Major achievements in gymnastics by nation

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.[1][2]

ResultsEdit

From major senior eventsEdit

For the making of the list, results from four major senior-level international competitions were consulted, as follows: 1) the Olympic Games; 2) the different editions of the World Gymnastics Championships, organized by FIG for each of the gymnastics disciplines; 3) the different stages of the FIG World Cup, as well as the events that preceded it – the IFSA World Cup and the FIT World Cup; and 4) the World Games, in which gymnastics disciplines that are not yet part of the Olympic Games are contested.[3][4][5] According to the 2018 Technical Regulations established by the FIG, as well as the statutes of the organization, these are all considered official FIG competitions.[6][7] FIG also considers the defunct Four Continents Championships as an official competition, but since the tournament excluded nations from Europe, results have not been included. The Olympic Games, the World Championships, the FIG World Cup and the World Games are the only senior international competitions currently listed on individual profiles at the official FIG database, what indicates their high level of importance.[8][9][10][11][12] Competitions that are not official FIG events, such as the Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix, or the gymnastics events at the Universiade and Goodwill Games, were not considered for the creation of this list.

The conventions used on this table are AC for Acrobatic Gymnastics, AE for Aerobic Gymnastics, MA for Men's Artistic Gymnastics, WA for Women's Artistic Gymnastics, PK for Parkour, RG for Rhythmic Gymnastics, TT for Trampoline and Tumbling.

The table is pre-sorted by total number of first-place results, second-place results and third-place results, respectively. When equal ranks are given, nations are listed in alphabetical order.

Olympic Games World Championships World Cup / World Challenge Cup World Games Number of
Rk. Nation MA WA RG TT AC AE MA WA PK RG TT AC AE MA WA PK RG TT AC AE PK RG TT       Total
1   Russia                                           21 0 0 21
2   Ukraine                                         18 0 2 20
3   China                                         17 2 1 20
4   Bulgaria                                     14 1 3 18
5   France                                     13 3 2 18
6   Spain                                   13 2 2 17
7   Belarus                                 14 1 2 16
8   Great Britain[a]                                 12 2 2 16
9   Germany[b]                                 11 3 2 16
10   Japan                               14 0 1 15
11   Poland                             12 1 1 14
12   Australia                             7 5 2 14
13   United States                           12 0 1 13
14   Italy                           10 3 0 13
15   Brazil                         10 0 2 12
16   Romania                         9 2 1 12
17   Hungary                         9 1 2 12
18   Netherlands                         8 2 2 12
19   Belgium                         7 4 1 12
20   Azerbaijan                         4 5 3 12
Olympic Games World Championships World Cup / World Challenge Cup World Games Number of
Rk. Nation MA WA RG TT AC AE MA WA PK RG TT AC AE MA WA PK RG TT AC AE PK RG TT       Total
21   Canada                       8 2 1 11
22   Switzerland                       7 2 2 11
23   Sweden                       6 1 4 11
24   North Korea                     7 1 2 10
25   Uzbekistan                     5 1 4 10
26   South Korea                   8 0 1 9
27   Greece                   7 1 1 9
28   Israel                   5 3 1 9
29   Kazakhstan                   5 2 2 9
30   Portugal                 5 3 0 8
31   Mexico                 5 1 2 8
32   Finland             4 2 0 6
32   New Zealand             4 1 1 6
34   Austria             3 2 1 6
35   Vietnam           4 0 1 5
36   South Africa           3 2 0 5
37   Denmark           2 3 0 5
38   Czech Republic           1 4 0 5
39   Georgia           1 1 3 5
40   Turkey         4 0 0 4
Olympic Games World Championships World Cup / World Challenge Cup World Games Number of
Rk. Nation MA WA RG TT AC AE MA WA PK RG TT AC AE MA WA PK RG TT AC AE PK RG TT       Total
41   Croatia         3 1 0 4
41   Latvia         3 1 0 4
43   Chile         3 0 1 4
43   Slovenia         3 0 1 4
45   Argentina         2 1 1 4
45   Cuba         2 1 1 4
45   Puerto Rico         2 1 1 4
48   Slovakia         2 0 2 4
49   Lithuania       1 2 0 3
50   Iceland       1 1 1 3
50   Ireland       1 1 1 3
52   Colombia     2 0 0 2
52   Dominican Republic     2 0 0 2
52   Philippines     2 0 0 2
52   Venezuela     2 0 0 2
56   Chinese Taipei     1 1 0 2
57   Egypt     1 1 0 2
58   Armenia     1 0 1 2
58   Hong Kong     1 0 1 2
58   India     1 0 1 2
58   Norway     1 0 1 2
Olympic Games World Championships World Cup / World Challenge Cup World Games Number of
Rk. Nation MA WA RG TT AC AE MA WA PK RG TT AC AE MA WA PK RG TT AC AE PK RG TT       Total
62   Indonesia     0 1 1 2
63   Cyprus   1 0 0 1
63   Guatemala   1 0 0 1
63   Iran   1 0 0 1
63   Jordan   1 0 0 1
63   Luxembourg   1 0 0 1
63   Malaysia   1 0 0 1
63   Panama   1 0 0 1
63   Peru   1 0 0 1
63   Syria   1 0 0 1
63   Tunisia   1 0 0 1
73   Algeria   0 1 0 1
73   Scotland[c]   0 1 0 1
73   Thailand   0 1 0 1
76   Estonia   0 0 1 1
76   Mongolia   0 0 1 1
76   Morocco   0 0 1 1
76   Serbia   0 0 1 1
  1. ^ The official report of the 1965 Trampoline World Championships lists bronze medalist in men's tumbling Peter Davies as an athlete representing Wales (WAL).[13] However, the official records from the International Gymnastics Federation state that Davies represented Great Britain (GBR).[14] Similarly, official results at the time suggest that some athletes represented England, while official records from the International Gymnastics Federation indicate that these athletes represented Great Britain.[14]
  2. ^ Following official records, medals earned by West Germany (FRG), East Germany (GDR), the United Team of Germany (EUA) at the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympic Games, and Germany (GER) are counted separately.[15][16]
  3. ^ Official documents from the International Gymnastics Federation credit a silver medal earned at the 1982 Trampoline World Championships as a medal for Scotland (SCO), instead of Great Britain (GBR).[16][15]

