16th FIG Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships
BAKU (AZE)
May 27 - 29, 2021

Competition format

 The competition consists of a Qualification round and a Final round per each category.

  • Individual Men (IM)
  • Individual Women (IW)
  • Mixed Pairs (MP)
  • Trios (TR)
  • Groups (GR)
  • Aerobic Dance (AD)
  • Aerobic Step (AS)

Competitors will perform one routine only in each of the rounds.

 

 

Right of Participation

All participants must be minimum 18 years old in the year of the event (i.e. born in 2003 or earlier).

Maximum two per country and category in Mixed Pair and Trio, and one in Group, Aerobic Dance and Aerobic Step but not exceeding 30 competitors.

Participation limits for competitors

A competitor may compete in maximum three Aerobic categories (being: IM / IW / MP / TR / GR / AD/ AS).

Number of participants in the qualification round

The maximum number for the qualification rounds is two per category per country in IM, IW, MP, TR, and one per country in Group, Aerobic Dance and Aerobic Step.

Number of participants in the finals

A maximum of eight Individual Men and Women, Mixed Pairs, Trios (max. two per country) or Groups (one per federation) may participate in the finals.

The winners will be declared World Aerobic Gymnastics Champions.

Aerobic Dance and Aerobic Step: the top eight may participate in the Finals.

The winners will be declared World Aerobic Dance Champions or World Aerobic Step Champions.

Team Ranking

To participate in the Team Ranking, federations must be represented with at least one participant in the qualification round.

Aerobic Gymnastics: Individual Men and/or Individual Women, Mixed Pair, Trio, Group

Aerobic Dance and/or Aerobic Step.

The team ranking list will be established by adding the five best places (ranking):

       the four best places (ranking) from Aerobic Gymnastics: Individual Men or Individual Women, Mixed Pair, Trio, Group,

       the best place (ranking) from Aerobic Dance or Aerobic Step.

The five places of each Team are converted into points according the ranking from the Qualifications. e.g.: 1st place = 1 point, 2nd place = 2 points,

The country with the lowest number of points is declared Team World Champion.

Medals will also be given to the best Individual Men and Individual Women, Aerobic Dance and Aerobic Step of the medal winning teams.

Starting Order

A draw decides the starting order of the Qualifications and the Finals. Lots will be drawn by a 'neutral' person or by computer six weeks before the start of the competition.

The starting order for the categories Individual Men and Individual Women, Mixed Pair and Trio will be determined by two draws:

       Draw no 1 for federations with two gymnasts or units: IM1, IW1, MP1, TR1 

       Draw no 2 for federations with two gymnasts or units: IM2, IW2, MP2, TR2 together with the federations with one gymnast or one unit per category.

 

TIE-BREAKING RULES (valid for all competitions)

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

1.     the highest total E-score

2.     the highest total A-score

3.     the highest total D-score

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 in the Team Ranking, the ranking will be determined by the following criteria:

1.   the best ranked Group

2.   the best ranked Trio

3.   the best ranked counting Aerobic Dance or Aerobic Step Group

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