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Gymnastics at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Artistic
Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg
Qualification   men   women

Team all-around   men   women
Individual all-around men women
Vault men women
Floor men women
Pommel horse men
Rings men
Parallel bars men
Horizontal bar men
Uneven bars women
Balance beam women
Rhythmic
Gymnastics (rhythmic) pictogram.svg
Team all-around women
Individual all-around women
Trampoline
Gymnastics (trampoline) pictogram.svg
Individual men women

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, three different gymnastics disciplines were contested: artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline. The artistic gymnastics events were held at the Beijing National Indoor Stadium on August 9–19. The rhythmic gymnastics events were held at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium on August 21–24. The trampoline events were also held at the Beijing National Indoor Stadium on August 16–19.

Contents

Competition Schedule

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

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Artistic Gymnastics

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Date Time Event
Saturday, August 9, 2008 12:00 - 14:00 Men's Qualification - Subdivision 1
16:00 - 18:00 Men's Qualification - Subdivision 2
20:00 - 22:00 Men's Qualification - Subdivision 3
Sunday, August 10, 2008 10:00 - 11:30 Women's Qualification - Subdivision 1
13:30 - 15:00 Women's Qualification - Subdivision 2
17:00 - 18:30 Women's Qualification - Subdivision 3
20:00 - 21:30 Women's Qualification - Subdivision 4
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 10:00 - 12:30 Men's Team Final
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 10:30 - 12:00 Women's Team Final
Thursday, August 14, 2008 11:00 - 13:30 Men's Individual All-Around Final
Friday, August 15, 2008 11:15 - 13:00 Women's Individual All-Around Final
Sunday, August 17, 2008 18:00 - 18:30 Men's Floor Exercise Final
18:46 - 19:15 Women's Vault Final
19:33 - 20:00 Men's Pommel Horse Final
20:19 - 20:45 Women's Floor Exercise Final
Monday, August 18, 2008 18:00 - 18:30 Men's Rings Final
18:46 - 19:15 Women's Uneven Bars Final
19:33 - 20:00 Men's Vault Final
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 18:00 - 18:30 Men's Parallel Bars Final
18:46 - 19:15 Women's Balance Beam Final
19:33 - 20:00 Men's Horizontal Bar Final

Rhythmic Gymnastics

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Date Time Event
Thursday, August 21, 2008 18:00 - 20:30 Individual All-Around Qualification
20:30 - 21:30 Group All-Around Qualification
Friday, August 22, 2008 18:00 - 20:30 Individual All-Around Qualification
20:30 - 21:30 Group All-Around Qualification
Saturday, August 23, 2008 18:00 - 20:00 Individual All-Around Final
Sunday, August 24, 2008 11:00 - 12:15 Group All-Around Final

Medal summary

Artistic Gymnastics

Men's Events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
details
 China (CHN)
Chen Yibing
Huang Xu
Li Xiaopeng
Xiao Qin
Yang Wei
Zou Kai
 Japan (JPN)
Takehiro Kashima
Takuya Nakase
Makoto Okiguchi
Koki Sakamoto
Hiroyuki Tomita
Kohei Uchimura
 United States (USA)
Alexander Artemev
Raj Bhavsar
Joe Hagerty
Jonathan Horton
Justin Spring
Kai Wen Tan
Individual all-around
details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yang Wei
China (CHN)
Flag of Japan.svg Kohei Uchimura
Japan (JPN)
Flag of France.svg Benoît Caranobe
France (FRA)
Floor
details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zou Kai
China (CHN)
Flag of Spain.svg Gervasio Deferr
Spain (ESP)
Flag of Russia.svg Anton Golotsutskov
Russia (RUS)
Pommel horse
details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Xiao Qin
China (CHN)
Flag of Croatia.svg Filip Ude
Croatia (CRO)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Louis Smith
Great Britain (GBR)
Rings
details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Chen Yibing
China (CHN)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yang Wei
China (CHN)
Flag of Ukraine.svg Oleksandr Vorobiov
Ukraine (UKR)
Vault
details
Flag of Poland.svg Leszek Blanik
Poland (POL)
Flag of France.svg Thomas Bouhail
France (FRA)
Flag of Russia.svg Anton Golotsutskov
Russia (RUS)
Parallel bars
details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Li Xiaopeng
China (CHN)
Flag of South Korea.svg Yoo Won-Chul
South Korea (KOR)
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Anton Fokin
Uzbekistan (UZB)
Horizontal bar
details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zou Kai
China (CHN)
Flag of the United States.svg Jonathan Horton
United States (USA)
Flag of Germany.svg Fabian Hambüchen
Germany (GER)

