Preview of the 2020 Men’s Artistic Gymnastics European Championships in Mersin (TUR)

On Wednesday competition will begin at Mersin’s Gymnastics Hall. It’s the first time Turkey will host the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics European Championships!

20 Federations are travelling to Turkey to challenge for the continental titles. A total of 127 gymnasts are scheduled to compete: 65 juniors and 62 seniors.

 

Who to watch?

The field includes stars like Ukraine’s Petro Pakhniuk, Igor Radivilov and 2019 EYOF Champion Ilia Kovtun, Croatians Tin Srbic, Robert Seligman and Filip Ude, David Vecsernyes (HUN), Israeli powerhouses Artem Dolgopyat, Alexander Shatilov and Andrey Medvedev, Romanian superstar Marian Dragulescu, pommel horse specialist Saso Bertoncelj (SLO) and many more. The Turkish hopes lie on the shoulders of their nation’s first ever World Champion Ibrahim Colak, Ferhat Arican and Ahmet Onder.

Of course, all gymnasts are looking to excel in Mersin after a long period of uncertainty and we wish every single gymnast loads of success.

 

Competition format

In the junior qualifications, 3 to 5 gymnasts make up the team. 4 gymnasts can compete on each apparatus with the 3 best scores counting towards the team total. The final standing after the qualification day crowns the team medallists. The 24 highest ranked gymnasts, with a maximum of 2 gymnasts per country, advance to the all-around final.  The top 8 per apparatus, with a maximum of 2 per country, advance to the apparatus finals.

In the senior qualifications, 3 to 5 gymnasts make up the team, 4 gymnasts can compete on each apparatus with the 3 best scores counting towards the team total. The top 6 teams advance to the team final where 3 gymnasts will compete on each apparatus with all scores counting. The top 8 per apparatus, with a maximum of 2 per country, advance to the apparatus finals.

 

Schedule (all times listed are in Mersin local time)

Wednesday 9 December

10:00 – 12:45 Junior qualifications & team – subdivision 1

14:00 – 16:45 Junior qualifications & team – subdivision 2

18:00 – 20:45 Junior qualifications & team – subdivision 3

 

Thursday 10 December

10:00 – 12:45 Senior qualifications – subdivision 1

14:00 – 16:45 Senior qualifications – subdivision 2

18:00 – 20:45 Senior qualifications – subdivision 3

 

Friday 11 December

11:45 Opening Ceremony

12:00 – 14:50 Junior individual all-around FINAL

Followed by award ceremony

 

Saturday 12 December

15:00 – 17:30 Senior team FINAL

Followed by SmartScoring Shooting Star award and award ceremony

 

Sunday 13 December

10:00 – 12:30 Junior apparatus FINALS

15:00 – 18:45 Senior apparatus FINALS

 

How to follow the competition?

The competition will be held behind closed doors with a livestream of the entire event available free of charge around the globe.

A livestream of the senior finals is available on https://www.eurovisionsports.tv/europeangymnastics/ thanks to our partner Eurovision. The junior finals and both junior and senior qualifications will be streamed on gymtv.online thanks to our scoring partner SmartScoring. You can follow the live scoring on gymtv.online

As usual European Gymnastics will provide start lists, results, interviews, quotes, photos, videos and competition reports on its website and social media.

Results of past championships are available on our website.

Official hashtag of the event: #Mersin2020

December 7, 2020

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