European Women's Artistic Gymnastics Championships
The European Women's Gymnastics Championships are an artistic gymnastics championships for female gymnasts from European countries organised by the European Union of Gymnastics. They are held annually, though rotate between two different formats.
Originally held biannually in odd-numbered years, the championships moved to even-numbered years in 1990. In 2005 a second set of championships was introduced, titled the "individual championships". Although numbered as a separate event, winners in either event are considered European champions, and the championships as a result have in effect become an annual event, but in two formats: in even-numbered years, a stand-alone women's event incorporates the European Junior Artistic Gymnastics championships (an entirely separate men's competition is held in the same years, although occasionally at the same venue), while in odd-numbered years, the separately numbered 'individual championships' are held in conjunction with the men's competition of the same description, but without juniors, as a single event.
As a result, there is no individual all-around title awarded in even-numbered years (except for juniors), and similarly no team all-around title awarded in odd-numbered years. Otherwise the apparatus and titles are identical. In effect, the juniors championships remain biannual.
As of 2019.
|1||Soviet Union (URS)||55||35||25||115|
|4||East Germany (GDR)||11||16||20||47|
|7||Great Britain (GBR)||10||14||6||30|
|Czech Republic (CZE)||0||1||0||1|
|23||West Germany (FRG)||0||0||2||2|
|Totals (24 nations)||225||203||207||635|
Best results by event and nationEdit
Female gymnasts who have won at least three gold medals or five other medals (as of 2019). Bold athletes are active gymnasts.
|No.||Athlete||Start year||End year||Gold||Silver||Bronze||Total|
|1||Svetlana Khorkina (RUS)||1994||2004||13||5||2||20|
|2||Vera Caslavska (URS)||1958||1967||11||1||1||13|
|3||Nadia Comaneci (ROU)||1975||1979||9||2||1||12|
|4||Catalina Ponor (ROU)||2004||2017||8||2||3||13|
|5||Larisa Latynina (URS)||1957||1965||7||6||1||14|
|6||Sandra Izbasa (ROU)||2006||2012||7||4||1||12|
|7||Beth Tweddle (GBR)||2002||2011||6||4||1||11|
|8||Simona Amanar (ROU)||1994||2000||6||3||3||12|
|9||Larisa Iordache (ROU)||2010||-||5||5||2||12|
|10||Aliya Mustafina (RUS)||2010||-||5||4||3||12|
|11||Gina Gogean (ROU)||1992||1996||5||4||1||10|
|12||Melanie de Jesus dos Santos (FRA)||2017||-||3||2||1||6|