#About

IRV World Championships

The IRV World Championships & IRV Team World Championships build the international competitive arena for wheel gymnasts around the world.

World Championships are held every consequtive two-year cycle and are hosted by IRV member countries.

Next World Championships
Previous World Championships
WC Competition Formats
WC Framework Conditions

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Next
Team World Championships

2023 Team World Championships

2023, July 15 - 2023, July 16

Next
Individual
World Championships

2024 World Championships

2024, May 1 - 2024, August 31

All World Championships

2024 World Championships

2024, May 1 - 2024, August 31

2021 World Championships (CANCELLED)

2021, July 12 - 2021, July 18

2018 World Championships

2018, May 6 - 2018, May 13

2016 World Championships

2016, June 19 - 2016, June 26

2015 World Championships

2015, June 8 - 2015, June 13

2013 World Championships

2013, July 8 - 2013, July 13

2011 World Championships

2011, May 29 - 2011, June 5

2009 World Championships

2009, May 17 - 2009, May 24

2007 World Championships

2007, May 13 - 2007, May 20

2005 World Championships

2005, May 1 - 2005, May 8

2003 World Championships

2003, May 27 - 2003, June 1

2001 World Championships

2001, May 22 - 2001, May 27

1999 World Championships

1999, May 13 - 1999, May 15

1997 World Championships

1997, May 13 - 1997, May 15

1995 World Championships

1995, January 1 - 1995, December 31

All Team World Championships

2023 Team World Championships

2023, July 15 - 2023, July 16

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Competition formats within IRV World Championships

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.

IRV World Championships

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.

Competition Rules
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

World Championships
Team World Championships

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