Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix

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The Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix is an annual competition of tournaments in rhythmic gymnastics open to athletes from all over the globe. The series consists of a number of stages, culminating in the final event, usually referred to as Grand Prix Final. The Grand Prix circuit usually hosts some of the most watched yearly events in rhythmic gymnastics, frequently gathering some of the best gymnasts in the world.[1] The Grand Prix series should not be confused with the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup series, which is a competition officially organized by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), whereas the Grand Prix is neither organized nor promoted by FIG.[2]

Grand Prix series[edit]

The Grand Prix series was established in 1994. The then vice-president of the International Gymnastics Federation, Hans-Jürgen Zacharias, came up with the idea of a series of events held in different cities, and the rules were drafted in the course of many meetings with the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG).[3] The first Grand Prix series was organised in the Netherlands, Ukraine, France, Germany and Austria, with the Grand Prix Final event being held in Innsbruck.[4] The Grand Prix series focuses on individual rhythmic gymnastics; winners of the overall series were crowned for their all-around performances from 1994 to 1997, and later in four apparatus, each year, since 1998 up to the present edition, as of 2019. Grand Prix stages have also hosted a number of rhythmic gymnastics group events, being considered part of the official Grand Prix series. However, even though some Grand Prix Final events had had group events, these were not officially considered part of the Grand Prix Final event, since this event crowns only the overall winners of the individual events.

Events[edit]

Year Series Number of stages Grand Prix Final Location Ref.
1994 1994 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 4 Vienna Grand Prix Austria Vienna [5]
1995 1995 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 4 Alfred Vogel Grand Prix Netherlands Deventer [6]
1996 1996 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 5 Vienna Grand Prix Austria Vienna [7]
1997 1997 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 6 Alfred Vogel Grand Prix Netherlands Deventer [8]
1998 1998 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 6 Grand Prix Linz Austria Linz [9]
1999 1999 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 6 Grand Prix Korneuburg Austria Korneuburg [10]
2000 2000 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 5 Alfred Vogel Grand Prix Netherlands Deventer [11]
2001 2001 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 6 Alfred Vogel Grand Prix Netherlands Deventer [12]
2002 2002 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 8 Grand Prix Innsbruck Austria Innsbruck [13]
2003 2003 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 9 Grand Prix Innsbruck Austria Innsbruck [14]
2004 2004 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 7 Alfred Vogel Grand Prix Netherlands Deventer [15]
2005 2005 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 8 Berlin Masters Germany Berlin [16]
2006 2006 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 9 Berlin Masters Germany Berlin [17]
2007 2007 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 10 Grand Prix Innsbruck Austria Innsbruck [18]
2008 2008 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 8 Grand Prix Slovakia Czech Republic Bratislava [19]
2009 2009 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 8 Berlin Masters Germany Berlin [20]
2010 2010 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 8 Berlin Masters Germany Berlin [21]
2011 2011 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 5 Brno Grand Prix Czech Republic Brno [22]
2012 2012 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 7 Brno Grand Prix Czech Republic Brno [23]
2013 2013 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 5 Berlin Masters Germany Berlin [24]
2014 2014 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 6 Grand Prix Innsbruck Austria Innsbruck [25]
2015 2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 5 Brno Grand Prix Czech Republic Brno [26]
2016 2016 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 5 Grand Prix Eilat Israel Eilat [27]
2017 2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 8 Grand Prix Eilat Israel Eilat [28]
2018 2018 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 6 Grand Prix Marbella Spain Marbella [29]
2019 2019 Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series 7 Grand Prix Eilat Israel Eilat [30]

Grand Prix Final[edit]

The final stage of the event, also commonly referred to as Grand Prix Final, is considered a prestigious event in which usually only the best ranked gymnasts from previous stages are allowed to compete. Except for the 1994 edition, in which only the all-around event was staged, in all the other Grand Prix Final tournaments the all-around competitions served as qualifications for the finals by apparatus.[11]

All-time medal table[edit]

1994–2018; Individual results only
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Russia (RUS)915422167
2 Ukraine (UKR)23202669
3 Belarus (BLR)3212852
4 Bulgaria (BUL)23611
5 Israel (ISR)171119
6 Uzbekistan (UZB)1225
7 Azerbaijan (AZE)02911
8 Czech Republic (CZE)0123
9 Georgia (GEO)0112
10 United States (USA)0101
11 Austria (AUT)0033
12 Germany (GER)0011
 Kazakhstan (KAZ)0011
 Poland (POL)0011
Totals (14 nations)121112113346

Successful nations[edit]

Individual events[edit]

Since 1994, nations which have earned at least one medal on senior level at one of the stages of the Grand Prix series include:

Group events[edit]

Organizers of Grand Prix events are also allowed to hold extra events for groups on the same venue. Nations which have earned at least one medal on senior level include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Technical Regulations 2017" (PDF). International Gymnastics Federation. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  3. ^ GP Moscow
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  30. ^ "GP19". Thiais GP. Retrieved 2019-05-01.
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  32. ^ Brno 2011
  33. ^ a b c Kiev 2000
  34. ^ Kiev 2002
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  36. ^ a b Moscow 2019 - Individual results
  37. ^ Karlsruhe 1997
  38. ^ Kalamata 1997
  39. ^ Holon 2018
  40. ^ Moscow 2004
  41. ^ Bratislava 2008
  42. ^ Twitter - Gimnasia Mundial
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  44. ^ Thiais 2002
  45. ^ Rhythmic Borda (in Russian)
  46. ^ Berlin 2013
  47. ^ a b c d Thiais 2004
  48. ^ RG4U - Moscow 2017 (in Russian)
  49. ^ Thiais 2019
  50. ^ a b Deventer 2004
  51. ^ Deventer 1995
  52. ^ Holon 2008
  53. ^ Berlin 2003
  54. ^ Bochum 1998
  55. ^ a b Kiev 2017
  56. ^ a b c Thiais 2016
  57. ^ Moscow 2011
  58. ^ Deventer 1996
  59. ^ Kiev 2017 AA
  60. ^ Berlin 2009
  61. ^ Thiais 2011
  62. ^ Moscow 2019