FIG conducts draw of lots for Doha Worlds in Lausanne
DOHA: The draw of lots for the 48th FIG Artistic World Championships, Doha, was held at the FIG Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Sunday in the presence of CEO of the Organizing Committee Ali Ahmed Al Hitmi, Deputy Competition Manager Anis Saoud, FIG MAG Technical Committee President Arturs Mickevics, and FIG WAG Technical Committee President Donatella Sacchi.
In view of the high number of WAG gymnasts registered within a team, the MAG and WAG formats will be different for the Qualifications.
The MAG gymnasts will be divided into groups consisting either of teams groups (for federations with teams) or of mixed groups (for federations with individual gymnasts).
No ‘bye’ rotation will be scheduled in any of the 10 sub-divisions.
WAG gymnasts will be divided into groups consisting either of teams groups (for federations with teams) or of mixed groups (for federations with individual gymnasts).
One ‘bye’ rotation will be scheduled before vault in all 11 sub-divisions (and not 12 sub-divisions as originally foreseen in the Directives), with sub-divisions 1-6 scheduled on the first day of WAG qualifications and subdivisions 7-11 on the second day.
The schedule of these sub-divisions remains the same for the first day of the WAG Qualifications as announced in the Directives.
For the second day, sub-divisions 7-11 will all be delayed 30 minutes compared to what was announced in the Directives.
Finally, for MAG and WAG, all federations with three gymnasts are considered as individuals. As stipulated in FIG Technical Regulations, some of these federations requested for the results of their three gymnasts to appear in the team ranking of the qualifications.