Artistic Gymnastics World Cup

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The Artistic Gymnastics World Cup is a competition for artistic gymnastics sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG). As of 2013 the apparatus competitions were renamed World Challenge Cups while the All Around competitions kept the World Cup name. The gymnasts are invited to World Cups based on the results from the previous World Championships or Olympics Games. The World Challenge Cups are open to all active FIG licensed gymnasts. Gymnasts at both World Cups and World Challenge Cups are awarded prize money according to final placement in the competition. [1][2]

History[edit]

In 1975, the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) sporadically decided to organise an original competition, reserved for the current best gymnasts. It was composed of a single and unique event, bringing together very few gymnasts in all around competition and in apparatus finals, giving just the slightest hint of a gala.

This atypical competition was therefore entitled the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup. This initiative was taken in a particular context, since the world championships took place merely every 4 years.

This schedule was kept until 1990, the year in which the world championships cycle was modified. In 1997, the FIG Executive Committee updated and made its international calendar consistent and took the decision to hold a World Cup Final (in even years) in alternance with the World Championships (in odd years).

At the FIG Council in Cape Town (RSA) in May 2008, the members decided no longer to run any world cup and series finals for all FIG disciplines from January 2009.[3]

World Cup Final[edit]

The Finals are no longer held for any of the International Federation of Gymnastics disciplines. In 2008, the federation decided to stop running them since January 2009.[4]

Year Header text Location Type
1975 1st World Cup Final London C II - All Around
1977 2nd World Cup Final Oviedo C II - All Around
1978 3rd World Cup Final São Paulo C II - All Around
1979 4th World Cup Final Tokyo C II - All Around
1980 5th World Cup Final Toronto C II - All Around
1982 6th World Cup Final Zagreb C II - All Around
1986 7th World Cup Final Beijing C II - All Around
1990 8th World Cup Final Brussels C II - All Around
1998 9th World Cup Final Sabae C III - Apparatus
2000 10th World Cup Final Glasgow C III - Apparatus
2002 11th World Cup Final Stuttgart C III - Apparatus
2004 12th World Cup Final Birmingham C III - Apparatus
2006 13th World Cup Final São Paulo C III - Apparatus
2008 14th World Cup Final Madrid C III - Apparatus

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2011 Series[edit]

Date Event Location Type
5 March American Cup Jacksonville C II - All Around
11–13 March Turnier Der Meister Cottbus C III - Apparatus
19–20 March Internationaux de France Paris C III - Apparatus
30 March–April 1 Challenge Cup Doha C III - Apparatus
14–17 April Grand Prix Glasgow C II - All Around
13–14 May World Stars Moscow C III - Apparatus
3–4 September Challenge Cup Ghent C III - Apparatus
23–25 September Salamun Memorial Cup Maribor C III - Apparatus
4–6 November Challenge Cup Osijek C III - Apparatus
12–13 November DTB Cup Stuttgart C II - All Around
26–27 November Nippon Budoukan Tokyo C II - All Around
1–3 December Grand Prix Ostrava C III - Apparatus

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2012 Series[edit]

Date Event Location Type
3 March American Cup New York City C II - All Around
22–25 March Turnier der Meister Cottbus C III - Apparatus
28–30 March Challenge Cup Doha C III - Apparatus
7–8 April Challenge Cup Zibo C III - Apparatus
27–29 April Grand Prix Osijek C III - Apparatus
1–3 June Salamun Memorial Cup Maribor C III - Apparatus
9–10 June Challenge Cup Ghent C III - Apparatus
23–24 November Grand Prix Ostrava C III - Apparatus

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2012/2013 Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Series[edit]

Date Event Location Type
1–2 December DTB-Pokal World Cup Stuttgart C II - All Around
8 December World Cup Glasgow C II - All Around
2 March American Cup - a FIG World Cup Worcester, Massachusetts C II - All Around
6–7 April World Cup Tokyo C II - All Around

2013 Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cups[edit]

Date Event Location Type
16–17 March Internationaux de France La Roche-sur-Yon C III - Apparatus
21–24 March Turnier der Meister World Challenge Cup Cottbus C III - Apparatus
27–29 March World Challenge Cup Doha C III - Apparatus
26–28 April World Challenge Cup Ljubljana C III - Apparatus
21–23 June World Challenge Cup Anadia C III - Apparatus
13–15 September World Challenge Cup Osijek C III - Apparatus

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2013/2014 Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Series[edit]

Date Event Location Type
30 November - 1 December DTB-Pokal World Cup Stuttgart C II - All Around
7 December World Cup Glasgow C II - All Around
1 March American Cup- a FIG World Cup Greensboro, NC C II - All Around
5-6 April World Cup Tokyo C II - All Around

2014 Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cups[edit]

Date Event Location Type
13-16 March Turnier der Meister World Challenge Cup Cottbus C III - Apparatus
26-28 March World Challenge Cup Doha C III - Apparatus
17-20 April World Challenge Cup Ljubljana C III - Apparatus
25-27 April World Challenge Cup Osijek C III - Apparatus
29 May - 1 June World Challenge Cup Anadia C III - Apparatus
23-24 August World Challenge Cup(canceled) Ghent C III - Apparatus
5-7 September World Challenge Cup Medellín C III - Apparatus

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2014/2015 Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Series[edit]

Date Event Location Type
29 November - 30 November DTB-Pokal World Cup Stuttgart C II - All Around
6 December World Cup Glasgow C II - All Around
7 March American Cup- a FIG World Cup Arlington,TX C II - All Around

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2015 Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cups[edit]

Date Event Location Type
19-22 March 39th Turnier der Meister World Challenge Cup Cottbus C III - Apparatus
25-27 March World Challenge Cup Doha C III - Apparatus
3-5 April World Challenge Cup Ljubljana C III - Apparatus
1-3 May World Challenge Cup São Paulo C III - Apparatus
7-9 May World Challenge Cup Varna C III - Apparatus
21-24 May World Challenge Cup Anadia C III - Apparatus
17-20 September World Challenge Cup Osijek C III - Apparatus

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References[edit]

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  4. ^ International Federation of Gymnastics. "Rhythmic Gymnastics WORLD CUP FINALS" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-13. 
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  9. ^ http://www.fedintgym.com/site/calendar
  10. ^ http://www.fedintgym.com/site/calendar
  11. ^ http://www.fedintgym.com/site/calendar

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