Giulia Steingruber

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Giulia Steingruber
2015 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships - Floor - Medalists 10.jpg
Steingruber at the 2015 European Championships
Personal information
Country represented   Switzerland
Born (1994-03-24) March 24, 1994 (age 24)
Gossau, St. Gallen, Switzerland[1]
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)[2]
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics
Club TZ Fürstenland / TV Gossau, Magglingen[2]
Head coach(es) Zoltan Jordanov[2]
Assistant coach(es) Fabien Martin, Sznezsana Jordanov[2]
Eponymous skills Beam

Giulia Steingruber (born 24 March 1994) is a Swiss artistic gymnast. She is the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist on vault and a European champion in all-around (2015), vault (2013, 2014, 2016) and floor (2016).

Steingruber also competed for Switzerland at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She is the first Swiss female gymnast to win the European all-around title and the first Swiss female gymnast ever to win an Olympic gymnastics medal of any color.

Senior career[edit]


At the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Steingruber finished 16th in the all-around and 5th on vault.


Steingruber won the bronze medal on vault in the 2012 European Women's Artistic Gymnastics Championships.[3]

Competing at the 2012 Summer Olympics as the only women's gymnast from Switzerland, Steingruber finished 14th in the women's individual all-around with a score of 56.148.[4] She was a reserve for the vault final.[5]

In December 2012, she competed at the World Cup event in Stuttgart, Germany and won bronze with a total score of 55.565, which included an impressive vault score of 15.400.[6]


Steingruber competed at the City of Jesolo Trophy in March and placed 8th in the individual all-around, with a total score of 55.550.[7] Later that month, she competed at the La Roche-sur-Yon World Cup event in France and placed first on the vault and uneven bars with scores of 13.433 and 13.600 respectively. She went on to win bronze in the vault final at the Doha World Cup, scoring a 15.225 on her first vault and a 14.100 on her second, for an average of 14.662.[8]

At the 2013 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Moscow, she qualified first into the vault final and went on to take gold with an average of 14.750. She also qualified for the individual all-around and floor finals. In the all-around final, she tied for fourth with Romanian gymnast Diana Bulimar with a score of 57.065,[9] while on floor she finished 6th with a score of 14.100.[10]

At the 2013 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Steingruber finished seventh in the all-around, fourth on vault, and fifth on floor exercise.[11][12][13]


At the 2014 European Championships, Steingruber won a gold medal on vault with a score of 14.666.[14]

At the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Steingruber qualified to the all-around final and placed 15th with a score of 55.132. She also tied for 5th place in the vault final with Great Britain's Claudia Fragapane, with a score of 14.716.


At the 2015 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Steingruber won the all-around title ahead of Maria Kharenkova of Russia and Ellie Downie of Great Britain, with a score of 57.873.[15] However, she failed to defend her vault title, and was beaten by the Olympic vault medalist Maria Paseka; Steingruber won the silver medal with a score of 15.149. She also qualified to the uneven bars final and placed 6th with a score of 13.766. Steingruber qualified first to the floor final and ended up winning the bronze medal with a score of 14.466 behind silver medalist Claudia Fragapane of Great Britain and gold medalist Ksenia Afanasyeva of Russia. Steingruber's three medals made her the most decorated gymnast from these championships.

In June she competed at the 2015 European Games held in Baku, along with teammates Jessica Diacci and Caterina Barloggio. She won the silver medal in the all-around, with a score of 56.699.[16] In addition, she won the gold medal on vault, with a total score of 14.999 [17] and on floor, with a score of 14.266.[18] She was also the bronze medalist on the balance beam, with a 13.700.[19]

Later, she competed in the 2015 Glasgow World Championships. She qualified to the all around final (she finished 5th), floor, and vault finals. She injured her knee in the vault final (7th tied with Alexa Moreno) and withdrew from the floor final.


At the 2016 European Championships, Steingruber won gold medals on vault and floor.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, where she was the sole female gymnast for Switzerland, Steingruber qualified 14th to the all-around with a score of 56.899, 3rd on vault with an average of 15.266, and 4th on floor with a score of 14.666.

