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36th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships SOFIA (BUL)

September 10 - 16, 2018

Arena Armeec

Competition format

These World Championships represent the 1st Olympic qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo (JPN) as the three best ranked federations from the results of the Group General Competition will qualify one Group quota place.

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 Hoops exercise
  • Final for the 3 Balls + 2 Ropes exercise

 

Right of Participation and Size of Delegations

All the NFs are entitled to participate either with a team of 3 to 4 Individual gymnasts or with 1 or 2 Individual gymnasts, as well as with one group.

 

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 Competition

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 NF 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

 

2018

3

3

2

2

Qualification Team

Each gymnast may perform a maximum of 1 exercise per apparatus.

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 categories:

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 NF participating in the Competition shall present two different exercises, one with 5 Hoops and the other one with 3 Balls and 2 Ropes.

Each NF may enter 5 or 6 gymnasts for the total program of group exercises (2 qualifications and 2 finals).

In case of 6 gymnasts, all 6 gymnasts must take part in at least one exercise.

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 teams placed 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.

 

 

Qualications 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.