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About the sport

The artistic discipline is the most traditional in Gymnastics, as some of the events have been present since the first edition of the modern Olympic Games. Also, it is the one that gives out the most medals: a total of 14. It requires a mixture of talent, strength, agility, flexibility, equilibrium, coordination and technique. Historically, the former Soviet Union has the most medals in the specialty, with 72 gold medals. The US Japan, Romania, and China are next with 30, 28, and 24 gold medals respectively.

The events in the following hardware complete the current Olympic program: floor (male and female), jump (male and female), pummel horse (men), rings (men), parallel bars (male), high bar (male), asymmetrical bars (women), balance beam (women). There are also the general individual events and team events that are part of the program. In the London Games, artistic gymnastics will take place on North Greenwich Arena from July 28 to August 7.

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Star athletes

Athletes to Watch

They will be protagonists at the Olympic Games

Hall of Fame

Stars that made history in the Olympic Games

Diego HypólitoDiego HypólitoCountry:Brazil

In Beijing 2008 Diego fell to the ground and was off the podium. For London, the athlete says he is as well prepared as before and promises to fight for a medal.


Yevgeniya KanayevaYevgeniya KanayevaCountry: Russia

With 17 gold medals in World Championships, she is one of the most complete of the rhythmic gymnastics circuit. She is a great bet to increase the Russian medals in London.

Nikolai AndrianovNikolai AndrianovCountry: Russia

In the Munich, Monetral, and Moscow games between 1972 and 1980, Nikolai Andrianov collected seven gold medals, five silvers, and three bronze.


Larysa LatyninaLarysa LatyninaCountry: Ukraine

In only three competitions, she became the maximum medalist in Games' history with 16 total medals: nine gold, five silver and four bronze.

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