The August 6 and 7 The individual competition is disputed, and on August 8 the group final. Like the rest of the gymnastics competitions, the specialty of rhythmic will be held in the Ariake Gymnastics Center, with capacity for 12,000 viewers.
Combine the performance of music with the risk of throwing the apparatus while performing jumps, spins and other acrobatic routines.
The exercises are carried out on a 13×13 m square mat.
The music that accompanies the performances also plays an important role. Before, the pianist was mandatory.
Individuals: They perform four exercises, one per apparatus, which in Tokyo will be ball, clubs, tape and hoop, with appearances of less than 90 seconds.
Equipment: Five gymnasts perform two exercises. One will be with five balls and another mixed, three hoops and two clubs. Each presentation should last between 2:15 minutes and 2:30. 0.05 points are discounted for every second above or below.
Medal table (Top 20)
The two great schools of rhythm have been the USSR and Bulgaria, and with the Soviet decomposition Azerbaijan and Belarus have entered the forefront. Italy and Spain are also solvent countries, with Israel as one of the emerging ones.
(Russia, 22 years old). She has won the last three world championships, and is the favorite to win gold. Over the last four years he has dominated all the competitions he has played.
(Russia, 22 years old). Dina’s twin sister, she does not have the same dominance as her, but she stands out on all devices. So far he has been something of a lieutenant for Dina on the podiums.
(Belarus). Champion in 1988 with 18 years. He retired at 20. The remarkable thing is that he won the gold dominating the four devices with the maximum note in each one, 15 points for a total of 60.
(Bulgaria). A contemporary of Lobach, at the Varna World Cup in 1987 she was the first to get a 10 on all devices to win the title. However, at the Seoul Games she could only be fourth. Rebel, he had faced the ruling party.
(Russia / Uzbekistan). At the age of 15, he won the 1998 European Championship, the first of the five he won, plus three World Cups. He competed in two Games in which he added a bronze and a gold (2004). Retired in 2005. Actress, model and politician in Russia.