27th FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships
GENEVA (SUI)
July 2 - 4, 2021

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 20210 is minimum 15 years old (i.e. born in 20065) or older.

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

 

Qualifications

These competitions must be entered by all pairs or groups aiming to qualify for Finals. All pairs and groups perform three exercises, 1 Balance, 1 Dynamic and 1 Combined.

The starting order of the Balance, Dynamic and Combined Exercises will be determined by three different draws.

The eight or six highest scoring pairs and groups in each category, after the three exercises in qualification, proceed to the Final.

When there are less than 12 countries in a category, only six will proceed to the 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

The starting order will be determined by draw, with those placed 5-8 first and those placed 1-4 to follow.

In case of six participants in the finals, those placed fifth and sixth will perform first and second with the position determined by draw; those placed first to fourth 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 three exercises performed in Qualifications by the declared team members. The three 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, Dynamic and Combined exercises

2.     The highest E-score of the Combined exercise

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 Combined exercise prevails.

2.     The highest sum of the E and A scores of the Combined 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.