Artistic Gymnastics - Women's Floor Exercise
Murakami Mai made history for Japan at Tokyo 2020 with her bronze in the women's floor exercise, becoming the country's first female medalist in Olympic gymnastics in 57 years. We explore the unique appeal of the flamboyant and energetic event, one that in the past has been defined by the legendary performances of gymnastic greats such as Vera Caslavska, Nadia Comaneci and Mary Lou Retton. We explore the key differences between the men's and the women's versions of the floor exercise and how they impact the style and flavor of the event.