On 11 August, Steingruber competed in the Individual All-Around Finals, where she finished in 10th with a score of 57.565. On 14 August, she won the bronze medal on vault with an average of 15.216, 0.037 behind silver medalist Maria Paseka of Russia (15.253). American Simone Biles won the vault title with an average of 15.966. Steingruber's bronze is the first ever Olympic medal of any color for Switzerland in women's gymnastics, and the first Olympic medal for a gymnast native to Switzerland since 1952 (a Chinese-born Li Donghua won a gold medal for Switzerland on the pommel horse in 1996). Steingruber finished 8th in the floor exercise with a score of 11.800 after sustaining two falls. Despite her finish, she is the first female Swiss gymnast to make the floor exercise final.


In late 2017, Steingruber attended the World Gymnastics Championships in Montreal.

During the Championships, Steingruber finished 3rd on the Vault, scoring an average of 14.466, behind defending world vault champion Maria Paseka of Russia (14.850) and Jade Carey of the USA (14.766).[20] It was her first World Championship Medal.

Steingruber also competed in the All Around Competition. She finished in 7th position, with a total score of 53.666. Her score of 14.700 on Vault during the All Around was the highest on the apparatus during the competition.[21]

Competitive history[edit]

Steingruber about to vault at the 2015 European Championships.
Steingruber (right) with Claudia Fragapane (left) and Ksenia Afanasyeva (centre) on the floor exercise podium at the 2015 European Championships.
Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
2011 European Championships 9th 6th
SUI-GER-ROU Friendly 3rd 8th
World Championships 16th 5th
2012 European Championships 3rd
Doha World Cup 1st 8th 6th
Ghent World Cup 2nd 6th
Olympic Games 14th
Swiss Cup Zurich 2nd
Stuttgart World Cup 3rd 2nd 5th 5th 3rd
2013 La Roche sur Yon World Cup 1st 1st
Doha World Cup 3rd 4th
European Championships 4th 1st 6th
Swiss National Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
World Championships 7th 4th 5th
Arthur Gander Memorial 2nd
Swiss Cup Zurich 3rd
Stuttgart World Cup 4th
2014 American Cup 3rd
Osijek World Cup 2nd 5th 3rd 1st
European Championships 8th 1st 8th 3rd
Swiss National Championships 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st
SUI-GER-ROU Friendly 3rd 2nd 3rd 6th 3rd 3rd
World Championships 15th 5th
Arthur Gander Memorial 4th
Swiss Cup Zurich 4th
2015 Austrian Team Open 2nd 1st
Doha World Cup 1st 2nd 1st
European Championships 1st 2nd 6th 3rd
Varna World Cup 3rd 3rd
European Games 6th 2nd 1st 3rd 1st
World Championships 5th 7th
2016 Stuttgart World Cup 3rd
Doha World Cup 1st 7th 1st
Olympic Test Event 6th 1st
Varna World Cup 1st 3rd 1st
European Championships 4th 1st 6th 1st
Chemnitz Friendly 4th 1st
Olympic Games 10th 3rd 8th
2017 Swiss Championships 1st 1st 2nd
World Championships 7th 3rd
Swiss Cup 1st
2018 DTB Pokal Team Challenge 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd
Koper Challenge Cup 1st 5th 2nd 1st

Eponymous skills[edit]

Apparatus Name Description Difficulty Added to Code of Points
Balance Beam Steingruber Gainer layout salto with full twist from end of beam D 2011 World Championships


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  2. ^ a b c d "Giulia Steingruber". Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique. Archived from the original on 27 October 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "RESULTS: SENIORS APPARATUS FINALS" (PDF). 2012 European Women's Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 17, 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "LONDON 2012 ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS,ALL AROUND WOMEN". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "LONDON 2012 ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS,VAULT WOMEN". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "ALL AROUND WORLD CUP WOMEN" (PDF). Gymnastics Results. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "2013 City of Jesolo Trophy". Gymnastics Results. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Turner, Amanda (28 March 2013). "Five Take Titles at Doha World Challenge Cup". International Gymnast Magazine Online. International Gymnast Magazine. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
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  11. ^ "All-Around Results" Archived October 4, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.. October 4, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  12. ^ "Vault Results" Archived 2013-10-06 at the Wayback Machine.. October 5, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  13. ^ "Floor Exercise Results" Archived October 29, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.. October 6, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  14. ^ "30th European Women's Artistic Gymnastics Team Championships Seniors Apparatus Final" (PDF). Gymnastics Results. UEG. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
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  16. ^ Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  17. ^ Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  18. ^ Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  19. ^ Retrieved June 29, 2015.
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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nicola Spirig
Swiss Sportswoman of the Year
Succeeded by
Dominique Gisin
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Stanislas Wawrinka
Flagbearer for   Switzerland
Rio de Janeiro 2016
Succeeded by