28th FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships
BAKU (AZE)
March 10 - 13, 2022

Competition format

The World Championships include competitions in the five categories:

      Women’s Pairs

-      Men’s Pairs

-      Mixed Pairs,

-      Women’s Groups

-      Men’s Groups

The programme includes a ranking by teams.

 

Right of participation

The age of the senior competitors in 2022 is minimum 15 years old (i.e. born in 2007) or older.

All national federations are entitled to participate in all five categories (max. two per category) with a full team of 26 gymnasts. Each athlete may compete in one discipline.

Qualifications

One Balance and one Dynamic exercise. These competitions must be entered by all pairs or groups aiming to qualify for the Finals. Only pairs and groups who perform two exercises, one Balance and one Dynamic can qualify for the Combined Finals.

The starting order of the Balance and Dynamic Exercises will be determined by two different draws. Each pair and group is ranked after performance of both exercises, Balance and Dynamic.

The eight or ten highest scoring pairs and groups in each category, after the two exercises in Qualification, proceed to the Combined Final.

The six or eight highest scoring pairs and groups in each category, after the one exercise in qualification, proceed to the Balance and or the Dynamic Final.

When there are less than 15 NFs in a category, only eight will proceed to the Combined Final.

When there are less than 12 NFs in a category, only six will proceed to the Balance or the Dynamic Final.

Not more than one pair or group per country is allowed to proceed to the finals.

The results from Qualifications also count for the team ranking.

 

Finals

These competitions determine the World Champions per category (pairs/groups) and in an exercises (Balance, Dynamic, Combined).

The starting order will be determined by draw, with those placed 6-10 first and those placed 1-5 to follow.

In case of eight participants in the finals, there will be a draw with those placed 5-8 first and those placed 1 to 4 will follow with the order determined by draw.

In case of six participants in the finals, those placed 5 and 6 will perform first and second with the position determined by draw; those placed 1 to 4 will follow with the order determined by draw.

The competition starts from a score of zero.

The pairs/groups with the highest points in each category are declared World Champions in their particular categories.

 

Team Ranking

To participate in the ranking by teams, national federations must be represented with three different categories including at least one pair and one group in Qualification.

The team classification is established on the basis of the overall placings over the two exercises performed in Qualifications by the declared team members. The two placings are converted into points as follows:

e.g. If sixteen countries are entered in the World Championships, the first place gets 16 points, the second place 15, the third place 14 etc.

All categories get a uniform conversion regardless of the number of competitors in the event.

The team with the highest number of points is declared Team World Champion. Each member of the winning team is awarded a medal.

 

Tie-breaking rules

 

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

1.     The highest sum of the E-scores of the Balance and Dynamic exercises prevails.

2.     The highest sum of the E and A scores of the Balance and Dynamic exercises prevails.

If there is still a tie, the tie will not be broken and the starting order for the Finals will be decided by draw.

In case of a tie in points at any place in Qualifications, the ranking for the Balance or the Dynamic Final will be determined by the following criteria:

1.     The highest E-scores of the Balance or the Dynamic exercise

2.     The highest sum of the E and A scores of the Balance or the Dynamic exercises prevails.

If there is still a tie, the tie will not be broken and the starting order for the Finals will be decided by draw.

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

1.     The highest E-score of the exercise prevails.

2.     The highest sum of the E and A scores of the exercise prevails.

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

 

Tie-breaking rules for the team ranking

In case of a tie in points at any place, the tie will be broken as follow:

1.     The Team with a Men’s Group in the Team Competition will prevail.

2.     The Team with the best ranking in the Men’s Group category will prevail.

3.     The Team with a Women’s Group in the Team Competition will prevail.

4.     The Team with the best ranking in the Women’s Group category will prevail.

If there is still a tie, the tie will not be broken and both teams receive same place.