will be: artistic style, performance, difficulty. The following restrictions apply to the
contents of exercises: a maximum of ten difficult elements of which the best eight count.
The exercise must be performed from beginning to end with music.
Individual men and mixed pairs (Friday) and individual women and
trios (Saturday) will be competing alternately. Competitors are divided into two groups
(before and after the break). The categories individual men or individual women start. The
maximum number in the qualification delegation is two per category and national
association. The participation of incumbent world champions in qualification is mandatory.
They are entitled to participate directly in the finals, but their non-participation does
not entitle their country to put up two gymnasts. The best seven participants in each
category plus the corresponding world champions qualify for the final. In case of a tie,
qualification is regulated by the following criteria:
- Highest score in artistic style
- Highest score in performance
- Highest score in difficulty
A maximum of eight participants take part in the finals. In addition, the host country may
put up one participant in each category who did not place among the first eight
qualifying. Only one participant may start for each association (this also applies to the
world champions association). The starting lineup is determined by the results of
qualification: The host country starts first (if not qualified) and the reigning world
champion last, if he doesn´t reach a worse result in the qualification. The rest start
according to the qualification results in reverse order.