Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's vault

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Women's vault
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Hong Un Jong  North Korea
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Oksana Chusovitina  Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Cheng Fei  China
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Women's vault competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held on August 17 at the Beijing National Indoor Stadium.

The eight competitors (with a maximum of two per nation) with the highest scores in qualifying proceeded to the women's vault finals. There, each gymnast performed two vaults; the scores from the final round (ignoring qualification) determining the final ranking.

Disputes of the Event[edit]

There is a major debate concerning the Russian Gymnast Anna Pavlova. Her first vault scored a 15.625, placing her well in medal contention. On her second vault, though, she thought she had received confirmation from the judges and as a result, left before the green light. She was given a 0 on her second vault.

Final[edit]

Position Gymnast Country Vault 1 Vault 2 Total
A Score B Score Penalty Vault Score A Score B Score Penalty Vault Score
Gold medal icon.svg Hong Un Jong  North Korea 6.500 9.350 0.300 15.550 6.500 9.250 15.750 15.650
Silver medal icon.svg Oksana Chusovitina  Germany 6.300 9.425 15.725 6.000 9.425 15.425 15.575
Bronze medal icon.svg Cheng Fei  China 6.500 9.575 16.075 6.500 8.550 15.050 15.562
4 Alicia Sacramone  United States 6.300 9.450 15.750 5.800 9.525 15.325 15.537
5 Ariella Kaslin  Switzerland 6.300 9.100 15.400 5.500 9.200 14.700 15.050
6 Carlotta Giovannini  Italy 5.800 9.225 0.100 14.925 5.900 8.275 14.175 14.550
7 Jade Barbosa  Brazil 5.800 8.925 14.725 5.600 8.650 14.250 14.487
8 Anna Pavlova  Russia 6.500 9.125 15.625 0.000 0.000 0.000 7.812*

*Pavlova had the second vault disqualified due to a false start.

Qualified competitors[edit]

Position Gymnast Vault 1 Vault 2 Total
A Score[1] B Score Penalty Vault Score A Score B Score Penalty Vault Score
1  Cheng Fei (CHN) 6.500 9.650 16.150 6.500 9.175 15.675 15.912
2  Hong Un Jong (PRK) 6.500 9.150 15.650 6.500 9.300 15.800 15.725
3  Alicia Sacramone (USA) 6.300 9.550 15.850 5.800 9.600 15.400 15.625
4  Oksana Chusovitina (GER) 6.300 9.500 15.800 5.700 9.550 15.250 15.525
5  Anna Pavlova (RUS) 5.800 9.550 15.350 5.600 9.600 15.200 15.275
6  Carlotta Giovannini (ITA) 5.800 9.300 15.100 5.900 9.275 15.175 15.137
7  Jade Barbosa (BRA) 5.800 9.400 0.100 15.100 5.600 9.400 15.000 15.050
8  Ariella Kaslin (SUI) 6.300 8.925 15.225 5.500 9.225 14.725 14.975

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scoring in artistic gymnastics is based on two separate scores that are then combined in order to come to the final score. The A score measures the difficulty of each element (and combinations of elements) within the routine, while the B score evaluates the performance, ie, the "execution, composition and artistry" of the routine. For further information, please see the Code of Points article.