World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

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The Artistic Gymnastics World Championships [1] [2] are the world championships for artistic gymnastics governed by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG). The first edition of the championships was held in 1903, exclusively for male gymnasts. Since the tenth edition of the tournament, in 1934, women's events are held together with men's events. As of 2019, over sixty different editions of the championships have been staged, and over forty different countries have earned medals in both men's and women's artistic gymnastics events. The most successful nation, both in gold medal results and total number of medals, is the former Soviet Union. China is the second most successful country in total medals earned, and Japan is the third. Since the fall of the Soviet block, the traditional powerhouses in men's and women's individual and team events have been Russia, Ukraine, China, United States, Japan, and Romania with increasing results from Great Britain and Brazil and a recent decrease in results from the delegation from Romania. Currently, the championships are held annually in non-Olympic years, and all individual events (event and all-around) are held at every championships. However, the team event is omitted in the year after an Olympic Games.

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.

Artistic gymnastics is a discipline of gymnastics in which athletes perform short routines on different apparatuses, with less time for vaulting. The sport is governed by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), which designs the code of points and regulates all aspects of international elite competition. Within individual countries, gymnastics is regulated by national federations, such as Gymnastics Canada, British Gymnastics, and USA Gymnastics. Artistic gymnastics is a popular spectator sport at many competitions, including the Summer Olympic Games.

Contents

Editions

YearEditionHost CityCountryEvents
(men/women)
First in the Medal TableSecond in the Medal TableThird in the Medal Table
1903 1 Antwerp Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 6 / 0Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1905 2 Bordeaux Flag of France.svg  France 5 / 0Flag of France.svg  France Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
1907 3 Prague Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918).svg  Austria-Hungary 5 / 0Flag of Bohemia.svg  Bohemia Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
1909 4 Luxembourg Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 5 / 0Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Italy Flag of Bohemia.svg  Bohemia
1911 5 Turin Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Italy 6 / 0Flag of Bohemia.svg  Bohemia Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Italy Flag of France.svg  France
1913 6 Paris Flag of France.svg  France 6 / 0Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Italy Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Bohemia.svg  Bohemia
1922 7 Ljubljana Flag of Yugoslavia (1918-1943).svg  Yugoslavia 6 / 0Flag of Yugoslavia (1918-1943).svg  Yugoslavia Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Flag of France.svg  France
1926 8 Lyon Flag of France.svg  France 6 / 0Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Flag of Yugoslavia (1918-1943).svg  Yugoslavia Flag of France.svg  France
1930 9 Luxembourg Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 7 / 0Flag of Yugoslavia (1918-1943).svg  Yugoslavia Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946).svg  Hungary
1934 10 Budapest Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946).svg  Hungary 8 / 2Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Flag of Germany (1933-1935).svg  Germany
1938 11 Prague Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 8 / 6Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Flag of Yugoslavia (1918-1943).svg  Yugoslavia
1950 12 Basel Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 8 / 6Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1954 13 Rome Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 8 / 6Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
1958 14 Moscow Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 8 / 6Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
1962 15 Prague Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 8 / 6Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
1966 16 Dortmund Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 8 / 6Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
1970 17 Ljubljana Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  SFR Yugoslavia 8 / 6Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1974 18 Varna Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria 8 / 6Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1978 19 Strasbourg Flag of France.svg  France 8 / 6Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1979 20 Fort Worth Flag of the United States.svg  United States 8 / 6Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
1981 21 Moscow Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 8 / 6Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
1983 22 Budapest Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 8 / 6Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania
1985 23 Montreal Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 8 / 6Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1987 24 Rotterdam Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 8 / 6Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
1989 25 Stuttgart Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 8 / 6Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
1991 26 Indianapolis Flag of the United States.svg  United States 8 / 6Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
1992 27 Paris Flag of France.svg  France 6 / 4Flag of the CIS (UEFA Euro 1992).svg  CIS Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1993 28 Birmingham Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 7 / 5Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995).svg  Belarus Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
1994 29 Brisbane Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 7 / 5Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995).svg  Belarus Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1994 30 Dortmund Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1 / 1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
N/AFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
1995 31 Sabae Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 8 / 6Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
1996 32 San Juan Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 6 / 4Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus
1997 33 Lausanne Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 8 / 6Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
1999 34 Tianjin Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 8 / 6Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
2001 35 Ghent Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 8 / 6Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
2002 36 Debrecen Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 6 / 4Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2003 37 Anaheim Flag of the United States.svg  United States 8 / 6Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2005 38 Melbourne Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 7 / 5Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
2006 39 Aarhus Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 8 / 6Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
2007 40 Stuttgart Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 8 / 6Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2009 41 London Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 7 / 5Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
2010 42 Rotterdam Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 8 / 6Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2011 43 Tokyo Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 8 / 6Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2013 44 Antwerp Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 7 / 5Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
2014 45 Nanning Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 8 / 6Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea
2015 46 Glasgow Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 8 / 6Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2017 47 Montreal Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 7 / 5Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2018 48 Doha Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 8 / 6Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2019 49 Stuttgart Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 8 / 6Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
2021 50 Copenhagen Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 7 / 5Future event
2022 51 Liverpool Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 8 / 6Future event
2023 52 Antwerp Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 8 / 6Future event
2025 53 Osaka Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 8 / 6Future event
Note

