2023 Asian Gymnastics Championships Recap
Updated: Jun 21
The 2023 Asian Championships in Singapore served as the final Team qualifier for the 2023 World Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, Belgium.
The first day of competition served as the Team and All-Around Finals in addition to event finals qualifications which will take place over the weekend. China, Japan, and South Korea had previously qualified for the World Championships based on their performances at the 2022 World Gymnastics Championships. They placed first, second, and fourth respectively in the team final at the Asian Championships. The two remaining teams to qualify for the World Championships were Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
Neither China nor Japan fielded a full-strength team, missing stars like Hashimoto Daiki (JPN) and Zhang Boheng (CHN). Regardless, the teams were well matched with Japan stronger on Pommel Horse, and China stronger on high bar. In the end, China outscored Japan by less than a tenth of a point. The biggest surprise of the competition was Taiwan failing to qualify a full team for the World Championships, meaning they will not be able to field a full team for the Olympics. After a stellar 2020 Olympic Cycle, including qualifying for the 2019 World Championships Team final, this is an unexpected result.
2023 Asian Gymnastics Championships Team Results
China - 256.762
Japan - 256.694
Kazakhstan - 246.828
South Korea - 245.561
Uzbekistan - 244.559
Taiwan - 238.226
Philippines - 237.193
Vietnam - 235.895
Full Results can be found here.
2023 Asian Gymnastics All-Around Finals
The top six all-around gymnasts excluding those who were on pre-qualified teams also advanced to the World Championships with the chance to earn a spot at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.
Nineteen-year-old, Oka Shinnosuke continued his international success in the all-around. The 2019 junior all-around world champion became the Asian All-Around Champion in his senior international debut with a score that would have medaled at the world championships last year.
Repeating his performance from the 2022 Asian Championships, Carlos Yulo of the Philippines secured the silver medal and a trip to the world championships. Rounding out the podium was Japanese gymnast, Kitazono Takeru.
Oka Shinnosuke - 86.065
Carlos Yulo (PHI) - 85.930
Kitazono Takeru - 85.431
Joining Carlos Yulo in qualifying to the world championships via the all-around are: Van Vi Luong (VIE), Ye Cheng (Taiwan), Lee Chih-Kai (Taiwan), Luqman Al Hafiz Zulfa (Malaysia), and Usukhbayar Erkhembayar (Mongolia).
Full results can be found here:
2023 Asian Gymnastics Championships Event Finals Qualification Results
The Apparatus Finals will take place on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18th.
Live Stream is available with commentary from Olly Hogben and Blythe Lawrence. The price is $14.96 for streaming access.
Article by: Kensley Behel