Gymnastics at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Gymnastics
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
Gymnastics (Artistic), Tokyo 2020.svg Gymnastics (Rhythmic), Tokyo 2020.svg Gymnastics (Trampoline), Tokyo 2020.svg
Pictograms for artistic gymnastics (left), rhythmic gymnastics (center), and trampolining (right)
VenueAriake Gymnastics Centre
Dates24 July – 8 August 2021
No. of events18
Competitors324 (114 men, 210 women from 63 nations
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Image of the stadium

Gymnastics at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo was held in three categories: artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampolining. After months of waiting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Summer Olympics were finally held in Tokyo 2021 at the Olympic Gymnastic Centre. Spectators were unable to attend, making this the smallest Olympic crowd. "After waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple pleas for cancellation, a recent surge of coronavirus cases in Japan, and an official name that went out of date, the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics are finally on. "[1]

The program for 2020 remained unchanged from 2016, despite an application from the FIG for the admission of a new parkour based event. The application had proved contentious with specialist parkour or freerunning organizations lobbying for the sport not to be included, and to be recognized as an entirely separate sport from gymnastics.[2]

Originally planned as a temporary venue, in 2016, the Tokyo 2020 authorities confirmed the Olympic Gymnastic Centre would become a permanent venue, functioning as a convention center after the Games. Before its refurbishment, the venue was also expected to host the Boccia event at the 2020 Summer Paralympics.[3]

There was one unbroken tie in artistic gymnastics: bronze in the women's floor final.

  1. ^ "Preview unavailable - ProQuest". www.proquest.com. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  2. ^ International Gymnastics Federation present parkour for Olympic inclusion at Tokyo 2020, from insidethegames.biz
  3. ^ Tokyo 2020 Gymnastic Centre will no longer be a temporary venue, from insidethegames.biz

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