World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

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The World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships are the World Championships for the sport of rhythmic gymnastics. The tournament is promoted and organized by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG). It is one of the three tournaments in rhythmic gymnastics officially organized by FIG, as well as the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup and the gymnastics competitions at the Olympic Games (in collaboration with the IOC and the federation of the country organising the Games).[1] The first edition of the World Championships was held in 1963, a time when the sport was known as modern gymnastics. The current program of the World Championships contemplates both individual and group performances. In even non-Olympic years and the year before the Olympics, a team event is also contested. Two events are not competed at the World Championships anymore: individual rope and free hands.

There is a clear dominance of post-Soviet republics at the World Championships, namely Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Successful nations also include Bulgaria, Italy and Spain, the last two of which are mostly dominant in group events. The only non-European nations to successfully achieve medal positions at the World Championships are Japan, China, North Korea and South Korea; other medal-winning nations — Azerbaijan and Israel — though geographically located in Asia, compete at the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships.[2]

Editions[edit]

Year Games Host City Country Events First in the Medal Table Second in the Medal Table Third in the Medal Table Comments
1963 1 Budapest  Hungary 3  Soviet Union  Bulgaria N/A (individuals only)
1965 2 Prague  Czechoslovakia 3  Czechoslovakia  Soviet Union N/A (individuals only)
1967 3 Copenhagen  Denmark 5  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia  Bulgaria
1969 4 Varna  Bulgaria 6  Bulgaria  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia
1971 5 Havana  Cuba 6  Bulgaria  Soviet Union  North Korea
1973 6 Rotterdam  Netherlands 6  Soviet Union  Bulgaria  Czechoslovakia
1975 7 Madrid  Spain 6  West Germany  Japan  Italy
1977 8 Basel   Switzerland 6  Soviet Union  Bulgaria
 Czechoslovakia
N/A
1979 9 London  Great Britain 6  Soviet Union  Bulgaria  Czechoslovakia
1981 10 Munich  West Germany 6  Bulgaria  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia
1983 11 Strasbourg  France 6  Bulgaria  Soviet Union  North Korea
1985 12 Valladolid  Spain 6  Bulgaria  Soviet Union  North Korea
1987 13 Varna  Bulgaria 8  Bulgaria  Soviet Union  China
1989 14 Sarajevo  Yugoslavia 9  Soviet Union  Bulgaria  Spain
1991 15 Athens  Greece 9  Soviet Union  Spain  Bulgaria
1992 16 Brussels  Belgium 8  Russia  Belarus  Bulgaria
1993 17 Alicante  Spain 7  Bulgaria  Ukraine  Spain (individuals only)
1994 18 Paris  France 8  Ukraine  Bulgaria  Russia
1995 19 Vienna  Austria 9  Bulgaria  Russia  Ukraine
1996 20 Budapest  Hungary 7  Ukraine  Belarus  Russia
1997 21 Berlin  Germany 6  Ukraine  Russia  Belarus (individuals only)
1998 22 Sevilla  Spain 3  Belarus  Spain  Russia (groups only)
1999 23 Osaka  Japan 9  Russia  Greece  Ukraine
2001 24 Madrid  Spain 6  Ukraine  Bulgaria  Belarus (individuals only)
2002 25 New Orleans  United States 3  Russia  Greece  Ukraine (groups only)
2003 26 Budapest  Hungary 9  Russia  Ukraine  Bulgaria
2005 27 Baku  Azerbaijan 9  Russia  Italy  Bulgaria
2007 28 Patras  Greece 9  Russia  Ukraine  Italy
2009 29 Mie  Japan 9  Russia  Italy  Belarus
2010 30 Moscow  Russia 9  Russia  Italy  Belarus
2011 31 Montpellier  France 9  Russia  Italy  Bulgaria
2013 32 Kiev  Ukraine 8  Russia  Ukraine  Belarus
2014 33 İzmir  Turkey 9  Russia  Bulgaria  Spain
2015 34 Stuttgart  Germany 9  Russia  Italy  Belarus
2017 35 Pesaro  Italy 8  Russia  Italy  Japan
2018 36 Sofia  Bulgaria Future event
2019 37 Baku  Azerbaijan Future event

Medalists[edit]

Dominant nations include Soviet Union (as well as its subsequent independent states, namely Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Azerbaijan) and Bulgaria.

All-time medal table[edit]

1963-2017

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 98 53 29 180
2  Bulgaria 66 54 50 170
3  Soviet Union 50 43 27 120
4  Ukraine 25 28 36 89
5  Belarus 9 25 36 70
6  Italy 8 15 5 28
7  Spain 7 11 18 36
8  West Germany 5 5 0 10
9  Czechoslovakia 4 5 8 17
10  Greece 3 1 2 6
11  Japan 1 2 4 7
 North Korea 1 2 4 7
13  Azerbaijan 0 1 7 8
14  Israel 0 1 4 5
15  East Germany 0 1 3 4
16  China 0 1 2 3
17  France 0 0 2 2
18  Hungary 0 0 1 1
 Romania 0 0 1 1
 South Korea 0 0 1 1
Total 277 248 240 765

Multiple gold medalists[edit]

Boldface denotes active rhythmic gymnasts and highest medal count among all rhythmic gymnasts (including these who not included in these tables) per type.

All events[edit]

Rank Rhythmic gymnast Country From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Yevgeniya Kanayeva  Russia 2007 2011 17 1 - 18
2 Yana Kudryavtseva  Russia 2013 2015 13 3 - 16
3 Olexandra Timoshenko  Soviet Union 1989 1991 10 2 - 12
4 Olga Kapranova  Russia 2003 2009 10 1 1 12
5 Maria Petrova  Bulgaria 1991 1996 9 9 4 22
6 Olena Vitrychenko  Ukraine 1992 1999 9 7 7 23
7 Galima Shugurova  Soviet Union 1969 1977 9 4 1 14
8 Alina Kabaeva  Russia 1999 2007 9 3 2 14
9 Maria Gigova  Bulgaria 1967 1973 9 2 2 13
10 Bianka Panova  Bulgaria 1985 1989 9 2 1 12

Individual events[edit]

Rank Rhythmic gymnast Country From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Yevgeniya Kanayeva  Russia 2009 2011 13 1 - 14
2 Yana Kudryavtseva  Russia 2013 2015 11 3 - 14
3 Olena Vitrychenko  Ukraine 1993 1999 9 5 4 18
4 Galima Shugurova  Soviet Union 1969 1977 9 4 1 14
5 Maria Gigova  Bulgaria 1967 1973 9 2 2 13
6 Maria Petrova  Bulgaria 1992 1996 8 7 4 19
7 Kateryna Serebrianska  Ukraine 1993 1996 8 4 3 15
8 Bianka Panova  Bulgaria 1985 1989 8 2 1 11
9 Olexandra Timoshenko  Soviet Union 1989 1991 8 2 - 10
10 Diliana Georgieva  Bulgaria 1983 1985 7 - 2 9

Records[edit]

Category All events Individual events
Most medals

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Technical Regulations 2017" (PDF). International Gymnastics Federation. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  2. ^ "MenuHistoricalMedallists". 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee. Retrieved 2017-05-09.