Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

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The Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships [1] [2] 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). [3] 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.

Gymnastics World Championships refers to a number of different World Championships for each of the disciplines in competitive gymnastics. The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) organizes World Championships for six disciplines: acrobatic gymnastics, aerobic gymnastics, artistic gymnastics, parkour, rhythmic gymnastics, as well as trampoline and tumbling. The International Federation of Aesthetic Group Gymnastics (IFAGG) organizes World Championships for the sport of aesthetic group gymnastics.

A world championship is generally an international competition open to elite competitors from around the world, representing their nations, and winning such an event will be considered the highest or near highest achievement in the sport, game, or ability.

Rhythmic gymnastics gymnastics accompanied by music

Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport in which individuals or groups of five manipulate one or two pieces of apparatus: rope, hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon, or freehand. Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport that combines elements of ballet, gymnastics, dance, and apparatus manipulation. The victor is the participant who earns the most points, determined by a panel of judges, for leaps, balances, pirouettes (pivots), apparatus handling, and execution. There is no maximum number of points anymore but there was before the judges consider artistry, mastery, and execution. The choreography must cover the entire floor and contain a balance of jumps, leaps, pivots, balances and flexibility movements. Each movement involves a high degree of athletic skill and key movement. Physical abilities needed by a rhythmic gymnast include strength, power, flexibility, agility, dexterity, endurance and hand-eye coordination.

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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. [4]

Russia transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia

Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and North Asia. At 17,125,200 square kilometres (6,612,100 sq mi), Russia is, by a considerable margin, the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with about 146.79 million people as of 2019, including Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital, Moscow, is one of the largest cities in the world and the second largest city in Europe; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. However, Russia recognises two more countries that border it, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, both of which are internationally recognized as parts of Georgia.

Ukraine Sovereign state in Eastern Europe

Ukraine, sometimes called the Ukraine, is a country in Eastern Europe. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42.5 million, making it the 32nd most populous country in the world. Its capital and largest city is Kiev. Ukrainian is the official language and its alphabet is Cyrillic. The dominant religions in the country are Eastern Orthodoxy and Greek Catholicism. Ukraine is currently in a territorial dispute with Russia over the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014. Including Crimea, Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi), making it the largest country entirely within Europe and the 46th largest country in the world.

Belarus country in Eastern Europe

Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, formerly known by its Russian name Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous city is Minsk. Over 40% of its 207,600 square kilometres (80,200 sq mi) is forested. Its major economic sectors are service industries and manufacturing. Until the 20th century, different states at various times controlled the lands of modern-day Belarus, including the Principality of Polotsk, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, and the Russian Empire.

Editions

YearGamesHost CityCountryEventsFirst in the Medal TableSecond in the Medal TableThird in the Medal TableComments
1963 1 Budapest Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 3Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg  Bulgaria N/A(individuals only)
1965 2 Prague Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 3Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union N/A(individuals only)
1967 3 Copenhagen Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 5Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg  Bulgaria
1969 4 Varna Flag of Bulgaria (1967-1971).svg  Bulgaria 6Flag of Bulgaria (1967-1971).svg  Bulgaria Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
1971 5 Havana Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 6Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea
1973 6 Rotterdam Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 6Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
1975 7 Madrid Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain 6Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
1977 8 Basel Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 6Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
N/A
1979 9 London Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 6Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
1981 10 Munich Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 6Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
1983 11 Strasbourg Flag of France.svg  France 6Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea
1985 12 Valladolid Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 6Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea
1987 13 Varna Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria 8Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
1989 14 Sarajevo Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 9Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
1991 15 Athens Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 9Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
1992 16 Brussels Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 8Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg  Russia Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995).svg  Belarus Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
1993 17 Alicante Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 7Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Spain.svg  Spain (individuals only)
1994 18 Paris Flag of France.svg  France 8Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1995 19 Vienna Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 9Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
1996 20 Budapest Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 7Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1997 21 Berlin Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 6Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus (individuals only)
1998 22 Seville Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 3Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Russia.svg  Russia (groups only)
1999 23 Osaka Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 9Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
2001 24 Madrid Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 6Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus (individuals only)
2002 25 New Orleans Flag of the United States.svg  United States 3Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine (groups only)
2003 26 Budapest Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 9Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
2005 27 Baku Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 9Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg  Italy Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
2007 28 Patras Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 9Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2009 29 Mie Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 9Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus
2010 30 Moscow Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 9Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus
2011 31 Montpellier Flag of France.svg  France 9Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
2013 32 Kiev Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 8Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
2014 33 İzmir Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 9Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
2015 34 Stuttgart Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 9Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
2017 35 Pesaro Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 8Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2018 36 Sofia Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 9Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
2019 37 Baku Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 9Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Israel.svg  Israel
2022 38 Sofia Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Future event
2023 39 Valencia Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Future event

Medalists

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

Soviet Union 1922–1991 country in Europe and Asia

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), was a federal sovereign state in northern Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics, its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. Other major urban centers were Leningrad, Kiev, Minsk, Tashkent, Alma-Ata, and Novosibirsk. It spanned over 10,000 kilometers (6,200 mi) east to west across 11 time zones, and over 7,200 kilometers (4,500 mi) north to south. It had five climate zones: tundra, taiga, steppes, desert and mountains.

