23. March 2019  
Birmingham, GBR  
Artistic Gymnastics

The 2019 FIG All-around World Cup Circuit

On the first weekend in March, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) opened its A World Cup Series (All-around) with the traditional American Cup, this time in Greensboro (USA). In relatively close succession, just two weeks later, follows next the DTB Cup in Stuttgart (March 16 / 17) , at the current venue of the this year's worlds in October. After that, on March 23, 2019, next all-round WC No. 3 took place in Birmingham GBR)  and on April 07 in Tokyo (JPN), the fourth all-around World Cup complete the serie - so all four competitions in just 5 weeks! Despite the effort to invite the world's top eight athletes by invitation to this series, this has hardly been achieved, because it is objectively impossible for most of the top athletes of this complex discipline at this time to complete such a a condensed series ...!
♦ Reigning All-around World Champion Artur DALALOYAN won on Saturday in Stuttgart the DTB-Pokal and Simone BILEShas done the same on Sunday.
♦ One week later Russia's Nikita NAGORYY was the best all-arounder in Birmingham and her compatriot Alia MUSTAFINA realized the Russian double victory in Great Britain.
... next and last all-around world cup will be in Tokyo ...!