Gymnastics at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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Gymnastics at the
1996 Summer Olympics
Artistic
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

At the 1996 Summer Olympics, two different gymnastics disciplines were contested: artistic gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics. The artistic gymnastics events were held at the Georgia Dome from July 20–25 and July 28–29. The rhythmic gymnastics events were held at Stegeman Coliseum in nearby Athens, on the campus of the University of Georgia from August 1–4. In artistic gymnastics, this was the last major competition to include compulsory exercises, which was then replaced by prelims.

Artistic gymnastics[edit]

Format of competition[edit]

The gymnastics competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics was carried out in three stages:

  • Competition I - The team competition/qualification round in which gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, performed both compulsory and optional exercises. Six of the seven team members performed on each apparatus, while only the five highest scores during each rotation were used to determine the overall team total. The thirty-six highest scoring gymnasts in the all-around qualified to the individual all-around competition. The eight highest-scoring gymnasts on each apparatus qualified to the final for that apparatus.
  • Competition II - The individual all-around competition, in which those who qualified from Competition I performed exercises on each apparatus. The final score of each gymnast was determined by adding the scores earned by him or her on each of the six apparatuses in the men's competition and each of the four apparatuses in the women's competition.
  • Competition III - The apparatus finals, in which those who qualified during Competition I performed an exercise on the individual apparatus on which he or she had qualified. The final score of each gymnast determined solely by the score earned by him or her on the apparatus during this competition.

Each country was limited to three gymnasts in the all-around final and two gymnasts in each apparatus final.

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
details
 Russia (RUS)
Sergei Kharkov
Nikolai Kryukov
Alexei Nemov
Yevgeni Podgorny
Dmitri Trush
Dmitri Vasilenko
Alexei Voropaev
 China (CHN)
Fan Bin
Fan Hongbin
Huang Huadong
Huang Liping
Li Xiaoshuang
Shen Jian
Zhang Jinjing
 Ukraine (UKR)
Ihor Korobchynskyi
Oleg Kosiak
Grigory Misutin
Vladimir Shamenko
Rustam Sharipov
Olexander Svitlichni
Yuri Yermakov
Individual all-around
details
Li Xiaoshuang
 China
Alexei Nemov
 Russia
Vitaly Scherbo
 Belarus
Floor exercise
details
Ioannis Melissanidis
 Greece
Li Xiaoshuang
 China
Alexei Nemov
 Russia
Horizontal bar
details
Andreas Wecker
 Germany
Krasimir Dounev
 Bulgaria
Fan Bin
 China
Alexei Nemov
 Russia
Vitaly Scherbo
 Belarus
Parallel bars
details
Rustam Sharipov
 Ukraine
Jair Lynch
 United States
Vitaly Scherbo
 Belarus
Pommel horse
details
Li Donghua
 Switzerland
Marius Urzică
 Romania
Alexei Nemov
 Russia
Rings
details
Yuri Chechi
 Italy
Szilveszter Csollány
 Hungary
none awarded
Dan Burincă
 Romania
Vault
details
Alexei Nemov
 Russia
Yeo Hong-Chul
 South Korea
Vitaly Scherbo
 Belarus

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
details
 United States (USA)
Amanda Borden
Amy Chow
Dominique Dawes
Shannon Miller
Dominique Moceanu
Jaycie Phelps
Kerri Strug
 Russia (RUS)
Elena Dolgopolova
Rozalia Galiyeva
Elena Grosheva
Svetlana Khorkina
Dina Kochetkova
Yevgeniya Kuznetsova
Oksana Liapina
 Romania (ROU)
Simona Amânar
Gina Gogean
Ionela Loaieş
Alexandra Marinescu
Lavinia Miloşovici
Mirela Ţugurlan
Individual all-around
details
Lilia Podkopayeva
 Ukraine
Gina Gogean
 Romania
Simona Amânar
 Romania
Lavinia Miloşovici
 Romania
Balance beam
details
Shannon Miller
 United States
Lilia Podkopayeva
 Ukraine
Gina Gogean
 Romania
Floor exercise
details
Lilia Podkopayeva
 Ukraine
Simona Amânar
 Romania
Dominique Dawes
 United States
Uneven bars
details
Svetlana Khorkina
 Russia
Bi Wenjing
 China
none awarded
Amy Chow
 United States
Vault
details
Simona Amânar
 Romania
Mo Huilan
 China
Gina Gogean
 Romania

Rhythmic gymnastics[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Group all-around
details
 Spain (ESP)
Estela Giménez Cid
Marta Baldó Marín
Nuria Cabanillas Provencio
Lorena Guréndez García
Estíbaliz Martínez Yerro
Tania Lamarca Celada
 Bulgaria (BUL)
Ina Delcheva
Valentina Kevlian
Maria Koleva
Maja Tabakova
Ivelina Taleva
Vjara Vatachka
 Russia (RUS)
Yevgeniya Bochkaryova
Irina Dzyuba
Yuliya Ivanova
Yelena Krivoshey
Olga Shtyrenko
Angelina Yushkova
Individual all-around
details
Ekaterina Serebrianskaya
 Ukraine
Yanina Batyrchina
 Russia
Elena Vitrichenko
 Ukraine

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Ukraine (UKR) 4 1 2 7
2  Russia (RUS) 3 3 4 10
3  United States (USA) 2 2 1 5
4  Romania (ROU) 1 4 5 10
5  China (CHN) 1 4 1 6
6  Spain (ESP) 1 0 0 1
 Germany (GER) 1 0 0 1
 Greece (GRE) 1 0 0 1
 Italy (ITA) 1 0 0 1
 Switzerland (SUI) 1 0 0 1
11  Bulgaria (BUL) 0 2 0 2
12  South Korea (KOR) 0 1 0 1
 Hungary (HUN) 0 1 0 1
14  Belarus (BLR) 0 0 4 4
Total 16 18 17 51

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