The 2014 edition of the WAG Europeans brings us both Juniors and Seniors competing. For the Juniors, the Europeans act as a qualifier ( for those born in 1999) to the Youth Olympic Games, due to take place in Nanjing, 16th-28th August 2014. For the Seniors, the competition acts as a qualifier to the inaugural 2015 European Games.
There will be a Team Final, All Around and Apparatus Finals for Juniors and a Team Qualification, Team Finals and Apparatus Finals for Seniors.
As per the UEG work plan document:
- 5 gymnasts in the team, 4 compete on each apparatus, the best 3 scores count.
- Performances and scores from the Team competition act as qualification for AA and EF
- There is no qualification for the team competition
- The top 24 gymnasts from the Team competition will qualify to the AA final (2 per country rule applies)
- The top 8 gymnasts on each apparatus from the Team competition will qualify to the EF’s (2 per country rule applies)
- In respect to the YOG, the gymnasts must participate at all apparatus and reach an average minimum Execution Score of 7.5, thus a total Execution Score of minimum 30 points. The 19 best ranked athletes at qualification event will grant a quota place to their NOC. In the event of ties, the Olympic Games tie-breaking rules, as set in the FIG Technical Regulations, will apply.
- 5 gymnasts in the team, 3 compete on each apparatus, the 3 scores count.
- The top 8 teams will advance through to the team final competition
- The top 8 gymnasts on each apparatus will qualify through to the EF’s (2 per country rule applies)
- In regard to qualification for the European Games;
- The 25 best ranked teams (+ host country) and 12 best ranked gymnasts at qualification event will grant a quota place to their NOC.
- For spots 1-75, the 25 best teams of competition 1 are granted one (1) team spot.The three (3) gymnasts selected by their NOC will compete in the team event at EG15
- For spots 76-78, the host NOC gets one (1) team spot. If the host has already qualified any gymnast following the above mentioned criteria or does not make use of this spot, then this 26th team spot will be granted to the 26th NOC in the team ranking.
- For spots 79-90, the following twelve (12) best NOC of competition 1 are granted one (1) spot.
- Gymnasts representing an NOC already qualified under criterion 1 and 2 are not taken into consideration for criterion 3.
The most up to date nominative list can be viewed here.
Monday May 12th: Official Podium Training for Juniors
Tuesday May 13th: Official Podium Training for Seniors
Wednesday May 14th: Junior Team competition
- 10am – 12pm – Subdivision 1 (ISR, HUN, SLO, IRL, DEN, AZE, BLR, AUT)
- 12.10pm – 2.10pm – Subdivision 2 (GEO, LUX, NOR, BUL, ESP, LTU, CYP, BEL, FIN, SVK, SWE)
- 3.20pm - 5.20pm – Subdivision 3 (ISL, LAT, CRO, TUR, POL, POR, CZE, GRE, SUI)
- 5.30pm – 7.30pm – Subdivision 4 (FRA, RUS, ROU, GBR, NED, GER, UKR, ITA)
- 7.45pm Junior Team Results
Thursday May 15th: Senior Team qualification competition
- 10am – 12pm – Subdivision 1 (NOR, FIN, BUL, UKR, AZE, SWE, CZE, LAT)
- 12.10pm – 2.10pm – Subdivision 2 (LUX, LTU, SLO, SRB, AUT, GRE, DEN, CRO, SUI, GEO,CYP)
- 3.20pm - 5.20pm – Subdivision 3 (IRL, BLR, HUN, SVK, ISR, ISL, POR, TUR, POL, NED)
- 5.30pm – 7.30pm – Subdivision 4 (GER, ROU, ESP, FRA, RUS, BEL, GBR, ITA)
Friday May 16th: Junior All Around Finals
- 3pm – 5pm
Saturday May 17th: Senior Team finals
- 3pm – 4.40pm
Sunday May 18th: Junior & Senior Apparatus Finals
- 9.30am – 10am Junior VT Final
- 10.05am – 10.30am Junior Bars Final
- 10.50am – 11.20am Junior Beam Final
- 11.25am – 11.55pm Junior Floor Final
- 2pm – 2.30pm Senior Vault Final
- 2.30 – 2.55pm Senior Bars Final
- 3.20pm – 3.50pm Senior Beam Final
- 3.50pm – 4.20pm Senior Floor Final
All times above are the local time in Sofia. We have listed a few time difference details below:
- 2 hours ahead of UK / Ireland
- 1 hour ahead of France / Germany / Spain / Italy
- 1 hour behind Moscow
- 10 hours ahead of Los Angeles
- 7 hours ahead of New York
- Same time as Athens, Bucharest, Istanbul, Helsinki, Doha
- 7 hours behind Melbourne, Sydney
The UEG have released a document detailing broadcasts on television stations throughout Europe. Read that here.
The BBC will be providing coverage of the Women’s competition:
- 17th May BBC Red Button Women’s Senior Team Final 12.50pm – 3pm (live)
- 18th May BBC Red Button Women’s Senior Apparatus Finals 11.50am – 2.40pm (live)
- 18th May BBC2 1.30pm – 4.30pm Highlights
Online Streaming and Coverage
Should online streaming become available for the various competitions they will be posted on both the Full Twist Facebook and Twitter pages.
The Senior WAG finals will be live streamed by the UEG – view that here. As far as we are aware it is Geo Blocked for those outside of Europe.
It is also known that British Gymnastics will be uploading every GBR Junior routine – keep an eye on BGTV on YouTube here.