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WORLD STREET WORKOUT & CALISTHENICS FEDERATION

STREET WORKOUT POWER AND STRENGTH
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2019
OFFICIAL REGULATIONS

APPROVED BY the Management Board of the
World Street Workout & Calisthenics Federation
On March 8, 2019, in Riga, Latvia

STREET WORKOUT POWER AND STRENGTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

REGULATIONS

The following regulations (“Regulations”) of the Street Workout Power and Strength World Championship 2019 (“PSWC 2019”) have been made by the World Street Workout & Calisthenics Federation (“Federation”) together with its member organizations. These Regulations are meant for the organizations and persons responsible for organization of PSWC 2019 (“Organizers”) and street workout athletes wanting to apply and participate (“Applicant”) and who have passed the online qualification (“Online Qualification”) and are participating (“Participants”) in the PSWC 2019. These Regulations are meant only for the use of the addressees to ensure the organization of the PSWC 2019. Any use, disclosure or copying of these Regulations in whole or in part not in accordance with their intended purpose is prohibited under the applicable law and requires prior express consent of the Federation.

1. DATES OF THE STREET WORKOUT POWER AND STRENGTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

1.1. The PSWC 2019 will take place on 24 August, 2019, in Pskov, Russia.

2. ORGANIZERS OF THE STREET WORKOUT POWER AND STRENGTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

2.1. The PSWC 2019 will be organized by the World Street Workout & Calisthenics Federation (“Federation”), Russian Street Workout Federation and funded by Pskov Region Sprots Ministry.

3. GENERAL TERMS OF THE STREET WORKOUT POWER AND STRENGTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

3.1. The PSWC 2019 will be a live, one-day competition with athletes being at the competition place and competing with one another.
3.2. The PSWC 2019 will be organized in two categories.
3.2.1. Street Workout Power category. In this category the Participants will have to perform a street workout element combination that has to be done for the maximum number of exercise repetitions with additional weights. Male athletes only.
3.2.2. Street Workout Strength category. In this category the Participants will have to perform a street workout element combination that has to be done correctly in the minimal amount of time without additional weights. Male and female athletes.
3.3. Every Participant of the PSWC 2019 will be officially representing their country.
3.4. All Participants will be treated equally, that is their nationality, race and religion will be respected as much as practically possible.
3.5. Winners of the PSWC 2019 will get the title of “Street Workout Power World Champion 2019” in the Street Workout Power category and title of “Street Workout Strength World Champion 2019” in the Street Workout Strength category.

4. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS

4.1. All Participants who have passed the Online Qualification or won the Street Workout Power and Strength National Championship can participate in the PSWC 2019.
4.2. Each Participant must have a valid health insurance (covered personally or financed by a sponsor / supporter, etc.).
4.3. Each Participant will be fully responsibility for his / her health and will be personally responsible for his / her actions and their possible results during competition and free time.
4.4. The Participants must have legal rights to travel and enter Pskov, Russia, if they qualify for the PSWC 2019. Participants who are under the age of 18 must be able to travel alone without an adult companion.
4.5. The Participants must have at least basic knowledge of English to communicate with the Organizers.
4.6. If the Participant qualifies for participation in the PSWC 2019, but for any personal reason is unable to go to the place of competition in Pskov, Russia, his / her participation will be cancelled. If the Participant knows that he will not get to the competition (for planned or unplanned reasons), the Participant must contact the Federation or the Organizer of PSWC 2019 as soon as possible.

5. RULES FOR THE SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS

5.1. Athletes from all around the world can apply and participate in the PSWC 2019. A team of Applicants from a country must have legal rights to travel and enter the organizing country.
5.2. To participate in the PSWC 2019, the Applicants have to be recommended by official member organization(s) of the Federation, based on the Applicants’ reputation as a good power and strength athletes, or win the Street Workout Power and Strength National Championship of their country, or the Applicants have to pass the Online Qualification.
5.3. Not more than five (5) male athletes can represent one (1) country in the Street Workout Power category.
5.4. Not more than five (5) male and five (5) female athletes can represent one (1) country in the Street Workout Strength category.
5.5. Participants will be officially registered for participation in the PSWC 2019, if they will be recommended by official Federation’s member organization(s), or will win the Street Workout Power and Strength National Championship, or if they pass the Online Qualification and have sent in their travel document confirmations before 1 September, 2019.
5.6. Because the event time for the PSWC 2019 is limited, each Participant can only participate in one of the PSWC 2019 competition categories.

6. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ONLINE QUALIFICATION

6.1. Those Applicants who have not been recommended by official Federation’s member organization(s) can participate in the PSWC 2019, if they pass the Online Qualification.
6.2. The requirements for passing the Online Qualification must be followed very precisely:
6.2.1. The Applicant must send an email to the Federation’s coordinator Danila Kuznetcov, email address danila.wswcf@gmail.com , with the application video (YouTube link) which must not be longer than three (3) minutes.
6.2.1.1. Video must include basic or advanced street workout exercises performed in correct form by the Applicant so the Organizers can make sure that the Applicant is capable enough to participate. The Applicant can choose how he / she wants to show strength and power.
6.2.1.2. Street workout freestyle must not be performed in the application video.
6.2.1.3. Video can be an edit of a previous video done by the Applicant and has to show the best performance of the Applicant.
6.2.2. Next to the link to the application video, the Applicant has to add the following information in the same email:
6.2.2.1. Name, surname,
6.2.2.2. Date of Birth,
6.2.2.3. Weight (kg) and height (cm),
6.2.2.4. Country,
6.2.2.5. Brief description about his / her previous experience in street workout,
6.2.2.6. Category in which the Applicant wants to compete,
6.2.2.7. Phone number,
6.2.2.8. Email address,
6.2.2.9. Facebook account,
6.2.2.10. Instagram account.
6.2.3. The video must be named: “Street Workout Power and Strength World Championship 2019 Try-out”.
6.2.4. These links to the Federation’s social accounts must be in the video’s description (comments):
Website: http://www.wswcf.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WSWCF
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/WSWCFofficial
Instagram page: @wswcf #wswcf
6.3. Emails and videos that will not meet the requirements mentioned in Clause 6.2. will not be considered at all.
6.4. All emails and application videos will be reviewed by the Organizers within 10 working days after receiving.
6.5. All emails and videos must be sent to the Federation’s coordinator Danila Kuznetcov, email address: danila.wswcf@gmail.com , before July 15th, 2019.

7. COVERING OF PARTICIPATION COSTS AND SIMILAR REQUIREMENTS

7.1. The PSWC 2019 is organized with limited resources, therefore, every Participant has to cover their own travel, visa and living costs. However, first 40 Participants, who will qualify and send us a travel ticket, will have a free hotel stay for two night from 23rd to 25th August.
7.2. Participant has the right to participate in the competition wearing personalized sponsor’s / supporter’s attributes (T-shirts, caps, trousers, etc.); but it is forbidden to advertise alcohol, tobacco or gambling businesses.

8. GENERAL RULES OF COMPETITION

8.1. The competition will be held on official World Championship equipment provided by company Kenguru Pro www.kengurupro.eu on this particular setup:
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8.2. When performing, each Participant can use liquid or powder magnesium.
8.3. Gloves or any additional accessories cannot be used during a Participant’s performance.
8.4. Dress-code. Street workout sport is different from classical or sports gymnastics and so the Participants must show not only a good performance, but also a good choice of clothing and footwear. Also judges must be able to see that the Participants perform exercises correctly. These are the requirements for clothing and footwear:
8.4.1. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes. Gymnastic shoes are not allowed.
8.4.2. Participants must wear shorts that are not longer than 2 cm above the knees. Participants can wear compression underwear under the shorts. Judges need to see full movement of the knees.
8.4.3. Long pants are not allowed.
8.4.4. Hoodies or any kind of sweaters are not allowed
8.4.5. Tight-fitting gymnastics shorts for male athletes are not allowed.
8.4.6. On the top of the body, participant must wear compression underwear, sports bra or any other tight fit clothing. No additional T-Shirt or sweater over the first layer is allowed. Naked body is not allowed.
8.5. During the competition time and performance time, a Participant has to be alone in the competition area. No support staff is allowed to be in the competition area. During the performance time, a Participant is not allowed to use the help of other Participants or of the competition staff members.
8.6. It is forbidden to perform insulting or offensive actions or use insulting or offensive gestures, and attributes towards other Participants, judges or viewers.
8.7. Any offenses of national or racial hatred are categorically forbidden.
8.8. Participant order will be selected by lottery before the competition.
8.9. Participants may be required to take a doping test according to the international regulations and requirements of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). By participating in the PSWC 2019, the Participants permanently agree to take anti-doping tests when asked.
8.10. If the results of the anti-doping tests are positive, the guilty Participant will be banned from participating in official street workout events for two (2) years.
8.11. The competition in both categories will be judged by judges, who will be appointed by the Federation and who have had detailed training in judging, and themselves are very strong athletes.

