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Gymnastics at the 2000 Summer Olympics

At the 2000 Summer Olympics, three different gymnastics disciplines were contested: artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline. The artistic gymnastics and trampoline events were held at the Sydney SuperDome on 16–25 September and 22–23 September, respectively. The rhythmic gymnastics events were held at Pavilion 3 of the Sydney Olympic Park on 28 September – 1 October.[1]

Gymnastics
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney Super Dome (artistic and trampoline)
Sydney Showground (rhythmic)
Dates16 September – 1 October 2000
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Artistic gymnasticsEdit

Format of competitionEdit

No compulsory routines were performed in artistic gymnastics at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Instead, all participating gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, participated in a qualification round. The results of this competition determined which teams and individuals participated in the remaining competitions, which included:

  • The team competition, in which the six highest scoring teams from qualifications competed. Each team of six gymnasts could have up to five gymnasts perform on each apparatus, and only the four highest scores counted toward the team total.
  • The all-around competition, in which the thirty-six highest scoring individuals in the all-around competed. Each country was limited to three gymnasts in the all-around final.
  • The event finals, in which the eight highest scoring individuals on each apparatus competed. Each country was limited to two gymnasts in each apparatus final.

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual all-around
details
Alexei Nemov
  Russia
Yang Wei
  China
Oleksandr Beresh
  Ukraine
Team all-around
details
  China (CHN)
Huang Xu
Li Xiaopeng
Xiao Junfeng
Xing Aowei
Yang Wei
Zheng Lihui
  Ukraine (UKR)
Oleksandr Beresh
Valeri Goncharov
Ruslan Mezentsev
Valeri Pereshkura
Olexander Svitlichni
Roman Zozulya
  Russia (RUS)
Maxim Aleshin
Alexei Bondarenko
Dmitri Drevin
Nikolai Kryukov
Alexei Nemov
Yevgeni Podgorny
Floor exercise
details
Igors Vihrovs
  Latvia
Alexei Nemov
  Russia
Yordan Yovchev
  Bulgaria
Horizontal bar
details
Alexei Nemov
  Russia
Benjamin Varonian
  France
Lee Joo-Hyung
  South Korea
Parallel bars
details
Li Xiaopeng
  China
Lee Joo-Hyung
  South Korea
Alexei Nemov
  Russia
Pommel horse
details
Marius Urzică
  Romania
Eric Poujade
  France
Alexei Nemov
  Russia
Rings
details
Szilveszter Csollány
  Hungary
Dimosthenis Tampakos
  Greece
Yordan Yovchev
  Bulgaria
Vault
details
Gervasio Deferr
  Spain
Alexei Bondarenko
  Russia
Leszek Blanik
  Poland

Women's eventsEdit

Andreea Raducan originally won the gold medal in the Women's All-Around competition, but she was disqualified after she tested positive for a banned substance contained in cold medicine.[2]

The Federation Internationale de Gymnastique Executive Board announced on 27 February 2010 after an investigation into the Chinese team for violations of age rules for senior gymnastics competitions that team member Dong Fangxiao, who had been entered as 17 years old, was actually 14 at the time of the Olympics (two years below the minimum age). Her 1999 World Championships and 2000 Olympic results were struck from the records, and in April 2010, nearly ten years after the event, the IOC officially disqualified China, who had originally won the bronze medal in the women's team event.

The now-third place team from the United States was awarded the bronze at the 2010 national championships, held at the XL Center in Hartford, CT.[3]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual all-around
details
Simona Amanar
  Romania
Maria Olaru
  Romania
Liu Xuan
  China
Team all-around
details
  Romania (ROU)
Simona Amânar
Loredana Boboc
Andreea Isărescu
Maria Olaru
Claudia Presacan
Andreea Răducan
  Russia (RUS)
Anna Chepeleva
Svetlana Khorkina
Anastasiya Kolesnikova
Yekaterina Lobaznyuk
Elena Produnova
Elena Zamolodchikova
  United States (USA)
Amy Chow
Jamie Dantzscher
Dominique Dawes
Kristen Maloney
Elise Ray
Tasha Schwikert
Balance beam
details
Liu Xuan
  China
Yekaterina Lobaznyuk
  Russia
Elena Produnova
  Russia
Floor exercise
details
Elena Zamolodchikova
  Russia
Svetlana Khorkina
  Russia
Simona Amânar
  Romania
Uneven bars
details
Svetlana Khorkina
  Russia
Ling Jie
  China
Yang Yun
  China
Vault
details
Elena Zamolodchikova
  Russia
Andreea Răducan
  Romania
Yekaterina Lobaznyuk
  Russia

Rhythmic gymnasticsEdit

TrampolineEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)95620
2  China (CHN)3227
3  Romania (ROU)3216
4  Hungary (HUN)1001
  Latvia (LAT)1001
  Spain (ESP)1001
7  Ukraine (UKR)0213
8  Belarus (BLR)0202
  France (FRA)0202
10  Greece (GRE)0112
  South Korea (KOR)0112
12  Australia (AUS)0101
13  Bulgaria (BUL)0022
  Canada (CAN)0022
15  Poland (POL)0011
  United States (USA)0011
Totals (16 nations)18181854

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gymnastics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  2. ^ Roberts, Selena (26 September 2000). "SYDNEY 2000: DRUG TESTING; Gymnast Tests Positive and Loses Gold". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  3. ^ IOC strips 2000 Games bronze medal from China 28 April 2010, FIG

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