1997 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

The 33rd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were held in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1997.

1997 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships
VenueMalley Sports Center
LocationSwitzerland Lausanne, Switzerland
Start dateAugust 31, 1997 (1997-08-31)
End dateSeptember 7, 1997 (1997-09-07)
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The 1997 Worlds were notable because they were the first major contest to be held after the elimination of compulsory exercises.

ResultsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
Team all-around
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  China
Shen Jian
Li Xiaopeng
Huang Xu
Lu Yufu
Xiao Junfeng
Zhang Jinjing
  Belarus
Ivan Ivankov
Vitali Rudnitski
Dmitry Kasperovich
Alexander Shostak
Ivan Pavlovski
Alexei Sinkevich
  Russia
Dmitri Vasilenko
Alexei Bondarenko
Alexei Voropaev
Alexei Nemov
Evgeni Ghukov
Nikolai Kryukov
Individual all-around
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  Ivan Ivankov   Alexei Bondarenko   Naoya Tsukahara
Floor
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  Alexei Nemov   Dimitri Karbanenko   Li Xiaopeng
Pommel horse
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  Valery Belenky   Eric Poujade   Pae Gil Su
Rings
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  Yuri Chechi   Szilveszter Csollány   Ivan Ivankov
Vault
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  Sergei Fedorchenko   Nikolai Kryukov   Adrian Ianculescu
Parallel bars
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  Zhang Jinjing   Li Xiaopeng   Naoya Tsukahara
Horizontal bar
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  Jani Tanskanen   Jesús Carballo   Alexander Beresh
Women
Team all-around
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  Romania
Simona Amanar
Claudia Presacan
Gina Gogean
Alexandra Marinescu
Corina Ungureanu
Mirela Tugurlan
  Russia
Svetlana Khorkina
Yelena Produnova
Yevgeniya Kuznetsova
Svetlana Bakhtina
Elena Dolgopolova
Elena Grosheva
  China
Liu Xuan
Kui Yuanyuan
Meng Fei
Bi Wenjing
Mo Huilan
Zhou Duan
Individual all-around
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  Svetlana Khorkina   Simona Amanar   Yelena Produnova
Vault
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  Simona Amanar   Zhou Duan   Gina Gogean
Uneven bars
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  Svetlana Khorkina   Meng Fei   Bi Wenjing
Balance beam
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  Gina Gogean   Svetlana Khorkina   Kui Yuanyuan
Floor
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  Gina Gogean   Svetlana Khorkina   Yelena Produnova

Medal tableEdit

OverallEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Romania (ROU)4127
2  Russia (RUS)35311
3  China (CHN)2349
4  Belarus (BLR)1113
5  Finland (FIN)1001
  Germany (GER)1001
  Italy (ITA)1001
  Kazakhstan (KAZ)1001
9  France (FRA)0202
10  Hungary (HUN)0101
  Spain (ESP)0101
12  Japan (JPN)0022
13  North Korea (PRK)0011
  Ukraine (UKR)0011
Totals (14 nations)14141442

MenEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China2114
2  Russia1214
3  Belarus1113
4  Finland1001
  Germany1001
  Italy1001
  Kazakhstan1001
8  France0202
9  Hungary0101
  Spain0101
11  Japan0022
12  North Korea0011
  Romania0011
  Ukraine0011
Totals (14 nations)88824

WomenEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Romania4116
2  Russia2327
3  China0235
Totals (3 nations)66618