Azerbaijan Country in the South Caucasus

Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, and has an 11 km (6.8 mi) long border with Turkey in the northwest.

Bulgaria country in Southeast Europe

Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and North Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. The capital and largest city is Sofia; other major cities are Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometres (42,855 sq mi), Bulgaria is Europe's 16th-largest country.

Individual All-Around

Individual All-Around Medalists
YearLocationGoldSilverBronze
1963 Flag of Hungary.svg Budapest, Hungary Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Ludmila Savinkova Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Tatiana Kravtchenko Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg Julia Trashlieva
1965 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Prague, Czechoslovakia Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Hana Mičechová Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Tatiana Kravtchenko Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Hana Machatová-Bogušovská
1967 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen, Denmark Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Elena Karpukhina Flag of East Germany.svg Ute Lehmann Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Liubov Sereda
1969 Flag of Bulgaria (1967-1971).svg Varna, Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria (1967-1971).svg Maria Gigova Flag of Bulgaria (1967-1971).svg Neshka Robeva
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Liubov Sereda
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Galima Shugurova
N/A
1971 Flag of Cuba.svg Havana, Cuba Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Maria Gigova Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Elena Karpukhina Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Alfia Nazmutdinova
1973 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rotterdam, Netherlands Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Maria Gigova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Galima Shugurova
N/A Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Natalia Krachinnekova
1975 Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Madrid, Spain Flag of Germany.svg Carmen Rischer Flag of Germany.svg Christiana Rosenberg Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Maria Jesus Alegre
1977 Flag of Switzerland.svg Basel, Switzerland Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Irina Deriugina Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Galima Shugurova Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Kristina Guiourova
1979 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, Great Britain Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Irina Deriugina Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Elena Tomas Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Irina Gabashvili
1981 Flag of Germany.svg Munich, West Germany Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Anelia Ralenkova Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Lilia Ignatova
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Iliana Raeva
N/A
1983 Flag of France.svg Strasbourg, France Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Diliana Georgieva Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Galina Beloglazova
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Lilia Ignatova
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Anelia Ralenkova
N/A
1985 Flag of Spain.svg Valladolid, Spain Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Diliana Georgieva Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Lilia Ignatova Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Bianka Panova
1987 Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Varna, Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Bianka Panova Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Adriana Dunavska
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Elizabeth Koleva
N/A
1989 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Sarajevo, Yugoslavia Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Olexandra Timoshenko Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Bianka Panova Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Adriana Dunavska
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Oksana Skaldina
1991 Flag of Greece.svg Athens, Greece Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Oksana Skaldina Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Olexandra Timoshenko Flag of Bulgaria.svg Mila Marinova
1992 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Brussels, Belgium Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg Oksana Kostina Flag of Bulgaria.svg Maria Petrova Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995).svg Larissa Loukianenko
1993 Flag of Spain.svg Alicante, Spain Flag of Bulgaria.svg Maria Petrova Flag of Ukraine.svg Kateryna Serebrianska Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg Amina Zaripova
1994 Flag of France.svg Paris, France Flag of Bulgaria.svg Maria Petrova Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995).svg Larissa Loukianenko
Flag of Russia.svg Amina Zaripova
N/A
1995 Flag of Austria.svg Vienna, Austria Flag of Bulgaria.svg Maria Petrova
Flag of Ukraine.svg Kateryna Serebrianska
N/A Flag of Russia.svg Yanina Batyrshina
Flag of Belarus.svg Larissa Lukyanenko
1997 Flag of Germany.svg Berlin, Germany Flag of Ukraine.svg Olena Vitrychenko Flag of Russia.svg Natalia Lipkovskaya Flag of Russia.svg Yanina Batyrshina
1999 Flag of Japan.svg Osaka, Japan Flag of Russia.svg Alina Kabaeva Flag of Belarus.svg Yulia Raskina Flag of Russia.svg Yulia Barsukova
2001 Flag of Spain.svg Madrid, Spain Flag of Ukraine.svg Tamara Yerofeeva Flag of Bulgaria.svg Simona Peycheva Flag of Ukraine.svg Anna Bessonova
2003 Flag of Hungary.svg Budapest, Hungary Flag of Russia.svg Alina Kabaeva Flag of Ukraine.svg Anna Bessonova Flag of Russia.svg Irina Tchachina
2005 Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Baku, Azerbaijan Flag of Russia.svg Olga Kapranova Flag of Ukraine.svg Anna Bessonova Flag of Russia.svg Irina Tchachina
2007 Flag of Greece.svg Patras, Greece Flag of Ukraine.svg Anna Bessonova Flag of Russia.svg Vera Sessina Flag of Russia.svg Olga Kapranova
2009 Flag of Japan.svg Mie, Japan Flag of Russia.svg Yevgeniya Kanayeva Flag of Russia.svg Daria Kondakova Flag of Ukraine.svg Anna Bessonova
2010 Flag of Russia.svg Moscow, Russia Flag of Russia.svg Yevgeniya Kanayeva Flag of Russia.svg Daria Kondakova Flag of Belarus.svg Melitina Staniouta
2011 Flag of France.svg Montpellier, France Flag of Russia.svg Yevgeniya Kanayeva Flag of Russia.svg Daria Kondakova Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Aliya Garayeva
2013 Flag of Ukraine.svg Kiev, Ukraine Flag of Russia.svg Yana Kudryavtseva Flag of Ukraine.svg Ganna Rizatdinova Flag of Belarus.svg Melitina Staniouta
2014 Flag of Turkey.svg Izmir, Turkey Flag of Russia.svg Yana Kudryavtseva Flag of Russia.svg Margarita Mamun Flag of Ukraine.svg Ganna Rizatdinova
2015 Flag of Germany.svg Stuttgart, Germany Flag of Russia.svg Yana Kudryavtseva Flag of Russia.svg Margarita Mamun Flag of Belarus.svg Melitina Staniouta
2017 Flag of Italy.svg Pesaro, Italy Flag of Russia.svg Dina Averina Flag of Russia.svg Arina Averina Flag of Israel.svg Linoy Ashram
2018 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Sofia, Bulgaria Flag of Russia.svg Dina Averina Flag of Israel.svg Linoy Ashram Flag of Russia.svg Aleksandra Soldatova
2019 Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Baku, Azerbaijan Flag of Russia.svg Dina Averina Flag of Russia.svg Arina Averina Flag of Israel.svg Linoy Ashram

