World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

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.

EditionsEdit

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

Last updated after the 2019 World Championships.

Men's eventsEdit

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   China 62 32 26 120
2   Soviet Union 61 46 31 138
3   Japan 46 47 58 151
4   France 25 29 20 74
5    Switzerland 19 15 14 48
6   Czechoslovakia 18 16 14 48
7   Yugoslavia 17 9 8 34
8   Russia 13 21 14 48
9   Italy 13 8 22 43
10   Romania 12 9 5 26
11   Belarus 12 7 11 30
12   Bohemia [a] 10 8 10 28
13   Hungary 9 10 5 24
14   United States 8 10 13 31
15   Greece 7 2 2 11
16   East Germany 6 6 14 26
17   South Korea 6 2 3 11
18   North Korea 6 0 2 8
19   Germany 5 8 12 25
20   Netherlands 5 5 2 12
21   CIS [c] 5 2 3 10
22   Great Britain 4 10 4 18
23   Ukraine 4 8 11 23
24   Bulgaria 4 6 11 21
25   Brazil 4 4 2 10
26   Slovenia 3 4 0 7
27   Finland 2 5 1 8
  West Germany 2 5 1 8
29   Spain 2 3 1 6
30   Australia 1 2 2 5
  Poland 1 2 2 5
32   Croatia 1 2 1 4
33   Turkey 1 1 0 2
34   Luxembourg 1 0 4 5
35   Philippines 1 0 1 2
36   Kazakhstan 1 0 0 1
37   Belgium 0 4 4 8
38   Canada 0 3 4 7
39   Cuba 0 2 2 4
  Israel 0 2 2 4
41   Chinese Taipei 0 2 1 3
  Latvia 0 2 1 3
43   Austria-Hungary [b] 0 1 1 2
44   Mexico 0 1 0 1
45   Armenia 0 0 1 1
  Azerbaijan 0 0 1 1
  Ireland 0 0 1 1
  Puerto Rico 0 0 1 1
  Sweden 0 0 1 1
  Uzbekistan 0 0 1 1
Unattached athlete [d] 0 0 1 1
Total 397 361 353 1111

Women's eventsEdit

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Soviet Union 50 40 28 118
2   United States 50 37 26 113
3   Romania 36 36 37 109
4   Russia 23 22 22 67
5   China 20 22 17 59
6   Czechoslovakia 16 13 6 35
7   East Germany 11 7 15 33
8   Poland 4 0 7 11
9   Ukraine 3 4 5 12
10   Great Britain 3 1 5 9
11   Sweden 3 1 1 5
12   Hungary 2 5 3 10
13   Japan 2 3 9 14
14   North Korea 2 3 1 6
15   Belgium 2 0 1 3
16   Belarus 2 0 0 2
17   Italy 1 2 6 9
18   Australia 1 2 2 5
  Uzbekistan 1 2 2 5
20   Germany 1 1 4 6
21   Brazil 1 1 2 4
22   Austria 1 1 1 3
23   Bulgaria 1 0 2 3
24   Spain 1 0 1 2
25   Canada 0 3 1 4
  Netherlands 0 3 1 4
27   Yugoslavia 0 2 0 2
28   France 0 1 5 6
29   CIS [c] 0 1 2 3
30    Switzerland 0 1 1 2
31   Cuba 0 0 1 1
  Mexico 0 0 1 1
  Vietnam 0 0 1 1
Total 237 214 216 667

OverallEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union1118659256
2  China825444180
3  United States584739144
4  Japan485067165
5  Romania484542135
6  Russia364336115
7  Czechoslovakia34292083
8  France25302580
9   Switzerland19161550
10  East Germany17132959
11  Yugoslavia1711836
12  Italy14102852
13  Belarus1471132
14  Hungary1115834
15  Bohemia [a]1081028
16  North Korea83314
17  Ukraine7121635
18  Great Britain711927
19  Greece72211
20  Germany691631
21  South Korea62311
22  Netherlands58316
23  Bulgaria561324
24  Brazil55414
25  CIS [c]53513
26  Poland52916
27  Slovenia3407
28  Spain3328
29  Sweden3126
30  Finland2518
  West Germany2518
32  Belgium24511
33  Australia24410
34  Uzbekistan1236
35  Croatia1214
36  Austria1113
37  Turkey1102
38  Luxembourg1045
39  Philippines1012
40  Kazakhstan1001
41  Canada06511
42  Cuba0235
43  Israel0224
44  Chinese Taipei0213
  Latvia0213
46  Austria-Hungary [b]0112
  Mexico0112
48  Armenia0011
  Azerbaijan0011
  Ireland0011
  Puerto Rico0011
  Vietnam0011
Unattached athlete [d]0011
Totals (52 nations)6345755691778
Notes