9. WEIGHT CATEGORIES

9.1. Starting from 2019, Participants will be divided in 3 (three) weight categories for the PSWC 2019, with an additional 1 (one) absolute category only in Strength category:
9.1.1. Lightweight category. Under 68 kg for male athletes and under 50 kg for female athletes.
9.1.2. Middleweight category. From 68 kg to 80 kg for male athletes and from 50 kg to 60 kg for female athletes.
9.1.3. Heavyweight category. From 80 kg for male athletes and from 60 kg for female athletes.
9.1.4. Absolute category. All weight category male athletes together and all weight category female athletes together. Absolute category applies only to Strength category.
9.2. Each of three weight categories are approved for individual competition and title if the category collects 6 or more Participants. If the number of Participants in lightweight category is less than 6 Participants, then all lightweight Participants are transferred to middleweight category. If the number of middleweight category Participants is less than 6 Participants, then all middleweight category Participants are transferred to lightweight category. If the number of heavyweight category Participants is less than 6 Participants, all heavyweight Participants are transferred to middleweight category.
9.3. Weighing procedure is done at the competition day or 1 (one) day before.
9.4. Winner of each weight category receives the title “Lighteweight / Middleweight / Heavyweight Street Workout Power / Strength World Champion 2019” accordingly.
9.5. Judging of all participants is done equally without taking in account the weight category. Only after all points are counted by judges, athletes are split in weight categories.
9.6. Winner of absolute category receives the title “Absolute Street Workout Strength World Champion 2019” and will be determined by best result in all weight categories together. That also means that absolute category winner will also be winner of any of the three weight categories.

