24. July 2021  
Tokyo, JPN  
Artistic Gymnastics

*PREVIEW: 2020 Olympic Games - Artistic Gymnastics


196 gymnasts compete in Artistic Gymnastics, from July 24 up to August 03, at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo (JPN).
The numbers include nine Olympic gold medallists from Games reaching as far back as 1992, as well as five gymnasts, who have been crowned champions at the Youth Olympic Games.
The oldest in the competition, Oksana Chusovitina (UZB) and Marian Dragulescu (ROU), are Gymnastics elder statespeople whose careers have spanned decades, while Ilia Kovtun (UKR) and Jutta Verkest (BEL), the youngest in this group, represent the new generation ...:

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♦ 2021 MEN's Olympic Games Teams Roster Set

China:            Lin Chaopan, Sun Wei, Xiao Ruoteng, Zou Jingyuan
Russia:           David Belyavskiy, Artur Dalaloyan, Aleksandr Kartsev, Nikita Nagornyy
Japan:            Hashimoto Daiki, Kaya Kazuma, Kitazono Takeru, Tanigawa Wataru
Ukraine:          Illia Kovtun, Petro Pakhniuk, Igor Radivilov, Yevgen Yudenkov
Great Britain: Joe Fraser, James Hall, Giarnni Regini Moran, Max Whitlock
Switzerland:   Christian Baumann, Pablo Brägger, Benjamin Gischard, Eddy Yusof
United States: Brody Malone, Sam Mikulak, Yul Moldauer, Shane Wiskus
Taiwan:           Lee Chih-Kai, Shiao Yu-Jan, Tang Chia-Hung, Yu Chao-Wei
South Korea:   Kim Han-sol, Lee Jun-ho, Ryu Sung-hyun, Yang Hak-seon
Brazil:             Francisco Barretto Jr., Arthur Mariano, Diogo Soares, Caio Souza
Spain:             Néstor Abad, Thierno Diallo, Nicolau Mir, Joel Plata
Germany:       Andreas Toba, Lukas Dauser, Nils Dunkel, Philipp Herder

* Individual Olympic Qualifiers:
A total of 32 individual athletes will qualify nominative spots based on their finish in all-around qualifications (one per NOC) and apparatus finals (maximum of three per NOC across all apparatuses)
Note: Up to 18 athletes were eligible to qualify via apparatus finals. In 2019, 12 gymnasts qualified this way, with the remaining six spots reallocated to all-around qualifications.
Carlos Yulo (PHI), Manrique Larduet (CUB)*, Ludovico Edalli (ITA), Milad Karimi (KAZ), Loris Frasca (FRA),
Robert Tvorogal (LTU), Alexander Shatilov (ISR), Ferhat Arican (TUR), Artur Davtyan (ARM),
David Huddleston (BUL), Bart Deurloo (NED), Daniel Corral (MEX), René Cournoyer (CAN),
Rasuljon Abdurakhimov (UZB), Marios Georgiou (CYP), Ivan Tikhonov (AZE), David Rumbutis (SWE),
Andrey Likhovitskiy (BLR)*, Artem Dolgopyat (ISR), Rhys McClenaghan (IRL), Cyril Tommasone (FRA),
Ibrahim Colak (TUR), Marco Lodadio (ITA), Samir Aït Saïd (FRA), Marian Dragulescu (ROU),
Le Thanh Tung (VIE), Shek Wai Hung (HKG), Ahmet Önder (TUR), Tin Srbic (CRO),
Tyson Bull (AUS), David Jessen (CZE)*, Tomas Gonzalez (CHI)*,
... more qualifiers  (- about apparats, World Cup and continental keys)

Rayderley Zapata (ESP), Kohei Kameyama (JPN), Eleftherios Petrounias (GRE), Shin Jea-hwan (KOR), You Hao (CHN), Epke Zonderland (NED), Denis Ablyazin (RUS), Liu Yang (CHN), Kohei Uchimura (JPN), Omar Mohamed (EGY), Uche Eke (NIG), Alec Yoder (USA), Arthur Zanetti (BRA), Dinh Phuong Thanh (VIE), Loo Phay Xing (MSA), Adem Asil (TUR), Vladislav Poliashov (RUS), Mikhail Koudinov (NZL), Sofus Heggemsnes (NOR)* Matvei Petrov (ALB).


Three Olympic champions

  Simone BILES  (USA)
- 2016, Rio: 4 Gold: All-Around, Team, Vault, and Floor Exercise, also Bronze at Balance Beam. She won an incredible 19 gold medals at world championships!
.* The emoji, which her Twitter dedicated as the first female athlete, is a GOAT, as a reference to the goat's head, that Biles has been wearing on her leotards for some time. It symbolizes the English word - GOAT ,
but it is also an abbreviation for "
Greatest Of All Times".

  Sanne WEVER  (NED)
     2016 Rio de Janeiro: Balance Beam - in front of Biles (!);
   in 2015 she was World -Vice Champion on balance beam and won European bronze at the uneven bars;

  - 1992 Barcelona with the Unified Team;
 - 2008 Beijing: Silver on Vault for Germany.
Oksana is the oldest gymnast at these Olympic Games and will set a new record with her 8th uninterrupted participation in the Olympics since Barcelona (1992).
"After that it's good! Enough is enough ......!" she explained and, at the age of
46, she announces her retirement from international sport after Tokyo.


  Two Youth Olympic champions
     → Flavia SARAIVA (BRA / Floor Exercise, 2014 Youth Olympic Games, also 2 other medals: Silver All-Around and Balance Beam, 2014 Youth Olympic Games)
     → TANG Xijing (CHN / Balance Beam, 2018 Youth Olympic Games, also Bronze Uneven Bars, 2018 Youth Olympic Games)


  Two other Youth Olympic medallists

     → Jonna ADLERTEG (SWE / Bronze Uneven Bars, 2010 Youth Olympic Games)
     → Amelie MORGAN (GBR / Silver All-Around and Floor Exercise, Bronze Balance Beam, 2018 Youth Olympic Games)


  Youngest gymnast
     →  Jutta VERKEST (BEL / born on 11 October 2005)

  Oldest gymnast
    → Oksana CHUSOVITINA (UZB / born on 19 June 1975)

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