Gymnastics: Rhythmic

Golden girl Durunda pleased with return

Rhythmic gymnastics is the fusion of art and sport combined with dance elements, ballet and music. This will take place in National Gymnastics Arena (NGA). Using the most attractive and beautiful disciplines, this is a truly female sport. The main characteristic of rhythmic gymnastics, as a compositional discipline, is the connection of the most difficult acrobatic movement requiring a very high corporal flexibility and motor activity which are presented by the gymnasts in perfect harmony to the music.

Femininity and elegance, as well as their artistic expression of the gymnasts, never fail to fascinate the public.

Facts and figures:

  • Rhythmic Gymnastics first appeared as an independent sport in the beginning of the 19th century
  • It was officially included in the Olympic for the first time at the Los Angeles 1984 Games
  • In individual competitions, the total duration of an exercise is between 1'15" - 1'30" and between 2'15" - 2'30" for group
  • Ribbons must have a minimum length of six metres. Only three gymnasts have ever won the all-around title three consecutive times: Maria Guigova (BUL) 1969-71-73, Maria Petrova (BUL) 1993-94-95 and Evgenia Kanaeva (RUS) 2009-10-11

1 AZE 75 50 37 162
2 TUR 71 67 57 195
3 IRI 39 26 33 98
4 UZB 15 17 31 63
5 BRN 12 5 4 21
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