LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, October 27, 2011: Following the Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics qualifying world championships held in Tokyo (JPN) this month, the FIG officially confirmed the list of the first qualifiers for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Below is the list of the countries automatically qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games:
MEN's TEAMS: China, Japan, USA, Russia, Ukraine, Korea, Germany, Romania
WOMEN's TEAMS: USA, Russia, China, Romania, Japan, Australia, Germany, Great Britain
A handful of inidividual gymnasts also qualifed by winning individual event medals at the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo. The below gymnasts are qualified to the 2012 Olympic Games as individuals:
MEN: Diego Hypolito (Brazil)*, Alexander Shatilov (ISR), Krisztian Berki (HUN), Cyril Tommasone (FRA)*, Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti (BRA)*, Vasileios Tsolakisis (GRE)
* qualified to the Olympic Games as inidividuals only if Brazil and France fail to qualify a full team at the Test Event
WOMEN: Thi Ha Thanh Phan (VIE)
Here is the list of countries qualifed to compete at the Olympic Test Event. The countries who place top four at this event will advance a full team to the 2012 Olympics.
MEN's TEAMS: France, Great Britain, Spain, Canada, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Italy, Belarus
WOMEN's TEAMS: Italy, France, Canada, Spain, Netherlands, Brazil, Korea, Belgium
There are additional wildcard places yet to be named. Also, should the British men not qualify a full team they will select one gymnast to represent them as the host country nominative place.
In the end there will be a total of 60 gymnasts representing teams (5 members of 12 teams), and 36 individual gymnasts for both men and women.
To see the detailed chart of Olympic qualifiers provided by the FIG, click here.
Updated on May 19, 2013, 12:48am