Gymnastics: Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Secure Quotas After 2021 Asian Rhythmic Championships

The 2021 Asian Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships saw the continent’s top athletes compete for a spot to compete at the Olympics. The highest ranked eligible athlete in the women’s rhythmic individual all-around and the highest ranked eligible nation in the women’s rhythmic group all-around qualified to the games. The Asian Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships was held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from June 8th to June 10th 2021.

The women’s rhythmic individual all-around was won by 2018 Asian Games gold medalist Alina Adilkhanova of Kazakhstan whom also secured the Olympic quota. She finished ahead of two Uzbek athletes, Takhmina Ikromova and Ekaterina Fetisova whom won the silver and bronze medal respectively.

Uzbekistan did not finish empty handed as the nation won the women’s rhythmic group all-around to qualify to the Olympics. They finished ahead of South Korea and Thailand whom secured the silver and bronze medals respectively.

This was the final opportunity for Asian nations to qualify in rhythmic gymnastics. The remaining quotas will be decided over the weekend as Europe and Pan America are scheduled to have their continental championships.

Qualified Nations

Women’s Rhythmic Individual All-Around
* Kazakhstan

Women’s Rhythmic Group All-Around
* Uzbekistan

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