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Gymnastics at the 1996 Summer Olympics

At the 1996 Summer Olympics, two different gymnastics disciplines were contested: artistic gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics. The artistic gymnastics events were held at the Georgia Dome from July 20–25 and July 28–29. The rhythmic gymnastics events were held at Stegeman Coliseum in nearby Athens, on the campus of the University of Georgia from August 1–4. In artistic gymnastics, this was the last major competition to include compulsory exercises, which was then replaced by prelims.

Gymnastics
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Venue Georgia Dome (artistic)
Stegeman Coliseum (rhythmic)
Dates 20 July – 4 August 1996
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Artistic gymnasticsEdit

Format of competitionEdit

The gymnastics competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics was carried out in three stages:

  • Competition I - The team competition/qualification round in which gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, performed both compulsory and optional exercises. Six of the seven team members performed on each apparatus, while only the five highest scores during each rotation were used to determine the overall team total. The thirty-six highest scoring gymnasts in the all-around qualified to the individual all-around competition. The eight highest-scoring gymnasts on each apparatus qualified to the final for that apparatus.
  • Competition II - The individual all-around competition, in which those who qualified from Competition I performed exercises on each apparatus. The final score of each gymnast was determined by adding the scores earned by him or her on each of the six apparatuses in the men's competition and each of the four apparatuses in the women's competition.
  • Competition III - The apparatus finals, in which those who qualified during Competition I performed an exercise on the individual apparatus on which he or she had qualified. The final score of each gymnast determined solely by the score earned by him or her on the apparatus during this competition.

Each country was limited to three gymnasts in the all-around final and two gymnasts in each apparatus final.

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
details
  Russia (RUS)
Sergei Kharkov
Nikolai Kryukov
Alexei Nemov
Yevgeni Podgorny
Dmitri Trush
Dmitri Vasilenko
Alexei Voropaev
  China (CHN)
Fan Bin
Fan Hongbin
Huang Huadong
Huang Liping
Li Xiaoshuang
Shen Jian
Zhang Jinjing
  Ukraine (UKR)
Ihor Korobchynskyi
Oleg Kosiak
Grigory Misutin
Vladimir Shamenko
Rustam Sharipov
Olexander Svitlichni
Yuri Yermakov
Individual all-around
details
Li Xiaoshuang
  China
Alexei Nemov
  Russia
Vitaly Scherbo
  Belarus
Floor exercise
details
Ioannis Melissanidis
  Greece
Li Xiaoshuang
  China
Alexei Nemov
  Russia
Horizontal bar
details
Andreas Wecker
  Germany
Krasimir Dounev
  Bulgaria
Fan Bin
  China
Alexei Nemov
  Russia
Vitaly Scherbo
  Belarus
Parallel bars
details
Rustam Sharipov
  Ukraine
Jair Lynch
  United States
Vitaly Scherbo
  Belarus
Pommel horse
details
Li Donghua
  Switzerland
Marius Urzică
  Romania
Alexei Nemov
  Russia
Rings
details
Yuri Chechi
  Italy
Szilveszter Csollány
  Hungary
Dan Burincă
  Romania
none awarded
Vault
details
Alexei Nemov
  Russia
Yeo Hong-Chul
  South Korea
Vitaly Scherbo
  Belarus

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
details
  United States (USA)
Amanda Borden
Amy Chow
Dominique Dawes
Shannon Miller
Dominique Moceanu
Jaycie Phelps
Kerri Strug
  Russia (RUS)
Elena Dolgopolova
Rozalia Galiyeva
Elena Grosheva
Svetlana Khorkina
Dina Kochetkova
Yevgeniya Kuznetsova
Oksana Liapina
  Romania (ROU)
Simona Amânar
Gina Gogean
Ionela Loaieş
Alexandra Marinescu
Lavinia Miloşovici
Mirela Ţugurlan
Individual all-around
details
Lilia Podkopayeva
  Ukraine
Gina Gogean
  Romania
Simona Amânar
  Romania
Lavinia Miloşovici
  Romania
Balance beam
details
Shannon Miller
  United States
Lilia Podkopayeva
  Ukraine
Gina Gogean
  Romania
Floor exercise
details
Lilia Podkopayeva
  Ukraine
Simona Amânar
  Romania
Dominique Dawes
  United States
Uneven bars
details
Svetlana Khorkina
  Russia
Amy Chow
  United States
Bi Wenjing
  China
none awarded
Vault
details
Simona Amânar
  Romania
Mo Huilan
  China
Gina Gogean
  Romania

Rhythmic gymnasticsEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Ukraine (UKR)4127
2  Russia (RUS)33410
3  United States (USA)2215
4  Romania (ROU)14510
5  China (CHN)1416
6  Germany (GER)1001
  Greece (GRE)1001
  Italy (ITA)1001
  Spain (ESP)1001
  Switzerland (SUI)1001
11  Bulgaria (BUL)0202
12  Hungary (HUN)0101
  South Korea (KOR)0101
14  Belarus (BLR)0044
Totals (14 nations)16181751

See alsoEdit

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