MenEdit

Team FinalEdit

Rank Team             Total
    China 37.861 37.286 36.737 38.586 38.473 37.174 226.117
Huang Xu - 8.862 9.437 9.562 9.237 9.400
Li Xiaopeng 9.612 9.200 - 9.475 9.712 8.762
Lu Yufu 9.412 9.312 8.175 9.687 9.562 9.287
Shen Jian 9.250 9.137 8.850 - 9.462 -
Zhang Jinjing 9.437 9.637 9.425 9.537 9.737 9.612
Xiao Junfeng 9.400 - 9.025 9.800 - 8.875
    Belarus 36.549 36.674 37.011 37.748 37.737 35.849 221.568
Alexander Shostak 8.825 8.462 9.312 - 9.425 8.050
Ivan Ivankov - 9.537 9.550 9.512 9.600 9.337
Vitaly Kasperovich 8.187 - 8.987 9.662 9.087 -
Ivan Pavlovski 9.175 9.012 8.675 9.175 9.200 8.912
Vitaly Rudnitski 9.337 8.900 9.162 9.337 9.512 8.750
Alexei Sinkevich 9.212 9.225 - 9.237 - 8.850
    Russia 37.474 37.012 36.624 38.462 36.961 34.149 220.682
Alexei Bondarenko 9.437 9.412 9.250 9.337 9.662 7.625
Evgeni Ghukov 9.312 8.962 8.987 - 9.200 8.987
Nikolay Krukov 9.075 9.350 9.212 9.750 9.062 8.550
Alexei Nemov 9.650 9.225 - 9.675 - 8.225
Dmitri Vasilenko 8.512 9.025 8.887 9.475 9.037 -
Alexei Voropaev - - 9.175 9.562 8.687 8.387
4   Japan 36.099 37.423 36.787 37.549 36.848 35.937 220.643
Kenichi Fujita 9.050 9.212 9.050 9.462 9.012 8.162
Yoshiaki Hatakeda 8.950 9.437 8.525 9.225 9.112 8.875
Takuya Kishimoto 8.912 9.075 - - - 8.862
Shigeru Kurihara - - 9.375 9.200 8.575 -
Naoya Tsukahara 8.875 9.337 9.412 9.325 9.162 9.025
Yoshiro Saito 9.187 9.437 8.950 9.537 9.562 9.175
5   United States 36.586 35.849 36.249 37.987 36.887 36.248 219.806
Mike Dutka 9.187 8.862 - 9.512 8.800 -
Jason Gatson 9.062 8.650 8.775 9.500 9.375 8.375
John Macready 9.062 8.612 - - - 9.087
John Roethlisberger - 9.050 8.937 9.450 8.800 9.087
Jay Thornton 9.225 - 8.950 9.175 9.112 8.637
Blaine Wilson 9.112 9.287 9.587 9.525 9.600 9.437
6   Germany 34.787 36.712 37.137 36.574 37.049 35.575 217.834
Valeri Belenki 8.450 9.550 9.575 9.262 9.387 -
Uwe Billerbeck - - 9.275 - 9.237 8.650
Daniel Farago 8.575 9.075 8.812 9.037 8.950 8.612
Sergei Charkov 8.712 8.775 9.475 9.250 9.400 9.175
Dimitri Nonin 7.950 9.312 - 9.025 - 9.050
Sergej Pfeifer 9.050 8.600 8.775 8.662 9.025 8.700

