The year that is previous to the Olympian one is always one of the most important moments during the preparation for Olympic Games. In adition, this year the European Games took place in Baku for the very first time in history. These are some of the most remarkable moments during the year.
Yana Kudryavtseva becomes European Games All-Around Champion
Russian grace won gold at the first European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.
New Olympic Qualification System
- Only 15 countries (max. 2 per NOC) qualified directly from World Championships in Stuttgart. These were:
- Olympic Test Event, with 26 participants including NOCs (ranked between 16-24 and the best 13 gymnasts not qualified in AA final in World Championships) have the possibility to qualify to OG. These will be the top 6 gymnasts, max. 1 per NOC.
- Brazil, as the host nation has an invitation.
- 3 invitations go to continents not qualified
- An invitation is also given by the tripartite commission
Yana’s incredible ball routine during World Championships Stuttgart 2015
Kudryavsteva was injured during WC.
Carolina Rodríguez will be the first rhythmic gymnast that will compete at Olympic Games with 30 years old
Jasmine Kerber announces her retirement
The American gymnast Jasmine Kerber decided to stop doing gymnastics after World Championships.