IRV Competitions

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Element of the IRV Mission Statement

The IRV competitions team forms an organising committee for IRV World Championships together with the local organiser. The team is responsible for the competition format itself, media coverage and judging. The local hosts organise accommodation and food for all delegation members.


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IRV Competition Formats

The IRV organises the #WheelGymnastics World Championships in cooperation with local hosts. Individual and Team World Championships are organised in alternate years.

The IRV World Championships are open to gymnasts from IRV member countries who turn 14 in the year of a World Championship. Gymnasts must qualify according to the rules of their IRV member federation. A member delegation can send up to five competitors in each competition category.

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IRV Team World Championships

Age Groups

The regulations for age groups are defined in the IRV Competition Rules.

1.1. Age Groups

  • Junior girls/boys
    • 14 – 18 years (see also 2/1.5.2b)
  • Senior women/men
    • 16 +

1.5.2 Minimum age and eligibility (excerpt)

The minimum age for participation in the world championships is 14. The actual age of the gymnast at the time of the competition is not the deciding factor, but the gymnast must have his/her fourteenth birthday in the competition year.

Gymnasts who have their 16th birthday in the competition year (or older) may take part in the senior category. Gymnasts who have their 19th birthday in the competition year (or older) must take part in the senior category.

Event Year Host City Junior / Junior Team Senior / Senior Team
Team World Championships 2021 (May) Leipzig, Germany 2003 – 2007 2007+
Individual World Championships 2021 (July) New Jersey, USA 2002* – 2007 2005+
Individual World Championships 2022 n/a
Team World Championships 2023 n/a

* As an exception and due to the postponement of the 2020 WC, the IRV has decided to permit gymnasts born in 2002 to compete in the junior category at the 2021 WC. However, the final decision lies with your country. Delegations can decide whether their gymnasts born in 2002 start in the junior or in the senior category. Maximum numbers of registered gymnasts per category must be respected.

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Framework Conditions 2023

How to host IRV World Championships?

You want to host a World Championship, Team World Championships or other events in cooperation with the IRV? We summarized helpful information regarding the organisation of championships in the framework conditions.

The IRV Board will decide on applications within a max. 3 months period. If a member plans to apply for IRV events, it can send a formless letter of intent (LoI) to the IRV Board to discuss the framework conditions of the event.

  1. Letter of intent
  2. Official application
  3. Decision by IRV Board
  4. Signed Championship Contract
  5. Official Announcement

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Meet the team

Günter Fischer
Günter Fischer
IRV Vice-President
Jasmin Braunwalder
Jasmin Braunwalder
Competitions Officer
Miriam Kaufmann
Miriam Kaufmann
Head of Gym Wheel
Gerlind Vollmer
Gerlind Vollmer
Head of Media & Communications