World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

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The World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships are the World Championships for the sport of rhythmic gymnastics. They were first held in 1963.

Championships[edit]

Year Games Host City Country Comments
1963 I Budapest  Hungary
1965 II Prague  Czechoslovakia
1967 III Copenhagen  Denmark
1969 IV Varna  Bulgaria
1971 V Havana  Cuba
1973 VI Rotterdam  Netherlands
1975 VII Madrid  Spain
1977 VIII Basel   Switzerland
1979 IX London  United Kingdom
1981 X Munich  West Germany
1983 XI Strasbourg  France
1985 XII Valladolid  Spain
1987 XIII Varna  Bulgaria
1989 XIV Sarajevo  Yugoslavia
1991 XV Athens  Greece
1992 XVI Brussels  Belgium
1993 XVII Alicante  Spain
1994 XVIII Paris  France
1995 XIX Vienna  Austria
1996 XX Budapest  Hungary
1997 XXI Berlin  Germany (individuals only)
1998 XXII Sevilla  Spain (groups only)
1999 XXIII Osaka  Japan
2001 XXIV Madrid  Spain (individuals only)
2002 XXV New Orleans  United States (groups only)
2003 XXVI Budapest  Hungary
2005 XXVII Baku  Azerbaijan
2007 XXVIII Patras  Greece
2009 XXIX Mie  Japan
2010 XXX Moscow  Russia
2011 XXXI Montpellier  France
2013 XXXII Kiev  Ukraine
2014 XXXIII İzmir  Turkey
2015 XXXIV Stuttgart  Germany
2017 XXXV Kazan  Russia

Medalists[edit]

Individual All-Around[edit]

Individual All-Around Medalists
Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
1963 Hungary Budapest, Hungary Soviet Union Ludmila Savinkova Soviet Union Tatiana Kravtchenko Bulgaria Julia Trashlieva
1965 Czechoslovakia Prague, Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Hana Micechova Soviet Union Tatiana Kravtchenko Czechoslovakia Hana Machatová-Bogušovská
1967 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark Soviet Union Elena Karpuchina East Germany Ute Lehmann Soviet Union Liubov Sereda
1969 Bulgaria Varna, Bulgaria Bulgaria Maria Gigova Soviet Union Liubov Sereda

Bulgaria Nechka Robeva

Soviet Union Galima Shugurova

1971 Cuba Havana, Cuba Bulgaria Maria Gigova Soviet Union Elena Karpuchina Soviet Union Alfia Nazmutdinova
1973 Netherlands Rotterdam, The Netherlands Soviet Union Galima Shugurova

Bulgaria Maria Gigova

Soviet Union Natalia Krachinnekova
1975 Spain Madrid, Spain Germany Carmen Rischer Germany Christiana Rosenberg Spain Maria Jesús Alegre
1977 Switzerland Basel, Switzerland Soviet Union Irina Deriugina Soviet Union Galima Shugurova Bulgaria Kristina Guiourova
1979 England London, England Soviet Union Irina Deriugina Soviet Union Elena Tomas Soviet Union Irina Gabashvili
1981 Germany Munich, West Germany Bulgaria Anelia Ralenkova Bulgaria Lilia Ignatova

Bulgaria Iliana Raeva

1983 France Strasbourg, France Bulgaria Diliana Guerguieva Soviet Union Galina Beloglazova

Bulgaria Lilia Ignatova

Bulgaria Anelia Ralenkova

1985 Spain Valladolid, Spain Bulgaria Diliana Guerguieva Bulgaria Lilia Ignatova Bulgaria Bianka Panova
1987 Bulgaria Varna, Bulgaria Bulgaria Bianka Panova Bulgaria Adriana Dunavska

Bulgaria Elizabeth Koleva

1989 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sarajevo, Yugoslavia Soviet Union Alexandra Timoshenko Bulgaria Bianka Panova Bulgaria Adriana Dunavska

Soviet Union Oksana Skaldina

1991 Greece Athens, Greece Soviet Union Oksana Skaldina Soviet Union Alexandra Timoshenko Bulgaria Mila Marinova
1992 Belgium Brussels, Belgium Russia Oxana Kostina Bulgaria Maria Petrova Belarus Larissa Loukianenko
1993 Spain Alicante, Spain Bulgaria Maria Petrova Ukraine Ekaterina Serebrianskaya Russia Amina Zaripova
1994 France Paris, France Bulgaria Maria Petrova Belarus Larissa Loukianenko