In 1931, an unofficial edition of the World Championships took place in Paris, France, with the participation of 10 different national federations. [3]

All-time medal table

Last updated after the 2019 World Championships.

Men's events

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 623226120
2Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 614631138
3Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 464758151
4Flag of France.svg  France 25292074
5Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 19151448
6Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 18161448
7Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 179834
8Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 13211448
9Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1382243
10Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 129526
11Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 1271130
12Flag of Bohemia.svg  Bohemia [a] 1081028
13Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 910524
14Flag of the United States.svg  United States 8101331
15Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 72211
16Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 661426
17Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 62311
18Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 6028
19Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 581225
20Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 55212
21Flag of the CIS.svg  CIS [c] 52310
22Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 410418
23Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 481123
24Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 461121
25 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 44210
26Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 3407
27Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 2518
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 2518
29Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 2316
30Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1225
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 1225
32Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 1214
33Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 1102
34Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 1045
35Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 1012
36Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 1001
37Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 0448
38Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 0347
39Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 0224
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 0224
41Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 0213
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 0213
43Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918).svg  Austria-Hungary [b] 0112
44Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 0101
45Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 0011
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 0011
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 0011
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 0011
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 0011
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 0011
Unattached athlete [d] 0011
Total3973613531111

Women's events

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 504028118
2Flag of the United States.svg  United States 503726113
3Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 363637109
4Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 23222267
5Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 20221759
6Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 1613635
7Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 1171533
8Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 40711
9Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 34512
10Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 3159
11Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 3115
12Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 25310
13Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 23914
14Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 2316
15Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 2013
16Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 2002
17Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1269
18Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1225
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 1225
20Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1146
21 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 1124
22Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 1113
23Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 1023
24Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1012
25Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 0314
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 0314
27Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 0202
28Flag of France.svg  France 0156
29Flag of the CIS.svg  CIS [c] 0123
30Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 0112
31Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 0011
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 0011
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 0011
Total237214216667

Overall

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1118659256
2Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 825444180
3Flag of the United States.svg  United States 584739144
4Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 485067165
5Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 484542135
6Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 364336115
7Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 34292083
8Flag of France.svg  France 25302580
9Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 19161550
10Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 17132959
11Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 1711836
12Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 14102852
13Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 1471132
14Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 1115834
15Flag of Bohemia.svg  Bohemia [a] 1081028
16Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 83314
17Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 7121635
18Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 711927
19Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 72211
20Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 691631
21Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 62311
22Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 58316
23Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 561324
24 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 55414
25Flag of the CIS.svg  CIS [c] 53513
26Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 52916
27Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 3407
28Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 3328
29Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 3126
30Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 2518
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 2518
32Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 24511
33Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 24410
34Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 1236
35Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 1214
36Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 1113
37Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 1102
38Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 1045
39Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 1012
40Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 1001
41Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 06511
42Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 0235
43Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 0224
44Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 0213
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 0213
46Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918).svg  Austria-Hungary [b] 0112
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 0112
48Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 0011
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 0011
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 0011
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 0011
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 0011
Unattached athlete [d] 0011
Totals (52 nations)6345755691778
Notes
Bohemia Historical region in the Czech Republic

Bohemia is the westernmost and largest historical region of the Czech lands in the present-day Czech Republic. In a broader meaning, Bohemia sometimes refers to the entire Czech territory, including Moravia and Czech Silesia, especially in a historical context, such as the Lands of the Bohemian Crown ruled by Bohemian kings.

Czechoslovakia 1918–1992 country in Central Europe, predecessor of the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Czechoslovakia, or Czecho-Slovakia, was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 1 January 1993.

Austria-Hungary Constitutional monarchic union between 1867 and 1918

Austria-Hungary, often referred to as the Austro-Hungarian Empire or the Dual Monarchy, was a constitutional monarchy in Central and Eastern Europe between 1867 and 1918. It was formed when the Austrian Empire adopted a new constitution; as a result Austria (Cisleithania) and Hungary (Transleithania) were placed on equal footing. It dissolved into several new states at the end of the First World War.

