Countries with Most Olympic Medals in Gymnastics

Can you name the Olympic teams with the most medals in the sport of gymnastics?
Many of these countries no longer exist
Quiz by GymnastPunk
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Last updated: August 8, 2021
First submittedSeptember 23, 2012
Times taken26,541
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G
S
B
Medals
Country
81
72
47
200
Soviet Union / Unified Team
39
44
37
120
United States
33
34
36
103
Japan
25
20
26
71
Romania
29
21
19
69
China
16
19
14
49
Switzerland
10
15
19
44
Russia
14
13
17
44
Germany / West Germany
15
11
14
40
Hungary
6
13
17
36
East Germany
G
S
B
Medals
Country
12
13
10
35
Czechoslovakia
14
6
9
29
Italy
8
5
12
25
Finland
3
10
9
22
France
3
3
10
16
Great Britain
5
3
4
12
Ukraine
5
3
3
11
Greece
5
2
4
11
Yugoslavia
2
4
5
11
South Korea
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Level 81
Dec 14, 2018
That's tons of time. I must've typed in every European country except the Vatican and a good portion of the Asian ones as well as South America. And I still had 45 seconds left after I got them all.
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Level 72
Dec 14, 2018
Quite disappointed in your lack of faith in Pope Francis' gymnastic abilities to be honest
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Level 74
Feb 27, 2019
This fourth place will bother him to the end of his days.
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Level 52
Aug 15, 2021
Lol!
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Level ∞
Dec 14, 2018
Reduced the time to 3 minutes
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Level 67
Jan 31, 2019
Thanks, "sillie". Now it's hard for me to get the image of the Vatican gymnastics team out of my head!
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Level 49
Feb 26, 2019
Well, they now have a track team!
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Level 39
Dec 14, 2018
I got Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia but not Ukraine Hungary east Germany and finland
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Level 62
Dec 14, 2018
Had no idea Finland and/or Switzerland had anything to do do with this sport.
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Level 68
Feb 26, 2019
Gymnastics has always been very popular in Switzerland, especially in the first half of the 20th century (when almost all the medals were won). There is 450'000 members of the Swiss Gymnastics Federation (out of 8 mio Swiss people!), much more than football or skiing. Until the late 60s, it was a very patriotic activity and closely related to the Swiss Army.
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Level 79
Dec 15, 2018
All of Yugoslav medallists were actually Slovene, except 1/8 of the team bronze. And all Olympic medals of the first Yugoslavia (Kingdom) were in gymnastics.
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Level 71
Dec 18, 2018
Do these statistics include both rhythmic and artistic?
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Level 71
Dec 26, 2018
This quiz is a case study on why reading the instructions is a good idea. I missed the clue that many of the countries no longer exist; consequently, I kept trying nations like Czech Republic and Slovakia. Taking a moment to think, I finally concluded the Soviet Union must top the list, but it was too late to help me with East Germany and the rest. Dummy.
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Level 74
Feb 26, 2019
Got all with 3 secs remaining
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Level 47
Feb 26, 2019
Switzerland and Finland were the only ones I missed. And I'm from Finland...
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2019
Mäkään en kokeillu Suomea. T_T
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Level 62
Feb 26, 2019
I know that the IOC does not keep an official medal count so I am curious about the source for this info.
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Level 75
Feb 26, 2019
Hi there! The wonderful resource of Wikipedia was my source for this quiz. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymnastics_at_the_Summer_Olympics
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Level 75
Aug 8, 2021
A pity you didn't choose to keep wikipedia's much more natural order of the ranking, sorting it first by number of gold medals, then silver, then bronze.

For instance, Sweden's five golds are a much greater success than South Korea's lesser eleven medals.

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Level 84
Aug 27, 2021
@rocamorar: Actually, 9 "lesser" medals, since two of South Korea's 11 are gold. Anyway, considering this quiz is about most olympic medals and not just gold medals, I think the ranking is fine as is.
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Level 64
Feb 26, 2019
Had 'm all at first attempt, except East Germany...which feels kinda stupid...considering I am reading a book about East Germany right now. *facepalm*
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Level 73
Feb 26, 2019
Would you believe that I got them all except the USA (which stats say was guessed buy 100%)? I'm now giving lessons in how to be a plonker.
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Level 67
Feb 26, 2019
Feeling pretty dumb right now. I read the hint about many answers being countries that no longer exist, and I got Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, but it never even occurred to me that the Soviet Union would be counted separately from Russia. And here I was wracking my brain trying to think of who could possibly have gotten that many more medals over everyone else.
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Level 58
Feb 26, 2019
When combined, the USSR+Russia tally is more than twice as much as the next highest country (US)! To be fair, some of the USSR medalists were from states that are now separate countries, but I think it still illustrates how dominant Russia and close countries were (and to a lesser extent still are) in gymnastics.
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Level 86
Aug 9, 2021
It would be fascinating to break down (I wish I had the time or attention span) how many of the medalists from the USSR were from states outside of what is currently Russia, such as Uzbekistan or Ukraine.
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Level 48
Aug 14, 2021
It's no matter cuz they all were the soviet people. Neither ukraine nor Uzbekistan didn't exist at this time, there was only Soviet Union
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Level 47
Aug 17, 2021
I mean... sure, but the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic and the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic were entities within the USSR. That's the reason why Ukraine and Belarus are considered to have joined the UN in 1945 despite not existing as countries...
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Level 86
Aug 9, 2021
It would be fascinating to break down (I wish I had the time or attention span) how many of the medalists from the USSR were from states outside of what is currently Russia, such as Uzbekistan or Ukraine.
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Level 86
Mar 14, 2019
Read that many no longer exist, tried Molvania. :D
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Level 49
Jul 3, 2020
Really interesting quiz. I must say it was a bit confusing to have Russia separate from the Soviet Union while West Germany is lumped together with unified Germany - I didn't even think of typing "Russia" after I'd seen that.
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Level 77
Aug 9, 2021
Funny to allow UK as an abbreviation for Great Britain but not GB
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Level 50
Aug 9, 2021
I read the caveat and tried Czechslovakia. Now I'll never forget the 'o'.
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Level 66
Aug 9, 2021
Now I know, why I always had to do gymnastics in school, here in Switzerland. Apparently, it's not that much of a thing elsewhere.
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Level 45
Aug 14, 2021
Got a very respectful 18/19. go me !
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Level 55
Aug 15, 2021
Had no idea the Soviet Union was so dominant in gymnastics.
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