Games of the XXXII Olympiad
TOKYO (JPN)
July 23 - August 8, 2021

Competition format

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS 

 

The artistic gymnastics competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games consists of men's and women's competitions.

Men compete on six apparatus: floor exercise, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar. Women compete on four apparatus: vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. 

There are four competition phases in artistic gymnastics: qualifications, team final, all-around final, and apparatus finals.

Qualifications

All gymnasts compete as part of a team and/or as individuals and the results of this phase are used to qualify gymnasts for the team, all-around and the apparatus finals. No scores are carried over from the qualifications to the finals. Team results are based on the three best gymnast scores on each apparatus.

Team final

The top eight teams from qualifications proceed to the team final. The teams compete again on all apparatus and the teams with the highest total scores are awarded the medals.

All-around final

The top 24 gymnasts from qualifications (maximum two per NOC) proceed to the all-around final. The gymnasts perform again on all apparatus and those with the highest scores are awarded the medals in the all-around. The all-around title is considered to be the premium achievement in gymnastics.

Apparatus finals

The eight gymnasts who placed highest on each apparatus in qualifications (maximum two per NOC) proceed to the apparatus finals. The gymnasts perform again on each apparatus and those with the highest scores are awarded the individual medals for each apparatus.

TIEBREAKING RULES

-  Qualification for all-around final

-  All-around final

In case of a tie for any place, the ranking will be determined by the following criteria:

1.     The gymnast with the highest sum of the final apparatus scores will prevail (i.e. add the total of the five, four, three, two, one of the highest final apparatus scores for men, or the total of the three, two, one of the highest final apparatus scores for women).

2.     The gymnast with the highest total E-score (execution) by adding all apparatus will prevail.

3.     The gymnast with the highest total D-score (difficulty) by adding all apparatus will prevail.

4.     If they remain tied, the gymnasts will share the same classification.

-  Qualification for apparatus finals (except vault)

-  Apparatus finals (except vault)

If a tie occurs, ties will be broken by the following criteria:

1.     The gymnast with the highest E-score (execution) will prevail.

2.     The gymnast with the highest D-score (difficulty) will prevail.

3.     If they remain tied, the gymnasts will share the same classification.

-  Qualification for vault final

-  Vault final

If a tie occurs, ties will be broken by the following criteria:

1.     The gymnast with the highest score of the two vaults before the average for the final score will prevail.

2.     The gymnast with the highest E-score (execution) of either vault will prevail.

3.     The gymnast with the highest D-score (difficulty) of either vault will prevail.

4.     If they remain tied, the gymnasts will share the same classification.

-  Qualification for team final

-  Team final

In case of a tie at any place, ties will be broken by the following criteria:

1.     The team with the highest sum of the team apparatus counting scores obtained will prevail (i.e. the total of five, four, three, two, one highest apparatus team scores for men and the total of three, two, one highest apparatus team scores for women).

2.     If they remain tied, the teams will share the same classification.

If ties for the last qualification place(s) for a final cannot be broken by the above criteria, all tied gymnasts/teams will progress to the final.

 

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS

 

The rhythmic gymnastics programme at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games consists of the individual all-around event and the group all-around event.

There are five apparatus used in individual rhythmic gymnastics, however, only four are used in any one competitive cycle.

In the Individual all-around in Tokyo there will be hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon.

Groups will perform two exercises, one in which all five gymnasts use the same apparatus (five balls), and a second, in which they use a combination of two apparatus (three hoops + two pairs of clubs).

Twenty-six gymnasts compete in the individual all-around - qualification, with four apparatus being performed. The top 10 ranked gymnasts from the qualification advance to the final (including all gymnasts tied for 10th place, after all Olympic tiebreaking rules have been applied).

Fourteen groups with five gymnasts per group compete in the group all-around - qualification. The top eight ranked groups from the qualification advance to the final (including all tied for 8th place after all Olympic tie breaking rules have been applied).

There are two competition phases in each event:

       Individual all-around qualification

       Individual all-around final

and

       Group all-around qualification

       Group all-around final

The ranking of each phase is based on the scores achieved in that phase.

TIEBREAKING RULES

Individual all-around qualification for the all-around final

In case of a tie for any place, ties will be broken by the following criteria:

1.     The sum of the three highest final apparatus scores

2.     The sum of the two highest final apparatus scores

3.     The highest total execution score (four apparatus)

4.     The highest total execution score (three best apparatus)

5.     The highest total execution score (two best apparatus)

6.     The highest total difficulty score (four apparatus)

7.     The highest total difficulty score (three best apparatus)

8.     The highest total difficulty score (two best apparatus)

9.     If the gymnasts remain tied, they will share the same classification.

Individual all-around final

In case of a tie at any place, ties will be broken by the following criteria:

1.     The highest total execution score (four apparatus)

2.     The lowest execution technical deductions (four apparatus)

3.     The highest total difficulty score (four apparatus)

4.     If the gymnasts remain tied, they will share the same classification.

Group all-around qualification and final

In case of a tie at any place, ties will be broken by the following criteria:

1.     The highest total execution score (two exercises).

2.     The lowest execution technical deductions (two exercises).

3.     The highest total difficulty score (two exercises).

4.     If the groups remain tied, they will share the same classification.

 

TRAMPOLINE GYMNASTICS

 

The trampoline gymnastics programme at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games consists of the women's event and men's event. Each event consists of a qualification and a final. Both phases of the men's event will take place on one day, and both phases of the women's event on another day, with the following format:

Qualification

       Two routines: one voluntary routine with 10 skills (with four skills counting difficulty) including set requirements and a second voluntary routine of 10 different skills without limitations.

Final

       The top eight gymnasts from the qualifications, including all tied for the eighth place, will perform a single voluntary routine of 10 different skills without limitations.

TIEBREAKING RULES

Qualification

In case of a tie at any place, ties will be broken by the following criteria:

1.     The sum of the execution scores of both routines. 

2.     The sum of horizontal displacement scores of both routines.

3.     The sum of the time of flight scores of both routines.

4.     If the gymnasts remain tied, they will share the same classification. This may mean that more than eight gymnasts qualify for the final.

Final

In case of a tie at any place, ties will be broken by the following criteria:

1.     The execution score in the final routine.

2.     The horizontal displacement score in the final routine.

3.     The time of flight score in the final routine.

4.     If the gymnasts remain tied, they will share the same classification.