European Women's Artistic Gymnastics Championships
The European Women's Gymnastics Championships are an artistic gymnastics championships for female gymnasts from European countries organised by the European Union of Gymnastics. They are held annually, though rotate between two different formats.
Originally held biannually in odd-numbered years, the championships moved to even-numbered years in 1990. In 2005 a second set of championships was introduced, titled the "individual championships". Although numbered as a separate event, winners in either event are considered European champions, and the championships as a result have in effect become an annual event, but in two formats: in even-numbered years, a stand-alone women's event incorporates the European Junior Artistic Gymnastics championships (an entirely separate men's competition is held in the same years, although occasionally at the same venue), while in odd-numbered years, the separately numbered 'individual championships' are held in conjunction with the men's competition of the same description, but without juniors, as a single event.
As a result, there is no individual all-around title awarded in even-numbered years (except for juniors), and similarly no team all-around title awarded in odd-numbered years. Otherwise the apparatus and titles are identical. In effect, the juniors championships remain biannual.
A further event, the European Games also holds a full set of championships for European artistic gymnasts in the year preceding the Summer Olympic Games, having begun in 2015. These, however, are organized by the European Olympic Committees and are not recognized as part of the continuity of the European Championships.[a]
|Number||Year||Host City||Host Country||Events|
Seniors and JuniorsEdit
|2||Soviet Union (URS)||55||35||25||115|
|5||East Germany (GDR)||11||16||20||47|
|6||Great Britain (GBR)||11||15||8||34|
|Czech Republic (CZE)||0||1||0||1|
|24||West Germany (FRG)||0||0||2||2|
|Totals (27 nations)||235||213||217||665|
- winners are therefore described as European Games champions, not European Champions.
- "European Championships Nations Medal Sheet" (PDF). gymmedia.com. 7 May 2019.
- "8th European Women's and Men's Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2019". ecszczecin2019.eu. 11 May 2019.