<h5>2016 Gymnastics Australian Championships</h5>
<p>MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 03: Danielle Prince of Queensland competes with the ribbon in the rhythmic gymnastics during the 2016 Australian Gymnastics Championships at Hisense Arena on June 03, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.</p>
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Gymnastics - Rhythmic

Gymnastics - Rhythmic

Schedule & Results: Catch Up

(Local) / 11:50 AM 21 Aug (Rio)
Group All-Around Final - Rotation 2


(Local) / 05:10 PM 20 Aug (Rio)
Individual All-Around Final - Rotation 4

Margarita Mamun (RUS)
Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS)
Ganna Rizatdinova (UKR)

(Local) / 04:20 PM 19 Aug (Rio)
Individual All-Around Qualification - Rotation 4

(Local) / 02:50 PM 19 Aug (Rio)
Individual All-Around Qualification - Rotation 3

(Local) / 11:50 AM 19 Aug (Rio)
Individual All-Around Qualification - Rotation 2

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Full Gymnastics - Rhythmic Schedule & Results

Athletes will take to the floor at the Rio Olympic Arena for an unforgettable display of grace and athleticism as they look to twist and twirl their way onto the Olympic podium. Eastern Europe has traditionally dominated the sport and London 2012 was no exception with Russia claiming both gold medals while Australia will continue their search for a first Olympic rhythmic medal in Rio.

Women to watch: Commonwealth Games team gold medalist Danielle Prince has won a total of 14 Australian titles including the all around, ball, clubs and ribbon crowns in 2014. She competed at both the 2013 and 2014 World Championships and will make her Olympic debut in Rio. 

Qualification, Nomination & Selection

After finishing 78th All-Around at the FIG’s 2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, Prince earned the nomination from FIG for Rio 2016 as the highest-ranked rhythmic gymnast from the Oceania region.

Competition Format & Events

The Olympic rhythmic gymnastics competition features the individual all-around and the group competitions. In the individual all-around 24 gymnasts compete using hand-held apparatus - in Rio the four apparatus will be balls, hoops, ribbons or clubs.

There is a qualification round held over two days with gymnasts performing two apparatus each day. Scores from each routine are added and the top 10 advance to the final where scores do not carry over. In the final, gymnasts perform routines with all four apparatus with the highest score winning gold.

The group competition consists of 12 groups that perform two routines. The eight highest ranked groups qualify for the final where scores do not carry over. In the final, each group performs to achieve a total score (max 60.0 points). 

Australia and Olympic Gymnastics - Rhythmic

Australia competed in the inaugural Olympic rhythmic gymnastics competition, with Ann Maree Kerr and Linda Douglas competing at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. There have been a total of six Australian athletes in Olympic rhythmic gymnastics with the best placed athlete was Danielle Le Ray at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, finishing 19th.

West Australian Janine Murray flew the flag for Australia at the most recent Games, London 2012. Originally from Zimbabwe, Murray scored a respectable 96.325 points to finish in 22nd place. She claimed her best result in the ribbon event with 19th – 25.000 points.

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Did you know

  • Four apparatus will be used at the Rio 2016 Games; balls, hoops, ribbons or clubs.
  • Each athlete is able to score 20 points for each apparatus; the execution score makes up 10 points, while the other half is the final composition score which includes the artistic score and difficulty score.
  • Rhythmic gymnastics made its Olympic debut at Los Angeles 1984 and remains, along with synchronised swimming, an exclusively female competition in the Olympic Games.
  • Since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, the top spot on the podium has been the exclusive domain of Russian gymnasts, who have since accumulated eight gold medals, two silvers and one bronze
  • The sport has evolved from many related disciplines including classical ballet, as well as the German system of emphasising apparatus work for muscle development and the Swedish method of using free exercise to develop rhythm.

Pre-Rio AUS Tally

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Fast Facts

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Gymnastics wrap: Gymnasts proud of Rio efforts 24 August 2016 (AEDT)

Australia's three Rio Olympians will return home proud of their achievements in Brazil but uncertain about the immediate future with the exception of Danielle Prince.


