FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup CII
Tokyo (JPN), April 6 – 7, 2013
LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, February 22, 2013: The drawing of lots for the ultimate event of the FIG All-around Artistic Gymnastics World Cup series 2012-2013 in Tokyo (JPN) was held at the FIG Head Office in Lausanne (SUI) on Tuesday.
On the roster for the tournament scheduled to take place at the Metropolitan Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Ground on April 6 – 7 are the three medallists from the London 2012 Olympic Games in Men’s Artistic Gymnastics: Kohei Uchimura of Japan (Gold), Marcel Nguyen of Germany (Silver) and Danell Leyva of USA (Bronze). With currently 140 points, world ranking leader Nguyen is in a comfortable position and has his sights set on winning the overall series.
The men’s field also includes five men who finished in the All-around top 12 at the London 2012 Olympic Games: Kazuhito Tanaka of Japan (sixth), Kristian Thomas of Great Britain (seventh); Fabian Gonzalez of Spain (ninth), Sergio Sasaki of Brazil (tenth), and Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine (eleventh).
Huang Qiushuang of China, Vanessa Ferrari of Italy and Asuka Teramoto of Japan, who finished seventh, eighth and eleventh respectively in the London 2012 Olympic All-around Final, lead the women’s field in Tokyo. They are joined by Elsabeth Black, who contributed to Canada’s best ever Olympic Games team finish in London, placing 5th in the eight team final.
17 year old Shang Chunsong of China and first year seniors Elisa Meneghini of Italy and Charlie Fellows of Great Britain round off the women’s field with one gymnast of the USA still to be named.
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About 2012 / 2013 FIG Artistic Gymnastics All-around World Cup Series
The 2012 / 2013 FIG All-around World Cup Series in Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics includes five World Cups over the period of two years.
With stopovers on three continents, World Cup competitions of this series took place on March 3 in New York (USA), December 1 – 2 in Stuttgart (GER) and December 8 in Glasgow (GBR) in 2012, before turning to Worcester (USA) on March 2, 2013, and concluding in Tokyo (JPN) on April 6 – 7, 2013.
The All-around World Cups feature a single final round. Invitation is based on the CII rankings from the previous World Championships / Olympic Games and limited to eight gymnasts plus one wild card from the organising member federation, with a maximum of two entries per country.
World Ranking lists will be established for men and women, with the best three results per gymnast counting for the total ranking. The top scorers will be crowned the winners of the overall series at the ultimate event of the series.
Consult the 2012 / 2013 Rules for the FIG All-around World Cup Series in Artistic Gymnastics for more details.