Women's Events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
details
 China (CHN)
Cheng Fei
Deng Linlin
He Kexin
Jiang Yuyuan
Li Shanshan
Yang Yilin
 United States (USA)
Shawn Johnson
Nastia Liukin
Chellsie Memmel
Samantha Peszek
Alicia Sacramone
Bridget Sloan
 Romania (ROU)
Andreea Acatrinei
Gabriela Drăgoi
Andreea Grigore
Sandra Izbaşa
Steliana Nistor
Anamaria Tămârjan
Individual all-around
details
Flag of the United States.svg Nastia Liukin
United States (USA)
Flag of the United States.svg Shawn Johnson
United States (USA)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yang Yilin
China (CHN)
Vault
details
Flag of North Korea.svg Hong Un Jong
North Korea (PRK)
Flag of Germany.svg Oksana Chusovitina
Germany (GER)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Cheng Fei
China (CHN)
Floor
details
Flag of Romania.svg Sandra Izbaşa
Romania (ROU)
Flag of the United States.svg Shawn Johnson
United States (USA)
Flag of the United States.svg Nastia Liukin
United States (USA)
Uneven bars
details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg He Kexin
China (CHN)
Flag of the United States.svg Nastia Liukin
United States (USA)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yang Yilin
China (CHN)
Balance beam
details
Flag of the United States.svg Shawn Johnson
United States (USA)
Flag of the United States.svg Nastia Liukin
United States (USA)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Cheng Fei
China (CHN)

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
details
 Russia (RUS)
Margarita Aliychuk
Anna Gavrilenko
Tatiana Gorbunova
Elena Posevina
Darya Shkurihina
Natalia Zueva
 China (CHN)
Cai Tongtong
Chou Tao
Lu Yuanyang
Sui Jianshuang
Sun Dan
Zhang Shuo
 Belarus (BLR)
Olesya Babushkina
Anastasia Ivankova
Ksenia Sankovich
Zinaida Lunina
Glafira Martinovich
Alina Tumilovich
Individual all-around
details
Flag of Russia.svg Evgeniya Kanaeva
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Belarus.svg Inna Zhukova
Belarus (BLR)
Flag of Ukraine.svg Anna Bessonova
Ukraine (UKR)

Trampoline

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual
details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Lu Chunlong
China (CHN)
Flag of Canada.svg Jason Burnett
Canada (CAN)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Dong Dong
China (CHN)
Women's individual
details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg He Wenna
China (CHN)
Flag of Canada.svg Karen Cockburn
Canada (CAN)
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Ekaterina Khilko
Uzbekistan (UZB)

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 11 2 5 18
2  United States (USA) 2 6 2 10
3  Russia (RUS) 2 0 2 4
4  Romania (ROU) 1 0 1 2
5  North Korea (PRK) 1 0 0 1
 Poland (POL) 1 0 0 1
7  Canada (CAN) 0 2 0 2
 Japan (JPN) 0 2 0 2
9  Belarus (BLR) 0 1 1 2
 France (FRA) 0 1 1 2
 Germany (GER) 0 1 1 2
12  Croatia (CRO) 0 1 0 1
 South Korea (KOR) 0 1 0 1
 Spain (ESP) 0 1 0 1
15  Ukraine (UKR) 0 0 2 2
 Uzbekistan (UZB) 0 0 2 2
17  Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1
Total 18 18 18 54

Qualification

Champions Gala

The traditional Gymnastics Champions Gala took place on August 20 at the National Indoor Stadium. Participants are mainly selected from the 2008 Olympic trampoline and artistic gymnastics, as well as medalists from world championships. In addition, some Chinese pop stars appeared in the Gala.

