The Best Photos of Rhythmic Gymnastics from London Olympics

Russia's Daria Dmitrieva

Russia’s Daria Dmitrieva competes using the ball in the individual all-around rhythmic gymnastics final at Wembley Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 11, 2012. MARCELO DEL POZO/REUTERS/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: rtrlfive439888

I’m starting to believe that rhythmic gymnastics offers some of the most captivating photography of all the sports at the Olympics. Perhaps it’s the flashy costumes – or the contortionist-like poses – but there’s something almost mesmerizing about looking through pictures of the sport – a feeling that you can’t quite catch from any other sport (though you could mount a strong argument for synchronized swimming).

Russia, as has become common in RG (shortened from rhythmic gymnastics), dominated both the individual and team competitions  at the 2012 London Games. They took gold in the team event (with Belarus and Italy snagging silver and bronze). In in the individual competition, Russia’s Evgenia Kanaeva took gold and fellow Russian Daria Dmitrieva took silver – meaning Russia has taken every single gold medal the sport has handed it out since its inclusion in the 2000 Games in Sydney.

We’ve got more of the best photos of rhythmic gymnastics back at Newscom. Also, though the Olympics are now officially over, you can still visit our 2012 Olympics portal. It’s got quick and easy access to the biggest stories of the London Games, and makes it easy for you to find the exact photo you need no matter what story you’re sharing. Check it out!

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Evgeniya Kanaeva

Evgeniya Kanaeva of Russia performs her Individual All-Around Qualification with a ball in Wembley Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games Rhytmic Gymnastics competition, London, Britain, 09 August 2012. SERGEI ILNITSKY/EPA/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: epaphotos529821

Belarusian team

LONDON, Aug. 12, 2012 The Belarusian team performs during the Group All-Around competition of Gymnastics Rhythmic event, at London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Britain, on August 12, 2012. Belarus won silver medal. Chen Jianli/ZUMA Press/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: zumawireworldphotosfive627589

women's rhythmic gymnastics

LONDON, UK. AUGUST 11, 2012. An athlete performs in the women’s rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around at the Wembley Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Sharifulin Valery Itar-Tass Photos/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: tassphotoslive389347

Team Spain

Team Spain compete using ribbons in their group all-around rhythmic gymnastics final at Wembley Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 12, 2012. MARCELO DEL POZO/REUTERS/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: rtrlfive443867

Daria Dmitrieva

LONDON, Aug. 11, 2012 Daria Dmitrieva of Russia competes in gymnastics rhythmic individual all-around event, at London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Britain, on August 11, 2012. Daria Dmitrieva won silver medal. Yang Zongyou/ZUMA Press/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: zumawirewestphotosseven051192

Daria Dmitrieva

Daria Dmitrieva of Russia competes in gymnastics rhythmic individual all-around event, at London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Britain, on August 11, 2012. Daria Dmitrieva won silver medal. yang zongyou/Xinhua/Photoshot/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: ptsphotoshot894563

DARIA DMITRIEVA

London, England, United Kingdom – DARIA DMITRIEVA of Russia performs with hoop in rhythmic gymnastics individual All-Around final to win silver at London 2012 Olympics. Tom Theobald/ZUMA Press/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: zumawireworldphotosfive629497

Japan's rhythmic gymnastic team.

Japan’s Rie Matsubara, Natsuki Fukase, Kotono Tanaka, Airi Hatakeyama and Nina Saeed Yokota (from front to back) perform with balls during the rhythmic gymnastics team final at the Wembley Arena at the 2012 London Olympics on Aug. 12, 2012. Japan placed seventh with a total of 54.100 points. Kyodo/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: kyodowc084267

Liubou Charkashyna

Liubou Charkashyna of Belarus competes in gymnastics rhythmic individual all-around event, at London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Britain, on August 11, 2012. Liubou Charkashyna won bronze medalist. Tao Xiyi/ZUMA Press/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: zumasportswesttwo546097

Belarusian team

The Belarusian team performs during The Group All around Competition of Gymnastics Rhythmic Event AT London 2012 Olympic Games in London. imago sportfotodienst/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: imagosports664245

Liubou Charkashyna

Liubou Charkashyna of Belarus competes in gymnastics rhythmic individual all-around event, at London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Britain, on August 11, 2012. Tao Xiyi/ZUMA Press/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: zumasportswesttwo546094

Bulgaria team

Group All-Around Qualification Rotation 2 at Wembley Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games in London, UK. Enrico Calderoni/AFLO/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: aflosports126616

Azerbaijan's Aliya Garayeva

Azerbaijan’s Aliya Garayeva competes with the hoop during the Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual All Round Qualification at Wembley Arena at London Olympic Games in London, UK on August 9, 2012. Naden Rebecca/PA Photos/ABACA/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: abausaphotos782436

Russian team

The Russian team performs during the Group All-Around competition of Gymnastics Rhythmic event, at London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Britain, on August 12, 2012. The Russian team won gold medal. Fei Maohua/ZUMA Press/Newscom. Find it on Newscom.com: zumasportsworldtwo274399

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One thought on “The Best Photos of Rhythmic Gymnastics from London Olympics

  1. alan donal

    Rhythmic gymnastics is an Olympic sport that combines the beauty of ballet, dance and gymnastics in choreographed routines with apparatuses such as ribbon, ball, rope, clubs and hoop. The sport made an immediate impact after it was introduced to Miami Gymnastics by IK School of Gymnastics.

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