All-aroundEdit

Rank Gymnast             Total
    Ivan Ivankov (BLR) 9.362 9.100 9.625 9.575 9.700 9.525 56.887
    Alexei Bondarenko (RUS) 9.462 9.437 9.025 9.737 9.375 9.025 56.061
    Naoya Tsukahara (JPN) 9.187 9.437 9.162 9.600 9.425 9.212 56.023
4   Dmitri Karbanenko (FRA) 9.525 9.487 8.887 9.625 9.200 9.212 55.936
5   Huang Xu (CHN) 8.537 9.625 9.362 9.525 9.237 9.512 55.798
6   Nikolai Kryukov (RUS) 8.562 9.437 9.275 9.650 9.037 9.662 55.623
7   Jesús Carballo (ESP) 9.000 8.975 9.487 9.162 9.362 9.500 55.486
8   Eric López Ríos (CUB) 8.975 9.100 9.350 9.437 9.312 8.887 55.061
9   Alexander Beresh (UKR) 8.462 9.550 9.062 9.812 8.525 9.525 54.936
10   Blaine Wilson (USA) 8.675 8.712 9.550 9.562 9.562 8.850 54.911
11   Yoshiaki Hatakeda (JPN) 8.887 9.500 8.375 9.100 9.362 9.487 54.711
12   Lu Yufu (CHN) 8.800 9.462 8.425 9.712 8.825 9.462 54.686
13   Roman Zozulia (UKR) 8.862 9.087 9.400 9.712 8.862 8.737 54.660
14   Zhang Jinjing (CHN) 9.375 8.950 8.412 9.487 9.675 8.700 54.599
15   Sergei Kharkov (GER) 8.662 8.962 9.537 9.300 8.900 9.187 54.548
16   Sergei Fedorchenko (KAZ) 9.375 9.375 7.850 9.725 8.575 9.462 54.362
17   Cristian Leric (ROU) 9.262 9.575 9.025 9.525 9.037 7.877 54.311
18   Omar Cortes (ESP) 8.437 9.137 9.462 9.137 8.987 9.150 54.310
19   Andrei Kravtsov (AUS) 9.250 9.487 8.362 9.037 9.025 9.025 54.186
20   Sergei Pfeifer (GER) 9.225 9.375 8.737 8.612 9.137 8.987 54.073
21   Zoltán Supola (HUN) 8.537 9.562 9.137 9.275 8.862 8.600 53.973
22   Jason Gatson (USA) 8.925 8.587 8.787 9.487 9.087 9.062 53.935
23   Igor Vihrov (LAT) 9.075 8.550 9.312 9.450 8.537 8.925 53.849
24   Lazaro Lamela (CUB) 8.650 8.675 8.775 9.400 8.925 9.125 53.550
25   Alexei Dmitrenko (KAZ) 7.900 9.175 8.700 9.525 9.225 9.025 53.550
26   Alexei Nemov (RUS) 9.550 9.225 6.825 9.725 9.000 9.062 53.387
27   Vitaly Rudnitsky (BLR) 8.175 9.000 9.175 9.150 9.212 8.612 53.324
28   Dorin Petcu (ROU) 9.037 9.487 8.225 9.587 8.350 8.475 53.161
29   Mitja Petkovsek (SLO) 8.300 8.562 8.900 8.962 9.425 8.875 53.024
30   Lee Joo-Hyung (KOR) 8.425 8.512 8.550 9.562 8.750 9.125 52.924
31   Giovanni D'Innocenzo (ITA) 8.750 8.362 8.712 9.212 8.787 8.987 52.810
32   Valeri Goncharov (UKR) 8.350 9.025 8.387 9.212 9.275 8.462 52.711
33   Dieter Rehm (SUI) 8.525 8.637 8.250 9.637 8.225 8.950 52.224
34   Felipe Andres (SUI) 8.587 8.200 8.325 9.387 8.550 8.875 51.924
35   Kenichi Fujita (JPN) 9.175 8.737 9.075 9.212 8.950 6.625 51.774

Floor ExerciseEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Alexei Nemov (RUS) 9.625
    Dmitri Karbanenko (FRA) 9.550
    Li Xiaopeng (CHN) 9.537
4   Evgeny Zhukov (RUS) 9.412
5   Valeri Pereshkura (UKR) 9.275
6   Vitaly Rudnitski (BLR) 9.262
7   Gervasio Deferr (ESP) 8.887
8   Sergei Fedorchenko (KAZ) 8.625

Pommel horseEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Valeri Belenki (GER) 9.700
    Eric Poujade (FRA) 9.700
    Pae Gil Su (PRK) 9.700
4   Zhang Jinjing (CHN) 9.662
5   Nikolai Kryukov (RUS) 9.612
6   Zoltán Supola (HUN) 9.600
7   Adrian Ianculescu (ROU) 9.487
8   Marius Urzica (ROU) 9.112

RingsEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Yuri Chechi (ITA) 9.775
    Szilveszter Csollány (HUN) 9.687
    Ivan Ivankov (BLR) 9.662
4   Valeri Belenki (GER) 9.587
5   Roberto Galli (ITA) 9.575
6   Dimosthenis Tampakos (GRE) 9.562
7   Alexei Demyanov (CRO) 9.537
8   Yoshiro Saito (JPN) 9.500

VaultEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Sergei Fedorchenko (KAZ) 9.581
    Nikolai Kryukov (RUS) 9.556
    Adrian Ianculescu (ROU) 9.437
4   Xiao Junfeng (CHN) 9.325
5   Alexei Bondarenko (RUS) 9.218
6   Roman Zozulia (UKR) 8.999
7   Valeri Goncharov (UKR) 8.981
8   Vitaly Kasperovich (BLR) 8.956

Parallel BarsEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Zhang Jinjing (CHN) 9.775
    Li Xiaopeng (CHN) 9.737
    Naoya Tsukahara (JPN) 9.562
4   Sergei Kharkov (GER) 9.500
5   Mitja Petkovsek (SLO) 9.487
6   Ivan Ivankov (BLR) 9.450
7   Jesús Carballo (ESP) 9.325
8   Alexander Shostak (BLR) 9.262

