Official Gymnastics Draw Made in Glasgow - Thursday 5 July

With four weeks to go to the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) has confirmed the pools in which the top European athletes will compete next month for the qualification round of the competition.

Over 600 junior and senior gymnasts from 40 European National Federations, have pledged to take part in the event next month. Held at The SSE Hydro from 2 – 12 August, for the first time as part of this innovative multi-sport event, the European Gymnastics Championships will showcase its talent alongside athletes from five other sports (Aquatics, Cycling, Golf, Rowing, Triathlon), showcasing Glasgow and Scotland to a European audience.

UEG Technical Committee members James May and Mairead Kavanagh were joined by Glasgow 2018 Championships Director, Colin Hartley at the Glasgow City Chambers today (Thursday 5 July) to conduct the official competition draw. The draw is an important milestone and determines which teams will compete together during qualifying sessions and the order of apparatus, which can play an important role in strategy and preparation. The qualification sessions will also crucially decide the individual apparatus finalists.

The result of the draw now enables spectators to find out which teams they can see competing together during each qualification session, when many of the world’s top gymnasts battle it out for the coveted title of 2018 European Champion. These sessions are the ideal opportunity to see all the gymnasts in action across all pieces of apparatus and to cheer on your favourites.

In the men’s senior team qualification session there will be three subdivisions of 12 teams. Great Britain, silver medallists in the men’s team event when it was last contested in 2016, will be in subdivision 3 starting on the Floor Exercise along with Italy. Romania, Spain, Armenia, Ukraine, Turkey, Switzerland, Germany, Belguim, France and reigning champions Russia, are also in this group.

Tickets are available for this sessions at: https://bit.ly/2KPAoW0

In the women’s senior team qualification sessions there are four subdivisions of eight teams. Great Britain’s women who like the men were silver medallists in the team event when it was last contested in 2016, are in subdivision 4 also starting on the Floor Exercise alongside Switzerland. Romania, Germany, Hungary, France, Italy and reigning champions Russia make up the other teams in this group.

Tickets are available for this sessions at: https://bit.ly/2MTGYrV

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