1996 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

The Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1996.

1996 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships
VenueRoberto Clemente Coliseum
LocationPuerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
Start dateApril 16, 1996 (1996-04-16)
End dateApril 20, 1996 (1996-04-20)
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The team and all around events were not contested at the 1996 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. The format was similar to that of the 1992 and 2002 Worlds, with medals being awarded for the individual WAG and MAG apparatus. There were three rounds of competition: the preliminary round open to everyone; the semi-finals open to the top sixteen qualifiers; and the finals for the top eight gymnasts. The 1996 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were also the last be held in the same year as a Summer Olympics.

ResultsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
Floor
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  Vitaly Scherbo   Alexei Voropaev   Grigory Misutin
Pommel horse
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  Pae Gil-Su   Donghua Li   Alexei Nemov
Rings
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  Yuri Chechi   Yordan Yovchev
  Szilveszter Csollány
none awarded
Vault
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  Alexei Nemov   Yeo Hong-Chul
  Andrea Massucchi
none awarded
Parallel Bars
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  Rustam Sharipov   Alexei Nemov
  Vitaly Scherbo
none awarded
Horizontal bar
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  Jesús Carballo   Krasimir Dunev   Vitaly Scherbo
Women
Vault
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  Gina Gogean   Simona Amânar   Annia Portuondo
Uneven bars
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  Svetlana Khorkina
  Elena Piskun
none awarded   Isabelle Severino
Balance beam
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  Dina Kochetkova   Alexandra Marinescu   Dominique Dawes
  Liu Xuan
Floor
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  Kui Yuanyuan
  Gina Gogean
none awarded   Lavinia Miloșovici
  Liubov Sheremeta

MenEdit

Floor ExerciseEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Vitaly Scherbo (BLR) 9.787
    Alexei Voropaev (RUS) 9.700
    Grigory Misutin (UKR) 9.625
4   Sergei Fedorchenko (KAZ) 9.562
5   Ivan Ivankov (BLR) 9.550
5   Thierry Aymes (FRA) 9.525
7   Ivan Ivanov (BUL) 9.450
8   Evgeni Podgorni (RUS) 9.125
9   Freddy Behin (IRI) 9.100

Pommel HorseEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Pae Gil Su (PRK) 9.825
    Donghua Li (SUI) 9.812
    Alexei Nemov (RUS) 9.787
4   Kim Hyon Il (PRK) 9.762
5   Patrice Casimir (FRA) 9.725
6   Eric Poujade (FRA) 9.700
7   Ivan Ivankov (BLR) 9.625
8   Grigory Misutin (UKR) 8.200

Still RingsEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Yuri Chechi (ITA) 9.825
    Szilveszter Csollány (HUN) 9.737
    Yordan Yovchev (BUL) 9.737
4   Dan Burinca (ROU) 9.712
5   Ivan Ivankov (BLR) 9.675
5   Damian Merino (CUB) 9.675
7   Chris Lamorte (USA) 9.637
7   Alexei Voropaev (RUS) 9.637
9   Freddy Behin (IRI) 9.575

VaultEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Alexei Nemov (RUS) 9.756
    Yeo Hong-Chul (KOR) 9.743
    Andrea Massucchi (ITA) 9.743
4   Sergei Fedorchenko (KAZ) 9.643
4   Vitaly Scherbo (BLR) 9.643
6   Dieter Rehm (SUI) 9.556
7   Valeri Belenki (GER) 9.437
8   Alexei Voropaev (RUS) 9.431
9   Zoltán Supola (HUN) 9.400
10   Freddy Behin (IRI) 9.343

Parallel BarsEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Rustam Sharipov (UKR) 9.750
    Alexei Nemov (RUS) 9.737
    Vitaly Scherbo (BLR) 9.737
4   Ivan Ivankov (BLR) 9.725
4   Jung Jin-Soo (KOR) 9.725
6   Ivan Ivanov (BUL) 9.650
7   Pae Gil Su (PRK) 9.625
8   Freddy Behin (IRI) 9.556

Horizontal BarEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Jesús Carballo (ESP) 9.800
    Krasimir Dunev (BUL) 9.775
    Vitaly Scherbo (BLR) 9.762
4   Aljaz Pegan (SLO) 9.750
5   Chainey Umphrey (USA) 9.712
6   Sergei Fedorchenko (KAZ) 9.475
7   Zoltán Supola (HUN) 9.375
8   Richard Ikeda (CAN) 8.075

WomenEdit

VaultEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Gina Gogean (ROU) 9.800
    Simona Amanar (ROU) 9.787
    Annia Portuondo (CUB) 9.756
4   Elisabeth Valle (ESP) 9.668
5   Svetlana Khorkina (RUS) 9.637
6   Joana Juárez (ESP) 9.537
7   Vasiliki Tsavdaridou (GRE) 9.518
8   Leyva Bermudez (CUB) 9.456

Uneven BarsEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Svetlana Khorkina (RUS) 9.787
    Elena Piskun (BLR) 9.787
    Isabelle Severino (FRA) 9.775
4   Elvire Teza (FRA) 9.750
4   Liubov Sheremeta (UKR) 9.750
6   Anna Mirgorodskaya (UKR) 9.725
6   Kathleen Stark (GER) 9.725
8   Jaycie Phelps (USA) 9.712
9   Liu Xuan (CHN) 9.700
10   Lavinia Miloșovici (ROU) 9.687
11   Dominique Dawes (USA) 8.787

Balance BeamEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Dina Kochetkova (RUS) 9.887
    Alexandra Marinescu (ROU) 9.812
    Dominique Dawes (USA) 9.800
    Liu Xuan (CHN) 9.800
5   Vasiliki Tsavdaridou (GRE) 9.675
6   Mercedes Pacheco (ESP) 9.637
7   Jaycie Phelps (USA) 9.187
8   Gina Gogean (ROU) 9.075

Floor ExerciseEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Gina Gogean (ROU) 9.850
    Kui Yuanyuan (CHN) 9.850
    Lavinia Miloșovici (ROU) 9.800
    Liubov Sheremeta (UKR) 9.800
5   Gemma Paz (ESP) 9.775
5   Vasiliki Tsavdaridou (GRE) 9.775
7   Ludivine Furnon (FRA) 9.712
8   Roza Galieva (RUS) 9.637