6 gymnasts, all 6 gymnasts must take part in at least one exercise. Should one gymnast not take part in any exercise, the group is disqualified.

Each group exercise has to be performed by 5 gymnasts. A group comprising a different number of gymnasts is not acceptable.

The music for each exercise may be different or identical.

The classification is made by the addition of the scores obtained for the two exercises.

 

Apparatus Finals

The groups ranked in the first 8 places of the Qualifications for either of the 2 routines, shall take part in the respective Final.

 

Tie-breaking rules

These tie-breaking rules define how to determine which gymnast, group or team should prevail in case of equality of points.

 

Qualification for Individual All-Around Final

In case of a tie, in points at any place in Qualifications for All-Around Final, the ranking will be determined by the following criteria:

1.   the greater number of the 2 highest final apparatus scores obtained in Qualification (i.e. add the total of the 2 highest final apparatus scores)

2.   the highest sum of the E-scores on 3 best apparatus

if there is still a tie add the highest sum of the E-scores on 2 best apparatus

3.   the highest sum of the D-scores on 3 best apparatus

If there is still a tie, add the highest sum of the D-scores on 2 best apparatus

If there is still a tie, the tie will not be broken.

 

Individual All-Around Final

In case of a tie, in points at any place the ranking will be determined by the following criteria:

1.    the gymnast with the highest total E-score (4 apparatus) prevails

2.    the gymnast with the lowest ET (execution technical) deductions (4 apparatus) prevails

3.   the gymnast with the highest total D-score (4 apparatus) prevails

If there is still a tie, it will not be broken.

 

Qualification for Apparatus Finals and Apparatus Finals

In case of a tie in points at any place on any apparatus for qualification for Apparatus Finals, the ranking will be determined by the following criteria:

1.    the gymnast with the highest E-score prevails

2.    the gymnast with the lowest ET (execution technical) deductions prevails

3.    the gymnast with the highest D-score prevails

If there is still a tie, the tie will not be broken

 

Team Ranking in Qualification

In case of a tie, at any place, the ranking will be determined by the following criteria:

1.    By adding the 10 best scores registered by the gymnasts of the team

2.    By adding the 9 best scores registered by the gymnasts of the team

If there is still a tie, the tie will not be broken.

Qualification for Group Apparatus Finals and Apparatus Finals

In case of a tie, at any place to qualify for the respective final the following criteria apply:

1.    the group with the highest E-score prevails

2.    the group with the lowest ET (execution technical) deduction prevails

3.    the group with the highest D-score prevails

If there is still a tie, the tie will not be broken.

 

General Competition

In case of a tie, at any place the following criteria apply:

1.    the group with the highest E-score (2 exercises) prevails

2.    the group with the lowest ET (execution technical) deduction prevails

3.    the group with the highest D-score (2 exercises) prevails

If there is still a tie, the tie will not be broken.