Group All-Around

Group All-Around Medalists
YearLocationGoldSilverBronze
1967 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen, Denmark Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg Bulgaria
1969 Flag of Bulgaria (1967-1971).svg Varna, Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria (1967-1971).svg Bulgaria Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia
1971 Flag of Cuba.svg Havana, Cuba Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Bulgaria Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union Flag of Italy.svg Italy
1973 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rotterdam, Netherlands Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany
1975 Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Madrid, Spain Flag of Italy.svg Italy Flag of Japan.svg Japan Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Spain
1977 Flag of Switzerland.svg Basel, Switzerland Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Bulgaria Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia
1979 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, Great Britain Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Bulgaria
1981 Flag of Germany.svg Munich, West Germany Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Bulgaria Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia
1983 Flag of France.svg Strasbourg, France Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Bulgaria Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
1985 Flag of Spain.svg Valladolid, Spain Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Bulgaria Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union
N/A
1987 Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Varna, Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Bulgaria Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
Flag of Spain.svg Spain
1989 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Sarajevo, Yugoslavia Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Bulgaria Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union Flag of Spain.svg Spain
1991 Flag of Greece.svg Athens, Greece Flag of Spain.svg Spain Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
1992 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Brussels, Belgium Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg Russia Flag of Spain.svg Spain Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
1994 Flag of France.svg Paris, France Flag of Russia.svg Russia Flag of Spain.svg Spain Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria
1995 Flag of Austria.svg Vienna, Austria Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Flag of Spain.svg Spain Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus
1996 Flag of Hungary.svg Budapest, Hungary Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Flag of Spain.svg Spain Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus
1998 Flag of Spain.svg Seville, Spain Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus Flag of Spain.svg Spain Flag of Russia.svg Russia
1999 Flag of Japan.svg Osaka, Japan Flag of Russia.svg Russia Flag of Greece.svg Greece Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus
2002 Flag of the United States.svg New Orleans, United States Flag of Russia.svg Russia Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus Flag of Greece.svg Greece
2003 Flag of Hungary.svg Budapest, Hungary Flag of Russia.svg Russia Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus
2005 Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Baku, Azerbaijan Flag of Russia.svg Russia Flag of Italy.svg Italy Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus
2007 Flag of Greece.svg Patras, Greece Flag of Russia.svg Russia Flag of Italy.svg Italy Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus
2009 Flag of Japan.svg Mie, Japan Flag of Italy.svg Italy Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus Flag of Russia.svg Russia
2010 Flag of Russia.svg Moscow, Russia Flag of Italy.svg Italy Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus Flag of Russia.svg Russia
2011 Flag of France.svg Montpellier, France Flag of Italy.svg Italy Flag of Russia.svg Russia Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria
2013 Flag of Ukraine.svg Kiev, Ukraine Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus Flag of Italy.svg Italy Flag of Russia.svg Russia
2014 Flag of Turkey.svg Izmir, Turkey Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Flag of Italy.svg Italy Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus
2015 Flag of Germany.svg Stuttgart, Germany Flag of Russia.svg Russia Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Flag of Spain.svg Spain
2017 Flag of Italy.svg Pesaro, Italy Flag of Russia.svg Russia Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Flag of Japan.svg Japan
2018 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Sofia, Bulgaria Flag of Russia.svg Russia Flag of Italy.svg Italy Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria
2019 Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Baku, Azerbaijan Flag of Russia.svg Russia Flag of Japan.svg Japan Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria

