Men set to take the Hydro’s spotlight

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Men set to take the Hydro’s spotlight

August 7, 2018

Preview of the 2018 Men’s Artistic Gymnastics European Championships in Glasgow (GBR)

From 9 to 12 August, Glasgow’s iconic SSE Hydro will host the junior and senior European Championships in Men’s Artistic Gymnastics. Part of the first joint European Championships which sees 7 sports hosting their continental event at the same time and in 2 host cities, Glasgow and Berlin, men’s gymnastics will close an exciting 10 days filled with high-level sport.

151 gymnasts from 36 countries will compete in the senior competition while we’ll see junior 158 gymnasts representing 37 Federations competing for continental glory.


Who to watch?

Several big names are scheduled to compete: Great Britain’s star Max Whitlock, Ukraine’s Igor Radivilov, Slovenia’s Saso Bertoncelj, Russian defending vault Champion Artur Dalaloyan and pommel horse champion David Belyavskiy, the Flying Dutchmen Epke Zonderland and Bart Deurloo, floor stars Alexander Shatilov and Artyom Dolgopyat (ISR), and many many others. The Greek Lord of the Rings Eleftherios Petrounias will aim to tie Yuri Chechi’s record of 4 consecutive rings titles.

In the junior competition, keep your eyes on rising stars like Russians Iurii Busse and Sergey Naidin, Hungary’s Krisztian Balasz, Great Britain’s Jamie Lewis and Jake Jarman…


Competition format

In qualifying round, the senior gymnasts will compete with 5 gymnasts in the team, 3 compete on each apparatus and all 3 scores count. This serves as qualification for the Team Finals (top 8) and Apparatus Finals (top 8 per event with a limit of 2 per country). This competition will also be used as a qualification for the 2nd European Games which will be held in 2019 in Minsk (BLR). Each team ranked 1-6 qualifies two non-nominative places for the European Games. The nominative places – individuals and apparatus medallists – will be allocated based on the results of the 2019 European Championships in Szczecin (POL).

In the team final, the 8 best teams after qualification will compete, again they will 5 gymnasts in the team, 3 compete on each apparatus and all 3 scores count towards the team total.


In the junior qualifying round, teams consist of5 gymnasts,4 compete on each apparatus and the 3 best scores count. The final results will determine the team ranking. The best 8 per apparatus, with a limit of 2 gymnasts per country, qualify for the apparatus finals. No separate all-around competition will be held. The results list will be based on the results of the qualification competition. This list will include the 24 gymnasts with the highest ranking obtained. A maximum of 2 gymnasts per National Federation (NF) will be taken into consideration.



Thursday 9 August 2018 – SENIOR QUALIFICATIONS

10:00 – 12:15    Subdivision 1 (BLR, MON, SVK, AZE, LTU, FIN, GRE, CYP, BUL, HUN, AUT, DEN, SLO)

14:00 – 16:15    Subdivision 2 (IRL, CZE, POR, SWE, NED, ISL, GEO, POL, ISR, CRO, NOR, LAT)

18:10 – 18:20    Opening ceremony

18:30 – 20:45    Subdivision 3 (GBR, ITA, ROU, SUI, ESP, GER, ARM, BEL, UKR, FRA, TUR, RUS)



10:00 – 13:00    Subdivision 1 (SLO, CZE, CRO, AUT, BLR, NOR, POL, ISL, CYP, GER, GRE)

14:00 – 17:00    Subdivision 2 (GBR, BUL, ROU, SWE, LAT, POR, SVK, LTU, RUS, ISR, HUN, NED, UKR)

18:30 – 21:30    Subdivision 3 (ARM, FRA, SUI, BEL, GEO, TUR, AND, LUX, ITA, AZE, DEN, FIN, ESP)

21:30 – 21:50    Medal Ceremony team and all-around



Saturday 11 August 2018 – SENIOR TEAM FINAL

13:00 – 15:25    Senior team final

15:25 – 15:40    Medal ceremony


Sunday 12 August 2018 – APPARATUS FINALS

10:00 – 10:40    Junior floor and pommel horse final

10:40 – 11:00    Medal ceremony junior floor and pommel horse

11:00 – 11:40    Junior rings and vault final

11:40 – 12:00    Medal ceremony junior rings and vault

12:00 – 12:40    Junior parallel bars and horizontal bar final

12:40 – 12:55    Medal ceremony junior parallel bars and horizontal bar


14:30 – 15:00    Senior floor final

15:00 – 15:30    Senior pommel horse final

15:30 – 15:45    Medal ceremony senior floor and pommel horse

15:45 – 16:15    Senior rings final

16:15 – 16:45    Senior vault final

16:45 – 17:00    Medal ceremony senior rings and vault

17:00 – 17:30    Senior parallel bars final

17:30 – 18:00    Senior horizontal final

18:00 – 18:15    Medal ceremony senior parallel bars and horizontal bar

18:15 – 18:25    Closing ceremony



How to follow the competition?

Live scoring will be provided on for juniors and on for seniors. The junior apparatus finals you can watchLIVE on UEG’s Youtube and Facebook page. The senior team and apparatus finals will be livestreamed on the EBU platform:

Results of past championships are available on our website.

As usual UEG will provide start lists, results, interviews, quotes and competition reports on its website and social media.

Official hashtag of the event: #EC2018, #TheMoment

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