Statistics

Multiple gold medalists

Boldface denotes active artistic gymnasts and highest medal count among all artistic gymnasts (including these who not included in these tables) per type.

Men

All events
RankArtistic gymnastCountryFromToGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Vitaly Scherbo Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Flag of the CIS (UEFA Euro 1992).svg  CIS
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
19911996127423
2 Kōhei Uchimura Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 20092018106521
3 Joseph Martinez Flag of France.svg  France 1903190910111
4 Yuri Korolyov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1981198793113
5 Dmitry Bilozerchev Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 198319878412
6 Li Xiaopeng Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 1997200582111
7 Marian Drăgulescu Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 200120158210
8 Chen Yibing Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 2006201188
9 Eizō Kenmotsu Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1970197975315
10 Alexander Dityatin Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1978198172312
Akinori Nakayama Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1966197072312
Individual events
RankArtistic gymnastCountryFromToGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Vitaly Scherbo Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Flag of the CIS (UEFA Euro 1992).svg  CIS
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
19911996117422
2 Kōhei Uchimura Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2009201593416
3 Marian Drăgulescu Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 200120158210
4 Dmitry Bilozerchev Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 198319877310
5 Joseph Martinez Flag of France.svg  France 19031909718
6 Yuri Korolyov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 198119876219
7 Eugen Mack Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 193419385319
8 Marco Torrès Flag of France.svg  France 19091913538
9 Akinori Nakayama Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1966197052310
Alexei Nemov Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1995200352310

Women

All events

RankArtistic gymnastCountryFromToGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Simone Biles Flag of the United States.svg  United States 20132019193325
2 Svetlana Khorkina Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1994200398320
3 Larisa Latynina (Diriy) Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1954196694114
4 Gina Gogean Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 1993199792415
5 Ludmilla Tourischeva Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1970197472211
6 Daniela Silivaș Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania 1985198972110
7 Simona Amânar Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 199419996410
8 Nellie Kim Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1974197954211
Yelena Shushunova Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1985198754211
10 Lavinia Miloșovici Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 1991199653513

Individual events

RankArtistic gymnastCountryFromToGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Simone Biles Flag of the United States.svg  United States 20132019153321
2 Svetlana Khorkina Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1994200395216
3 Larisa Latynina Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1958196263110
4 Gina Gogean Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 1993199762412
5 Daniela Silivaș Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania 19851989617
6 Ludmilla Tourischeva Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 197019745229
7 Maxi Gnauck Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 19791983516
Shannon Miller Flag of the United States.svg  United States 19911994516
9 Yelena Shushunova Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 198519874329
10 Helena Rakoczy Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 19501954437
Note

Few non-primary sources state that at the 1938 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, in Prague, Vlasta Děkanová of Czechoslovakia won 2 or 3 golds on multiple apparatuses. According to some sources, Děkanová and her compatriot Matylda Pálfyová shared gold medals in parallel bars (this event was replaced with uneven bars in the women's program at all subsequent world championships), while others state that Pálfyová shared this victory with Polish gymnast Marta Majowska, not Děkanová. The only primary source on the subject, a book officially released by the International Gymnastics Federation containing the results of the World Championships from 1903 to 2005, informs that medals were distributed only in the team all-around event and in the individual all-around event. Therefore, according to official reports, Děkanová's official number of gold medals is four, two in individual all-round (1934 and 1938) and two in team events (1934 and 1938) - not six or seven. [4]

The 11th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were held in Prague, Czechoslovakia in the year 1938.

Prague Capital of the Czech Republic

Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 14th largest city in the European Union and the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated on the Vltava river, Prague is home to about 1.3 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of 2.6 million. The city has a temperate oceanic climate, with relatively warm summers and chilly winters.

Vlasta Děkanová, a Czechoslovak/Czech artistic gymnast, was the first ever World All-Around Champion in the sport of Women's Artistic Gymnastics.

Best results of top nations by event

Men's results

Only nations with medals in five or more events are listed. Positions below third place are not taken into account. Results for Germany and West Germany have been combined.

