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Olympic Gymnastics – Crowd Favorites and Dark Horses

Gymnastics – Rio Olympics

Gymnastics is all about balance, rhythm and body elasticity. Balance beams, parallel bars, uneven bars, all add to the beauty of this sport at Olympics. Gymnastics has survived to this day and has welcomed new modifications, which have led to increased interest amongst the people all over the world.

Predictions

Well, there are many teams involved in gymnastics event at the Rio Olympics. A total of 324 gymnasts from 62 countries are participating in the event. The U.S. as always will be the favorite to take the lead at the Medal Table. China and Belarus are other teams that can pose a great challenge to the U.S.

Players to watch out

Men’s Events

Kōhei Uchimura

Kohei Uchimura - Japan

Status: Champion

2012 Performance: Gold Medal in Men’s Artistic Individual All-around, Silver Medal in Men’s Artistic Team All-around events for Japan

Danell Leyva

Danell Leyva - U.S.A.

Status: Challenger

2012 Performance: Bronze Medal in Men’s Artistic Individual All-around for United States of America.

Max Whitlock - Great Britain

Status: Challenger

2012 Performance: Bronze Medals in Men’s Artistic Team, Men’s Pommel Horse events for Great Britain.

Louis Smith

Louis Smith - Great Britain

Status: Challenger

2012 Performance: Silver Medal in Men’s Pommel Horse, Bronze Medal in Men’s Artistic Team All-around for Great Britain.

Marcel Nguyen

Mercel Nguyen - Germany

Status: Challenger

2012 Performance: Silver Medals in Men’s Artistic Individual all-round and Parallel Bars for Germany.

Denis Ablyazin

Denis Ablyazin - Russia

Status: Challenger

2012 Performance: Silver Medals in Men’s Vault and Floor Exercise for Russia.

Ihor Radivilov

Ihor Radivilov - Ukraine

Status: Challenger

2012 Performance: Bronze Medal in Men’s Vault for Ukraine.

Fabian Hambüchen

Fabian Hambüchen - Germany

Status: Challenger

2012 Performance: Silver Medal in Men’s Horizontal Bars for Germany.

Dmitry Ushakov

Dmitry Ushakov - Russia

Status: Challenger

2012 Performance: Silver Medal in Men’s Individual Trampoline for Russia.

Women’s Events

Aliya Mustafina

Aliya Mustafina - Russia

Status: Champion

2012 Performance: Gold Medal in Women’s Uneven Bars, Silver Medal in Women’s Artistic Team All-around, Bronze Medals in Women’s Artistic Individual All-around and Women’s Floor Exercise events for Russia.

Gabby Douglas

Gabby Douglas - USA

Status: Champion

2012 Performance: Gold Medals in Women’s Artistic Team-all around and Women’s Artistic Individual-all round for United States of America.

Aly Raisman

Aly Raisman - USA

Status: Champion

2012 Performance: Gold Medals in Women’s Artistic Team-all around, Women’s Floor Exercise, Bronze Medal in Balance Beam for United States of America.

Cătălina Ponor

Catalina Ponor - Romania

Status: Challenger

2012 Performance: Silver Medal in Women’s Floor Exercise, Bronze Medal in Women’s Artistic Team All-around events for Romania.

Anastasia Bliznyuk

Anastasia Bliznyuk - Russia

Status: Champion

2012 Performance: Gold Medal in Women’s Rhythmic Group All-around for Russia.

Rosie MacLennan

Rosie MacLennan - Canada

Status: Champion

2012 Performance: Gold Medal in Women’s Individual Trampoline for Canada

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Teams to watch out

The U.S. will go all out to cement its legacy in the team events. Meanwhile Belarus and China are two other countries to fight it all out for the ultimate glory. Brazil as the host nation, are the underdogs here.

  • United States of America
  • China
  • Belarus
  • Great Britain
  • Brazil

Will China and Belarus challenge the US supremacy at the Gymnastics event? Only time will tell. Get ready to live stream the whole event at the Rio Olympic Games and get the experience to cherish for the lifetime.

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