2021 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships

9th European Men's and Women's Artistic Gymnastics Individual Championships
VenueSt. Jakobshalle
LocationBasel, Switzerland
Start date21 April 2021
End date25 April 2021

The 9th European Men's and Women's Artistic Gymnastics Individual Championships were held from 21–25 April 2021 at St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland.[1] The 2021 European Championships were an Olympic qualifying event, with two individual spots available for both disciplines.[2] Russia earned a non-nominative quota spot in both disciplines, while Turkey's Adem Asil and Romania's Larisa Iordache qualified nominative berths for themselves in men's and women's artistic gymnastics, respectively.

The original qualifiers, the 2020 European Men's and 2020 European Women's Championships, were undesignated as such in light of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[3]

Several members of the German women's team chose to compete in full body leotards – a move that, while always allowed, has been considered risky and/or controversial in the past – to make the gymnasts more comfortable while competing, as well as address and deter sexualization of the sport.[4]

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  4. ^ "German gymnasts' outfits take on sexualisation in sport". BBC. 23 April 2021.

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