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2023 World Gymnastics Championships Qualifiers

Qualifications for the 2023 World Gymnastics Championships have come to an end!

If you missed what happened on Day 1 of Qualifications, check out our recap podcast!

Olympic Qualifying

The World Championships also served as the final qualifying event for federations to send full five-member teams to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France. Joining China, Japan, and Great Britain (who qualified via the 2022 World Gymnastics Championships) are: USA, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Turkey, the Netherlands, and Ukraine.

Teams ranked 13 - 15 in qualifications (Belgium, South Korea, and Brazil) will each

get one spot for their respective country. These spots are not nominative, meaning the country can select one athlete to participate in the games.

The All-Around

Eight athletes qualified a nominative spot to the Olympic via the all-around including:

  • Milad Karimi (Kazakhstan)

  • Artem Dolgopyat (Israel)

  • Artur Davtyan (Armenia)

  • Krisztofer Meszaros (Hungary)

  • Lee Junho (South Korea)

  • Diogo Soares (Brazil)

  • Luka Van Den Keybus (Belgium)

  • Andrei Muntean (Romania)

Event Qualifications

According to the Olympic Qualification procedures, the highest ranking athlete in the event final excluding athletes competing from a qualified team (i.e. China, Japan, GBR, etc.) and excluding athletes who have qualified the via all-around (i.e. Artem Dolgopyant, Artur Davtyan, etc) will qualify a nominative spot to the Olympic Games.

Carlos Yulo (PHI) and Kevin Penev (BUL) are the only athletes that fit those requirements for floor and vault respectively. As long as they compete in event finals and as long as no athlete pulls out of the event finals, they will secure the Olympic spot.

However, there are some caveats. For example, if another athlete pulls out of vault finals, then Audyrs Nin Reyes (DOM) would get a chance to compete. Both Kevin and Audrys are from non-qualified countried. Then, it would be whoever is the highest finisher in event finals. Carlos' spot is a bit more secure as they would have to go very far down the reserve list to get to an athlete on floor who is from a non-qualified country.

For parallel bars, all athletes in the final are from countries that qualified a team (Germany, Ukraine, Japan, USA, China, and Italy). So, then the Olympic spot goes to the highest qualifier from qualifications which would be Carlos Yulo. However, as we believe Carlos will qualify via floor, Noah Kuavita (Belgium) would then earn that spot.

For pommel horse, several very, very talented athletes will not make it to the Olympics via the World Championships and will have to go the much more difficult route of qualifying via the World Cup cirtuit.

Athetes in the running for the Pommel Horse spot are:

  • Rhys McClenaghan (Ireland)

  • Ahmad Abu Al Soud (Jordan)

  • Lee Chih-Kai (Taiwan)

  • Harutyun Merdinyan (Armenia)

Similarly, several athletes are competing for a spot on still rings.

  • Eleftherios Petrounias (Greece)

  • Nikita Simonov (Azerbaijan)

  • Vinzenz Höck (Austria)

  • Artur Avetisyan (Armenia)

  • Vahagn Davtyan (Armenia)

On high bar, 2017 World Champion, Tin Srbic and Brazil's Arthur Mariano will fight for one spot between the two.


The Team Final

In the Team final the eight qualified teams will start on the following events:

FX: Japan and USA PH: Great Britain and Canada

SR: Germany and Italy

VT: Switzerland and Chin


The All-Around

24 Athletes have Qualified for the All-Around Final:

  1. Chiba Kenta (Japan) - 85.799*

  2. Kaya Kazuma (Japan) - 85.598*

  3. Hashimoto Daiki (Japan) - 85.432*

  4. Jake Jarman (Great Britain) - 84.031

  5. James Hall (Great Britain) - 83.631

  6. Fred Richard (USA) - 83.566

  7. Milad Karimi (Kazakhstan) - 83.232

  8. Asher Hong (USA) - 83.165

  9. Artem Dolgopyat (Israel) - 82.999

  10. Adem Asil (Turkey) - 82.630

  11. Yumin Abbadini (Italy) - 82.532

  12. Noe Seifert (Switzerland) - 82.464

  13. Lukas Dauser (Germany) - 82.364

  14. Sun Wei (China) - 82.098

  15. Lorenzo Casali (Italy) - 82.065

  16. Artur Davtyan (Armenia) - 82.032

  17. Rene Cournoyer (Canada) - 81.998

  18. Krisztofer Meszaros (Hungary) - 81.933

  19. Illia Kovtun (Ukraine) - 81.031

  20. Florian Langeneggar (Switzerland) - 81.864

  21. Casimir Schmidt (Netherlands) - 81.831

  22. Mario Macchiati (Italy) - 81.799

  23. Lee Junho (Korea) - 81.665

  24. Ilia Liubimov (Isreal) - 81.398

  25. Ahmet Önder (Turkey) 81.164

*According to Japanese Media, Hashimoto Daiki will complete the all-around even though he was two-per-countried out of the all-around final. It is unclear if Chiba or Kaya will be the second athlete in the final.


The Event Finals

Because these athletes are the only non-qualified athletes or from non-qualified teams, they automatically earn a spot to the Olympics


1. Artem Dolgopyat ISR 15.100

2. Fred Richard USA 14.600

3. Carlos Yulo PHI 14.600

4. Minami Kazuki JPN 14.566

5. Félix Dolci CAN 14.500

6. Hashimoto Daiki JPN 14.500

7. Milad Karimi KAZ 14.500

8. Harry Hepworth GBR 14.500

Pommel Horse

1. Max Whitlock GBR 15.266

2. Khoi Young USA 15.066

3. Rhys McClenaghan IRL 14.933

4. Ahmad Abu Al Soud JOR 14.900

5. Lee Chih-Kai TPE 14.800

6. Chiba Kenta JPN 14.700

7. Harutyun Merdinyan ARM 14.600

8. Nils Dunkel GER 14.600

Still Rings

1. Liu Yang CHN 15.200

2. Eleftherios Petrounias GRE 14.900

3. You Hao CHN 14.800

4. Nikita Simonov AZE 14.666

5. Vinzenz Höck AUT 14.600

6. Artur Avetisyan ARM 14.433

– Vahagn Davtyan ARM 14.433

8. Harry Hepworth GBR 14.366


1. Artur Davtyan ARM 15.033

2. Igor Radivilov UKR 14.766

3. Nazar Chepurnyi UKR 14.733

4. Harry Hepworth GBR 14.716

5. Paul Juda USA 14.666

6. Khoi Young USA 14.766

7. Asher Hong USA 14.516*

8. Jake Jarman GBR 14.333

9. Kevin Penev BUL 14.449

*Asher Hong was 2-per-countried out of the vault final and will be replaced with Kevin Penev.

Parallel Bars

1. Lukas Dauser GER 15.300

2. Illia Kovtun UKR 15.233

3. Sugimoto Kaito JPN 15.166

4. Yul Moldauer USA 14.966

5. Shi Cong CHN 14.900

6. Asher Hong USA 14.833

7. Matteo Levantesi ITA 14.833

8. Kaya Kazuma JPN 14.800

High Bar

1. Hashimoto Daiki JPN 15.000

2. Milad Karimi KAZ 14.600

3. Chiba Kenta JPN 14.500

4. Tin Srbic CRO 14.433

5. Su Weide CHN 14.300

6. Paul Juda USA 14.166

7. Kaya Kazuma JPN 14.166*

8. Félix Dolci CAN 14.133

9. Arthur Nory Mariano BRA 14.133

*Kaya Kazuma was 2-per-countried out of the high bar final and will be replaced by 2019 World Champion, Arthur Nory Mariano


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Article by: Kensley Behel


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