Pinnacle reached for Prince 20 August 2016 (AEDT)

Australian rhythmic gymnast Danielle Prince has made her Olympic debut.


Day 14 Preview 19 August 2016 (AEDT)

As we near the end of the Games Australia is looking strong for a couple of medals on Day 14 with prospects in athletics, BMX at least. We also have a thrilling men’s basketball game to thrill us.


Prince poised to unveil funky routine 19 August 2016 (AEDT)

Brisbane’s Danielle Prince hopes to delight the Brazilian crowd with a funky and colourful ribbon routine in her Olympic debut in the individual qualifying rounds tomorrow.


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Miller aims to raise the bar in Rio 7 August 2016 (AEDT)

Gymnast Larrissa Miller aims to raise the bar on the difficulty of her routines in Rio.


The excitement for Rio builds | Greg's Blog 4 August 2016 (AEDT) | Danielle Prince

I’ve just picked up Danni from the airport after two World Cups in Berlin and Kazan and a “death” training camp in St Petersburg where she competed and trained with the same girls she will be up against in Rio. The three weeks she was away felt a lot longer that it should have.


Where are your Aussie athletes as final preparations continue 27 July 2016 (AEDT)

With less than 10 days until the Opening Ceremony in Rio the Australian athletes have started arriving from all around the world. Some are competing, at training camps or just touching down.


More women than men in historic summer Olympic Team 27 July 2016 (AEDT)

For the first time at a Summer Olympic Games Australia will be represented by more women than men.


Facts and Figures on 2016 Australian Olympic Team 24 July 2016 (AEDT)

Check out all the facts and figures of the Australian Olympic Team for Rio 2016.


34 days to go | Dani's blog 16 July 2016 (AEDT) | Danielle Prince

These final minutes before I take the competition floor are some of the most exhilarating moments I will ever experience.


Australia comes together to celebrate Olympic Day 23 June 2016 (AEDT)

Australian Olympians have come out in force to celebrate Olympic Day in 2016, visiting schools around the country and posting about their Olympic journeys.


Aussie Team celebrates 50 days to go milestone 16 June 2016 (AEDT)

Aussie athletes around the world are celebrating 50 days until the Rio Olympics. The countdown is on!


Gaudry, Miller and Prince to leap, fly and twist in Rio 8 June 2016 (AEDT)

Rhythmic gymnast Danielle Prince, trampolinist Blake Gaudry and artistic gymnast Larrissa Miller have been selected to compete at Rio 2016.


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Gaudry wins 7th Individual National Title 5 June 2016 (AEDT)

Blake Gaudry has won his 7th Individual Australian Trampoline Title in Melbourne.


Prince leads Queensland to golden night in Melbourne 3 June 2016 (AEDT)

Danielle Prince has won the Rhythmic Gymnastics Senior International All-Around title for the fourth consecutive year.


Baking my way to Rio | Danni's blog 4 May 2016 (AEDT) | Danielle Prince

I'm the 23-year-old who loves baking cakes and is constantly on the hunt for Brisbane’s best piccolo coffee.


Carpet burn, bruises and tears on the road to Rio | Danni's blog 2 March 2016 (AEDT) | Danielle Prince

In gymnastics, repetition is your best friend. Sometimes you might have a fight and fall out but you know that when you need them the most, you can always count on them.


A crazy, busy life | Danni's blog 11 January 2016 (AEDT) | Danielle Prince

I spend 30 hours a week training and spend the remainder of my time trying to explain to people what rhythmic gymnastics actually is.


Prince aims to dazzle at Rio 6 November 2015 (AEDT)

With her eye on making her Olympic debut in less than a year’s time, Danielle Prince has a plan to dazzle the crowd come Rio.


Weekend Watch | 11 September 11 September 2015 (AEDT)

There is another action-packed weekend of sport ahead of us with the Wrestling and Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships underway, the Men's Volleyball World Cup continuing and plenty more.