Draw is out for the 2016 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in China28/01/2016
The medals are long from being decided at this spring’s World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships in Putian (CHN), but for the discipline’s elite, one thing just got a lot clearer.
FIG Acrobatic Technical Committee President Rosy Taeymans (BEL) and Sports manager Rui Vinagre conduct the draw for the Acrobatic World Championships in Putian (CHN) April 1-3.
The competition draw for the 2016 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships, which begins April 1 in Putian (CHN) was held Wednesday afternoon at the FIG Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI). The draw, which determines the order in which gymnasts will compete in the qualification round, often influences a competitor’s strategy and preparation.
A gymnast who draws a late place in the competition lineup, for example, might or might not choose not to perform some of their riskiest elements based on performances of those who have competed earlier.
With just over two months before the World Championships begin on April 1, the world’s elite Acrobatic gymnasts are in full preparation mode for the biggest event of their competition season. The Putian Worlds will be preceeded by FIG World Cup events in Puurs (BEL) in February and Maia (POR) in March, both of which are expected to draw top contenders.
Numerous retirements of top contenders, including the reigning World champion Men's Group from China, retired or stopped competing after the 2014 Acro Worlds in Levallois (FRA), leaving the field open to a slew of newcomers who will step forward on the world's biggest Acro stage in Putian.
Twenty one countries have registered to participate at the Putian Worlds, including host China, which has entered a maximum number of competitors in almost every Acrobatic discipline (Men’s Pairs, Women’s Pairs, Mixed Pairs, and Women’s and Men’s Groups).
Check out the competition draw here.
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