Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics

The XXIX. 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing 14 competitions were held in gymnastics, in the all around, the team on vault and on the ground fought both the ladies and the gentlemen for the medals. In addition, the decisions on the balance beam and uneven bars which came with the ladies, as well as on the rings, the parallel bars, the horizontal bar and the pommel horse in the men. Overall, 98 per gymnast and gymnasts have participated in Beijing.

  • 3.1 all-around
  • 3.2 Soil
  • 3.3 Reck
  • 3.4 bars
  • 3.5 pommel horse
  • 3.6 Rings
  • 3.7 Anchor
  • 3.8 team
  • 3.9 Qualified Teams
  • 3:10 NOCs with two individual starters
  • 3:11 NOCs with a single starter

Qualification criteria

For the team competition, qualified for both the ladies and in the men's 12 best teams in the 2007 World Championships in Stuttgart. Each of the 12 qualified teams could send six starters, so that 72 of the 98 seats were allocated. The NOCs of the 13 -15 ranked teams in the world championships ever were allowed to send two starters to Beijing, which one of the teams in the stands 16-18 each. A further six places went to the NOCs, whose participants are the best performers in the all around, except for the 18 above NOCs. The remaining vacancies in the field of participants were distributed according to the performance in the apparatus finals in Stuttgart, weaker occupied by continents and wildcard.

Artistic Gymnastics Women

More fight

Date: August 15, 2008, 11:15 Clock

Balance Beam

Date: August 19, 2008, 18:46 Clock


Date: August 17, 2008, 20:15 Clock


Date: August 18, 2008 18:43 clock


Date: August 17, 2008, 18:43 Clock


Date: August 12, 2008 Final at 10:30 clock The Chinese Gymnastics team took for the first time ever team gold at the women. However, caused a great sensation of the presence of Chinese gymnasts, since the four gymnasts He Kexin, Jiang Yuyuan, Yang Yilin and Deng Linlin to have not yet reached the minimum age of 16 years. During the Olympic Games 2000 in Sydney Yang Yun was illegally taken up, since she was only 14 years old at the competitions, which she later admitted. The International Gymnastics Federation FIG announced, however, that he had to hold on to the passports, on which all Chinese women are at least 16 years old.

Qualified Teams

NOCs with two single starters

NOCs with a single starter

Artistic Gymnastics, Men

More fight

Date: August 14, 2008 at 11:00 clock


Date: August 17, 2008, 18:00 Clock

Horizontal bar

Date: August 19, 2008, 19:33 Clock


Date: August 19, 2008, 18:00 Clock

Pommel horse

Date: August 17, 2008, 19:29 Clock


Date: August 18, 2008, 18:00 Clock


Date: August 18, 2008; 19:29 clock


Date: August 12, 2008 Final at 10:00 clock There was no team from Switzerland or Austria at the start. The German team fell in the interval by two falls, among other things, of Hambüchen on the high bar, to seventh place back, but could at the last device, the pommel horse, still almost reach the podium. China won clearly and was in all individual disciplines up to the strongest team on the ground. Japan secured by a strong performance on the horizontal bar, the last device for them, the silver medal ahead of the Americans, who still fell behind by two feeble attempts on pommel horse at the third place.

Qualified Teams

NOCs with two individual starters

NOCs with a single starter

Medal gymnastics