Gymnastics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's balance beam

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Women's balance beam
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
1st, gold medalist(s) Shannon Miller  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lilia Podkopayeva  Ukraine
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gina Gogean  Romania
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Gymnastics at the
1996 Summer Olympics
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
Group all-around women
Individual all-around women

These are the results of the women's balance beam competition, one of six events for female competitors in artistic gymnastics at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. The qualification and final rounds took place July 21, 23 and 29th at the Georgia Dome.



Ninety-two gymnasts competed in the balance beam event during the compulsory and optional rounds on July 21 and 23. The eight highest scoring gymnasts advanced to the final on July 29. Each country was limited to two competitors in the final.

Rank Gymnast Score
1  Shannon Miller (USA) 19.599
2  Dominique Moceanu (USA) 19.537
3  Dina Kochetkova (RUS) 19.500
 Lilia Podkopayeva (UKR) 19.500
5  Rozalia Galiyeva (RUS) 19.462
7  Gina Gogean (ROU) 19.262
8  Lavinia Miloșovici(ROU) 19.225
9  Alexandra Marinescu** (ROU) 19.200
10  Olga Teslenko (UKR) 19.175
  • Did not compete
    • replaced teammate Milosovici


Rank Gymnast Score
Gold medal icon.svg  Shannon Miller (USA) 9.862
Silver medal icon.svg  Lilia Podkopayeva (UKR) 9.825
Bronze medal icon.svg  Gina Gogean (ROU) 9.787
4  Dina Kochetkova (RUS) 9.737
5  Olga Teslenko (UKR) 9.625
6  Dominique Moceanu (USA) 9.125
7  Rozalia Galiyeva (RUS) 9.112
8  Alexandra Marinescu (ROU) 8.462