02. June 2019  
Kober, SLO  
Artistic Gymnastics

FIG World Challenge Cups 2019

FIG Indiv. Apparatus WC Series 2018-20

After Cottbus 2018 (> Tournament of Masters) in 2019 February, Melbourne (AUS) was the second stage of the 2018-2020 FIG Individual App. World Cup circuit, which goes through March 2020. After Melbourne (AUS),  Baku (AZE) followed Doha (QAT) in March and in 2019, end of May, three events:
Zhaoqing (CHN), Osijek (CRO) and now  in  Koper (SLO), the last one in this years's spring.
The serie will continue in Szombathely (HUN), Paris (FRA)  and Guimaraes (POR) in September and Cottbus (GER) again in November 2019 ....

* ... the next World Challenge Cups 2019:

   ... Szombathely (HUN), Paris (FRA)  and Guimaraes (POR) in September

→ 2019, May  23 - 26

(5) World Challenge Cup OSIJEK (CRO)


 It was the second of seven stops on the World Challenge Cup calendar for 2019, and will be followed with a competition in Koper (SLO, 30 May-2 June). The series will then resume at the end of August in Mersin (TUR, 30 August-1 September) before it concludes with three legs in September: Szombathely (HUN, 6-8 September), Paris (FRA, 14-15 September) and Guimaraes (POR, 19-22 September).
Seligman: Gold at last for hometown hero
s own Robert Seligman (33), delighted the crowd with a gold on his speciality, Pommel Horse. A familiar face in Osijek, Seligman was just sixth on Pommel Horse last year, after winning silver medals on the event in 2015 and in 2017. Seligman scored 14.533, earning the highest Execution score of the final, en route to first place. ...
  (Saturday, May 25/26)  
         MEN's  FINAL Results 

.         WOMEN's  FINAL Results 

* Qualification results,  Overview ...:

  > MEN's Qualification;   > WOMEN's Qualifikation

→ 23-March 2019

(3) World Challenge Cup DOHA (QAT)


*PARTICIPANTS: The Qatar Gymnastics Federation announces a stounding numbers of participants for the third World Challenge Cup in the Aspire Dome in Doha, where a week after Baku there is another opportunity to qualify for the Olympics: 130 male and nearly 60 female gymnasts have announced themselves for these competitions!
* China has even reported a force of 9 athletes in the men and 4 in the women categories 6 + 3 Japanese also underline the more serious efforts of the upcoming Olympic host nation ...!   > MEN's roster      > WOMEN's roster

♦♦ MEN's FINAL Results  (- part II Saturday)
      Floor exc.;   Pommel h.;     Still rings;
      V a u l t;       Parallel bars High bar.
   ► Men's qualification results

♦♦ WOMEN's FINAL Results  (- part II Saturday)
    ► V a u l t;            Uneven bars;
    ► Balance beam; Floor exercises;
  ► Women's qualification results


(1) FIG Indiv. App. WORLD CUP 2019 - MEBOURNE


Asian Dominance

With eight of the 10 titles, Asian gymnasts dominated down under at the FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup 2019 No. 1 in Melbourne (AUS) last weekend, as the individual Olympic qualification continued for Tokyo. Gymnasts from China, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Korea and the Philippines divided the majority of the honours, with Vanessa Ferrari (ITA) and Igor Radivilov (UKR) winning one title each. More than 90 athletes from 30 nations traveled to the Melbourne Arena for the third edition of the competition, the first World Cup of 2019 in Artistic Gymnastics.
The competition is the second stage of the 2018-2020 World Cup series, which kicked off last November in Cottbus (GER), and goes through March 2020.
. Chinese claimed four titles
The Chinese men and women each claimed two titles. Two-time world champion Fan Yilin was untouchable on Uneven Bars with 14.833. Fan spun to a 6.3-Difficulty score to top her teammate Lyu Jiaqi by nearly half a point, with Georgia-Rose Brown (AUS) winning bronze for the home team.
*►► Results overview  * ... read more on ►► fig-website