FIG holds draw for 2017 World Gymnastics Championships
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 13, 2017 – Earlier today, the International Gymnastics Federation conducted the draw for the 2017 World Gymnastics Championships, scheduled for Oct. 2-8 at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The draw determines the sessions that each of the gymnasts will compete in for the qualification rounds, Oct. 2-4. This year’s World Championships is an individual World Championships, which means World champions for men’s and women’s all-around and individual events are determined but there is no team competition
In the draw, the U.S. men are in Subdivision 2, starting on vault, on Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. The U.S. women also start on vault, competing in Subdivision 5 on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. The competition schedule is listed below, and the complete draw is available: men and women.
USA Gymnastics will have a live stream of both podium training and the qualification rounds that feature the U.S. gymnasts available at usagymworlds.com. In addition, USA Gymnastics will stream other qualification rounds and the streaming schedule will be announced soon. The U.S. men’s podium training is at 2 p.m. on Sept. 29, and the U.S. women train on the podium on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m.
The World Championships’ competition schedule, which opens with an opening ceremony on Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m., is as follows. All times are local Montreal.
Oct. 2: Division 1, 9:30 a.m.; Division 2, 2 p.m.; Division 3, 6 p.m.
Oct. 3: Division 4, 9:30 a.m.
Oct. 3: Division 1, 4 p.m.; Division 2, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: Division 3, 1 p.m.; Division 4, 4 p.m.; Division 5, 7 p.m.
Men’s all-around final
Oct. 5: 7 p.m.
Women’s all-around final
Oct. 6: 7 p.m.
Individual event finals
Oct. 7: 1 p.m., men’s floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings; women’s vault, uneven bars
Oct. 8: 1 p.m., men’s vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar; women’s balance beam, floor exercise; closing ceremony
The U.S. Men’s Team for Montreal, named following the P&G Championships, features: Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee, Wis./Salto Gymnastics Center; Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center; Yul Moldauer of Arvada, Colo./University of Oklahoma; Alex Naddour of Queen Creek, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center; Eddie Penev of Rochester, N.Y./U.S. Olympic Training Center; Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./U.S. Olympic Training Center; and replacement athletes – Allan Bower of Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma, Akash Modi of Stanford, Calif./Stanford University, and Colin VanWicklen of Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma.
The U.S. Women’s Team will be selected following the World Team Selection Camp, scheduled for next week.
The draw was conducted in the FIG’s headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and Gymnastics for All (formerly known as group gymnastics). For more complete information, log on to usagym.org.