10. RULES OF STREET WORKOUT POWER CATEGORY COMPETITION

10.1. The competition will be the third Street Workout Power and Strength World Championship in the history and the experience from this competition will be used to promote long-term development and create a system for this kind of competitions.
10.2. The competition will be held on these constructions:
10.2.1. Pull-up bar – 2.4 m high, 1.7 m wide, 33 mm diameter of the bar
10.2.2. Parallel bar – 1.4 m high, 0.55 m between centres of the bars, 48 mm diameter of the bar
10.2.3. Flat ground and barbell stand
10.3. In the Street Workout Power category competition, the Participants have to perform three basic street workout elements with additional weight. These elements have to be performed one after the other and in the following order:
10.3.1. Pull-ups with additional weight of 32 kg for heavyweight category, 24 kg for middleweight category and 16 kg for lightweight category
10.3.2. Dips on parallel bars with additional weight of 48 kg for heavyweight category, 32 kg for middleweight category and 24 kg for lightweight category
10.3.3. Deep squats with barbell performed on the ground and additional weight of 100 kg for heavyweight category, 90 kg for middleweight category and 80 kg for lightweight category
10.4. In the order which will be selected by lottery before the competition, all the Participants one after the other will perform pull-ups on the horizontal bar with additional weight. Then in the same order all the Participants will perform dips on parallel bars and afterwards in the same order will perform the third and the last element which is squats.
10.5. Pull-ups with additional weight of 32 kg / 24 kg / 16 kg:
10.5.1. The pull-up has to be performed on the horizontal bar from the lowest hanging position with arms in a shoulder-width grip, and, while at the lowest hanging position, the arms have to be straight in elbow and shoulder joints.
10.5.2. At the highest point of performing the athletic element, the chin of the athlete has to be over the horizontal bar and touch the special platform.
10.5.3. Pull-ups have to be performed with a straight body and legs, without crossing the legs.
10.5.4. It is not allowed to swing or perform pull-ups with non-power inertia.
10.5.5. It is not allowed to use straps, hooks, or any other equipment to remove the load from the “grip”.
10.5.6. Maximum pause between repetitions at the lowest position of the element performance is 2 seconds. The counting is conducted by a competition judge. If the participant deliberately prolongs the pause for more than this period of time, the participant has to end his performance of the element and, at that moment, the result is entered according to the number of repetitions performed so far.
10.5.7. It is allowed to use magnesium.
10.5.8. The performance and repetition of the element is only allowed to start after the judge has given the command by touching the hand of participant.
10.6. Dip on parallel bars with additional weight of 48 kg / 32 kg / 16 kg:
10.6.1. Dips on parallel bars have to be executed starting from the highest point of the element performance, i. e., from the position with straight arms over the parallel bars.
10.6.2. At the lowest point of the element performance, the angle at the athlete’s elbow joint must be equal to or less than 90 degrees.
10.6.3. When performing dips on parallel bars, the back inclination should be straight and fixated. If dips on parallel bars will be executed by tilting forwards, with the pelvis area stationary, then these repetitions will not be counted. The wooden box will be placed in one foot (participant shoe size) distance behind the participant and if participant is touching this wooden box with his legs, repetition is not counted.
10.6.4. Dips have to be performed on parallel bars that are provided by the organizers of the competition. All participants execute the dips in the same way and form.
10.6.5. Maximum pause between repetitions at the highest position of the element performance is 2 seconds. The counting is conducted by a competition judge. If the participant deliberately prolongs the pause for more than this period of time, the participant has to end his performance of the element and, at that moment, the result is entered according to the number of repetitions performed so far. As it is not possible to provide repeated counting of the 2 seconds on the stopwatch (technically difficult), then the pause, which needs to be under two seconds, starts from the moment the athlete finishes performing a repetition, straightening arms at the elbow joints, and the judge announces the “number of repetitions” (e.g. “twenty two”), until the judge says “one”, at which point the participant has to continue the performance of the element (repetition). If the participant prolongs the pause and the judge says “two”, then two seconds have already passed and the participant has to stop the performance of the element. This method of time measurement has been verified experimentally, using a stopwatch. The time on the stopwatch, when the judge said “two” was 2.1-2.4 seconds, depending on the length of the phrases of the number of counted repetitions (“twenty two”, “thirty-eight”, etc.).
10.6.6. It is allowed to use magnesium.
10.6.7. The performance and repetition of the element is only allowed to start after the judge has given the command by touching the hand of participant.
10.7. Squats with additional weight of 100 kg / 90 kg / 80 kg:
10.7.1. Squats have to be performed on the flat ground taking a barbell with additional weight from the barbell stand.
10.7.2. At the lowest point of the element performance, the angle at the athlete’s knee joint must be equal to or less than 90 degrees.
10.7.3. At the highest position in the element performance, the athlete has to straighten the legs at the knee and hip joint, that is, the body has to be positioned vertically.
10.7.4. Maximum pause between repetitions at the lowest/highest position of the element performance is 2 seconds. The counting is conducted by a competition judge. If the participant deliberately prolongs the pause for more than this period of time, the participant has to end his performance of the element and, at that moment, the result is entered according to the number of repetitions performed so far.
10.7.5. The performance of the element is only allowed to start after both judges have given the command.
10.8. The counting of the repetitions:
10.8.1. One judge observes the straightening of joints (at the lowest position for elbow joints in pull-ups, at the highest position for elbow joints in dips, at the highest and lowest position for knee and hip joint in squats), and the necessary amplitude (pulling up above the horizontal bar, the elbow joints create an angle of less than 90 degrees in dips, and knee joints in squats).
10.8.2. The second judge observes that the knees are not bent at any moment during the whole motion of the element performance, i. e., the athlete does not use swinging, jerking or kicking motions, when performing pull-ups or dips on parallel bars. In other exercises, the judge performs the same functions as the first judge, but from a different angle.
10.8.3. The operator records the performance of all participants from the necessary angles in all exercises with a video camera/mobile phone (if required).
10.8.4. During the performance of an element, one of the judges counts the correctly performed number of repetitions in a loud voice. The second judge comments on the mistakes so that the participant can correct his technique and obtain the best possible result.
10.8.5. After the completion of a specific element, the judges announce preliminary results of each participant, and then examine the videos of each participant performing the exercise (depending on the situation, the determining of the result revision takes place only at the request of the judges) and enter the final number of counted repetitions in the competition protocol.
10.9. Determination of winners.
10.9.1. The winner is determined by counting the total points earned in all three elements.
10.9.2. The participant with the highest score is proclaimed the winner of the category.
10.9.3. The number of points for 1 repetition of a pull-up with additional weight – 3 point.
10.9.4. The number of points for 1 repetition of a dip on the parallel bars with additional weight – 2 point.
10.9.5. The number of points for 1 repetition of squats with additional weight – 1 point.
10.9.6. Sample calculation:
The result of the athlete – 20 pull-ups, 38 dips, 46 squats.
The total score in points: 20*3+38*2+46*1 = 60+76+46=182 points.
10.10. Before performing each element, a Participant will have an additional weight added and the judges will help the Participant to take the starting position. When the Participant will be ready in the starting position, a judge will give the signal and the Participant will perform a maximum number of competition element repetitions.
10.11. The Participant with the highest score will get the title “Lightweight / middleweight / heavyweight Street Workout Power Category World Champion 2019”.

