Mongolia all set to host 8th Senior ART Asian Championships
DOHA (QAT) AGU Office: Boosted by the recent success of hosting the inaugural 1st Junior ART Asian Cup, Mongolia will be looking forward to organize yet another mega event on the Asian Gymnastics Union (AGU) calendar – 8th Senior ART Asian Championships.
The preparations for this year’s edition are in full swing with Taishan, AGU partner, will provide the apparatuses and their technicians have already got down to business to fix the floor mat and other equipments.
The four-day tournament, which will start at the Buyant Ukhaa Sport Palace in (MGL) on Wednesday, will feature several top teams including China, Japan, Chinese Taipei, South and North Korea will be hoping to use the event before the FIG Artistic World Championships in October in Stuttgart (GER).
A total of 19 countries are scheduled to take part including 15 nations decided to field full team while Hong Kong, Jordan, Mongolia and Qatar will participate with individual gymnasts.
In MAG draw, Singapore, PR Korea, Chinese Taipei, Vietnam, Malaysia are in Sub Division I while Philippines, Uzbekistan, South Korea, India, Iran and Mixed Group 2 (Jordan/Mongolia) comprise the other.
The Sub Division III will feature Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, China, Thailand and Mixed Group 1 (Hong Kong/Qatar).
At the other end, the WAG Sub Division I will feature Uzbekistan, Malaysia, India, Mixed Group I (Thailand/Mongolia) while Sub Division II include China, South Korea, Mixed Group II (Indonesia/Kazakhstan) and Mixed Group III (Hong Kong/Singapore).
For MAG, the competition consists of optional exercises on six apparatus while for women it will be four apparatuses.
To qualify for vault finals, two vaults are necessary with the qualifying score will be based on average of the two.
However, only the first vault will count for the Team and All-Around ranking.
The total scores of the gymnasts, who perform on all the apparatus will
determine the All-Around rankings, with maximum two gymnasts per federation.
Entries by number
The start list