27 Sep, 2016
news from UEG ! link here
European Championships are held annually but the format is different between the pair and impair years. The Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee, led by its President, Heide Bruneder (AUT) proposed some significant changes to the programme. This was approved by the UEG’s Executive Committee last weekend and will go in force on 1st January 2017.
Here’s an overview of the new competition formats!
The team competition will change from only senior gymnasts to a combination of the junior group and the senior individuals.
On day 1 the seniors (2 to 3 per team for 8 exercises) perform 4 exercises with two apparatuswhile the junior group show their first performance. This combined result will determine the starting order on day 2, where the seniors competed with the other 2 apparatus (4 exercises)again and the juniors show their second group exercise.
The results after day 2 of qualifications will determine the team ranking and will also determine the finalists for the senior apparatus finals (8 per event) and the junior group apparatus finals (8 best after second performance). Furthermore, the top 24 gymnasts in the senior all-around qualify for the next year’s European Championships.
On day 3 the apparatus finals will be held.
Here the team competition also changes to the combination of the junior individuals and the senior group.
On day 1 the juniors (2 to 4 per team for a total of 8 exercises) show four exercises with two apparatuswhile the senior group compete one routine. This result determines the starting order of day 2 where the juniors will compete with the other 2 apparatus (4 exercises) and the senior groups perform their second routine. The combined results of these two days of qualification will determine the European Team Champions and all apparatus finalists (best 8 per routine).
On day 3 the apparatus finals for senior groups and junior individuals will be held. Plus the top 24 senior individuals from the previous Europeans will battle for the all-around medals.
This new format allows the same number of medals as before but creates a new and exciting team competition.
Join us from 19 to 21 May 2017 in Budapest (HUN) to see the Rhythmic stars of the new Olympic cycle in action!