Gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Gymnastics
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Gymnastics (Artistic) London 2012.png Gymnastics (Rhythmic) London 2012.png Gymnastics (Trampoline), London 2012.png
Pictograms for Artistic gymnastics (left), Rhythmic gymnastics (center), and Trampolining (right)
Venue North Greenwich Arena (trampoline, artistic)
Wembley Arena (rhythmic)
Dates 28 July – 12 August
2008 2016
Gymnastics at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Artistic
Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg
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
Gymnastics (rhythmic) pictogram.svg
Group all-around women
Individual all-around women
Trampoline
Gymnastics (trampoline) pictogram.svg
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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Artistic gymnastics[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
details
 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
details
Kōhei Uchimura
 Japan
Marcel Nguyen
 Germany
Danell Leyva
 United States
Floor
details
Zou Kai
 China
Kōhei Uchimura
 Japan
Denis Ablyazin
 Russia
Pommel horse
details
Krisztián Berki
 Hungary
Louis Smith
 Great Britain
Max Whitlock
 Great Britain
Rings
details
Arthur Zanetti
 Brazil
Chen Yibing
 China
Matteo Morandi
 Italy
Vault
details
Yang Hak-seon
 South Korea
Denis Ablyazin
 Russia
Igor Radivilov
 Ukraine
Parallel bars
details
Feng Zhe
 China
Marcel Nguyen
 Germany
Hamilton Sabot
 France
Horizontal bar
details
Epke Zonderland
 Netherlands
Fabian Hambüchen
 Germany
Zou Kai
 China

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
details
 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
details
Gabby Douglas
 United States
Viktoria Komova
 Russia
Aliya Mustafina
 Russia
Vault
details
Sandra Izbașa
 Romania
McKayla Maroney
 United States
Maria Paseka
 Russia
Uneven bars
details
Aliya Mustafina
 Russia
He Kexin
 China
Elizabeth Tweddle
 Great Britain
Balance beam
details
Deng Linlin
 China
Sui Lu
 China
Aly Raisman
 United States
Floor
details
Aly Raisman
 United States
Cătălina Ponor
 Romania
Aliya Mustafina
 Russia

Rhythmic gymnastics[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual all-around
details
Yevgeniya Kanayeva
 Russia
Daria Dmitrieva
 Russia
Liubov Charkashyna
 Belarus
Group all-around
details
 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[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual
details
Dong Dong
 China
Dmitry Ushakov
 Russia
Lu Chunlong
 China
Women's individual
details
Rosannagh MacLennan
 Canada
Huang Shanshan
 China
He Wenna
 China

Judging controversies[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ "Gymnastics – Artistic – Schedule & Results". Retrieved 21 May 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ "Gymnastics – Rhythmic – Schedule & Results". Retrieved 21 May 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ "Trampoline – Schedule & Results". Retrieved 21 May 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  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. 

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