The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Council has simplified the qualification system for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
The Council approved changes to the artistic, rhythmic and trampoline competitions during its meeting in Saint Petersburg.
In artistic gymnastics, a maximum of five gymnasts per team will now qualify for the Games, as opposed to the four per team and two individuals that will compete at Tokyo 2020.
The 2022 World Championships in Liverpool will form the first qualifying event, with the three teams who finish on the podium qualifying for the Olympics.
Most of the places for the Paris 2023 team and individual competitions will be at stake one year later, at the 2023 World Championships in Antwerp.
The final opportunities for Olympic qualification are due come in the 2023-2024 Apparatus World Cup Series and the 2024 Continental Championships.
Rhythmic gymnastics will see medallists in the individual and group competitions at the 2022 World Championships in Valencia qualify for Paris 2024.
A large proportion of the Olympic quotas will then be allocated during the 2023 World Championships, where 16 places for the individual competition and five for the group competition will be available.
The 2024 Regional Championships will also offer each continent one place for an individual gymnast and one for the groups.
Half of the Paris 2024 qualifying spots for trampoline gymnastics will be available during the 2023 World Championships in Birmingham.
The eight finalists in the individual men’s and individual women’s trampoline competitions will secure a ticket for their country to the Games, albeit with a limit of one per country.
The 2023-2024 World Cup Series will also give the best-placed gymnasts another chance to qualify for Paris 2024.
The remaining places will be allocated in a manner that ensures the representation of all the continents based on the results of the 2023 World Championships.