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Marina Nekrosova became the first gymnast from Azerbaijan to qualify for the Olympic Games, and set the program’s first records by finishing 19th on vault, 58th on beam, 70th in the all-around, 71st on floor, and 83rd on bars.
Nina Derwael single-handedly broke four records in Tokyo, including several of her own after she had previously broken three in 2016.
Together, the Belgian women – Maellyse Brassart, Lisa Vaelen, and Jutta Verkest in addition to Derwael – finished 8th in the team final, the team’s best finish in history. Prior to this, Belgium’s best finish as a team came in 1948, the country’s first time competing at the Olympic Games. This was also the first time Belgium earned a spot in the team final, which they achieved by finishing 5th in qualifications.
Rebeca Andrade broke two individual records in Tokyo, and tied a third.
Ellie Black finished 4th in the beam final, breaking Isabela Onyshko's 8th place record from 2016. This is also the top finish in history for Canada on any event at the Olympic Games.
Raegan Rutty became the first gymnast from the Cayman Islands to qualify for the Olympic Games, and set the program’s first records by finishing 80th in the all-around, 82nd on floor, 87th on bars, and 91st on beam.
Guan Chenchen finished 1st to take the gold on beam, becoming the third Olympic beam champion from China, following in the footsteps of Liu Xuan in 2000 and Deng Linlin in 2012.
Luciana Alvarado became the first gymnast from Costa Rica to qualify for the Olympic Games, and set the program’s first records by finishing 37th on beam, 51st in the all-around, 55th on bars, and 66th on floor.
Mandy Mohamed finished 38th in floor qualifications, breaking the 69th place record set by Salma Mohamed in 2012 and matched by Sherine El Zeinv in 2016.
Jessica Gadirova finished 10th in the all-around final, breaking Becky Downies's 12th place record from 2008.
The British women – Jessica Gadirova, Alice Kinsella, and Amelie Morgan – also finished 3rd in the team final, winning the country’s first team medal since they last won bronze in 1928, the first time women’s artistic gymnastics was included at the Olympic Games.
Megan Ryan finished 72nd on floor, breaking Ellis O'Reilly's 79th place record from 2016.
Lihie Raz finished 15th on vault, breaking Valeriia Maksiuta’s 16th place record from 2012.
Vanessa Ferrari finished 2nd to win the silver medal on floor, breaking her own 4th place record which she set in 2012 and matched in 2016. This is the first medal for Italy at the Olympic Games since the women last won as a team in 1928.
Murakami Mai broke two records set by Japanese gymnastics legend Tanaka Keiko more than 60 years ago.
Farah Ann Abdul Hadi broke and set several records as Malaysia’s second WAG athlete at the Olympic Games.
Alexa Moreno finished 4th on vault, breaking Denisse Lopez’s 7th place record from 2000.
Ariana Orrego finished 65th on beam, breaking her own 67th place record from 2016.
Filipa Martins finished 17th on bars, breaking her own 54th place record from 2016.
The Russian women – Lilia Akhaimova, Viktoria Listunova, Angelina Meinkova and Vladislava Urazova – finished 1st to win gold in the team final, becoming the country’s first Olympic team champions in the post-Soviet era. The Russians had previously won silver four times, in 1996, 2000, 2012, and 2016.
Sze En Tan finished 75th on floor, breaking Heem Wei Lim's 77th place record from 2012.
Barbora Mokosova broke two of her own records in Tokyo.
Both WAG athletes for South Africa were the country’s first gymnasts to qualify to an Olympic Games on their own right instead of via continental representation berths. They also each broke two records apiece.
Both South Korean women competing in Tokyo broke records.
Milka Gehani became the first gymnast from Sri Lanka to qualify for the Olympic Games, and set the program’s first records by finishing 78th in the all-around, 80th on beam, 82nd on bars, and 84th on floor.
Jonna Adlerteg finished 12th on bars, breaking Karin Lindberg’s 25th place record from 1952.
Ting Hua-Tien broke the records on both of the events she competed in Tokyo as the first Taiwanese WAG athlete at the Olympic Games in more than 50 years.
Nazil Savranbasi finished 67th on bars, breaking Tutya Yilmaz's 74th place record from 2016.
The United States has finished 1st on every event currently contested in women’s artistic gymnastics, and two athletes in Tokyo added their names to the country’s history of gold medalists.
*Source - Lauren Hopkins for the Gymter.net
Nina Derwael - Belgium
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