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Artistic Gymnastics FIG World Cup 2020

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8 hours ago, thepharoah said:

@thiago_simoes do u see any chance for Ali Zahran to qualify to Olympics in Rings? 

Nope, unless FIG revamps their entire qualification system.

In fact, I've been thinking about a system that still be fair amidst this whole crisis, and I believe something like this could work:

First, do away with 2 extra gymnasts per nation. Reduce it to only 1 extra gymnast per nation. Then, apply the following rules:
A) Top 8 teams at the 2019 World Championships: 1 extra quota
B) All around: 1 quota to best 3 nations in all-around competition at the 2019 World Championships, except if extra quota has already been received as one of the top 8 teams. Selection based on individual performances during qualification.
C) Apparatus: 1 each top qualifier at the WC series as it currently is. Only applies if nation has not qualified an extra gymnast otherwise.
D) Tripartite invitation: 1 quota
E) Continental participation: 0-1 quota (this only applies if all 5 continents are not represented otherwise)
F) Wildcard: 0-1 quota (preference for host country, if extra quota has not been received otherwise)


This would generate the following results:

Men's qualifiers:
E) None
F) :GRE 

Women's qualifiers:


E) None

Not the ideal scenario, but this would make for excellent performances at the Olympics.

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The problem with your proposal is that it seems to make pretty much sense. That's not something the IOC would accept..

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So, Petrounias wants the qualifications for Baku World Cup to count as finals, and he thinks he can still outscore Liu Yang.

Excerpt from a recent interview for the International Gymnast website:


IG: You were in a good position to win in Baku before the finals were canceled. What is your perspective on the disappointing circumstances, and especially how they affect your plans to qualify for Tokyo?

EP: Yes, it is true that I am in very good shape and the 15.10 (score in qualifications) isn’t the best score I can get. I really believe I can do better. With a stuck dismount it can be 15.30-plus! I think the FIG (International Gymnastics Federation) has to count this qualification as a final because it was the closest competition to a final. Otherwise they have to organize a new World Cup in order for the athletes who are chasing the Olympic ticket to have the right chance. After that I think it will not impact my plans because we’re still on the road to Tokyo and the dream is alive.

IG: Considering the recent changes to the FIG schedule because of the pandemic, which competitions do you hope to attend in the coming months, and what will you need in terms of points and wins to qualify for Tokyo?

EP: As I said, if Baku counts, I need one more win in Doha (World Cup of Doha, originally set for March 18-21 but rescheduled to June 3-6). I will be there to get what I deserve and have worked for, in order to go to Tokyo and defend my title on rings. I’m ready for it.

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Posted (edited)

The all-around World Cup in Birmingham has been canceled. This means that the all-around world cup series cannot serve as one of the qualifying stages for the Olympics anymore.

EDIT: I had the wrong version of the document. The correct version is clear about the qualification rules.

The qualifiers are:
Women (+1 quota): :USA :CHN :RUS 
Men (+1 quota): :RUS :CHN :JPN 


Edited by thiago_simoes
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If the continental championships are canceled too, the rules are confusing and kind of up for debate, but from I understand the eligible qualifiers would be, in order:


Seojeong :KOR 

Bachynska :UKR

Magistrati :ARG 

Kaeslin :SUI 

Schermann :HUN 

Fidelis :BRA 

Nedov :AUS 
Crisan :ROU 
Gutierrez :MEX 



Mussayev :KAZ 
Dolgopyat :ISR 
Mozzato :ITA 
Borello :FRA 
Jessen :CZE 
Schmidt :NED 
Gonzalez :CHI 
Muntean :ROU 
Van den Keybus :BEL 

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