Horizontal BarEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Jani Tanskanen (FIN) 9.700
    Jesús Carballo (ESP) 9.675
    Alexander Beresh (UKR) 9.625
4   Evgeny Zhukov (RUS) 9.562
5   Yoshiaki Hatakeda (JPN) 9.312
6   Sergei Fedorchenko (KAZ) 8.850
7   Ivan Ivankov (BLR) 8.762
8   Marius Urzica (ROU) 8.750

WomenEdit

TeamEdit

Rank Team         Total
    Romania 38.236 (1) 38.348 (2) 38.475 (1) 38.661 (2) 153.720
Simona Amânar 9.681 9.712 9.525 9.737
Claudia Presăcan 9.481 9.687 9.675 9.562
Gina Gogean 9.587 8.100 9.725 9.787
Alexandra Marinescu 9.487 9.587 9.550 9.287
Corina Ungureanu 9.306 9.300 9.575
Mirela Țugurlan 9.362
    Russia 37.998 (2) 38.274 (3) 38.250 (2) 38.675 (1) 153.197
Svetlana Khorkina 9.637 9.762 9.700 9.775
Yelena Produnova 9.431 9.525 9.700 9.550
Yevgeniya Kuznetsova 9.443 9.525 9.475 9.675
Svetlana Bakhtina 9.462 9.375 9.675
Elena Dolgopolova 9.487 9.225
Elena Grosheva 8.950 9.200 9.387
    China 37.655 (4) 38.774 (1) 38.111 (3) 37.461 (5) 152.001
Liu Xuan 9.512 9.737 9.512 9.625
Kui Yuanyuan 9.018 9.575 9.687 9.500
Meng Fei 9.406 9.687 8.625 9.662
Bi Wenjing 9.800 9.462
Mo Huilan 9.325 9.562 9.325 8.837
Zhou Duan 9.437 8.837
4   Ukraine 36.992 (5) 38.174 (4) 37.262 (4) 38.375 (3) 150.803
Liubov Sheremeta 9.306 9.625 9.175 9.750
Olga Teslenko 9.293 9.725 9.150 9.625
Inga Shkarupa 9.200 9.362 9.412 9.675
Galina Tyryk 9.193 9.462 9.525 9.325
5   France 36.860 (6) 37.049 (5) 36.649 (5) 37.811 (4) 148.369
Isabelle Severino 9.462 9.562 9.025 9.612
Elvire Teza 9.193 9.400 9.375 9.237
Magalie Ruffato 9.012 9.025 8.837 9.312
Ludivine Furnon 9.193 8.862 9.412 9.650
Emilie Volle 8.912 9.062
Cecile Canqueteau 8.825
6   United States 37.687 (3) 36.212 (6) 36.636 (6) 37.362 (6) 147.897
Kristy Powell 9.231 9.350 9.075 9.125
Kristen Maloney 9.556 9.287 9.537 8.700
Kendall Beck 9.450 9.387 9.225
Dominique Moceanu 9.093 8.800 8.637 9.512
Mohini Bhardwaj 9.450 8.775
Jennie Thompson 8.175 8.000 9.500

