Glasgow World Cup: A Preview

GymMHB USA Jonathan Horton

The Glasgow World Cup will be held this  Saturday, 16th of April. This is a CII- all-around event as part of the FIG World Cup Series.  Full Twist will be there keeping up with all of the action, trying to bring you news as it happens. Make sure to follow Full Twist on Twitter and Facebook for updates.  View the schedule below:

Thursday 14/4/11

  • Women’s structured training session 1 17.00 – 18.30
  • Men’s Open training session 1 18.45 – 21.15


Friday 15/4/11

  • Men’s Open training session 2 10.00 – 11.30
  • Women’s structured training session 2  11.45 – 14.15
  • Britain Women’s Junior Squad training 14.15 – 15.30
  • Men’s Open training session 3 14.45 – 18.15
  • Women’s structured training session 3 18.30 – 21.00


Saturday 16/4/11

  • 12.00 – 12.30 Floor
  • 12.35 – 13.00 Pommel
  • 13.05 – 13.30 Rings
  • 13.35 – 14.10 Vault
  • 14.15 – 14.55 Parallel Bars
  • 15.00 – 15.30 High Bar
  • 15.35 – 15.50 Awards Ceremony for MAG Gymnasts
  • 18.00 – 18.33 Vault
  • 18.38 –  19.08 Uneven Bars
  • 19.13 – 19.53 Beam
  • 19.58 – 20.25 Floor
  • 20.30 – 20.45 Awards Ceremony for WAG Gymnasts


The current line up is shown below. China’s Qiushuang has withdrawn due to a metacarpal fracture, Britain’s Jennifer Pinches will take her place. This brings the total amount of British gymnasts to compete in Glasgow up to five – Dan Purvis, Dan Keatings, Sam Hunter, Hannah Whelan and now Jennifer Pinches. Beth Tweddle will also be there but not competing. Danusia Francis, Becky Downie and Becky Wing will be at the Great Britain recovery camp in Mexico (they’ve been tweeting about it a lot!). The line up has changed since the drawing lots released during the  European Championships! Lauren Mitchell, Areilla Kaeslin and Jiang Yuyuan have all withdrawn.


MAG Competitors

1. Phillip Boy (GER)
2. Jonathan Horton (USA
3. Alexander Shatilov (ISR)
4. Cyril Tomassone (FRA)
5. Daniel Purvis (GBR)
6, Sam Hunter (GBR)
7. Mykola Kuksenkov (UKR)
8. Rafael Martinez (ESP)
Wild Card: Daniel Keatings (GBR)

WAG Competitors:

1. Raluca Oana Haidu (ROM)
2. Jessica Lopez (VEN)
3. Elizabeth Seitz (GER)
4. Elena Amelia Racea (ROM)
5. Jenny Pinches (GBR)
6. Hannah Whelen (GBR)
7. Guilia Steingruber (SUI)
8. Vasiliki Millousi (GRE)


About the competition

As previously mentioned the Glasgow World Cup is a CII event as part of the FIG World Cup Series. Composed of six events and with stopovers on three continents, the 2011 FIG World Cup “A” category competitions are scheduled as follows:

·    Jacksonville (USA)             5 March (CII – all-around event)
·    Paris (FRA) 19-20 March (CIII – apparatus finals)
·    Glasgow (GBR)–               16 April (CII- all-around event)
·    Moscow (RUS)- 13-14 May (CIII – apparatus finals)
·    Stuttgart (GER)-                 12-13 November (CII all-around event)
·    Tokyo (JPN)-                      26-27 November (CII all-around event)

Separate world ranking lists will be established for C III (6 for Men and 4 for Women) and C II competitions (men and women one each). For the latter, the best three results per gymnast count for the total ranking and the top scorers will be crowned the winners of the overall series.

Since in 2011 only two tournaments of the CIII category will be held, the Cups will go to the top scorer of each category, adding up the results of Paris and Moscow.

Participation at C II competitions is limited to eight gymnasts while C III events feature twelve gymnasts per individual apparatus. A maximum of two gymnasts per country (and apparatus in C III) can compete and participation of the host federation is ensured by a maximum of one additional wild card per men’s and women’s competition if needed.

At C II events a single final round competition will be carried out with no qualifications. At C III events the best four gymnasts per apparatus from the preliminary round qualify for the final.





  1. Lena says:

    Who will broadcast it? I see nothing on BBC.

  2. Admin says:

    As far as I know it is due to be broadcast. As soon as I know the details I’ll post them

  3. Susan says:

    It’s on Sky Sports…

    Sunday 17 April
    Sky Sports 4 and Sky Sports 4 HD
    7pm – 9pm

    Then assuming these are repeats…
    Monday 18 April – 12.30am, 9am, and 4pm

    (source: – then search for gymnastics)

  4. Susan says:

    ps. thanks very much for the timings – very helpful!

    …couldn’t understand for the life of me how it was going to take 6 and a half hours to get 8 guys and 8 girls round the 10 pieces!

  5. Admin says:

    thanks Susan – you’re welcome for the timings 🙂

  6. Nicole Kingston says:

    Thanks so much for the full timetable but what is British Womens Junior Squad Training on Friday?

    Looking forward to your blogging, have a great weekend and enjoy!

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