Korean Men’s Gymnastics Fails to Make it to Paris… Canceled From Participating in the Team Event for the 9th Consecutive Olympics
Korean men’s artistic gymnastics failed to qualify for the team event at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
The men’s national team, consisting of Lee Jun-ho (Jeonbuk Provincial Office
, Ryu Seong-hyeon and Kim Jae-ho (Korea National Sport University), 온라인카지노
Lee Jeong-hyo (Army Sports Corps), and Seo Jeong-won (Suwon City Hall),
competed at the 52nd World Artistic Gymnastics held at the Sports Palace in Antwerp, Belgium, on the 1st (Korean time).
In the men’s team preliminaries at the championships,
the team scored a total of 245.229 points in six events
floor exercise, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bars
ranked 14th out of 24 participating countries.
The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) selects 12 countries to participate in the team competition at the Olympics based on their performance at the World Championships.
In the team preliminaries on this day, 1st place Japan, 3rd place England,
8th place China placed 1st to 3rd in the team event at last year’s World Championships and won tickets to Paris first.
Excluding the three countries, the top 9 countries in the team preliminaries for this year’s World Championships will be given the opportunity to participate.
Accordingly, Korea, excluding Japan, the United Kingdom, and China,
had to rank at least 12th to catch the last train to Paris.
However, he failed to improve his ranking due to falling short of expectations in the pommel horse and parallel bars.
As a result, the record of consecutive participation in the Olympic team event,
which had been going on since the 1992 Barcelona Olympics,
stopped at ‘8’ with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Korean male artistic gymnasts now have no choice but to go to Paris as individuals.
FIG allocates qualifications based on world rankings and regions.
The Gymnastics Association sent two national teams to the Hangzhou Asian Games,
which overlapped with the competition period,
with the goal of advancing both men and women to the Paris Olympics team competition,
sent one team to the World Championships, but failed to achieve its goal.
On this day, the United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Turkiye,
the Netherlands, and Ukraine qualified for Paris based on their performance in the team preliminaries.
The women’s artistic gymnastics team competition will be held on the 2nd,
whether or not tickets to Paris have been secured will be known at 5 a.m. on the 3rd,
Korean time, when all other countries’ competitions end.