Thrilling, invigorating and breath-taking are just some of the words that describe the Artistic Gymnastics competition at Tokyo 2020!
Here’s an overview of some of the things you may have missed.
- We have to open with Team GB’s historic bronze medal in the Women’s Team competition, their first since 1928. An amazing result from our quartet of debutants! (Cover Photo: The Guardian)
- 22-year-old Rebeca Andrade earned Brazil’s first ever women’s gymnastics medal at the Olympics with a well-deserved silver medal in the All-Around competition. Andrade quickly followed this up and went one better with gold in the Women’s vault.
- Max Whitleock taking back-to-back Olympic Golds on the pommel. The last man to win back-to-back Olympic titles on the event was Zoltán Magyar in 1976 and 80.
- On floor, Artem Dolgopyat was the first artistic gymnastic from Israel to win an Olympic medal of any colour and the second gold in any sport at the Games by an Israeli athlete.
- Sunisa Lee, carried the baton for Team USA in the women’s all-around competition as they took the Gold. Simone Biles watching and cheering on from the crowd.
- Simone Biles chose to put her mental health first, as she took time to get over the ‘twisties’, but coming back to win Olympic Bronze on beam, on the final day.
- Ferhat Arican scores 15.633 to take the bronze on Parallel Bars. Turkey’s first ever Olympic medal on this apparatus.
- Four-time Olympian Vanessa Ferrari of Italy won her first Olympic medal with a silver on floor.
- China topped the medal table ahead of the Russian Olympic Committee, followed by the USA and Japan. You can see all the Final Standings
So many journeys with so many stories and tales of woe and ecstasy and this is why we love the Olympic games!!!