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Gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Gymnastics
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue North Greenwich Arena (trampoline, artistic)
Wembley Arena (rhythmic)
Dates 28 July – 12 August
Gymnastics at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Artistic
Qualification   men   women

Team all-around   men   women
Individual all-around men women
Vault men women
Floor men women
Pommel horse men
Rings men
Parallel bars men
Horizontal bar men
Uneven bars women
Balance beam women
Rhythmic
Group all-around women
Individual all-around women
Trampoline
Individual men women

Three gymnastics disciplines were contested at the 2012 Olympic Games in London: artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampolining. The trampoline events were held at the North Greenwich Arena (normally called The O2 Arena) from 3 to 4 August; the artistic events were also held at the North Greenwich Arena, from 28 July to 7 August. The rhythmic gymnastics events took place at Wembley Arena from 9 to 12 August.

A total of 54 medals were awarded across the three disciplines. The most successful nation was China, winning five gold medals and 12 in total. Brazil and South Korea won their first gold medal in the discipline in the history of the Summer Olympic Games, at these games Evgeniya Kanaeva of Russia marked history by becoming the first back-to-back Olympic champion at the individual all-around in rhythmic gymnastics.

Qualification

Qualification was based on the results of the 2011 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships held in Montpellier, France, from 19–25 September; the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo, Japan, from 7–16 October; the 2011 Trampoline World Championships in Birmingham, United Kingdom, from 17–20 November; and Olympic test events held in January 2012 at the North Greenwich Arena.

Schedule

Q Qualification F Final
Artistic (North Greenwich Arena)[1]
Event↓/Date → Sat 28 Sun 29 Mon 30 Tue 31 Wed 1 Thur 2 Sun 5 Mon 6 Tue 7
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 (Wembley Arena)[2]
Event↓/Date → Thu 9 Fri 10 Sat 11 Sun 12
Individual all-around Q F
Group all-around F
Trampoline (North Greenwich Arena)[3]
Event↓/Date → Fri 3 Sat 4
Men Q F
Women Q F

Overall medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 China 5 4 3 12
2 Russia 3 5 4 12
3 United States 3 1 2 6
4 Japan 1 2 0 3
5 Romania 1 1 1 3
6 Brazil 1 0 0 1
Canada 1 0 0 1
Hungary 1 0 0 1
South Korea 1 0 0 1
Netherlands 1 0 0 1
11 Germany 0 3 0 3
12 Great Britain 0 1 3 4
13 Belarus 0 1 1 2
14 Italy 0 0 2 2
15 France 0 0 1 1
Ukraine 0 0 1 1
Total 18 18 18 54

Events

Artistic gymnastics

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
 China (CHN)
Chen Yibing
Feng Zhe
Guo Weiyang
Zhang Chenglong
Zou Kai
 Japan (JPN)
Ryohei Kato
Kazuhito Tanaka
Yusuke Tanaka
Kōhei Uchimura
Koji Yamamuro
 Great Britain (GBR)
Sam Oldham
Daniel Purvis
Louis Smith
Kristian Thomas
Max Whitlock
Individual all-around
 Kōhei Uchimura
Japan (JPN)
 Marcel Nguyen
Germany (GER)
 Danell Leyva
United States (USA)
Floor
 Zou Kai
China (CHN)
 Kōhei Uchimura
Japan (JPN)
 Denis Ablyazin
Russia (RUS)
Pommel horse
 Krisztián Berki
Hungary (HUN)
 Louis Smith
Great Britain (GBR)
 Max Whitlock
Great Britain (GBR)
Rings
 Arthur Zanetti
Brazil (BRA)
 Chen Yibing
China (CHN)
 Matteo Morandi
Italy (ITA)
Vault
 Yang Hak-Seon
South Korea (KOR)
 Denis Ablyazin
Russia (RUS)
 Igor Radivilov
Ukraine (UKR)
Parallel bars
 Feng Zhe
China (CHN)
 Marcel Nguyen
Germany (GER)
 Hamilton Sabot
France (FRA)
Horizontal bar
 Epke Zonderland
Netherlands (NED)
 Fabian Hambüchen
Germany (GER)
 Zou Kai
China (CHN)

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
 United States (USA)
Gabby Douglas
Jordyn Wieber
Aly Raisman
Kyla Ross
McKayla Maroney
 Russia (RUS)
Aliya Mustafina
Viktoria Komova
Ksenia Afanasyeva
Anastasia Grishina
Maria Paseka
 Romania (ROU)
Cătălina Ponor
Larisa Iordache
Diana Bulimar
Sandra Izbașa
Diana Chelaru
Individual all-around
 Gabby Douglas
United States (USA)
 Viktoria Komova
Russia (RUS)
 Aliya Mustafina
Russia (RUS)
Vault
 Sandra Izbașa
Romania (ROU)
 McKayla Maroney
United States (USA)
 Maria Paseka
Russia (RUS)
Uneven bars
 Aliya Mustafina
Russia (RUS)
 He Kexin
China (CHN)
 Elizabeth Tweddle
Great Britain (GBR)
Balance beam
 Deng Linlin
China (CHN)
 Sui Lu
China (CHN)
 Aly Raisman
United States (USA)
Floor Exercise
 Aly Raisman
United States (USA)
 Cătălina Ponor
Romania (ROU)
 Aliya Mustafina
Russia (RUS)

Rhythmic gymnastics

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual all-around
 Yevgeniya Kanayeva
Russia (RUS)
 Daria Dmitrieva
Russia (RUS)
 Liubov Charkashyna
Belarus (BLR)
Group all-around
 Russia (RUS)
Ksenia Dudkina
Alina Makarenko
Uliana Donskova
Anastasia Bliznyuk
Karolina Sevastyanova
Anastasia Nazarenko
 Belarus (BLR)
Maryna Hancharova
Anastasia Ivankova
Nataliya Leshchyk
Aliaksandra Narkevich
Ksenia Sankovich
Alina Tumilovich
 Italy (ITA)
Elisa Blanchi
Romina Laurito
Marta Pagnini
Elisa Santoni
Anzhelika Savrayuk
Andreea Stefanescu

Trampoline

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual
 Dong Dong
China (CHN)
 Dmitry Ushakov
Russia (RUS)
 Lu Chunlong
China (CHN)
Women's individual
 Rosannagh MacLennan
Canada (CAN)
 Huang Shanshan
China (CHN)
 He Wenna
China (CHN)

Judging controversies

The men's artistic team all-around final became the subject of controversy when the judges were booed by the crowd following Japan's Kōhei Uchimura's score for his pommel horse routine, and how it shuffled the medals of Japan, Great Britain, and Ukraine.[4][5][6][7]


References

  1. ^ "Gymnastics – Artistic – Schedule & Results". Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Gymnastics – Rhythmic – Schedule & Results". Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Trampoline – Schedule & Results". Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  4. ^ NBC, 2012 Olympic Summer Games - Evening, airdate: 30 July 2012
  5. ^ Liviu Bird (30 July 2012). "2012 Olympic Men's Gymnastics: Judges, US Fold Under Pressure of Biggest Stage". Bleacher Report. 
  6. ^ Patrick Clarke (30 July 2012). "Men's Gymnastics Olympic Controversy: Japan Takes Silver, Great Britain Snubbed". Bleacher Report. 
  7. ^ Louise Eccles (30 July 2012). "Robbed! Heartbreak for GB gymnasts as they are handed historic silver medal then bumped down to bronze after Japanese appeal". Daily Mail. 

External links

  • Official site of London 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique
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