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2021 Basel European Championships
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Basel, Switzerland

All-Around Gold Medalist

Viktoria Listunova (RUS)

Vault Gold Medalist

Giulia Steingruber (SUI)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Angelina Melnikova (RUS)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Mélanie de Jesus Dos Santos (FRA)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Jessica Gadirova (GBR)

Preceded by

2020 Mersin European Championships

Succeeded by

2022 Munich European Championships

The 38th European Women's Artistic Gymnastics Championships will be held from April 21 to 25 in Basel, Switzerland.[1] This was the second time in five years that Switzerland hosted the European Championships. There was no junior competition this year.

Due to many countries withdrawing their athletes from the previous year's European Championships, these European Championships served as an Olympic qualification event for countries to qualify individual athletes to Tokyo.[2] Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held without spectators.[3]

Format of Competition

All participating gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, participated in a qualification round. The results of this competition determined which individuals participated in the remaining competitions, which included:

  • The all-around competition, in which only the twenty-four highest scoring individuals in the all-around competed. Each country was limited to only two gymnasts in the all-around final.
  • The event finals, in which the eight highest scoring individuals on each apparatus competed. Each country was limited to two gymnasts in each apparatus final.

Competition Schedule

April 21 Qualifications
April 23 All-Around
April 24 Vault Event Final
Uneven Bars Event Final
April 25 Balance Beam Event Final
Floor Exercise Event Final


Event Gold Silver Bronze
All-Around Flag of Russia.png Viktoria Listunova
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Russia.png Angelina Melnikova
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Great Britain.png Jessica Gadirova
Great Britain (GBR)
Vault Flag of Switzerland.png Giulia Steingruber
Switzerland (SUI)
Flag of Great Britain.png Jessica Gadirova
Great Britain (GBR)
Flag of Russia.png Angelina Melnikova
Russia (RUS)
Uneven Bars Flag of Russia.png Angelina Melnikova
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Russia.png Vladislava Urazova
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Great Britain.png Amelie Morgan
Great Britain (GBR)
Balance Beam Flag of France.png Mélanie de Jesus Dos Santos
France (FRA)
Flag of the Netherlands.png Sanne Wevers
Netherlands (NED)
Flag of Ukraine.png Anastasiia Bachynska
Ukraine (UKR)
Floor Exercise Flag of Great Britain.png Jessica Gadirova
Great Britain (GBR)
Flag of Russia.png Angelina Melnikova
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Italy.png Vanessa Ferrari
Italy (ITA)

Notable Moments

  • Olympic spots were earned during qualifications by Russia and Romania's Larisa Iordache.
  • Emma Slevin became the first Irish gymnast to qualify for the senior all-around final at the European Championships.[4]
  • Ana Filipa Martins became the first Portuguese gymnast to get an element named after them in the Code of Points. She submitted a Hindorff with a half turn on the uneven bars, which she successfully performed in qualifications.
  • The Smartscoring Shooting Star award was won by Larisa Iordache.
  • Maisa Kuusikko of Finland finished 13th in the all-around final, the highest ever placement for a Finnish gymnast. The previous record was 17th.[5]

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal.png Silver-medal.png Bronze-medal.png Total
1 Flag of Russia.png Russia 2 3 1 6
2 Flag of Great Britain.png Great Britain 1 1 2 4
3 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 1 0 0 1
4 Flag of France.png France 1 0 0 1
5 Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 0 1 0 1
6 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 0 0 1 1
7 Flag of Italy.png Italy 0 0 1 1

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