From major youth and junior eventsEdit

For the making of this list, results from major junior-level international competitions were consulted, as follows: 1) Youth Olympic Games, and 2) Junior World Gymnastics Championships in acrobatic gymnastics (formerly known as sports acrobatics), artistic gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics.[17] Before merging with the FIG in 1999, the International Federation of Sports Acrobatics (IFSA) organized and promoted World Junior Championships in acrobatic gymnastics from 1989 to 1999.[18]

Currently, FIG organizes periodical World Age Group competitions in aerobic gymnastics, acrobatic gymnastics and trampoline. The former governing body for trampoline, the International Trampoline Federation (FIT), incorporated into the FIG in 1998, also organized World Age Groups competitions from 1973 to 1996.[19] World Age Group competitions were not considered for the making of this list because these events are not officially titled World Championships. In 2019, Junior World Championships were staged for the first time in artistic gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics.[20]

The conventions used on this table are AC for Acrobatic Gymnastics, MA for Men's Artistic Gymnastics, WA for Women's Artistic Gymnastics, RG for Rhythmic Gymnastics, TT for Trampoline. Aerobic gymnastics and parkour have neither been competed at the Youth Olympics, nor Junior World Championships have been organized for these disciplines.

The table is pre-sorted by total number of first-place results, second-place results and third-place results, respectively. When equal ranks are given, nations are listed in alphabetical order.

Youth Olympics Junior Worlds Number of
Rk. Nation AC MA WA RG TT AC MA WA RG       Total
1   Russia                 6 1 1 8
2   Ukraine               4 1 2 7
3   China             4 2 0 6
4   Great Britain             2 3 1 6
5   Japan           2 1 2 5
6   Italy           1 1 3 5
7   United States         3 0 1 4
8   Belarus         1 3 0 4
9   Canada         1 1 2 4
10   Hungary         0 3 1 4
11   Bulgaria       2 1 0 3
11   Romania       2 1 0 3
13   Brazil       1 2 0 3
14   Spain       0 2 1 3
15   Australia       0 1 2 3
16   Azerbaijan     1 1 0 2
17   Kazakhstan     1 0 1 2
17   South Korea     1 0 1 2
19   Belgium     0 2 0 2
19   Israel     0 2 0 2
Youth Olympics Junior Worlds Number of
Rk. Nation AC MA WA RG TT AC MA WA RG       Total
21   Germany     0 1 1 2
22   Cuba   1 0 0 1
22   France   1 0 0 1
22   Mongolia   1 0 0 1
22   New Zealand   1 0 0 1
22   Poland   1 0 0 1
27   Egypt   0 1 0 1
27   Lithuania   0 1 0 1
27   North Korea   0 1 0 1
27   Turkey   0 1 0 1
31   Austria   0 0 1 1
31   Iran   0 0 1 1
31   Latvia   0 0 1 1
31   Norway   0 0 1 1
31   Portugal   0 0 1 1
31   Sweden   0 0 1 1
31   Uzbekistan   0 0 1 1

Historical teamsEdit

These are lists of results achieved by gymnasts from defunct nations, historical teams or teams composed of gymnasts representing different National Olympic Committees (NOCs).

The conventions used on the tables are AC for Acrobatic Gymnastics, AE for Aerobic Gymnastics, MA for Men's Artistic Gymnastics, WA for Women's Artistic Gymnastics, PK for Parkour, RG for Rhythmic Gymnastics, TT for Trampoline and Tumbling.

SeniorEdit

Olympic Games World Championships World Cup / World Challenge Cup World Games Number of
Nation MA WA RG TT AC AE MA WA PK RG TT AC AE MA WA PK RG TT AC AE RG TT       Total
  Czechoslovakia[a]                 7 1 0 8
  East Germany               6 1 0 7
  Soviet Union                           13 0 0 13
  Unified Team[b]           4 1 0 5
  United Team     1 1 0 2
  West Germany                     7 1 2 10
  Yugoslavia[c]         2 2 0 4
  1. ^ Medals earned by athletes from Bohemia (BOH) are officially considered to be medals earned by Czechoslovakia (TCH).[16]
  2. ^ According to official results, medals earned by the Unified Team (EUN) at the 1992 Olympic Games are separated from medals earned by the Soviet Union (URS). Medals earned at the 1992 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships are listed in official FIG documents as medals for the Unified Team (EUN) instead of medals for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).[15]
  3. ^ Results achieved by an athlete from Austria-Hungary in 1911 are officially credited by the International Gymnastics Federation to Yugoslavia (YUG), even though the nation did not exist at the time.[16]

JuniorEdit

Youth Olympics Junior World Championships Number of
Nation AC MA WA RG TT AC MA WA RG       Total
  Mixed-NOCs[a]   1 0 0 1
  Soviet Union   1 0 0 1
  1. ^ At the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics, gymnasts from different nations competed in mixed multi-discipline teams. Points were awarded during qualifications and the teams with the most points were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals.

Further readingEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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