At the Gymnastics World Championships Stuttgart 2019 from 4 to 13 October, the world’s best gymnasts will fight for the qualification for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 on a total of ten event days in addition to the World Championships titles. A sporting highlight that attracts numerous spectators to the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle and ensures nationwide media coverage.
We are very pleased that the World Championships are bringing such great media interest for gymnastics in our country and are also giving us more broadcasting time on public television. We would like to use this special opportunity to sustainably present the fascination of gymnastics through the associated public perception.
Due to the TV broadcasting times of ARD and ZDF, the event time was adjusted on the following competition days*:
- Tuesday, October 8th: Final Team Women, 1.00 p.m (instead of 3.00 p.m.)
- Wednesday, 9 October: Final Team Men, 12.00 p.m. (instead of 3.00 p.m.)
- Thursday, October 10th: Final All-Around Women, 2.30 p.m (instead of 3.00 p.m.)
- Friday, October 11th: Final All-Around Men, 2.30 p.m (instead of 3.00 p.m.)
- Saturday, 12 October: Final Apparatus I, 2.30 p.m. (instead of 11 a.m.)
- Sunday, 13 October: Final Apparatus II, 11.30 a.m. (instead of 11 a.m)
*The indicated times refer to the opening of the hall, the start of the competition is usually 1.5 hours after the opening of the hall. All times given are subject to modification due to external factors.
According to the current status, there are no more tickets available for four of the ten days of the event. Unfortunately we have to expect that due to the long waiting lists for the two apparatus finals (12. & 13. October) as well as the team & all-around finals of the women (8. & 10. October) no additional contingents can be activated. But we will only make a final statement after we have considered all options for a ticket increase. We are working flat out to complete the process as soon as possible and will continue to keep you up to date on our channels. Our tip: secure tickets for the events that are still available.
Overview of the events which are still available:*
- Friday, October 4: Qualification Women Session I (1000 Tickets)
- Friday, October 4th: Qualification Women Session II (only some remaining tickets)
- Sunday, October 6th: Qualification Men Session I (600 Tickets)
- Monday, October 7th: Qualification Men Session I (2000 Tickets)
- Monday, October 7th: Qualification Men Session II (2000 Tickets)
- Wednesday, October 9th: Final Team Men (1000 Tickets)
- Friday, October 11th: Final all-around men (only some remaining tickets)
*Number of tickets still available: 15 April 2019
Four-time world All-around champion Simone Biles (USA) heads the mouthwatering list of gymnasts who have confirmed their participation at the FIG Individual All-around World Cup in Stuttgart (GER) on 16-17 March.
The Stuttgart event will be the second in this year’s World Cup series and Biles will be joined by other big names like Russia’s Aliia Mustafina and David Belyavskiy as well as the 2018 World Cup series winners Elisabeth Seitz (GER) and Sun Wei (CHN).
It will be the first time for Biles to compete at the Stuttgart World Cup and the 21-year-old – holder of four Olympic gold medals and 14 World Championship golds – will take top billing at the Porsche Arena where she will get a taste of the conditions before the city hosts the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in October.
Competing alongside Biles will be the experienced Mustafina (RUS), twice an Olympic gold medallist on Uneven Bars and the 2010 All-around world champion, and local favourite Seitz (GER), whose silver medal in her adopted home city of Stuttgart 12 months ago preceded a memorable World Championships in Doha where she won her first medal with bronze on Uneven Bars. The women’s field also features Anne-Marie Padurariu (CAN), who is making her World Cup debut following her silver-medal success on Balance Beam in Doha.
- Carolyne Pedro (Brasilien)
- Lorette Charpy (Frankreich)
- Elisabeth Seitz (Deutschland)
- Hitomi Hatakeda (Japan)
- Anne-Marie Padurariu (Kanada)
- Aliya Mustafina (Russland)
- Simone Biles (USA)
The roster for the men’s competition includes Belyavskiy, who won two medals at Rio 2016 and ranked fourth in the All-around, and Sun Wei, a team gold medallist with China at the Doha World Championships who is returning for the third year running to Stuttgart, where he took bronze in 2017
- Wei Sun (China)
- Marcel Nguyen (Deutschland)
- Frank Baines (Großbritannien)
- Teppei Miwa (Japan)
- Bart Deurloo (Niederlande)
- David Belyavskiy (Russland)
- Eddy Yusof (Schweiz)
- Petro Pakhniuk (Ukraine)
- Akash Modi (USA)
The Stuttgart World Cup is the second of four events in the 2019 FIG series, and follows the American Cup on 2 March. The series will continue on 23 March in Birmingham (GBR), and conclude in Tokyo (JPN) on 7 April. The top eight teams from the 2018 World Championships received priority invitations to the event.
The field for each event involves eight male and eight female gymnasts chosen by the participating federations, plus one optional ‘wildcard’ gymnast each from the host federation. Gymnasts collect points for the 2019 World Ranking lists that will determine the winning federations, and the results of all four events count towards the final ranking.
Prize money of a total of CHF116,000–124,000 is at stake in each leg of the series, with the FIG paying an additional CHF100,000 to the overall top three-ranked gymnasts – male and female – at the end of the series.
March, 15, 2019
9.00 A.M. | Team Challenge Qualification Women
1.30 P.M. | Team Challenge Qualification Men
March, 16, 2019
12.30 P.M. | FIG All-Around World Cup Men
5.00 P.M. | Team Challenge Final Women
March, 17, 2019
12.15 P.M.| FIG All-Around World Cup Women
4.00 P.M. | Team Challenge Final Men
Further information can be found at www.enbw-dtbpokal.de.