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Tokyo Olympics: gymnastics {qualifications} shaken by cancellation of World Cup occasions

The Worldwide Gymnastics Federation has stated it’s canceling its collection of full World Cup occasions as a result of pandemic.

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Lausanne: The US, Russia and China every acquired extra entry to the Olympic girls’s gymnastics competitors in Tokyo on Wednesday after the Corona virus the pandemic has triggered an upheaval in {qualifications}.

The Worldwide Gymnastics Federation has stated it’s canceling its collection of full World Cup occasions as a result of pandemic.

These occasions had been supposed to supply international locations a further seat for the postponed Tokyo Video games, serving to high nations compensate after Olympic groups had been decreased from 5 athletes to 4.

The FIG appears to be like again on the outcomes of the 2019 world championship to find out these locations. Because of this the US, Russia and China every get a further feminine place, and Russia, China and Japan every obtain a further male place. All of those international locations had already certified a staff of 4 for the lads’s and girls’s competitions.

Of the 4 all-around occasions scheduled for the World Cup, just one was held in Milwaukee final 12 months. Occasions in Germany and Nice Britain had been canceled, leaving the collection beneath the minimal variety of three occasions required to be a legitimate Olympic qualifier.

“Regardless of the most effective efforts of the organizers, the tightening of entry bans into Europe in current weeks has considerably decreased the flexibility of overseas athletes to take part in occasions on the continent,” FIG stated in an announcement.

Regardless of the setback, the FIG stated it might proceed its plans to supply Olympic locations in different World Cup occasions specializing in particular person equipment occasions and thru continental championships.

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