When are the key gymnastics events?
Sunday, August 1
Women’s vault final: 17:55-18:44 (09:55-10:44 BST)
Women’s uneven bars final: 19:27-20:10 (11:27-12:10 BST)
Monday, August 2
Women’s floor final: 18:00-18:54 (10:00-10:54 BST)
Tuesday, August 3
Women’s beam final: 17:48-18:37 (09:48-10:37 BST)
For other key dates on the schedule, click here.
Where is it?
The Ariake Gymnastics Centre is situated right next to the Olympic Village and is one of the most easily accessible and commutable venues. Although a temporary venue, a sporting arena with a 12,000 seating capacity is scheduled for construction on the site after the Games.
Where can I watch it?
Eurosport are the main European rights holders for broadcasting the Olympics this year although the BBC will still be covering the big moments across their channels.
With Eurosport you will need a subscription. You can add it to your Sky, BT or Virgin contract or sign up to Eurosport Player for direct access.
Telegraph Sport will also be live blogging several gymnastics finals, so you can bookmark this page and come back to it when the action begins.
How did Biles do in the team final?
The USA team was far from their best in qualifying and the Russian Olympic Committee qualified top. Biles came under a lot of heat over her team qualifying in second place – a first for the USA in over a decade at a major competition – but even with an under-par performance, she still scored at the top of the individual standings.
That run-up set the tone for the final which didn’t go according to plan for both the team and Biles, Ahead of the final the American star took to Instagram to admit she had “the weight of the world” on her shoulders.
On the vault Biles attempted a Yurchenko, with one and a half twist – that’s a lower difficulty than usual, only 5.0. It looked very good until a poor landing. She scored 13.766, nearly one point off Akhaimova of the leading ROC.
Biles didn’t look happy or comfortable and not long after left the arena for a few minutes before coming back still looking unhappy. She did not take part in the uneven bars and not long after it was confirmed she would not take any further part in the final.
USA Gymnastics released a statement saying: “Simone Biles has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue. She will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions.”
Without Biles the USA team were unable to get gold as they finished second, the first time they haven’t won the Olympic title since 2008. The Russian Olympic Committee side won the gold.
Biles then withdrew from her defence of gold in Olympic all-around event to focus on her mental health.
Who are Team GB’s gymnastics hopefuls?
Team GB whave a relatively inexperienced women’s team in Tokyo, after the somewhat controversial decision to leave out Beckie Downie.
All four gymnasts are making their Olympic debuts – and what a debut it has been with the quartet including 2019 European beam champion Alice Kinsella, twin-sister duo of Jennifer Gadirova and Jessica Gadirova, and 2021 European uneven bars bronze medallist Amelie Morgan securing a surprise bronze in the team finals, the women’s first team Olympic medal since 1928.
The Gadirova twins then went on to perform well in the all-around competition. Jessica making history by becoming the first British woman to finish in the top 10 in the event with her 10th spot. Jennifer finished in a very respectable 13th place.
As for the men, not even Max Whitlock could not make the difference for Great Britain in the men’s team gymnastics final.
The double Olympic champion was the last Briton to perform, and he was doing so on his speciality, the pommel horse, the sixth and final piece of equipment the team encountered across the evening. He set himself a level of difficulty no-one, from any of the other teams, had all attempted all evening. And he performed his routine, as he always does, with panache. His legs spinning like helicopter blades, his hands moving with the speed of a card shark, it was dazzling. He looked in magnificent form ahead of the individual pommel horse final on Sunday.
The trouble was, before he set out, he had to score 26 out of 20 to put the British team on the podium. And not even an athlete as accomplished as him could do that. On a day of golden British performances, here for the men’s gymnastics team was the ultimate frustration of finishing just off the medals.
Whitlock is joined in the team by current world parallel bars champion Joe Fraser, current British all-around champion James Hall and 2021 European medallist Giarnni Regini-Moran.
There are two trampoline gymnasts in the team, Bryony Page, who won bronze on Friday, and Laura Gallagher, who finally made her long-awaited Olympic bow but failed to make the final.
How have Team GB done in the past?
In Rio, they finished with seven medals, two gold, two silver and three bronze, a record for the team. Max Whitlock won Britain’s first ever gold medals in gymnastics, in men’s floor and pommel horse, while the youngest member of the team, 16-year-old Amy Tinkler, took bronze on floor and Bryony Page won trampoline silver.
It continued an upward trend at recent Games for British gymnasts although they still lag behind others, sitting 24th on the overall medal table, with 15 overall.