11. RULES OF STREET WORKOUT STRENGTH CATEGORY COMPETITION

11.1. It is the vision of the competition that a Participant has to have enough overall strength to win the World Champion’s title. To reach this goal the Organizers and the Federation will not reveal the precise order of the competition elements and the number of repetitions that will have to be performed.
11.2. The competition will be the third Street Workout Power and Strength World Championship in the history and the experience from this competition will be used to promote long-term development and create a system for this kind of competitions.
11.3. The competition will be held on these constructions setup that includes:
11.3.1. Pull-up bars
11.3.2. Monkey bars.
11.3.3. Swedish wals.
11.3.4. Double parallel bars.
11.3.5. Two level parallel bars.
11.3.6. Hihgbars with climbing poles.
11.4. The Participants will have to perform in various order and with a different number of exercise repetitions for these exercises:
11.4.1. Pull-up
11.4.2. Pull-up with static holds
11.4.3. Muscle-up
11.4.4. Dip on parallel bar
11.4.5. Push-up with clap
11.4.6. Deep push-up
11.4.7. Toes to bar
11.4.8. Burpee
11.4.9. Knee raise
11.4.10. Squat
11.4.11. Jump on box with both legs
11.4.12. Lungs
11.4.13. Monkey bar walk
11.4.14. Vertical pole climb
11.5. In the Street Workout Strength category competition, the Participants will have to go through different exercise stations put in a various order. The exercise stations will be placed one after the other and together will make the competition course. All elements will be placed on the special course which will be put on two lines so that two (2) Participants can compete at the same time.
11.6. Participants in their selected order in groups of two Participants will perform different street workout elements with different number of repetitions.
11.7. The Participants will be put on the starting line in groups of two Participants and, with the sound of the signal, will start to perform one by street workout elements in the exercise stations, which will be exactly the same for all three Participants and they will have to perform exactly the same number of repetitions.
11.8. Each Participant will have a judge who will follow the Participant along the course and count the number of correct repetitions. Until the Participant will not be done performing the necessary number of correct exercise repetitions, he / she will not be allowed to move to the next exercise station.
11.9. The winner of the competition will be the Participant who will have the fastest time on the course, by correctly performing all the elements with the necessary number of repetitions.
11.10. Depending on the number of Participants, the competition can have a qualification round, semi-final round and the final round.
11.11. The Participants will be separated in weight categories and one winner in the men’s and one winner in women’s category will be get the title of “Lightweight / Middleweight / Heavyweight Street Workout Strength Category World Champion 2019”.

12. OTHER PROVISIONS

12.1. The Federation whenever needed can invite any special guests and representatives of the member organisations in addition to the Participants.
12.2. The event program for the PSWC 2019 is meant only for the Participants and the special guests invited by the Federation.
12.3. If any Participant brings any other person (family member, relative, parent, child, friend, etc.) to the PSWC 2019, that Participant is responsible for covering all costs of such additional person (travel, living, catering, entertainment, etc.). The Participants will be allowed to spend time with such persons only after the end of the competition.
12.4. The health and travel insurance has to be made by each selected Participant of the PSWC 2019 at his / her own cost and shown to the Organizers before the start of the competition.
12.5. The selected Participants will be allowed to come to Pskov and participate in the PSWC 2019 only if they have signed a written Participation Contract with the Federation.
12.6. The Federation can change or add to the specific terms of the PSWC 2019, if, in the reasonable opinion of the Federation, it is necessary or useful based on the observations and experience of the Federation.

13. PARTICIPATION FEE

13.1. From 2019, all WSWCF international competitions will have participation fee. Participation fee in PSWC 2019 is fifty (50) EUR from each participant. Participation fee will be used to cover event coordination expenses. Participation fee must be paid in Riga, Latvia to PSWC 2019 coordinator not later than 2 hours before the Qualification round.

On behalf of World Street Workout & Calisthenics Federation

Chairman of the Management Board Maris Slezins