Team and individual honour at stake in Glasgow

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Team and individual honour at stake in Glasgow

July 31, 2018

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

From 2 to 5 August, Glasgow’s iconic SSE Hydro will host the junior and senior European Championships in Women’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, gymnastics will kick off an exciting 10 days filled with high-level sport.

137 gymnasts from 35 countries will compete in both the junior and senior competition.

 

Who to watch?

 

2017 European Champions Coline Devillard (FRA – vault), Nina Derwael (BEL – bars) and Angelina Melnikova (RUS – floor) plus 2016 beam Olympic Champion Sanne Wevers (NED) and the reigning beam World Champion Pauline Schaefer (GER) are big names on the roster. For the host nation the experienced Becky Downie (2014 and 2016 European Champion on bars) will compete alongside Alice Kinsella, Georgia-Mae Fenton, Lucy Stanhope and Kelly Simm. All-around European Champion Ellie Downie is recovering from injury.

The junior competition will feature an extremely talented field that includes 2017 EYOF Champion Ksenia Klimenko, Italians Asia and Alice D’Amato, Giorgia Villa and Elisa Iorio, YOG qualifying winner Anastasia Bachynska (UKR) and Great Britain’s Amelie Morgan.

These (rising) stars are guaranteed to bring excitement to Glasgow!

 

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.

 

Schedule (all hours are displayed in British time)

Thursday 2 August 2018 – SENIOR QUALIFICATIONS

10:00 – 11:50    Subdivision 1 (DEN, CZE, SWE, LUX, CYP, CRO, BUL, IRL, GEO, LTU, SLO)

13:15 – 15:05    Subdivision 2 (POL, LAT, FIN, ISL, SVK, TUR, UKR, AUT)

16:00 – 17:50     Subdivision 3 (NOR, ESP, AZE, POR, ISR, BEL, NED, GRE)

18:40 – 18:55    Opening ceremony

19:00 – 20:50    Subdivision 4 (ROU, GER, HUN, FRA, ITA, RUS, SUI, GBR)

 

Friday 3 August 2018 – JUNIOR QUALIFICATIONS, TEAM AND ALL-AROUND

10:00 – 12:15    Subdivision 1 (AUT, FRA, RUS, POL)

13:15 – 15:30    Subdivision 2 (GER, ISR, LAT, ITA, IRL, FIN, GBR, GRE)

15:45 – 18:00     Subdivision 3 (BLR, HUN, DEN, ESP, SUI, NED, AZE, SWE, SLO, CYP, ROU)

18:30 – 20:45    Subdivision 4 (POR, LTU, BUL, SVK, ARM, LUX, ISL, BEL, UKR, CZE, NOR, TUR)

20:45 – 21:10    Medal Ceremony team and all-around

 

Saturday 4 August 2018 – SENIOR TEAM FINAL

13:00 – 14:50    Senior team final

14:50 – 15:15    Medal ceremony

 

Sunday 5 August 2018 – APPARATUS FINALS

10:00 – 10:30    Junior vault final

10:30 – 11:00    Junior uneven bars final

11:00 – 11:25    Medal ceremony junior vault and bars

11:30 – 12:00    Junior beam final

12:00 – 12:30    Junior floor final

12:30 – 12:55    Medal ceremony junior beam and floor

 

14:30 – 15:00    Senior vault final

15:00 – 15:30    Senior uneven bars final

15:30 – 15:55    Medal ceremony senior vault and bars

16:00 – 16:30    Senior beam final

16:30 – 17:00    Senior floor final

17:00 – 17:25    Medal ceremony senior beam and floor

17:25 – 17:35    Closing ceremony

             

How to follow the competition?

Live scoring will be provided on the website of the organiser: https://www.europeanchampionships.com/results/en/all-sports/competition-schedule.htm. 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: https://www.eurovisionsports.tv/ueg/.

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: #ECGlasgow

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