World Artistic Gymnastics Championships 411: Field, schedule, and how to watch

By Gymnastics Now | September 29, 2023
The logo of the 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships with Antwerp in the background.

ANTWERP, Belgium – The 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships are set for September 30 to October 8 at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium.

The meet crowns world champions for all events, including the team competition, all-around, and apparatus. In all, 14 champions will be decided.

In addition, this worlds will decide a bulk of the qualifiers for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games during qualifying and the apparatus finals.

Gymnastics Now is on-site in Antwerp and will provide live coverage of worlds starting with podium training on September 27 and all the way through the last day of finals on October 8. Make sure to follow us across social to stay in the loop.

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Keep reading for the full field, when Olympic qualifying spots will be up for grabs, schedule (with Eastern time conversion), and how to watch.

This page will be updated periodically as more information and links become available.

Field for the 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

Here is the latest nominative (by name) registration for the world championships, via the International Gymnastics Federation.

How athletes and nations can qualify to Paris 2024 via the 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

Olympic berths for Paris 2024 will be granted at the end of qualifications and event finals.

Six Olympic berths were awarded at last year’s world championships in Liverpool, England, with three women’s teams (United States, Great Britain, Canada) and three men’s teams (China, Japan, and Great Britain) punching their tickets.

Antwerp is the final opportunity for countries to qualify a team to Paris. The top 9 teams (above qualifiers excluded) in both men’s and women’s (18 total) at the end of qualifying will earn their berths, bringing the total number of countries competing for medals in Paris to 12 each (24 total).

The next three best countries that don’t earn a team berth during qualifying will each receive one (1) berth for an individual athlete for the country to name next year ahead of the Games.

The eight highest-ranked eligible men’s all-around athletes and the 14 highest-ranked eligible women’s all-around athletes at the end of qualifying will each earn Olympic berths by name, meaning it is that athlete’s berth, not their country’s. Athletes from countries that have qualified a team are not eligible for individual quota places (for example, Simone Biles will not qualify as an individual since the United States has already earned a team berth).

During apparatus finals, the highest-ranked eligible athlete on each apparatus (6 men, 4 women) will earn Olympic berths by name. These athletes can compete on any and all apparatus during qualifications at the Paris Games. Athletes from countries that have qualified a team are not eligible.

If individuals fail to qualify to Paris via this worlds or are not in attendance because of other circumstances, they can still qualify via the 2024 Apparatus World Cup Series or the 2024 Continental Championships.

If a country doesn’t qualify a team, a maximum of three individuals per country are allowed to qualify to the Paris Games, regardless of how they qualify.

See the full qualification system for Paris 2024 here.

Paris 2024 Olympic BerthWhen is it being awarded?How many for MAG?How many for WAG?
Team (5 athletes)At the end of qualifications. Already-qualified teams are ineligible.99
Individual (for the country)At the end of qualifications. Countries that have qualified a team are not eligible.33
Individual (by name)At the end of qualifications. Athletes from countries that have qualified a team are not eligible.814
Individual (by name)During apparatus finals. Athletes from countries that have qualified a team or have previously qualified as individuals are not eligible.64

How to watch the 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

The 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships will be broadcast and streamed around the world. Rights-holders vary depending on where you’re located.

Fans in the U.S. can watch on NBC’s Peacock. The BBC holds the rights in the UK, and Globo will show the championships in Brazil. If your country does not have a specific rights-holder (see list below), you may be able to watch on the FIG’s streaming platform All Gymnastics TV.

After speculation about whether qualifications would be streamed (they weren’t last year), the FIG announced that it will be partnering with Eurovision Sport to offer live coverage of all phases of competition, including qualifications.

For the first time ever, TV coverage of the world championships will be complemented by coverage on AGTV. An innovative collaboration between the FIG and Eurovision Sport, All Gymnastics will give fans exclusive access to all isolated camera feeds on all apparatus, enabling them to follow all the action from their favorite gymnasts.

Fans will be able to watch all three days of qualifications on AGTV for free. Finals on AGTV will be geo-blocked in the following territories, meaning their is a rights-holder broadcasting the event.

Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Finland, Germany, Guyana, Guatemala, Hungary, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Panama, Paraguay, People’s Republic of China, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, San Marino, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, US Virgin Islands, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vatican city, Venezuela.

AGTV’s comprehensive video-on-demand offerings include daily highlight clips and full routines from qualifications, ensuring that fans never miss a moment of the action.

Live scores will be available here.

Gymnastics Now will also have a live blog and recap of qualifying and each final. Subscribe for unlimited access.

DateTime (CEST/EDT)EventHow to Watch (in the USA)
Sept. 27-29All DayMAG & WAG Podium TrainingN/A
Sept. 3010:00 – 11:50 a.m. CEST /
4 – 5:50 a.m. EDT

12:15 – 2:05 p.m. CEST /
6:15 – 8:05 a.m. EDT

4 – 5:50 p.m. CEST /
10 – 11:50 a.m. EDT

6:15 – 8:05 p.m. CEST /
12:15 – 2:05 p.m. EDT
MAG Subdivision 1

MAG Subdivision 2

MAG Subdivision 3

MAG Subdivision 4
All Gymnastics TV
Oct. 110:00 – 11:50 a.m. CEST /
4 – 5:50 a.m. EDT

12:15 – 2:05 p.m. CEST /
6:15 – 8:05 a.m. EDT

4 – 5:20 p.m. CEST /
10 – 11:20 a.m. EDT

5:45 – 7:05 p.m. CEST /
11:45 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. EDT

7:30 – 8:50 p.m. CEST /
1:30 – 2:50 p.m. EDT
MAG Subdivision 5

MAG Subdivision 6

WAG Subdivision 1
(ITA, NED, AS2, AS1)

WAG Subdivision 2
(TPE, USA, AA4, AA7)

WAG Subdivision 3
All Gymnastics TV
Oct. 210 – 11:20 a.m. CEST /
4 – 5:20 a.m. EDT

11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. CEST / 5:30 – 6:50 a.m. EDT

1 – 2:20 p.m. CEST /
7 – 8:20 a.m. EDT

4:15 – 5:35 p.m. CEST /
10:15 – 11:35 a.m. EDT

5:45 – 7:05 p.m. CEST /
11:45 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. EDT

7:45 – 9:05 p.m. CEST /
1:45 – 3:05 p.m. EDT

9:15 – 10:35 p.m. CEST / 3:15 – 4:35 p.m. EDT
WAG Subdivision 4

WAG Subdivision 5
(MEX, AA9, SWE, AA3)

WAG Subdivision 6
(AA6, AUS, BRA, AA12)

WAG Subdivision 7
(AA10, AUT, AA5, CAN)

WAG Subdivision 8

WAG Subdivision 9

WAG Subdivision 10
(FRA, AA14, AA11, CHN)
All Gymnastics TV
Oct. 37:30 – 10:45 p.m. CEST / 1:30 – 4:45 p.m. EDTMen’s Team FinalPeacock
Oct. 47:30 – 10:05 p.m. CEST / 1:30 – 4:05 p.m. EDTWomen’s Team FinalPeacock
Oct. 57:30 – 10:40 p.m. CEST / 1:30 – 4:40 p.m. EDT Men’s Individual All-Around FinalPeacock
Oct. 67:30 – 10:00 p.m. CEST / 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. EDTWomen’s Individual All-Around FinalPeacock
Oct. 72:00 – 6:00 p.m. CEST / 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDTApparatus Finals Day 1 (WAG vault, uneven bars; MAG floor, pommel horse, rings)Peacock (starting at 8 a.m. EDT)
Oct. 82:00 – 6:00 p.m. CEST / 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDTApparatus Finals Day 2 (WAG balance beam, floor exercise; MAG vault, parallel bars, high bar)Peacock (starting at 8 a.m. EDT)
AA = All-Around Group
AS = Apparatus Specialist Group
MAG = Men’s Artistic Gymnastics
WAG = Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

Looking for a specific all-around or apparatus specialist? See the men’s full draw and women’s full draw to determine which group they’re in.