The third round of the FIG Gymnastics World Cup is in the Middle East and Europe this week, with some excellent fields assembled:
● Apparatus World Cup in Doha (QAT)
The third of four Apparatus World Cups is underway at the Aspire Academy Dome in Qatar, with finals on Friday and Saturday.
The fields are deep and accomplished, including more than a dozen Olympic and World Championships medalists:
● Diego Hypolito (BRA) ~ 2016 Olympic Floor silver medalist
● Shudi Deng (CHN) ~ 2016 Olympic Team bronze medalist
● Ruoteng Zhou (CHN) ~ 2018 Worlds Pommel Horse gold; 2017 Worlds All-Around gold
● Yang Liu (CHN) ~ 2017 Worlds Rings bronze medalist
● Tin Srbic (CRO) ~ 2017 Worlds Horizontal Bar gold medalist
● Carlos Yulo (PHI) ~ 2018 Worlds Floor bronze medalist
● Marian Dragulescu (ROU) ~ 8x Worlds golds in Vault & Floor (2001-09)
● Denis Ablyazin (RUS) ~ 2014 Worlds Floor gold medalist; 2017 Worlds Rings silver
● Chih-Kai Lee (TPE) ~ 2018 Worlds Pommel Horse bronze medalist
● Igor Radivilov (UKR) ~ 2017 Worlds Vault silver medalist
● Nina Derwael (BEL) ~ 2018 Worlds Uneven Bars gold medalist
● Yilin Fan (CHN) ~ 2015 & 2017 Worlds Uneven Bars gold medalist
● Alexa Moreno (MEX) ~ 2018 Worlds Vault bronze medalist
● Maria Paseka (RUS) ~ 2015 & 2017 Worlds Vault gold medalist
● Jade Carey (USA) ~ 2017 Worlds Floor & Vault silver medalist
Carey won the Vault and Floor events last week in Baku (AZE). The other American entries are men: Trevor Howard and Stephen Nedoroscik.
Prize money is available to the top eight placers: $1,000-800-600-400-300-250-200-150, for each event. Look for results here.
● All-Around World Cup in Birmingham (GBR)
The third All-Around World Cup will be held Saturday at the Genting Arena in Birmingham (GBR), with a decorated field, including:
● Bart Deurloo (BEL) ~ 2017 Worlds Horizontal Bar bronze medalist
● Wei Sun (CHN) ~ 2018 Worlds Team gold medalist
● Nikita Nagornyy (RUS) ~ 2016 Olympic Team silver & 2018 Worlds Team silver
● Riley McCusker (USA) ~ 2018 Worlds Team gold medalist
● Jaiqi Liu (CHN) ~ 2019 Baku World Cup Uneven Bars winner
● Aliia Mustafina (RUS) ~ 2012 & 2016 Olympic Uneven Bars gold medalist
Prize money for the All-Around is $12,000-10,000-8,000-6,000-5,500-5,000-4,500-4,000 for the top eight places. The personal coaches of the top three finishers get $1,200-1,000-800. Look for results here.