All Around FinalEdit

Rank Gymnast         Total
    Svetlana Khorkina (RUS) 9.549 9.850 9.562 9.675 38.636
    Simona Amânar (ROU) 9.675 9.387 9.750 9.775 38.587
    Yelena Produnova (RUS) 9.412 9.687 9.750 9.700 38.549
4   Gina Gogean (ROU) 9.618 9.375 9.800 9.750 38.543
5   Meng Fei (CHN) 9.418 9.637 9.375 9.612 38.042
6   Liubov Sheremeta (UKR) 9.256 9.637 9.425 9.575 37.893
7   Liu Xuan (CHN) 9.237 9.675 9.412 9.537 37.861
8   Claudia Presăcan (ROU) 9.443 8.937 9.675 9.662 37.717
9   Olga Teslenko (UKR) 8.806 9.550 9.662 9.587 37.605
10   Isabelle Severino (FRA) 9.312 9.612 8.950 9.425 37.299
11   Kui Yuanyuan (CHN) 9.487 8.937 9.612 9.262 37.298
12   Inga Shkarupa (UKR) 9.318 9.537 8.712 9.650 37.217
13   Kristen Maloney (USA) 9.443 8.862 9.487 9.262 37.054
14   Dominique Moceanu (USA) 9.249 9.050 9.237 9.425 36.961
15   Alena Polozkova (BLR) 9.250 9.237 8.762 9.537 36.786
16   Yevgeniya Kuznetsova (RUS) 8.493 8.875 9.687 9.675 36.730
17   Irina Evdokimova (KAZ) 9.168 8.862 9.062 9.500 36.592
18   Adrienn Varga (HUN) 9.037 9.162 9.250 9.100 36.549
19   Elvire Teza (FRA) 9.124 8.787 9.500 9.100 36.511
20   Yvonne Tousek (CAN) 9.187 9.600 8.262 9.412 36.461
21   Elena Savko (BLR) 9.206 8.662 8.787 9.500 36.155
22   Ludivine Furnon (FRA) 9.006 8.637 9.162 9.325 36.130
23   Kristy Powell (USA) 9.337 9.137 8.525 9.100 36.099
24   Sarah Deegan (CAN) 9.100 8.987 8.400 9.450 35.937
25   Risa Sugawara (JPN) 8.949 8.925 8.775 9.200 35.849
26   Svetlana Bakhridinova (UZB) 9.362 9.362 7.625 9.450 35.799
27   Yvonne Pioch (GER) 8.900 9.075 9.500 8.237 35.712
28   Veronique Leclerc (CAN) 9.262 9.275 8.137 8.950 35.624
29   Lisa Skinner (AUS) 8.981 8.812 9.000 8.750 35.543
30   Elena Piskun (BLR) 8.962 9.162 9.025 8.325 35.474
31   Masumi Okawa (JPN) 8.906 8.525 8.837 9.000 35.268
32   Alexandra Gordeeva (UZB) 8.887 8.550 8.550 9.275 35.262
33   Anastasia Dzyundzyak (UZB) 9.168 8.862 8.400 8.800 35.230
34   Rebecca Wilson (AUS) 8.499 8.612 8.850 9.200 35.161
35   Mok Un Ju (PRK) 8.918 8.025 8.837 8.762 34.542
36   Vasiliki Tsavdaridou (GRE) 4.212 8.975 8.837 9.525 31.549

Vault FinalEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Simona Amânar (ROU) 9.712
    Zhou Duan (CHN) 9.606
    Gina Gogean (ROU) 9.600
4   Adrienn Varga (HUN) 9.543
5   Mohini Bhardwaj (USA) 9.512
6   Kui Yuanyuan (CHN) 9.350
7   Elena Dolgopolova (RUS) 9.331
8   Svetlana Khorkina (RUS) 0.000

Uneven BarsEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Svetlana Khorkina (RUS) 9.875
    Meng Fei (CHN) 9.800
    Bi Wenjing (CHN) 9.787
4   Liubov Sheremeta (UKR) 9.750
5   Claudia Presăcan (ROU) 9.725
6   Alexandra Marinescu (ROU) 9.712
7   Olga Teslenko (UKR) 9.675
8   Yevgeniya Kuznetsova (RUS) 9.412

Balance BeamEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Gina Gogean (ROU) 9.800
    Svetlana Khorkina (RUS) 9.787
    Kui Yuanyuan (CHN) 9.787
4   Ludivine Furnon (FRA) 9.725
5   Olga Teslenko (UKR) 9.662
6   Elvire Teza (FRA) 9.650
7   Kristen Maloney (USA) 9.512
8   Yelena Produnova (RUS) 9.412

Floor ExerciseEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Gina Gogean (ROU) 9.800
    Svetlana Khorkina (RUS) 9.800
    Yelena Produnova (RUS) 9.775
4   Meng Fei (CHN) 9.675
5   Vasiliki Tsavdaridou (GRE) 9.650
6   Claudia Presăcan (ROU) 9.600
7   Liubov Sheremeta (UKR) 8.937
8   Zhou Duan (CHN) 8.787
  • NB: For this competition, tie-breaker policies were used. When scores were identical, the gymnast with the higher score in the preliminary round was awarded the higher placement in finals.