49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
STUTTGART (GER)
October 4 - 13, 2019

Competition format

These restricted World Championships for teams and individual gymnasts will determine the Team World Champion (Team Final), the All-Around World Champion (All-Around Final) and the World Champion on each Apparatus (Apparatus Finals).

The Qualifications, Team Final, All-Around Final, and Apparatus Finals will be conducted according to the 2019 FIG Technical Regulations, including Section 2 for Artistic Gymnastics, Reg. 5.1 and 5.2.

The event is part of the gymnasts’ qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. They will serve to qualify:

  • the remaining 9 MAG and 9 WAG teams from the Qualifications
  • 12 MAG and 20 WAG All-Around gymnasts from the Qualifications
  • a maximum of 18 MAG and 12 WAG gymnasts from the Apparatus Finals

Qualifications

The gymnasts are divided into groups consisting either of team groups (for federations with teams) or of mixed groups (for federations with individual gymnasts). The location of groups into the various subdivisions (8 for men and 12 for women) and the starting order of the federation in the first rotation of each subdivision were decided by the draw.

During qualifications, a team shall provide for not more than five gymnasts, four may compete on any single piece of apparatus and the three highest scores will be taken into account for the team total (5-4-3).

The results of the qualifications are not carried forward to any final (start from zero) and they are used to qualify gymnasts for the Team Finals, the All-Around Finals and the Apparatus Finals.

Team Finals

The eight teams (men and women each) having obtained the highest total scores in the qualifications take part in this competition. The working order of the eight qualified men’s and women’s teams are based on the results of the qualifications and will be in accordance with the Technical regulations, section 2, Reg. 5.1.7.4. Gymnasts from two teams compete alternately one after the other on each apparatus: e.g. 1. SUI 2. GER 3. SUI 4. GER 5. SUI 6. GER.

A team consists of max. five gymnasts. Three gymnasts compete on each apparatus. All scores will be added together for the total (5-3-3).

All-Around Finals

The best 24 gymnasts from men’s and women’s qualifications will qualify for the respective All-Around Final with a maximum of two gymnasts per federation, and with four reserve gymnasts standing by.

Apparatus Finals

The best eight gymnasts per apparatus from qualifications will qualify to participate in the Apparatus Finals with a maximum of two gymnasts per federation and with three reserve gymnasts per apparatus standing by.

In Apparatus Finals, the starting orders will be determined as per the drawing of lots.

Participation rights and age requirements

Senior Gymnasts holding a valid FIG License until the end of the competitions and with the correct age from FIG affiliated federations in good standings may take part in this event.

  • The age of the MAG gymnasts in 2019 is minimum 18 years old (born 2001) or older.
  • The age of the WAG gymnasts in 2019 is minimum 16 years old (born 2003) or older.

The federations permitted to send a team of four (4) to five (5) gymnasts and one (1) reserve gymnast to these WCH are:

  • The top 24 teams from the 2018 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Doha
  • Should a continent not be represented among the 24 teams from the 2018 Worlds, the highest ranked team from the 2019 Continental Championships concerned (or, if necessary, from the team ranking results of the Qualifications of the 2018 Worlds) will be allocated a team, in addition.

For MAG:    RUS, CHN, JPN, USA, GBR, BRA, NED, SUI, UKR, GER, ESP, FRA, KOR, ITA, TUR, KAZ, TPE, CAN, BEL, HUN, ROU, NOR, FIN, BLR, AUS

For WAG:    USA, RUS, CHN, CAN, BRA, JPN, FRA, GER, GBR, NED, BEL, ITA, ROU, KOR, AUS, PRK, HUN, ESP, MEX, UKR, SUI, POL, ARG, CZE, EGY

All other federations have a limited participation with a maximum of 3 individual gymnasts.

The results of federations with 3 individual gymnasts will not count in the team ranking of the qualifications.

TIE BREAKING RULES (ACCORDING TO FIG TECHNICAL REGULATIONS 2019)

Qualification to all finals: In the case of a tie, at any place the tie will be broken as follows:

Qualification for Team Finals

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

  1. The team with the highest sum of the team apparatus counting scores obtained prevails (i.e. the total of 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 highest apparatus team scores for men and the total of 3, 2, 1 highest apparatus team scores for women).

If they remain tied the teams will share the same classification.

Qualification for All-Around Finals

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

  1. The gymnast with the highest sum of the final apparatus scores obtained prevails (i.e. add the total of the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 of the highest final apparatus scores for men / the total of the 3, 2, 1 highest final apparatus scores for women.
  2. If they remain tied, the highest total E-score by adding all apparatus prevails.
  3. If they remain tied, the highest total D-score by adding all apparatus prevails.

If they remain tied, the gymnasts will share the same classification.

Qualification for Apparatus Finals

In case of a tie in points, at any place on any apparatus, except for Vault, in 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 highest D-score prevails.

If they remain tied, the gymnasts will share the same classification

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

  1. The highest of the 2 vaults before the average for the final score prevails.
  2. The highest E-score of either vault performed prevails.
  3. The highest D-score of either vault performed prevails.

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

Finals

Team Finals

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

  1. The team with the highest sum of the team apparatus counting scores obtained will prevail (i.e. the total of 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 highest apparatus team scores for men and the total of 3, 2, 1 highest apparatus team scores for women).

If they remain tied, the teams will share the same classification.

All-Around Finals

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

  1. The gymnast with the highest sum of the final apparatus scores obtained prevails (i.e. add the total of the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 of the highest final apparatus scores for men / the total of the 3, 2, 1 highest final apparatus scores for women.
  2. If they remain tied, the highest total E-score by adding all apparatus prevails.
  3. If they remain tied, the highest total D-score by adding all apparatus prevails.

If they remain tied, the gymnasts will share the same classification.

Apparatus Finals

In case of a tie, in points of the final score at any place on all apparatus except for Vault, the ranking will be determined by the following criteria:

  1. The gymnast with the highest E-score prevails.
  2. The gymnast with the highest D-score prevails.

If they remain tied, the gymnasts will share the same classification.

In case of a tie in points of the final score at any place on Vault in the Apparatus Finals, the rank will be determined by the following criteria:

  1. The highest of the 2 vaults before the average for the final score prevails.
  2. The highest E-score of either vault performed prevails.
  3. The highest D-score of either vault performed prevails.

If they remain tied, the gymnasts will share the same classification.