Event Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
BEL
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BLR
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BOH
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BUL
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CHN
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CIS
Flag of Finland.svg
FIN
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FRA
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GBR
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GDR
Flag of Germany.svg
GER
Flag of Italy.svg
ITA
Flag of Japan.svg
JPN
Flag of Romania.svg
ROU
Flag of Russia.svg
RUS
Flag of Switzerland.svg
SUI
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
TCH
Flag of Ukraine.svg
UKR
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
URS
Flag of the United States.svg
USA
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
YUG
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Women's results

Only nations with medals in three or more events are listed. Positions below eight place are not taken into account. Results for Germany and West Germany have been combined.

Event Flag of Australia (converted).svg
AUS
Flag of Austria.svg
AUT
Flag of Brazil.svg
BRA
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
CAN
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
CHN
Flag of France.svg
FRA
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GBR
Flag of East Germany.svg
GDR
Flag of Germany.svg
GER
Flag of Hungary.svg
HUN
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ITA
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JPN
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NED
Flag of Poland.svg
POL
Flag of Romania.svg
ROU
Flag of Russia.svg
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See also

Junior World Gymnastics Championships refers to a number of different World Championships in four disciplines recognized by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) in competitive gymnastics: acrobatic gymnastics, men's and women's artistic gymnastics, and rhythmic gymnastics.

Gymnastics at the Summer Olympics

Gymnastics events have been contested at every Summer Olympic Games since the birth of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens. For 32 years, only men were allowed to compete. Beginning at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, women were allowed to compete in artistic gymnastics events as well. Rhythmic gymnastics events were introduced at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, and trampoline events were added at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

Gymnastics at the Youth Olympic Games

Gymnastics was inducted at the Youth Olympic Games at the inaugural edition in 2010. Since the first edition, three disciplines are contested: artistic gymnastics and trampoline gymnastics -- both for boys and girls, and rhythmic gymnastics only for girls. In 2018, acrobatic gymnastics will join the programme, as well as an international team competition gathering gymnasts from all disciplines.

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The Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 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. 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.

The Trampoline and Tumbling Gymnastics World Championships are the world championships for trampoline gymnastics. They were originally held annually from 1964–1968. The frequency was switched to biennially from 1970–1998. The admission of trampolining to the Olympic Games required a switch to holding the World Championship as a qualifier in the year before the Olympics from 1999.

The men's team competition was an inaugural event at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. It was not held in 1992, 1993, 1996, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2013, and 2017. In 1994, a separate team championships were held, apart from the individual events's championships. This was the only year such a separation was made.

The men's individual all around event was an inaugural event at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. It was not held in 1992, 1996, and 2002.

The men's floor exercise competition at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships was first contested in 1930. It has been held in every year since its inception.

The men's pommel horse competition was an inaugural event at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. It was not held in 1909.

The men's still rings competition was an inaugural event at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. It was not held in 1905 and 1907.

The men's vault competition at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships was first contested in 1934. It has been held in every year since its inception.

The men's parallel bars competition was an inaugural event at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. It has been held in every year since its inception.

The men's horizontal bar competition was an inaugural event at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. It has been held in every year since its inception.

Women's events at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were first held in 1934 at the 10th World Championships. Only the All-Around and Team events were held. In 1938, at the 11th World Championships, the other apparatus events were added.

Women's events at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were first held in 1934 at the 10th World Championships. Only the All-Around and Team events were held. In 1938, at the 11th World Championships, the other apparatus events were added.

The Artistic Gymnastics World Cup is a competition series for artistic gymnastics sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG). It is one of the few tournaments in artistic gymnastics officially organized by FIG, as well as the World Championships and the gymnastics competitions at the Olympic Games and the Youth Olympics. Beginning in the 2017-2020 quadrennium, the All-Around and Individual Apparatus World Cup series will be used to qualify a maximum of seven spots to the Olympic Games.

The Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup is a competition for rhythmic gymnastics sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG). It is one of the few tournaments in rhythmic gymnastics officially organized by FIG, as well as the World Championships, the gymnastics competitions at the Olympic Games and the Youth Olympics and the rhythmic gymnastics events at the World Games. The World Cup series should not be confused with the Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series, which is neither officially organized nor promoted by FIG.

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.

2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

The 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships was the forty-sixth edition of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. The competition was held from 23 October – 1 November 2015 at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, United Kingdom, and is the first time that Scotland hosted the event. The competition served as a qualification for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

2017 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

The 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships was the forty-seventh edition of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. The competition was held from October 2–8, 2017, at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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.

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