Interest is skyrocketing as it overlaps with the World Championships, where qualification for the Paris Olympics is determined.
Korea expects gold medals for men’s floor exercise and vault, Kim Han-sol, and vault, Shin Jae-hwan.
“When gymnastics began more than 2,000 years ago in ancient Greece,
gymnastics stadiums were centers of cultural activity.
People gathered there not only to practice gymnastics, but also to understand art, culture and philosophy.
The Greeks believed that balance between mind and body could be achieved only when exercise was combined with intellectual activity. 카지노사이트
Plato, Aristotle, and Homer were enthusiastic supporters of the reinforcement of good gymnastic activities.”
This is the part where the English version of the Hangzhou Asian Games website introduces artistic gymnastics.
It can be seen at a glance that gymnastics, which has a long history, is not just a sport, but an art that combines culture, knowledge, and physical education, and was greatly loved by the thinkers of the time.
Artistic, meaning ‘artistic,’ was added to the English word ‘Artistic Gymnastics’ for artistic gymnastics for no reason.
Gymnastics was held as an official event in the first Olympic Games in 1896,
the first of the modern Olympic Games, along with track and field, cycling, shooting, swimming, tennis, weightlifting, and wrestling.
Like the Olympics, it is a representative basic sport rooted in European culture.
Gymnastics was soon called artistic gymnastics.
Then, with the emergence of rhythmic gymnastics and trampolining, these days, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampolining are held as three sub-events under gymnastics,
which is an official event in the Olympics and Asian Games.
There are 18 gold medals in gymnastics: 14 in artistic gymnastics, 2 each in rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline.
Men’s Artistic Gymnastics
Men’s artistic gymnastics is based on six events: floor exercise, pommel horse, rings, parallel bars, vault, and bars.
If you include the individual all-around and team competitions in all six events,
the number of gold medals increases to eight.
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics
Women’s artistic gymnastics, with six gold medals at stake,
consisted of four events: vault, double parallel bars, balance beam, and floor exercise, as well as an individual all-around and team event in which athletes competed in all four events.
Rhythmic gymnastics consists of individual and team competitions,
trampolining consists of individual competitions for men and women.
Our country does not compete in trampoline, but only men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics.
Artistic gymnastics at this year’s Asian Games does not receive much attention
because it is held at the same time as the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, which provide qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Twelve countries will participate in the men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics team event at the Olympics.
The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) first distributes tickets to the next Olympics to the first to third place teams
in the men’s and women’s team competitions at the World Championships two years before the Olympics, gives the remaining nine tickets to the World Championships one year before the Olympics.
China and Japan took first and second place in the men’s team event at last year’s World Championships, earning a direct ticket to the Paris Olympics.
Korean Men’s National Team
The Korean men’s national team, which ranked 8th in the team event,
will send its first team to the World Championships held in Antwerp, Belgium, rather than the Asian Games,
to participate in the team event for the 9th consecutive time since the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
The Korean women’s national team, which placed 13th in last year’s World Championships team preliminaries despite the players’ poor condition,
giving them the green light to advance to the Olympics, is also sending its first team to the World Championships.
Women’s National Team
The women’s national team only participated in the team event at the 1988 Seoul Olympics as a host country, has never competed in an Olympic team event on its own.
If the national team wins a ticket to Paris this time, it will be a major event for Korean gymnastics.
The women’s national team was on the rise by winning a silver medal at this year’s Asian Championships.
Yeo Seo-jeong (Jecheon City Hall), the bronze medalist in vault at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,
gave up her dream of defending her Asian Games vault title for a greater cause: competing in the team event at the Olympics.
In the artistic gymnastics of this year’s Asian Games, China, which has a very large athlete base, and Japan, which has a wide gymnastics base, are expected to be strong.
According to what the Korean Gymnastics Association has learned, China and Japan plan to form 1.5-level athletes
who are not inferior to the first team in terms of skills and send them to the men’s competition.
The first team of Japan and China, which ranked 5th and 6th in the women’s team event at last year’s World Championships,
will head to the World Championships instead of the Asian Games in order to secure a right to participate in the Olympics, which is an immediate possibility.
Korea expects Asian Games gold medals from Kim Han-sol (27, Seoul City Hall), who competes in the men’s floor exercise and vault, and Shin Jae-hwan (25, Jecheon City Hall),
a vault gold medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics competition will be held from September 24th to 29th.
In rhythmic gymnastics, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are expected to clash for the championship,
while in trampoline, China and Japan are expected to compete.