Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Rhythmic Gymnastics – leaps, balancing, and pivots
Performed on the floor with various types of apparatus, rhythmic gymnastics has been a female-only part of the Games program since Los Angeles in 1984. Take a look at the various Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Rhythmic Gymnastics tickets available on StubHub.
Display of flexibility, strength, and dexterity
Rhythmic gymnastics is a showcase of flexibility, agility, strength, dexterity, and coordination, in which competitors perform a floor exercise using various apparatus such as a ball, hoop, rope or ribbon and clubs. First recognized as an official sport by the International Gymnastics Federation in 1963, it eventually made its way into the Games as an individual event at Los Angeles in 1984, with an all-around competition added 12 years later in Atlanta. Russia has been the most dominant force in the female-only sport, winning ten gold medals, four silvers, and two bronzes, with Spain, Ukraine, the Soviet Union and a Unified Team making up the rest of the all-time top five table. Russia is also the reigning champion in the all-around event and the individual competition thanks to Margarita Mamun. Don’t miss out on the chance to see all the awe-inspiring leaps, balances, and pivots at this year’s event and check out the array of Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Rhythmic Gymnastics tickets on offer at StubHub.
A chance for other nations to win gold
The rhythmic gymnastics events will take place at the Gymnastic Centre in Tokyo Bay towards the end of the Games, with the individual all-around competition kicking off proceedings on August 7 and the group all-around final wrapping things up just two days later. Participants qualify through various prestigious competitions, such as the Rhythm Gymnastics World Championships and FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup Series. With the all-conquering Russia no longer competing in Tokyo, several other nations have a chance to win a gold medal for the first time. Israel’s Linoy Ashram and Ukraine’s Vlada Nikolchenko being tipped to make the podium in the all-around individual event, while Japan and Belarus are predicted to battle it out with Hungary in the all-around team competition. You can both buy and sell Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Rhythmic Gymnastics tickets on StubHub. You can also purchase tickets for the World Gymnastics Championships and the two other forms of gymnastics at the Games, Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Artistic Gymnastics and Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Trampoline Gymnastics.