The performances included Olympic disciplines such as floor exercise, pommel horse, rings, parallel bars, horizontal bar, uneven bars, balance beam, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline gymnastics; non-Olympic discipline such as tumbling and acrobatic; and art performances such as dancing, martial art, instrument performance and chorus.

Age controversy

After initially accepting the ages of all members of the Chinese women's gymnastic team, on August 21, 2008 the I.O.C. instructed the International Gymnastics Federation, known as the F.I.G., to investigate allegations that China's dual gold medal winning gymnast He Kexin is underaged and therefore was not eligible to compete during China's Olympic gymnastics competition.[1] F.I.G was instructed take up the issue with the Chinese gymnastics federation and report back to the I.O.C. later on Friday, August 22.[2] Currently, the International Gymnastics Federation sets the age requirement for competition at 16 years old in the year of the Olympiad.[1] The IOC had initially accepted the ages of all the Chinese participants, but new documents surfaced placing He Kexin's birth year at 1994, not 1992 as initially reported on her Chinese passport.[1] This would place her at age 14 and ineligible for competition.[1] According to online sports registration lists in China, over half the team — He Kexin, Yang Yilin, Jiang Yuyuan, Deng Linlin — would be under age.[2] The F.I.G., however, previously said that those gymnasts were eligible and that the ages on their passports were correct.[2]

The investigation was initiated after an American blogger and hacker identified as Mike Walker discovered a cached official Excel spreadsheet showing He Kexin's birthday as January 1, 1994.[1][3] His discoveries support earlier reports from The New York Times[2] and other online bloggers regarding He Kexin's age discrepancy. Earlier, several bloggers found links to news stories and photo captions - in both English and Chinese published last year and earlier this year in several publications, including the state-run Xinhua news service, which cited He Kexin's age as 13.[1] One cached version of a story published in May this year refers to her as being aged 14.[1]

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said on Sunday, August 24 that "at first glance," the paperwork supplied by the Chinese Federation supported the position, that all six members of its gold medal women's gymnastics team were old enough to compete at the Beijing Games. However, the FIG continued to investigate the age controversy, and requested additional information on every member of the team except for Cheng Fei.

On October 1, 2008, the FIG ended their second investigation and concluded that He and her teammates from the 2008 Olympic games were old enough to compete.[4] Though some media outlets have voiced doubts about the decision,[5][6][7] the gymnasts have been cleared by the FIG of any wrongdoing.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Hutcheon, Stephen (2008-08-22). "IOC calls for investigation into gymnast's age". smh.com.au. http://www.smh.com.au/news/off-the-field/ioc-calls-for-probe-into-china-star/2008/08/22/1219262483864.html. Retrieved 2008-08-22.  
  2. ^ a b c d Macur, Juliet (2008-08-22). "I.O.C. Asks for Inquiry of Chinese Gymnasts". nytimes.com. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/22/sports/olympics/22age.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin. Retrieved 2008-08-22.  
  3. ^ Tim Reid (2008-08-22). "International Olympic Committee launches probe into He Kexin's age". London: timesonline.co.uk. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/olympics/article4583174.ece. Retrieved 2008-08-22.  
  4. ^ The Associated Press (October 1, 2008). "Ruling Backs Chinese Gymnists". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/02/sports/olympics/02gymnastics.html?_r=1&ref=sports&oref=slogin. Retrieved 2008-10-01.  
  5. ^ Brennan, Christine (October 1, 2008). "Maybe now China will quit cheating". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/columnist/brennan/2008-10-01-China_N.htm. Retrieved 2008-10-22.  
  6. ^ Gillon, Doug (2 October 2008). "China cleared of age concerns but questions left over Sydney squad". The Herald. http://www.theherald.co.uk/sport/other/display.var.2455873.0.china_cleared_of_age_concerns_but_questions_left_over_sydney_squad.php. Retrieved 27 October 2008.  
  7. ^ Dahlberg, Tim (27 September 2008). "Wasting time looking for underage gymnasts". Yahoo! Sports. http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/news;_ylt=AlwQy2pLP.xXbUe.AXmWdu2de5p4?slug=ap-timdahlberg-092708&prov=ap&type=lgns. Retrieved 21 December 2008.  

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