Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup
The Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup is a competition for rhythmic gymnastics sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG). The gymnasts are invited based on Federation invitation, World Standings, results from the previous World Championships or Olympics Games and the winners are awarded prize money.
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 elite gymnasts in all around competition and in apparatus finals. Galas are part of the Event. World Cup was used an alternative to the World Championships which was held every 2 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). Since 2009, the World Championships are now held annually with the all-around titles competed annually.
World Cup Final is the last FIG sanctioned World Cup Series for the season.
World Cup Final
|1983||1st World Cup Final||Belgrade|
|1986||2nd World Cup Final||Tokyo|
|1990||3rd World Cup Final||Brussels|
|2000||4th World Cup Final||Glasgow|
|2002||5th World Cup Final||Stuttgart|
|2004||6th World Cup Final||Moscow|
|2006||7th World Cup Final||Mie|
|2008||8th World Cup Final||Benidorm|
|February 8-10||Valentine Cup||Tartu||Individuals Cat. B|
|April 3-6||Lisboa World Cup||Lisbon||Individuals & Groups Cat. B|
|April 19-21||Irina Deleanu Cup||Bucharest||Individuals Cat. B|
|April 25-27||Pesaro World Cup||Pesaro||Individuals & Groups Cat. B|
|May 4-5||Sofia World Cup||Sofia||Individuals Cat. A|
|May 10-12||Corbeil-Essonnes Cup||Corbeil||Individuals Cat. B|
|May 17-19||Minsk World Cup||Minsk||Individuals & Groups Cat. B|
|August 17-18||World Cup Final||St. Petersburg||Individuals & Groups Cat. B|
|March 14-16||Debrecen World Cup||Debrecen||Individuals & Groups Cat. B|
|March 22-23||Stuttgart World Cup||Stuttgart||Individuals & Groups Cat. A|
|April 3-6||Lisboa World Cup||Lisbon||Individuals Individuals & Groups Cat. B|
|April 11-13||Pesaro World Cup||Pesaro||Individuals Cat. B|
|May 9-11||Corbeil-Essonnes Cup||Corbeil||Individuals Cat. B|
|May 22-24||Happy Caravan World Cup||Tashkent||Individuals & Groups Cat. B|
|May 30-June 1||Minsk World Cup||Minsk||Individuals & Groups Cat. B|
|August 9-10||Sofia World Cup||Sofia||Individuals & Groups Cat. B|
|September 5-7||World Cup Final||Kazan||Individuals & Groups Cat. B|
World Cup Final Medalists
|2007||Ljubljana, Slovenia||Olga Kapranova||Vera Sessina||Evgenia Kanaeva|
- International Federation of Gymnastics. "Rhythmic Gymnastics WORLD CUP FINALS" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-13.
- "1983 Belgrade World Cup Final Results". r-gymnast.bplaced.net.
- "1986 Tokyo World Cup Final Results". r-gymnast.bplaced.net.
- "2008 World Cup Final results". gymmedia.
- "World Cup Final list" (PDF). International Federation of Gymnastics.
- RG Calendar 2013 gymmedia.
- 2013 RG Results rhythmicgymnasticsresults.com
- RG Calendar 2014 gymmedia.
- 2014 RG Results rhythmicgymnasticsresults.com