09. October 2022  
Mersin, TUR  
Artistic Gymnastics

The FIG Apparatus and World Challenge Cups 2022

After the fourth FIG Apparatus World Cup of the FIG Spring Series (March 31 to April 04) and the "AGF Trophy" in Baku, the 2022 circuit was continued with six more so-called World Challenge Cups ( ... what makes the difference ...??) over the course of the year - after the summer ebvents in Varna, Osijek, and Koper (June 16-19), and after than Paris (Sep 24/25), Szombathely (Sep 30 - Oct 01/02), now one week later in Mersin / TUR (Oct 07 - 09) finished the FIG circuit of this year.
The results of the best 3 of 4 this row of four Apparatus World Cups in 2022 spring should then be summarized selectively.
* By the way, at the end of this 10's series (Mersin) the first year without any high-quality all-around competition (!) in the FIG World Cup circus is completed. Both in the international professional world itself and and even in leading gymnastics nations of the world is unfortunately rather a dwindling media interest!
Urgent reformations of the whole system seem to be advised ...!
Now all are looking forward to the highlight of this year 2022, to the 51st Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in autumn (October 29 - November 06) in Liverpool.

... and now the very last World Challenge Cup of the Circuit 2022

(10) FIG World Challenge Cup  M e r s i n  (TUR);  (October 07 - 09)

The last FIG World Challenge Cup of artistic gymnasts of the 10's circuit 2022 took place in Turkey and will be a last international test for the actors before the World Championships in Liverpool. Athletes from 25 countries announced their participation in the competitions, which will be held from October 07 to 09 in Mersin, venue of the 2020 European Gymnastics Championships.
This turned into "Barbosu festivals" in the women's competition with three victories by Ana Barbosu from Romania.
In the men's competition Gabriel Burtanete (vault) added another Romanian success, on men's side two successes were achieved by the hosts through Adem Asil (still rings) and Ferhat Arican (parallel bars).


* FX:    1. PATANIN, Dmitri                (KAZ) - (5.9) =14,550
* PH:    1. SHIAO, Yu-Jan                 (TPE) - (6.1) =15,050
* SR:     1. ASIL, Adem                      (TUR)  - (6.3) =15,000
* VT: 1. BURTANETE, Gabriel (ROU) - (5.6/5.6) =14,725
* PB: 1. ARICAN, Ferhat                (TUR) - (6.6) =14,800
* HB :     1. TVOROGAL, Robert          (LTU)  - 5.4) =14,350
                   ►► Detailed Results
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* VT:  1. BELAK, Teja  (SLO) - (5.0 / 4.6) =13,875
* UB:  1. BARBOSU, Ana     (ROU)  - 5.9) =13,600
* BB:  1. BARBOSU, Ana    (ROU)  - (5.9) =13,350
* FX:   1. BARBOSU, Ana     (ROU)  - 5.3) =12,900


                 ►► Detailed Results
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(7) FIG World Challenge Cup  Koper (SLO);  16. - 19. June 2022

* SATURDAY / SUNDAY (June 18/19)

* Hungary's Zsofia KOVACS landed two wins (vault, parallel bars) on the first day of the finals and added her 3rd success on beam on the final day. Floor victory goes to the hosts with Ana Derek from Cratia.

* With Harry HEPWORTH (GBR; floor), Mateo ZUGEC (CRO; pommel horse) and Igor RADIVILOV (UKR; still rings) the winners of the men on day one in Koper come from three different nations.
Second day of finals and second win by Igor Radivilov on vault plus another Ukrainian win by Petro Pachniuk on parallel bars.
Australia's Tyson Bull wins the World Cup on high bar.

MEN's Event finals;   WOMEN's Event finals
Thursday & Friday (June 16/ 17)
MEN's Qualifications;   ► WOMEN's Qualifications

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(6) FIG World Challenge Cup  Osijek (CRO); 2022 June 09 - 12.

The second challenge cup of the season is set to take place in Osijek, Croatia this weekend, where 2020 Olympians Tin Srbic and Teja Belak headline a talented field that includes many other standouts from the country and the region.
Participants from 27 cdifferent countries taake part:
65 men from 23 nations and 46 women representing 16 counties will fight to reach a WCha final ....
  FINALS: Sat. / Sunday
  L I V E  Results
The winners of the first Final day came from host country Croatia and Turkey: Aurel Benovic (CRO) won on floor ahead of Adem Asil (TUR) and Germany's Tom Schultze. Robert Seligmann prevailed for Croatia on the pommel horse ahead of Ahmet Onder and Turkey's Ferhat Arican won on parallel bars ahead of Noel Seifert from Switzerland.
The Turk Adem Asil won the ring final with the most difficult exercise, ahead of the Brazilian Caio Souza. The Brazilian was also second on vault, where he was defeated by Igor Radivilov from Ukraine. The Croatians celebrated the victory of their ex-world champion Tin Srbic on high bar, followed closely by the two Brazilians Lukas de Souza Bitencourt and Cais Souza on third place.
Men's FINALS, All:   ►   
    ♦ Men's qualifying:    ► FX     ► PH   ► PB     ► SR    ► VT    ► HB
On the women's vaulting table, Valentina Georgieva achieved a Burgarian success in front of the two Slovenians Teja Belak and Tjasa Kysselef.
Hungary's Zaja Szekely got the better of Sarah Voss (GER) on the uneven bars and the Romanian Silvana Sfiringu.
Balance beam world champion (2017) and WCh silver medallist Pauline Schaefer-Betz won the beam final, followed by Ana Derek (CRO) and winner on floor exercise was Ana Barbosu (ROU)
also in front of Croatia's Ana Derek on second place.
Women's Finals:            
    ♦ Women's qualifying:  ►  VT    ►   UB    ► BB   ► FX
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(5)  FIG World Challenge Cup  Varna (BUL)2022  May 26 - 29

After the conclusion of the FIG’s world cup series in April, apparatus competition is officially back with the start of the world challenge cup, beginning in Varna, Bulgaria this week with  five more in the next weeks and in early autumn.
Athletes from 23 nations are expected in the men's competitions, and gymnasts from 18 countries will be attending the women's competitions.
WCha qualifications begin in Varna on May 26 and continue to May 27, with finals held over the weekend, including women’s vault and beam and men’s floor, pommels, and rings on May 28, and then women’s bars and floor and men’s vault, parallel bars, and high bar on May 29.

Results (Overview)   * Update May 30
- after Qualification

* Qualification: FX PH SR VT PB HB




* Qualification: VT UB BB FX