Tokyo 2020 Olympic: Eke Uche becomes Nigeria’s first in Gymnastics

Tokyo 2020 Olympic: Eke Uche becomes Nigeria's first in Gymnastics

As the Gymnastics event of the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics draws nearer, Eke Uche will be the first Artistic Gymnast to represent Nigeria at the Olympic Games.

With about 324 gymnasts representing 64 different nations will contend for 18 Olympic titles up for grabs at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre during an Olympic Games from 23 July-8 August in Tokyo (JPN).

Among the most highly anticipated events of the Games, Gymnastics’ three disciplines – Artistic, Rhythmic, and Trampoline – each shine brilliantly under the Olympic lights, the sport’s effervescent stars dazzling with high-flying acrobatics and boundless grace.

One of the nine sports contested at the first edition of the revived Olympic Games in 1896, Gymnastics boasts an impressive Olympic pedigree. Originally an event for men only, Women’s Artistic Gymnastics debuted at the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam (NED).

Rhythmic Gymnastics was added to the Olympic programme in 1984, and Rhythmic Group Gymnastics in 1996. The newest events, men’s and women’s Trampoline, debuted at Sydney 2000.

With 15 Olympic champions taking the competition floor and accomplished rising stars eager to challenge them, surprises and suspense are in store for this XXXII edition of the Games. Here is what to expect.

Among the most highly anticipated events of the Games, Gymnastics’ three disciplines – Artistic, Rhythmic, and Trampoline – each shine brilliantly under the Olympic lights, the sport’s effervescent stars dazzling with high-flying acrobatics and boundless grace.

One of the nine sports contested at the first edition of the revived Olympic Games in 1896, Gymnastics boasts an impressive Olympic pedigree. Originally an event for men only, Women’s Artistic Gymnastics debuted at the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam (NED). Rhythmic Gymnastics was added to the Olympic programme in 1984, and Rhythmic Group Gymnastics in 1996. The newest events, men’s and women’s Trampoline, debuted at Sydney 2000.

With 15 Olympic champions taking the competition floor and accomplished rising stars eager to challenge them, surprises and suspense are in store for this XXXII edition of the Games. Here is what to expect.