Gymnastics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's artistic individual all-around

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Women's artistic individual all-around
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Venue Sydney Superdome
Date September 21st, 2000
Competitors 36 from 16 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Romania
Silver medal    Romania
Bronze medal    China
«1996 2004»
Gymnastics at the
2000 Summer Olympics
Artistic
Qualification   men   women

Team all-around   men   women
Individual all-around men women
Vault men women
Floor men women
Pommel horse men
Rings men
Parallel bars men
Horizontal bar men
Uneven bars women
Balance beam women
Rhythmic
Group all-around women
Individual all-around women
Trampoline
Individual men women

These are the results of the women's individual all-around competition, one of six events for female competitors in artistic gymnastics at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. The qualification and final rounds took place on September 17 and 21 at the Sydney SuperDome.

The all-around competition in the discipline of women's artistic gymnastics (WAG) was marred by three separate scandals. The vault apparatus was set incorrectly for more than half of the meet; consequently many gymnasts fell or were injured on the event. The apparatus was adjusted during the third rotation and those gymnasts who had vaulted on the incorrectly set equipment were invited to re-do the event at the end of the competition.[1]

Notably, Svetlana Khorkina, who led champion Andreea Răducan by nearly 0.3 in qualifications, was thrown out of medal contention due to the wrongly measured vault. Additionally, world all-around silver medalist Viktoria Karpenko, who led the competition until the last rotation, was thrown from first place after she stubbed her toe, tripped, and fell out of bounds on her floor exercise. These are testaments to the upset of the entire competition.[2][3][4][5]

The all-around gold medalist Andreea Răducan was stripped of her medal after testing positive for an IOC banned substance during that event. In 2004, after the substance was removed from the banned list, Raducan contested her being stripped of the medal and petitioned to have it returned to her, the IOC did not accept her petition, however.[6][7]

Finally, though not necessarily a favorite for an all-around medal, Dong Fangxiao was found in 2010 to have been underaged at the Sydney Olympics. Consequently, all of her results from the competition - including her all-around results - were cancelled.[8]

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Sixty-four gymnasts competed in the all-around during the qualification round on September 17. The thirty-six highest scoring gymnasts advanced to the final on September 21. Each country was limited to three competitors in the final.

Final[edit]

Rank Gymnast Vault Uneven
Bars
Balance
Beam
Floor
Exercise
Total
Gold medal icon.svg  Simona Amanar (ROU) 9.656 9.512 9.662 9.812 38.642
Silver medal icon.svg  Maria Olaru (ROU) 9.656 9.600 9.700 9.625 38.581
Bronze medal icon.svg  Liu Xuan (CHN) 9.331 9.725 9.750 9.612 38.418
4  Yekaterina Lobaznyuk (RUS) 9.693 9.700 9.425 9.575 38.393
5  Yang Yun (CHN) 9.531 9.787 9.287 9.700 38.305
6  Elena Zamolodchikova (RUS) 9.731 9.725 9.700 9.112 38.268
7  Olga Roschupkina (UKR) 9.368 9.725 9.750 9.362 38.205
8  Lisa Skinner (AUS) 9.168 9.650 9.625 9.750 38.193
9  Esther Moya (ESP) 9.631 9.550 9.187 9.712 38.080
10  Svetlana Khorkina (RUS) 9.343 9.012 9.762 9.812 37.929
11  Viktoria Karpenko (UKR) 9.574 9.800 9.775 8.725 37.874
12  Laura Martinez (ESP) 9.518 9.612 9.062 9.637 37.829
13  Elise Ray (USA) 9.487 9.750 8.887 9.537 37.661
14  Amy Chow (USA) 9.443 9.737 9.225 9.187 37.592
15  Kate Richardson (CAN) 9.281 9.662 9.337 9.250 37.530
16  Allana Slater (AUS) 9.025 9.712 9.112 9.662 37.511
17  Martina Bremini (ITA) 9.325 9.600 9.375 9.187 37.487
18  Monica Bergamelli (ITA) 9.449 9.525 8.975 9.500 37.449
19  Kristen Maloney (USA) 9.543 9.587 8.887 9.412 37.429
20  Daniele Hypólito (BRA) 8.962 9.600 9.325 9.450 37.337
21  Sara Moro (ESP) 9.318 9.637 8.725 9.650 37.330
22  Halyna Tyryk (UKR) 9.181 9.650 9.512 8.987 37.330
23  Lisa Mason (GBR) 9.356 9.262 9.537 9.012 37.167
24  Delphine Regease (FRA) 9.087 9.225 9.575 9.162 37.049
25  Adriana Crisci (ITA) 9.187 9.062 8.962 9.675 36.886
26  Marina Zarzhitskaya (BLR) 9.387 9.637 9.150 8.700 36.874
27  Kana Yamawaki (JPN) 9.293 9.012 9.025 9.312 36.642
28  Jana Komrsková (CZE) 9.506 9.487 8.675 8.950 36.618
29  Nelly Ramassamy (FRA) 9.243 9.137 9.112 9.100 36.592
30  Alexandra Soler (FRA) 9.299 9.487 8.350 9.362 36.498
31  Emma Williams (GBR) 9.143 9.125 9.050 9.125 36.443
32  Yvonne Tousek (CAN) 9.081 9.150 9.225 8.825 36.281
33  Alena Polozkova (BLR) 9.100 8.225 9.275 9.562 36.162
34  Annika Reeder (GBR) 7.274 - - 9.262 16.536
*  Andreea Raducan (ROU) 9.706 9.575 9.787 9.825 38.893*
**  Dong Fangxiao (CHN) 9.293 9.025 9.275 9.300 36.893**

*Andreea Răducan (ROU) was stripped of the all-around gold medal after testing positive for a banned substance. The gold was reawarded to the silver medalist, Simona Amânar (ROU).

**Dong Fongxiao's (CHN) scores have been cancelled after being found guilty of being underaged during these olympics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ SYDNEY 2000: GYMNASTICS; Romania Sweeps as Controversy Swirls
  2. ^ IG Online Interview: Viktoria Karpenko
  3. ^ SYDNEY 2000: GYMNASTICS; A Champion Answers Disaster With Triumph
  4. ^ Khorkina claims gold at last
  5. ^ Svetlana Khorkina
  6. ^ Raducan waits for justice
  7. ^ Former gymnastics star Andreea Răducan claims back Sydney medal
  8. ^ "Underage gymnast costs China Sydney Olympics bronze". BBC Sport. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2010.