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2nd Youth Olympic Games
Nanjing (CHN), August 16 – 28, 2014

Following the first two qualifying events for the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Rhythmic Gymnastics held in Kuala Lumpur (MAS) and Moscow (RUS) respectively, the continental quota places for Asia and Europe have now been allocated.

The age requirement for all Rhythmic gymnasts at the 2014 YOG is 15 years old, meaning they must be born in 1999. Each country is limited to one place per discipline and category with the places being non-nominative. In the event that a qualified National Olympic Committee (NOC) decides not to use its obtained place, the reallocation procedures of unused quota places will come into effect.


The junior Groups of Uzbekistan and China, Yeliizaveta Mainovskaya (KAZ), Anora Davlyatova (UZB), Olivia Tai (MAS) and Takana Tatsusawa (JPN) each won a berth for their country to participate in the Rhythmic Gymnastics events at the 2nd Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing (CHN) this August.

The 13th Asian Rhythmic Gymnastics Junior Championships, which took place in Kuala Lumpur on February 21 - 14, served as qualifier for Asian countries for the 2014 YOG. The results of the qualification round and the General Competition respectively determined the three Individuals and one Group that gained a place for their country to compete in Nanjing. As the host country, China is automatically granted one place each for Individuals and Groups in addition to these places. However, none of the Chinese Individual gymnasts fulfilled the minimum requirements and the place was consequently allocated to the country with the next highest ranked gymnast, namely Japan.

Individuals and Team Competition

Kazakhstan’s Yeliizaveta Mainovskaya emerged on top of the 26 gymnast strong individual field that battled it out for the YOG qualification in Kuala Lumpur, after posting the highest scores with the Clubs (14.300) and Ribbon (14.400) on the second day of qualifications. Mainovskaya’s All-around total of of 56.700 points placed her in front of Anora Davlyatova of Uzbekistan, who ranked second with 56.100, and Malaysia’s Olivia Tai, who tallied 54.950.

Mainovskaya went on to win the competition’s All-around Final with a total of 56.250, outscoring Davlyatova (55.850) and Tai (55.650), who took Silver and Bronze respectively.

Uzbekistan was unbeaten in the Team Competition, scoring a 140.350 total to defeat Kazakhstan (137.050) and Japan (134.500) for the Gold.

Four different gymnasts prevailed in the Individual Apparatus Finals. Veronika Lyssogor (KAZ) won the Hoop, Shomuradova the Ball, Tai the Clubs and Takana Tatsuzawa (JPN) the Ribbon.


Scoring 14.250 with 5 Hoops and 14.517 with 10 Clubs, the Rhythmic Group of Uzbekistan ranked highest in both exercises and defeated China (28.150) and Kazakhstan (27.983) for the Group All-around title (28.767). Thus, the Uzbeks qualified to join host China in the Rhythmic Group event in Nanjing.

The Uzbek Group (14.250) continued to impress on 5 Hoops in the Apparatus Finals, taking the title over China (14.150) and Malaysia (12.867), while Kazakhstan clinched the Gold with 10 Clubs. With a score of 14.583, they left Japan (13.583) and China (13.450) in their wake.


Seven places for Individual Rhythmic gymnasts and one for the top ranked Rhythmic Group were up for grabs at the junior competition in Moscow on February 28 that qualified European countries for the 2nd Youth Olympic Games.

With a maximum representation of one gymnast per country in the Individual competition provided the gymnast meets certain pre-defined score requirements, the following gymnasts have earned a place for their NOC in the Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual competition in Nanjing:

Yulia Bravikova, Russia – (66,666)
Maryla Trubach, Belarus – (62,265)
Erika Zafirova, Bulgaria – (59,999)
Valeria Hanina, Ukraine – (59,682)
Anna Luiza Filioranu, Romania – 58, 598)
Linoy Ashram, Israel – (58,116)
Nikoleta Dulgeru, Moldova – 57,365)

In Groups, Russia (32,383) outscored Bulgaria (32,116) and Belarus (30,132) to book their ticket to Nanjing.

Remaining YOG qualifying events in Rhythmic Gymnastics

Africa: 12th African Championships in Tshwane (RSA), March 25 – April 4 (qualifying 3 Individuals, 1 Group)
Americas: 2014 Junior Pan American Championships in Daytona Beach (USA), May 7 – 12 (qualifying 3 Individuals and 1 Group)
Oceania: Qualifying Event in Auckland (NZL), May 9 – 11 (qualifying 1 Individual, 1 Group)

In total, eighteen individual gymnasts and six Groups of five gymnasts apiece will compete at the YOG in August.

Gymnastics at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games

The 2nd Youth Olympic Games will take place August 16 – 28, 2014, with the Rhythmic Gymnastics events scheduled for August 23 and 24. The Artistic Gymnastics competitions are slated for August 17 – 22 and Trampoline Gymnastics for August 27. All Gymnastics event will be held at the same venue, the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium, which has a seating capacity of 13,500