FIG conducts draw for 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships
The World Championships is the first qualification event for men's and women's gymnastics for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. The top eight teams for both men and women will qualify for the Olympics, along with the gold, silver and bronze medalists in the individual event finals. The second and final opportunity to qualify for the London Games is the Olympic Test Event, Jan. 10-13, 2012, at the North Greenwich Arena, the gymnastics venue for the Olympics. In total, the FIG will qualify 98 men and 98 women gymnasts for the Olympic Artistic Gymnastics competitions.
The U.S. women's podium training is on Oct. 4, with the men's podium training on Oct. 5. In the qualification round, the U.S. women will start on the balance beam and the men begin on the floor exercise.
The competition schedule for the World Championships is: Oct. 7-8, women's qualifications; Oct. 9-10, men's qualifications; Oct. 11, women's team finals; Oct. 12, men's team finals; Oct. 13, women's all-around finals; Oct. 14, men's all-around finals; Oct. 15, individual event finals; and Oct. 16, individual event finals.
Press release on USAG
Here's the qualification schedule determined by the draw:
Subdivision 1: USA, PUR, JPN, POR, Mixed Groups 14, 21
Subdivision 2: UKR, SUI, ROU, Mixed Groups 15, 16, 23
Subdivision 3: NED, ITA, BRA, Mixed Groups 2, 5, 11
Subdivision 4: GER, UZB, HUN, Mixed Groups 6,7, 10
Subdivision 5: ESP, GBR, KAZ, Mixed Groups, 3, 13, 20
Subdivision 6: FRA, COL, Mixed Groups 8, 9, 17, 18
Subdivision 7: CAN, AUS, RUS, Mixed Groups 1, 19, 24
Subdivision 8: CHN, BUL, KOR, Mixed Groups 4, 12, 22
Subdivision 1: MEX, Mixed Groups 1,2,5
Subdivision 2: VEN, ROM, Mixed Groups 3, 13
Subdivision 3: AUS, Mixed Groups 6, 7, 11
Subdivision 4: CAN, GRE, Mixed Groups 4, 10
Subdivision 5: UZB, NED, Mixed Groups 12, 14
Subdivision 6: KOR, SLO, CHN, Mixed Group 8
Subdivision 7: BRA, USA, GER, Mixed Group 9
Subdivision 8: RUS, BEL, SUI, Mixed Group 15
Subdivision 9: ESP, HUN, UKR, ITA
Subdivision 10: GBR, JAP, FRA Mixed Group 16