17. September 2023  
Paris, FRA  
Artistic Gymnastics

2023 FIG World Cup Circuit of Artistic Gymnastics

Also in the pre-Olympic year 2023, the FIG World Cup series consisted exclusively of individual competitions on the individual apparatus.
High-calibre all-around events were missing from the FIG's quantitatively demanding international competition calendar! At these altogether 10 World Cups, beginning with the "46th Tournament of Champions" in Cottbus (February), followed by the FIG World Cup in Doha / QAT (March) and afterwards with World Cup No. 3 in Baku / AZE as well as in Cairo (April) with FIG World Cup No. 4 - a series of four was completed, where additional qualifications for the World Championships in Antwerp in autumn were at stake (> M o d u s).
After the first "World Challenge Cup" on the Whitsun weekend in Varna (BUL), Tel Aviv (ISR) and Osijek in June, three more so-called World Challenge Cups followed in September, in Mersin / TUR, Szombathely / HUN and now finally in the Olympic city of Paris - all before the World Championships in Antwerp at the end of September.

** ... now, in September, the last of the 10 World Cups of the year:

(10) FIG WORLD Challenge CUP 2023  (September 16 + 17)
     "Nouveaux Internationaux de France" in Paris, France

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the French Gymnastics Federation, the Nouveaux Internationaux de France, the world gymnastics event, returns to Paris for its 24th edition on 16 and 17 September! Two unique days in the exceptional setting of the Accor Arena, where the public will experience a real show in a charged atmosphere around the international elite of the discipline!
44 countries have registered for this final stage of the 2023 World Challenge Cup. These dates, labelled "World Challenge Cup" by the International Gymnastics Federation, were six in number this year. (Previously, the FIG had already started with four World Cups with Olympic qualification character. / - see below)
Germany was only represented in the men's competition and there exclusively by Lukas Dauser, leading on parallelbar after qualification and winner in the final. The German olympic silvermedallist competing on four apparatuses apart from floor and vault. and finished as fourth on high bar and seventh on pommelhorse, where the British Olympic Champion Max Whitlock won with the highest score of the day!
* Austria was represented by Vinzenz Hoeck, but he finishd on third place in the final.
* Switzerland is skipping this competition completely.
WOMEN - :  In the almost sold-out hall in Paris-Bercy with 14,000 spectators, the audience celebrated three French home victories in the women's event:
- VAULT:     Alexa Moreno                       (MEX) - (5.4/5.2)=14,075
- U.BARS: Melanie de Jesus dos Santos (FRA) - (6.3)=14,700
- B.BEAM: Marine Boyer                                (FRA) - (5.7)=13,500
- FLOOR: Melanie de Jesus dos Santos (FRA) - (5.5)=13,650

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All  R E S U L T S, Overviews::

> Qualification: FX PH SR VT PB HB



> Qualification: VT UB BB FX

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(8) FIG WORLD Challenge CUP 2023  (01. - 03. September)
     "Apparatus World Challenge Cup" in Mersin, Turkey


* Vault: 1. Oksana Chusovitina    (UZB)  - (4.0/4.4)=13,067
* U.Bars:  1. Anna Lashevsska         (UKR) - (5.6)=13,533
* Beam:  1. Anna Lashevska           (UKR) - (5.7)=13,767
* Floor:   1. Seygi Kayisoglu           (TUR) - (4.9)=13,000
              > Detailed Results
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* Floor: 1. Ahmet Öder                      (TUR) - 5.8)=13,800
* P.Horse:   1. Ahmad Abu Al Soud  (JOR) - (6.6)=15,550
* S.Rings:  1. Nikita Simonov          (AZE) - (6.2)=14,900
* Vault: 1. Nazar Chipurnyi         (UKR) -(5.6/5.6)=14,900
* P.Bars:  1. Oleg Verniaiev            (UKR) - (6.6)=15,000
* H.Bar:    1. Ahmet Önder            (TUR) - (5.8)=14,100 
           > Detailed Results

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(5) FIG WORLD Challenge CUP 2023   (25. - 28. May)
      Culture & Sports Palace of Varna, Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Black Sea Metropole Varna welcomed in the last week of May before Pentecost about 100 gymnasts from 22 countries.
Despite free admission, even on the final days - extremely sparsely occupied spectator traverses in the Palace of Sports and Culture of Varna!!!.

