Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's uneven bars
|Women's uneven bars
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
|Gymnastics at the
2008 Summer Olympics
The eight competitors (with a maximum of two per nation) with the highest scores in qualifying proceeded to the women's uneven bars finals. There, each gymnast performed again; the scores from the final round (ignoring qualification) determined final ranking.
The final scores work as per the normal scoring procedure: the A score measures the difficulty of the routine and the B score measures how well it was executed. The B score has a maximum of 10.000 and is reduced for each deduction (for every error in the performance).
|Position||Gymnast||Country||A Score||B Score||Penalty||Total|
|Nastia Liukin||United States||7.700||9.025||16.725|
|4||Beth Tweddle||Great Britain||7.800||8.825||16.625|
During the uneven bar finals Nastia Liukin and He Kexin had a tied score of 16.725, which was followed by a tiebreaking procedure. In this procedure there are six judges who judge each competitor on a scale of 1-10. When all six scores are finalised, the highest and lowest eliminated and the remaining four are averaged. The first tiebreaking procedure is determined by the B score, the execution score. Since Liukin and He tied with a B score of 9.025, the second tiebreak was required to determine a winner. In this event, the lowest score given to each competitor is dropped. Before this, the remaining scores were:
When the next lowest scores are deducted, the following happens to the averages.
Thus, since Nastia Liukin's average was lower after the second round of score elimination, He Kexin was declared the winner. The results of this final have remained controversial, as many fans claim Yang Yilin was most deserving of the title, whereas others think of Nastia Liukin as the rightful winner or state that Great Britain's Beth Tweddle should have placed in the medals.
|Position||Gymnast||A Score||B Score||Penalty||Total|
|1||Yang Yilin (CHN)||7.700||8.950||16.650|
|2||Ksenia Semenova (RUS)||7.400||9.075||16.475|
|3||Anastasia Koval (UKR)||7.300||9.025||16.325|
|4||Steliana Nistor (ROU)||7.300||8.675||15.975|
|5||Nastia Liukin (USA)||7.700||8.250||15.950|
|6||He Kexin (CHN)||7.500||8.225||15.725|
|7||Dariya Zgoba (UKR)||6.900||8.875||0.100||15.675|
|8||Beth Tweddle (GBR)||7.600||8.050||15.650|
- Tough math leaves Liukin silver NBC Retrieved 2008-08-18
- 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.