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Rhythmic Gymnastics at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games

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Sports:

Host City: Atlanta, United States
Date Started: August 1, 1996
Date Finished: August 4, 1996
Events: 2

Participants: 90 (0 men and 90 women) from 22 countries
Youngest Participant: GER Anne Jung (14 years, 346 days)
Oldest Participant: CZE Lenka Oulehlová (23 years, 50 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 21 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): RUS Russia and UKR Ukraine (2 medals)

Overview

In 1996, the gymnastics officials added a second event to the rhythmic gymnastics program at the Olympics. A group competition with six gymnasts competing in each performance was added. Group championships had been held at the World Championships since 1967. At the 1952 and 1956 Olympics a rhythmic gymnastics group event was also contested, then termed team, portable apparatus competition.

Medalists