Russia Amina Zaripova

1995 Austria Vienna, Austria Ukraine Ekaterina Serebrianskaya

Bulgaria Maria Petrova

Belarus Larissa Loukianenko

Russia Yanina Batyrchina

1997 Germany Berlin, Germany Ukraine Elena Vitrichenko Russia Natalia Lipkovskaya Russia Yanina Batyrchina
1999 Japan Osaka, Japan Russia Alina Kabaeva Belarus Yulia Raskina Russia Yulia Barsoukova
2001 Spain Madrid, Spain Ukraine Tamara Yerofeeva Bulgaria Simona Peycheva Ukraine Anna Bessonova
2003 Hungary Budapest, Hungary Russia Alina Kabaeva Ukraine Anna Bessonova Russia Irina Tchachina
2005 Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan Russia Olga Kapranova Ukraine Anna Bessonova Russia Irina Tchachina
2007 Greece Patras, Greece Ukraine Anna Bessonova Russia Vera Sessina Russia Olga Kapranova
2009 Japan Mie, Japan Russia Yevgeniya Kanayeva Russia Daria Kondakova Ukraine Anna Bessonova
2010 Russia Moscow, Russia Russia Yevgeniya Kanayeva Russia Daria Kondakova Belarus Melitina Staniouta
2011 France Montpellier, France Russia Yevgeniya Kanayeva Russia Daria Kondakova Azerbaijan Aliya Garayeva
2013 Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine Russia Yana Kudryavtseva Ukraine Ganna Rizatdinova Belarus Melitina Staniouta
2014 Turkey Izmir, Turkey Russia Yana Kudryavtseva Russia Margarita Mamun Ukraine Ganna Rizatdinova

Group All-Around[edit]

Group All-Around Medalists
Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
1967 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark Soviet Union Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Bulgaria Bulgaria
1969 Bulgaria Varna, Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria Soviet Union Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
1971 Cuba Havana, Cuba Bulgaria Bulgaria Soviet Union Soviet Union Italy Italy
1973 Netherlands Rotterdam, The Netherlands Soviet Union Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia East Germany East Germany
1975 Spain Madrid, Spain Italy Italy Japan Japan Spain Spain
1977 Switzerland Basel, Switzerland Soviet Union Soviet Union Bulgaria Bulgaria Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
1979 England London, England Soviet Union Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Bulgaria Bulgaria
1981 Germany Munich, West Germany Bulgaria Bulgaria Soviet Union USSR Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
1983 France Strasbourg, France Bulgaria Bulgaria  USSR North Korea North Korea
1985 Spain Valladolid, Spain Bulgaria Bulgaria  USSR

North Korea North Korea

1987 Bulgaria Varna, Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria Soviet Union Soviet Union Spain Spain

China China

1989 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sarajevo, Yugoslavia Bulgaria Bulgaria Soviet Union Soviet Union Spain Spain
1991 Greece Athens, Greece Spain Spain Soviet Union Soviet Union North Korea North Korea
1992 Belgium Brussels, Belgium Russia Russia Spain Spain North Korea North Korea
1994 France Paris, France Russia Russia Spain Spain Bulgaria Bulgaria
1995 Austria Vienna, Austria Bulgaria Bulgaria Spain Spain Belarus Belarus
1996 Hungary Budapest, Hungary Bulgaria Bulgaria Spain Spain Belarus Belarus
1998 Spain Seville, Spain Belarus Belarus Spain Spain Russia Russia
1999 Japan Osaka, Japan Russia Russia Greece Greece Belarus Belarus
2002 United States New Orleans, USA Russia Russia Belarus Belarus Greece Greece
2003 Hungary Budapest, Hungary Russia Russia Bulgaria Bulgaria Belarus Belarus
2005 Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan Russia Russia Italy Italy Belarus Belarus
2007 Greece Patras, Greece Russia Russia Italy Italy Belarus Belarus
2009 Japan Mie, Japan Italy Italy Belarus Belarus Russia Russia
2010 Russia Moscow, Russia Italy Italy Belarus Belarus Russia Russia
2011 France Montpellier, France Italy Italy Russia Russia Bulgaria Bulgaria
2013 Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine Belarus Belarus Italy Italy Russia Russia
2014 Turkey Izmir, Turkey Bulgaria Bulgaria Italy Italy Belarus Belarus

Total All-Around medals by country (1963–2014)[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Bulgaria 20 13 9 42
2  Russia 16 8 11 35
3  USSR 11 17 5 33
4  Ukraine 4 4 3 11
5  Italy 4 4 1 9
6  Belarus 2 5 11 18
7  Spain 1 5 4 10
8  Czechoslovakia 1 3 4 8
9  West Germany 1 1 0 2
10  North Korea 0 1 3 4
11  East Germany 0 1 1 2
 Greece 0 1 1 2
13  Japan 0 1 0 1
14  China 0 0 1 1
 Azerbaijan 0 0 1 1
Total 58 62 53 173