All-time medal table

1963-2019

2019 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

The 2019 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships is being held in Baku, Azerbaijan from 16 September to 22 September 2019. The competition takes place at the National Gymnastics Arena and serves as a qualifier to the 2020 Olympic Games.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1135735205
2Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 675652175
3Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 504327120
4Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 25283891
5Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 9263772
6Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 917935
7Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 7111836
8Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 55010
9Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 45817
10Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 3126
11Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 25411
12Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 1247
13Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 07714
14Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 0178
15Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 0134
16Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 0123
17Flag of France.svg  France 0022
18Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 0011
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 0011
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 0011
Totals (20 nations)295266258819

Multiple gold medalists

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

RankRhythmic gymnastCountryFromToGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Yevgeniya Kanayeva Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 2007201117118
2 Yana Kudryavtseva Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 2013201513316
3 Dina Averina Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 20172019132116
4 Olexandra Timoshenko Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1989199110212
5 Olga Kapranova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 20032009101112
6 Maria Petrova Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 1991199699422
7 Olena Vitrychenko Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 1992199997723
8 Galima Shugurova Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1969197794114
9 Alina Kabaeva Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1999200793214
10 Maria Gigova Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria 1967197392213

Individual events

RankRhythmic gymnastCountryFromToGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Yevgeniya Kanayeva Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 2009201113114
2 Yana Kudryavtseva Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 2013201511314
3 Dina Averina Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 20172019112114
4 Olena Vitrychenko Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 1993199995418
5 Galima Shugurova Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1969197794114
6 Maria Gigova Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria 1967197392213
7 Maria Petrova Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 1992199687419
8 Kateryna Serebrianska Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 1993199684315
9 Bianka Panova Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria 1985198982111
10 Olexandra Timoshenko Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 198919918210

Records

CategoryAll eventsIndividual events
Most medals

See also

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Gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olympics Gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Deng Senyue Olympic gymnast

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The Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix is an annual competition of tournaments in rhythmic gymnastics open to athletes from all over the globe. The series consists of a number of stages, culminating in the final event, usually referred to as Grand Prix Final. The Grand Prix circuit usually hosts some of the most watched yearly events in rhythmic gymnastics, frequently gathering some of the best gymnasts in the world. The Grand Prix series should not be confused with the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup series, which is a competition officially organized by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), whereas the Grand Prix is neither organized nor promoted by FIG.

Gymnastics at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will be held in three categories: artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampolining. All gymnastics events will be staged at the Olympic Gymnastic Centre, Tokyo Bay between 25 July and 9 August 2020.

These are four lists of achievements in major international gymnastics events according to first-place, second-place and third-place results obtained by gymnasts representing different nations. The objective is not to create combined medal tables; the focus is on listing the best positions achieved by gymnasts in major international competitions, ranking the nations according to the most number of podiums accomplished by gymnasts of these nations. All seven competitive disciplines currently recognized by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) are covered: 1) acrobatic gymnastics, 2) aerobic gymnastics, 3) men's artistic gymnastics, 4) women's artistic gymnastics, 5) women's rhythmic gymnastics, 6) trampoline and tumbling, and 7) parkour.

The 2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, the 34rd edition, was held in Stuttgart, Germany, from September 7 to 13, 2015 at the Porsche Arena.

FIG World Cup refers to a number of events organized by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) across seven competitive gymnastics disciplines: 1) acrobatic gymnastics, 2) aerobic gymnastics, 3) men's artistic gymnastics, 4) women's artistic gymnastics, 5) women's rhythmic gymnastics, 6) trampoline and tumbling, and 7) parkour.

2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

The 2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, the 35rd edition, was held in Pesaro, Italy, from 30 August to 3 September 2017.

2019 Junior World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships Rythmic Gymnastics Championships

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