2002 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

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The 36th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were held in Debrecen, Hungary, in 2002 at Főnix Hall.

The team and all-around events were not contested at the 2002 Worlds. The format was similar to that of the 1992 Worlds, with medals being awarded for the individual WAG and MAG apparatus. There were three rounds of competition: the preliminary round open to everyone; the semi-finals open to the top sixteen qualifiers; and the finals for the top eight gymnasts.

Results[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
Floor
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Romania Marian Drăgulescu Bulgaria Yordan Yovchev United States Paul Hamm
Pommel horse
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Romania Marius Urzică China Xiao Qin Japan Takehiro Kashima
Rings
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Hungary Szilveszter Csollány Bulgaria Yordan Yovchev Italy Matteo Morandi
Vault
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China Li Xiaopeng Poland Leszek Blanik China Yang Wei
Parallel Bars
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China Li Xiaopeng Slovenia Mitja Petkovšek Belarus Alexei Sinkevich
Horizontal bar
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Greece Vlasios Maras Belarus Ivan Ivankov
Slovenia Aljaž Pegan
none awarded
Women
Vault
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Russia Elena Zamolodchikova Russia Natalia Ziganshina Uzbekistan Oksana Chusovitina
Uneven bars
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United States Courtney Kupets Romania Oana Petrovschi Russia Ludmila Ezhova
Balance beam
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United States Ashley Postell Romania Oana Ban Ukraine Irina Yarotska
Floor
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Spain Elena Gómez Netherlands Verona van de Leur United States Samantha Sheehan

Men[edit]

Floor Exercise[edit]

Rank Gymnast Total
1st  Marian Drăgulescu (ROU) 9.712
2nd  Yordan Yovchev (BUL) 9.675
3rd  Paul Hamm (USA) 9.625
4  Diego Hypólito (BRA) 9.575
5  Ioan Suciu (ROU) 9.562
5  Roman Zozulya (UKR) 9.562
7  Yang Wei (CHN) 8.550
DQ  Gervasio Deferr (ESP)* 9.700
  • In July 2003, Gervasio Deferr was stripped of his silver medal after testing positive for marijuana prior to the 2002 World Championships. [1]

Pommel Horse[edit]

Rank Gymnast Total
1st  Marius Urzică (ROU) 9.787
2nd  Xiao Qin (CHN) 9.750
3rd  Takehiro Kashima (JPN) 9.687
4  Teng Haibin (CHN) 9.662
5  Eric Casimir (FRA) 9.650
6  Nikolai Kryukov (RUS) 9.625
6  Ioan Suciu (ROU) 9.625
8  Paul Hamm (USA) 9.050

Rings[edit]

Rank Gymnast Total
1st  Szilveszter Csollány (HUN) 9.725
2nd  Yordan Yovchev (BUL) 9.675
3rd  Matteo Morandi (ITA) 9.650
4  Hiroyuki Tomita (JPN) 9.637
5  Ivan Ivankov (BLR) 9.637
6  Andrea Coppolino (ITA) 9.625
7  Timur Kurbanbayev (KAZ) 9.600
8  Jeffrey Johnson (USA) 9.550

Vault[edit]

Rank Gymnast Total
1st  Li Xiaopeng (CHN) 9.818
2nd  Leszek Blanik (POL) 9.675
3rd  Yang Wei (CHN) 9.631
4  Kyle Shewfelt (CAN) 9.512
4  Benoit Caranobe (FRA) 9.474
6  Yernar Yerimbetov (KAZ) 9.400
7  Marian Drăgulescu (ROU) 9.374
8  Robert Gal (HUN) 9.212

Parallel Bars[edit]

Rank Gymnast Total
1st  Li Xiaopeng (CHN) 9.812
2nd  Mitja Petkovšek (SLO) 9.787
3rd  Alexei Sinkevich (BLR) 9.712
4  Huang Xu (CHN) 9.612
5  Brett McClure (USA) 9.562
6  Ilia Giorgadze (GEO) 9.550
7  Andreu Vivo (ESP) 9.487
8  Runar Alexandersson (ISL) 7.500

Horizontal Bar[edit]

Rank Gymnast Total
1st  Vlasios Maras (GRE) 9.725
2nd  Ivan Ivankov (BLR) 9.700
2nd  Aljaž Pegan (SLO) 9.700
4  Cédric Guille (FRA) 9.675
5  Isao Yoneda (JPN) 9.662
6  Philippe Rizzo (AUS) 9.650
7  Paul Hamm (USA) 8.887
8  Yang Tae-Seok (KOR) 5.900

Women[edit]

Vault[edit]

Rank Gymnast Vault 1 Vault 2 Total
1st  Elena Zamolodchikova (RUS) 9.450 9.437 9.443
2nd  Natalia Ziganshina (RUS) 9.412 9.375 9.393
3rd  Oksana Chusovitina (UZB) 9.462 9.312 9.387
4  Oana Petrovschi (ROU) 9.387 9.337 9.362
5  Sabina Cojocar (ROU) 9.287 9.387 9.337
6  Ashley Postell (USA) 9.337 9.125 9.231
7  Verona van de Leur (NED) 9.262 9.112 9.187
8  Alona Kvasha (UKR) 9.262 8.912 9.087

Uneven Bars[edit]

Rank Gymnast Total
1st  Courtney Kupets (USA) 9.550
2nd  Oana Petrovschi (ROU) 9.525
3rd  Ludmila Ezhova (RUS) 9.375
4  Elizabeth Tweddle (GBR) 9.312
5  Laura van Leeuwen (NED) 8.612
6  Tatiana Zharganova (BLR) 8.187
7  Svetlana Khorkina (RUS) 7.387
8  Irina Yarotska (UKR) 7.000

Balance Beam[edit]

Rank Gymnast Total
1st  Ashley Postell (USA) 9.537
2nd  Oana Ban (ROU) 9.350
3rd  Irina Yarotska (UKR) 9.212
4  Svetlana Khorkina (RUS) 9.125
5  Yevgeniya Kuznetsova (BUL) 9.075
6  Ludmila Ezhova (RUS) 8.975
7  Ilaria Colombo (ITA) 8.750
8  Oksana Chusovitina (UZB) 8.312

Floor Exercise[edit]

Rank Gymnast Total
1st  Elena Gómez (ESP) 9.487
2nd  Verona van de Leur (NED) 9.350
3rd  Samantha Sheehan (USA) 9.325
4  Oana Ban (ROU) 9.275
5  Daniele Hypólito (BRA) 9.237
6  Oksana Chusovitina (UZB) 9.137
7  Natalia Ziganshina (RUS) 8.862
8  Brenda Magana (MEX) 8.462

Medal count[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Romania 2 2 4
2  United States 2 2 4
3  China 2 1 1 4
4  Russia 1 1 1 3
5  Hungary 1 1
 Spain 1 1
 Greece 1 1
8  Bulgaria 2 2
 Slovenia 2 2
9  Belarus 1 1 2
10  Poland 1 1
 Netherlands 1 1
12  Japan 1 1
 Italy 1 1
 Uzbekistan 1 1
 Ukraine 1 1

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