StatisticsEdit

Multiple gold medalistsEdit

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

MenEdit

All eventsEdit
Rank Artistic gymnast Country From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Vitaly Scherbo   Soviet Union
  CIS
  Belarus
1991 1996 12 7 4 23
2 Kōhei Uchimura   Japan 2009 2018 10 6 5 21
3 Joseph Martinez   France 1903 1909 10 1 11
4 Yuri Korolyov   Soviet Union 1981 1987 9 3 1 13
5 Dmitry Bilozerchev   Soviet Union 1983 1987 8 4 12
6 Li Xiaopeng   China 1997 2005 8 2 1 11
7 Marian Drăgulescu   Romania 2001 2015 8 2 10
8 Chen Yibing   China 2006 2011 8 8
9 Eizō Kenmotsu   Japan 1970 1979 7 5 3 15
10 Alexander Dityatin   Soviet Union 1978 1981 7 2 3 12
Akinori Nakayama   Japan 1966 1970 7 2 3 12
Individual eventsEdit
Rank Artistic gymnast Country From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Vitaly Scherbo   Soviet Union
  CIS
  Belarus
1991 1996 11 7 4 22
2 Kōhei Uchimura   Japan 2009 2015 9 3 4 16
3 Marian Drăgulescu   Romania 2001 2015 8 2 10
4 Dmitry Bilozerchev   Soviet Union 1983 1987 7 3 10
5 Joseph Martinez   France 1903 1909 7 1 8
6 Yuri Korolyov   Soviet Union 1981 1987 6 2 1 9
7 Eugen Mack    Switzerland 1934 1938 5 3 1 9
8 Marco Torrès   France 1909 1913 5 3 8
9 Akinori Nakayama   Japan 1966 1970 5 2 3 10
Alexei Nemov   Russia 1995 2003 5 2 3 10

WomenEdit

All eventsEdit

Rank Artistic gymnast Country From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Simone Biles   United States 2013 2019 19 3 3 25
2 Svetlana Khorkina   Russia 1994 2003 9 8 3 20
3 Larisa Latynina (Diriy)   Soviet Union 1954 1966 9 4 1 14
4 Gina Gogean   Romania 1993 1997 9 2 4 15
5 Ludmilla Tourischeva   Soviet Union 1970 1974 7 2 2 11
6 Daniela Silivaș   Romania 1985 1989 7 2 1 10
7 Simona Amânar   Romania 1994 1999 6 4 10
8 Nellie Kim   Soviet Union 1974 1979 5 4 2 11
Yelena Shushunova   Soviet Union 1985 1987 5 4 2 11
10 Lavinia Miloșovici   Romania 1991 1996 5 3 5 13

Individual eventsEdit

Rank Artistic gymnast Country From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Simone Biles   United States 2013 2019 15 3 3 21
2 Svetlana Khorkina   Russia 1994 2003 9 5 2 16
3 Larisa Latynina   Soviet Union 1958 1962 6 3 1 10
4 Gina Gogean   Romania 1993 1997 6 2 4 12
5 Daniela Silivaș   Romania 1985 1989 6 1 7
6 Ludmilla Tourischeva   Soviet Union 1970 1974 5 2 2 9
7 Maxi Gnauck   East Germany 1979 1983 5 1 6
Shannon Miller   United States 1991 1994 5 1 6
9 Yelena Shushunova   Soviet Union 1985 1987 4 3 2 9
10 Helena Rakoczy   Poland 1950 1954 4 3 7
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]

Best results of top nations by eventEdit

Men's resultsEdit

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  
BEL
 
BLR
 
BOH
 
BUL
 
CHN
 
CIS
 
FIN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GDR
 
GER
 
ITA
 
JPN
 
ROU
 
RUS
 
SUI
 
TCH
 
UKR
 
URS
 
USA
 
YUG
Team                                      
Individual all-around                                      
Floor exercise                                    
Pommel horse                                    
Still rings                                        
Vault                                    
Parallel bars                                      
Horizontal bar                                        

Women's resultsEdit

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  
AUS
 
AUT
 
BRA
 
CAN
 
CHN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GDR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
ITA
 
JPN
 
NED
 
POL
 
ROU
 
RUS
 
SWE
 
TCH
 
UKR
 
URS
 
USA
Team   6 5 4         6       5                
Individual all-around           5 4   6                      
Vault                   6 6                
Uneven bars 6                                    
Balance beam   6     5                          
Floor exercise     7                              

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "47th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships MONTREAL (CAN)". live.fig-gymnastics.com. Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique. Retrieved 2018-09-06.
  2. ^ "48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships DOHA (QAT)". www.fig-gymnastics.com. Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique. Retrieved 2018-09-06.
  3. ^ Geocities - Ilia Belov
  4. ^ a b c Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (2005). 125th Anniversary - The story goes on... FIG.
  5. ^ a b FIG - Official historical results

External linksEdit