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Gymnastics Stats: Nations that have won most medals at Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships

Gymnastics is a sport that blends together elements such as strength, agility, coordination, and poise. With its roots tracing back to ancient Greece, this sport has flourished into an internationally loved competitive and leisure activity. Various forms of Gymnastics are there, namely, Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Trampoline, Acrobatic, Aerobic, and Power Tumbling.

Artistic Gymnastics stands out as the most popular among all the forms. Men compete in six different events- floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars, and horizontal bar, where muscle power is essential. The women’s side consists of the vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor routines, putting emphasis on elegance.

Rhythmic Gymnastics, especially known for women athletes, is an elegant combination of gymnastics, dance, and ballet, with gymnasts performing to music using apparatus like ribbons, balls, hoops, ropes, and clubs. In Trampoline Gymnastics, participants perform acrobatics while bouncing on a trampoline, including simple leaps to complex flips and twists.

Acrobatic Gymnastics sees groups perform routines packed with acrobatic stunts, dance, and tumbling on a floor. It is known for incredible throws and lifts requiring strong teamwork. Aerobic Gymnastics demands participants to perform high-energy movements in sync with music. Power Tumbling, also known as tumbling, is about performing a sequence of flips and twists on a springy track.

Gymnastics in Asia

In Asia, the Asian Gymnastics Union (AGU) serves as the governing body for gymnastics. It is affiliated with the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), which is composed of five continental unions. Established in 1964 during the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, AGU had Japan, South Korea, China, and the Philippines as its founding members. The first assembly was in Tokyo in June 1966, and Yoshihiko Kurimoto from Japan was chosen as the inaugural president. AGU, now based in Qatar, is an assembly of 37 national federations.

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Get to know about the Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships

The AGU is tasked with the responsibility of organizing the Asian Gymnastics Championships for several gymnastic disciplines under the supervision of FIG. These comprise men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, acrobatic gymnastics, aerobic gymnastics, and trampoline gymnastics. To be eligible to compete in the senior division of the Asian Gymnastics Championships, athletes need to be over 16 years of age.

The Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships took place for the first time in Changsha, China in the month of September 1996. The first iteration saw China (23) dominating the tournament winning 12 golds, 5 silver, and 6 bronze medals. Since then, China has been the best nation in the Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships, having won 78 gold, 44 silver, and 26 bronze medals and is leading by a huge margin. With the 2023 edition of the event taking place in Singapore from June 10 to June 18, 2023, let’s take a look at the nations that have won most medals in the event.

Nations that have won most medals at  Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1China784426148
2Japan21302374
3North Korea9161540
4South Korea6142444
5Kazakhstan64616
6Chinese Taipei341017
7Philippines3104
8Vietnam2158
9Jordan2013
10Hong Kong1416
11Uzbekistan0325
12Iran0246
13Indonesia0101
14India0044
15Yemen0022
16Singapore0011
16Syria0011
16Thailand0011

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