* F I N A L S  (27./28. May 2023)
The Challenge Cup winners on the apparatus are .. :
... on men's side:
- FX:  1. PENEV Eddie                     (BUL) - (5.8) =14,366
- PH: 1. PETROV Matvei                  (ALB) - (6.3) =14,800
- SR: 1. AVETISYAN Artur              (ARM) - (5.9) =14,700
            Detailed Final Results Day 1
- VT:  1. DAVTYAN, Artur           (ARM) - (5.6/5.6) =14,800
- PB: 1. ABDURAKHIMOV Rasuljon  (UZB) - (5.5) =14,233
- HB: 1. HEGEMSNES Sofus         (NOR) - (5.3) = 13,833
            Detailed  Results Final Day 2

* Qualifications (25./26. May 2023)
Men's Day 1 (FX; PH; SR);  ► Men's Day 2 (VT; PB; HB)
  ... on women's side:
- VT:  1. KORENT Tijana           (CRO) - (4.0/4.2) =13,300
- UB: 1. KOVACS Zsofia           (HUN) -      (5.8)  =14,166
- BB: 1. CZIFRA, Lili Bettina     (HUN) -     (5.4)   =13,466
- FX:  1. MIELLE Silane            (FRA) -       (5.0) =12,933
              Detailed Final Results
! - completed final results now, ...  on Wednesday, May 31!
* Qualifications (25./26. Mai 2023)
Women's Day 1+2 (VT; UB; BB; FX)  

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(2)  FIG WORLD CUP 2023  (March 03)
        TaiShan Tournament in Doha / Qatar

→  Some of the world’s best gymnasts have registered for this year’s event that will be held from March 1-4 with 112 men (MAG) and 42 women (WAG) have already arrived in the Qatari capital.The preparations have been stepped up to host the 15th edition of Artistic Gymnastics World Cup, which Doha hosted for the first time in 2008.On the first two days, the men’s and women’s qualifications will be followed by the finals on March 3 and 4.
* The women's Vault were won by Coline Devillard (FRA), the best gymnast in the preliminary competition, ahead of Rasmussen from Denmark, and Oksana Chusovitina (47) was again third, as in Cottbus.
♦  On uneven bars, the best gymnast from China, Qiu, Qiyuan (CHN), lost with (6.4)= 14.766. The victory went to Anna Lashevska (UKR). Germany's Emma Malewski just missed the final by -0.134 points after a good routine but a fall on her dismount.
♦  On balance beam, Romania's Sabrina Maneca-Voinea, fifth in the preliminaries, increased her difficulty by +0.4 points and won the final with (6.0)=13.733 points ahead of Anna Lashchevska (UKR) and European champion Emma Malewski, who were not able to keep up with her after Emma was still ahead in the qualification.
♦   The Romanian Maneca-Voinea also took the victory on floor after she had already been the best in the qualification. Lea Quaas from Qhemnitz failed to reach the final in 12th place.
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In the men's floor final (- without German participation) the best gymnast in the preliminaries and favourite Dolgopyat did not compete. So Carlos Edriel Yulo prevailed with the highest score of 14.833.
On pommel horse Nariman Kurbanov (KAZ) - the third from Cottbus - confirmed his qualification lead with the best score of the day of 15.166 (!) ahead of Mc Clenaghan (IRL).
 ♦On the rings Li Yang (CHN) dominated with the best score of the day (15.366) ahead of Adem Asil (TUR). Austria's Vinzenz Höck barely made it into the final in eighth place, but was not convincing there either.
♦ On vault the medal trio offered the difficulties 5.6, but Armenia's Artur Davtyan convinced with dazzling technique and won with 15.03 points just ahead of the closest pursuers Igor Radivilov (UKR) and Carlos Edriel YULO (PHI).
♦ The Philipino had led on parallel bars but was beaten in the final by the Cottbus winner Ilija Kovtun.
♦ On high bar, Yuya Kamoto, Japanese gymnastics and the only finalist, won with a 6.0 routine ahead of former world champion Tin Srbic (CRO) and Ahmed Elmaraghy from Egypt.
RESULTS OVERVIEW   (- Final standing)

Qualification: FX PH SR VT PB HB

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