Gymnastics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's vault

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Women's vault
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
1st, gold medalist(s) Svetlana Boginskaya  Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gabriela Potorac  Romania
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Daniela Silivaş  Romania
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These are the results of the women's vault competition, one of six events for female competitors in artistic gymnastics at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. The qualification and final rounds took place on September 19, 21 and 25th at the Olympic Gymnastics Hall.



The team competition was also the qualifying competition for the all-around and apparatus events. Eighty-six gymnasts competed in the vault event during the compulsory and optional rounds (of the team event) on September 19 and 21. In the compulsory round each gymnast had one vault, while in the optionals, each had two, with only the best one to count. The gymnasts best optional vault was added to her compulsory vault to give the total preliminary (prelim) score (maximum 20.00). The eight highest scoring gymnasts advanced to the final on September 25. Each country was limited to two competitors in the final. Each gymnast carried over half of her preliminary points to the final. This constitutes the "prelim" score. In the final each gymnast had two vaults which had to be different, with the gymnasts score being the average of the two. This final score was then added to her prelim score to give the final result.


Rank GymnastGymnast C O C+O Prelim Final Total
Gold medal icon.svg  Svetlana Boginskaya (URS) 9.900 9.975 19.875 9.937 9.968 19.905
Silver medal icon.svg  Gabriela Potorac (ROU) 9.800 9.975 19.775 9.887 9.943 19.830
Bronze medal icon.svg  Daniela Silivaş (ROU) 9.900 9.900 19.800 9.900 9.918 19.818
4  Boriana Stoyanova (BUL) 9.850 9.975 19.825 9.912 9.868 19.780
5  Brandy Johnson (USA) 9.850 9.800 19.650 9.825 9.949 19.774
6  Dagmar Kersten (GDR) 9.800 9.950 19.750 9.875 9.881 19.756
7  Wang Xiaoyan (CHN) 9.775 9.900 19.675 9.837 9.893 19.730
8  Elena Shushunova (URS) 10.000 10.000 20.000 10.000 9.712 19.712