Olympic Gymnastics

Events

The first text-book about gymnastics was published.

1793

First gym was opened by Friedrich Ludwig Jahn.

1811

The Bureau of the European Gymnastics Federation was formed.

1881

The first summer Olympics that was held in Athens had gymnastics as a part of it.

1896

Women were allowed to compete in Olympic gymnastics

1928

The USA Gymnastics Federation was created

1970

Nadia Comaneci scores the first ever perfect 10.0

1976

Mary Lou Retton became the first American woman to win the all-around gold

1984

The Magnificent Seven won the US' first gold medal in the women's team competition

1996

The age requirement for senior-level gymnasts was changed from 15-16

1997

They changed the Vaulting Horse to the Vaulting Table due to injuries

2001

Carly Patterson became the first American woman to win the Olympic all-around title at a non-boycotted Olympics.

2004

The introduced a new scoring system for women’s artistic gymnastics making it so a 10.0 is not the max. The system has two scores combined(a difficulty score, and an execution score.)

2006

The Fierce Five won the US’s second gold medal in the women’s team competition.

2012

The Final Five win team gold, Simone Biles is named "The Best Gymnast of All Time" and Marta Karolyi retires.

2016