2023 World Junior Gymnastic Artistic Championships (3/29-4/2, Antalya, Turkiye)

This will be an interesting competition since the 2021 version was cancelled due to COVID.
Turkiye will host another major competition after the 2020 Europeans.

MAG 15-18 year olds can compete (born 2005-2008)
WAG 14-15 year olds can compete (born 2008-2009)

for funsies, current US WAG national team juniors who are eligible:
Jayla Hang
Zoey Molomo
Hezly Rivera
Audrey Snyder
Izzy Stassi

Is Russia out of this for sure? Or is that still TBA?

Yes. Both Russia and Belarus are out for sure.
The definitive roster was released and both are omitted.

How many can they send?

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Total of 4 or 3 gymnasts per team, 3 (or 2) compete and 1 is the designated alternate.
3 up per event, 2 count. So teams can put up 3 and drop a score, OR can put up just 2 and count both scores.

Only countries that qualified in the top 36 AA (1 per NOC) are able to send a full team.

Otherwise they can send 1 individual.

MAG (36)

ARG ARM AUS AZE
BEL BRA BUL CAN
CHN EGY ESP FIN
FRA GBR GER GRE
HUN IRI ITA JPN
KAZ KOR LAT MEX
NOR NZL POR ROU
RSA SWE TUR TWN
UKR USA UZB VIE

WAG (36)

ARG AZE BEL BRA
BUL CAN CHN CYP
CZE DEN ECU EGY
ESP FIN FRA GBR
GER GRE GUA HUN
ITA JPN KAZ KOR
MEX NOR PAN POL
POR ROU SLO TUR
TWN UKR USA UZB

The most notable absentee here is probably the Netherlands, because they didn’t attend in 2019 - which I don’t think they would have known at the time was the qualification event for this edition.

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I doubt anyone knew.
But they are sending one WAG and one MAG so they both will qualify teams to 2025 Worlds.

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Draws are out. https://www.gymnastics.sport/site/events/detail.php?id=17242#loaded Click “Show Files” and select 03 Gymnasts Drawing of Lots Results.

Welp.
After USA getting drawn for the first subdivision for both senior Worlds in 2022 and now junior Worlds in 2023 (also in 2019) that is squashes the Reddit conspiracy theories that the draw is not really random and the FIG cheats to put USA in the final subdivision at every Worlds.

OH AND LOOK! Belgium in subdivision 5 and China in 6th and final subdivision. Their curse of always being relegated to the first subdivision has ended! :rofl:

Is Ella Kate Parker eligible for this? I think she’s the right age. Not entirely sure though.

She isn’t qualified for elite at the moment, but she is eligible age-wise

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She is. WAG athletes must be born in 2008 or 2009, and she’s an 08 birthdate.

Not sure how selection is going to play out for the US. Winter Cup is the last weekend in February, and there’s not a national team camp between that and DTB Pokal, Jesolo, and Jr. Worlds. Maybe just straight Winter Cup results? Or a combination of results from the camp that ends today and Winter Cup?

Parker is elite, but she hasn’t qualified to Classics or Winter Cup. She doesn’t have to re-test her compulsories or achieve a qualifying optional score to be considered elite. Once you make your compulsory score and compete 1 event at Winter Cup or Classics, you’re elite for life, unless you decide to drop back to level 10.

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Good to know, thanks. I was referring to her not having her optionals score, so I didn’t realize she was still considered elite.

Current Junior National Team members eligible:
Jayla Hang
Zoey Molomo
Hezly Rivera
Audrey Snyder
Izzy Stassi

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Jayla Hang for sure needs to go!

Jayla for sure. I also like Zoey, Hezly and Audrey.

There is nothing on the elite calendar. But I wonder if they will use Winter Cup as the selection, or if there will be a trials/camp.
This is an odd scenario because juniors have to be “peaked” for Worlds so early in the season.
When I think of March Worlds I think of figure skating, not gymnastics.

I believe EK qualified to Winter Cup this weekend at the Buckeye Classic.