Gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Gymnastics
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Gymnastics (Artistic), Rio 2016.png Gymnastics (Rhythmic), Rio 2016.png Gymnastics (Trampoline), Rio 2016.png
Pictograms for artistic gymnastics (left), rhythmic gymnastics (center), and trampolining (right)
VenueArena Olímpica do Rio
Dates6–21 August 2016
No. of events18
Competitors from 63 nations
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Arena Olímpica prior to the rhythmic gymnastics competition.

Gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro was held in three categories: artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampolining. All gymnastics events were staged at the Arena Olímpica do Rio from 6 to 21 August 2016.[1][2][3]

Qualification[edit]

Qualification was based on the results of the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 24 October to 1 November 2015; the 2015 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, held in Stuttgart, Germany, from 7 to 13 September 2015; the 2015 Trampoline World Championships, held in Odense, Denmark, from 25 to 28 November 2015; and the Olympic Test Event, held on 16–22 April 2016 at Arena Olímpica do Rio.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Q Qualification F Final
Artistic (HSBC Arena)[5]
Event↓/Date → Sat 6 Sun 7 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thur 11 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16
Men's individual all-around Q F
Men's team all-around F
Men's vault F
Men's floor F
Men's pommel horse F
Men's rings F
Men's parallel bars F
Men's horizontal bar F
Women's individual all-around Q F
Women's team all-around F
Women's vault F
Women's balance beam F
Women's uneven bars F
Women's floor F
Rhythmic (HSBC Arena)[5]
Event↓/Date → Fri 19 Sat 20 Sun 21
Individual all-around Q F
Group all-around Q F
Trampoline (HSBC Arena)[5]
Event↓/Date → Fri 12 Sat 13
Men Q F
Women Q F

Participation[edit]

Participating nations[edit]

Brazil, as the host country, receives a guaranteed spot, in case it were not to earn one by the regular qualifying methods.

Participating gymnasts[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Key

  *   Host nation (Brazil)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States46212
2 Russia35311
3 Great Britain2237
4 Japan2013
5 Ukraine1113
6 Germany1012
7 Belarus1001
 Canada1001
 Greece1001
 Netherlands1001
 North Korea1001
12 Brazil*0213
13 China0145
14 Spain0101
15 Bulgaria0011
 Switzerland0011
Totals (16 nations)18181854

Events[edit]

Artistic gymnastics[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
details
 Japan (JPN)
Kenzō Shirai
Yusuke Tanaka
Koji Yamamuro
Kōhei Uchimura
Ryōhei Katō
 Russia (RUS)
Denis Ablyazin
David Belyavskiy
Ivan Stretovich
Nikolai Kuksenkov
Nikita Nagornyy
 China (CHN)
Deng Shudi
Lin Chaopan
Liu Yang
You Hao
Zhang Chenglong
Individual all-around
details
Kōhei Uchimura
 Japan
Oleg Vernyayev
 Ukraine
Max Whitlock
 Great Britain
Floor exercise
details
Max Whitlock
 Great Britain
Diego Hypólito
 Brazil
Arthur Mariano
 Brazil
Horizontal bar
details
Fabian Hambüchen
 Germany
Danell Leyva
 United States
Nile Wilson
 Great Britain
Parallel bars
details
Oleg Vernyayev
 Ukraine
Danell Leyva
 United States
David Belyavskiy
 Russia
Pommel horse
details
Max Whitlock
 Great Britain
Louis Smith
 Great Britain
Alexander Naddour
 United States
Rings
details
Eleftherios Petrounias
 Greece
Arthur Zanetti
 Brazil
Denis Ablyazin
 Russia
Vault
details
Ri Se-gwang
 North Korea
Denis Ablyazin
 Russia
Kenzō Shirai
 Japan

Women's events[edit]

For the first time since the 1976 Olympics, Romania did not win a medal in the women's team event, due to Romania's failure to qualify a team for the first time since 1968, ending a 40-year medal run.[6][7][8]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
details
 United States (USA)
Simone Biles
Gabrielle Douglas
Laurie Hernandez
Madison Kocian
Alexandra Raisman
 Russia (RUS)
Angelina Melnikova
Aliya Mustafina
Maria Paseka
Daria Spiridonova
Seda Tutkhalyan
 China (CHN)
Fan Yilin
Mao Yi
Shang Chunsong
Tan Jiaxin
Wang Yan
Individual all-around
details
Simone Biles
 United States
Alexandra Raisman
 United States
Aliya Mustafina
 Russia
Vault
details
Simone Biles
 United States
Maria Paseka
 Russia
Giulia Steingruber
 Switzerland
Uneven bars
details
Aliya Mustafina
 Russia
Madison Kocian
 United States
Sophie Scheder
 Germany
Balance beam
details
Sanne Wevers
 Netherlands
Laurie Hernandez
 United States
Simone Biles
 United States
Floor exercise
details
Simone Biles
 United States
Alexandra Raisman
 United States
Amy Tinkler
 Great Britain

Rhythmic gymnastics[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Group all-around
details
 Russia (RUS)
Vera Biryukova
Anastasia Bliznyuk
Anastasia Maksimova
Anastasia Tatareva
Maria Tolkacheva
 Spain (ESP)
Sandra Aguilar
Artemi Gavezou
Elena López
Lourdes Mohedano
Alejandra Quereda
 Bulgaria (BUL)
Reneta Kamberova
Lyubomira Kazanova
Mihaela Maevska-Velichkova
Tsvetelina Naydenova
Hristiana Todorova
Individual all-around
details
Margarita Mamun
 Russia
Yana Kudryavtseva
 Russia
Ganna Rizatdinova
 Ukraine

Trampoline[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual
details
Uladzislau Hancharou
 Belarus
Dong Dong
 China
Gao Lei
 China
Women's individual
details
Rosie MacLennan
 Canada
Bryony Page
 Great Britain
Li Dan
 China

Gala[edit]

For the first time since 2008, a gala was held in gymnastics; it was held on 17 August 2016, following the completion of competition in the artistic disciplines. The exhibition event featured performances by artistic gymnasts who participated in Rio.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rio 2016: Artistic Gymnastics". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 30 March 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Rio 2016: Rhythmic Gymnastics". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 30 March 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Rio 2016: Gymnastics (Trampoline)". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 30 March 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Rio 2016 – FIG Gymnastics Qualification System" (PDF). FIG. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "Rio 2016: Ticket Guide – Search for Sessions". Rio 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  6. ^ Dvora Meyers (19 April 2016). "Romania's Olympic gymnastics failure: where did it all go wrong?". The Guardian (London).
  7. ^ Laura Wagner (18 April 2016). "Romanian Women's Gymnastics Team Fails To Qualify For Olympics, Ending Medal Streak". npr.
  8. ^ Erin Corbett (4 August 2016). "Why Isn't The Romania Gymnastics Team At Rio? The Women's Team Isn't Competing This Year". Bustle.com.
  9. ^ "Parallel Bars, Stripteases, Wigs: Rio's Hottest Club Is the Gymnastics Gala". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique : ACRO". Fig-gymnastics.com. 23 May 2012. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2012.

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