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FIG Announces Details of 2017 World Gymnastics Championships

26 Sep, 2017


The International Gymnastics Federation conducted the draw for the 2017 World Gymnastics Championships, scheduled for Oct. 2-8 at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The draw determines the sessions that each of the gymnasts will compete in for the qualification rounds, Oct. 2-4.  This year’s World Championships is an individual World Championships, which means World champions for men’s and women’s all-around and individual events are determined but there is no team competition.

In the draw, the U.S. men are in Subdivision 2, starting on vault, on Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. The U.S. women also start on vault, competing in Subdivision 5 on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.  The competition schedule is listed below, and the complete draw is available: men and women.

USA Gymnastics will have a live stream of both podium training and the qualification rounds that feature the U.S. gymnasts available at usagymworlds.com. In addition, USA Gymnastics will stream other qualification rounds and the streaming schedule will be announced soon.  The U.S. men’s podium training is at 2 p.m. on Sept. 29, and the U.S. women train on the podium on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m.

The World Championships’ competition schedule, which opens with an opening ceremony on Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m., is as follows.  All times are local Montreal

Men’s qualification:
Oct. 2:  Division 1, 9:30 a.m.; Division 2, 2 p.m.; Division 3, 6 p.m.
Oct. 3:  Division 4, 9:30 a.m.

Women’s qualification
Oct. 3:  Division 1, 4 p.m.; Division 2, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4:  Division 3, 1 p.m.; Division 4, 4 p.m.; Division 5, 7 p.m.

Men’s all-around final
Oct. 5:  7 p.m.

Women’s all-around final
Oct. 6:  7 p.m.

Individual event finals
Oct. 7:  1 p.m., men’s floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings; women’s vault, uneven bars

Oct. 8:  1 p.m., men’s vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar; women’s balance beam, floor exercise; closing ceremony

The draw was conducted in the FIG’s headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States.  Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport.  Its disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and Gymnastics for All (formerly known as group gymnastics).  For more complete information, log on to usagym.org.

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