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1997 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

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

The 1997 Worlds were notable because they were the first major contest to be held after the elimination of compulsory exercises.

Results

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

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Romania 4 1 2 7
2  Russia 3 5 3 11
3  China 2 3 4 9
4  Belarus 1 1 1 3
5  Finland 1 0 0 1
 Germany 1 0 0 1
 Italy 1 0 0 1
 Kazakhstan 1 0 0 1
9  France 0 2 0 2
10  Hungary 0 1 0 1
 Spain 0 1 0 1
12  Japan 0 0 2 2
13  North Korea 0 0 1 1
 Ukraine 0 0 1 1
Total 14 14 14 42

Men

Team Final

Rank Team Total
1st  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
2nd  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
3rd

 Russia 37.474 37.012 36.624 38.462 36.961 34.149 273.083
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
Serger 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-around

Rank Gymnast Total
1st  Ivan Ivankov (BLR) 9.362 9.100 9.625 9.575 9.700 9.525 56.887
2nd  Alexei Bondarenko (RUS) 9.462 9.437 9.025 9.737 9.375 9.025 56.061
3rd  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  Erick Lopez (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 Exercise

Rank Gymnast Total
1st  Alexei Nemov (RUS) 9.625
2nd  Dimitry Karbanekno (FRA) 9.550
3rd  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 horse

Rank Gymnast Total
1st  Valeri Belenki (GER) 9.700
2nd  Eric Poujade (FRA) 9.700
3rd  Pae Gil Su (PRK) 9.700
4  Zhang Jinjing (CHN) 9.662
5  Nikolai Krukov (RUS) 9.612
6  Zoltán Supola (HUN) 9.600
7  Adrian Ianculescu (ROU) 9.487
8  Marius Urzica (ROU) 9.112

Rings

Rank Gymnast Total
1st  Yuri Chechi (ITA) 9.775
2nd  Szilveszter Csollány (HUN) 9.687
3rd  Ivan Ivankov (BLR) 9.662
4  Valeri Belenki (GER) 9.587
5  Roberto Galli (ITA) 9.575
6  Dimosthenis Tambakos (GRE) 9.562
7  Alexei Demyanov (CRO) 9.537
8  Yoshiro Saito (RUS) 9.500

Vault

Rank Gymnast Total
1st  Sergei Fedorchenko (KAZ) 9.581
2nd  Nikolai Kryukov (RUS) 9.556
3rd  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  Vladimir Kasperovich (BLR) 8.956

Parallel Bars

Rank Gymnast Total
1st  Zhang Jinjing (CHN) 9.775
2nd  Li Xiaopeng (CHN) 9.737
3rd  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 Bar

Rank Gymnast Total
1st  Jani Tanskanen (FIN) 9.700
2nd  Jesús Carballo (ESP) 9.675
3rd  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

Women

Team

Rank Team Total
1st  Romania 38.236 (1) 38.348 (2) 38.475 (1) 38.661 (2) 153.720
Simona Amanar 9.681 9.712 9.525 9.737
Claudia Presecan 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 Tugurlan 9.362
2nd  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
Elena 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
3rd  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 Final

Rank Gymnast Total
1st  Svetlana Khorkina (RUS) 9.549 9.850 9.562 9.675 38.636
2nd  Simona Amanar (ROU) 9.675 9.387 9.750 9.775 38.587
3rd  Elena 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 Presecan (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 Final

Rank Gymnast Total
1st  Simona Amanar (ROU) 9.712
2nd  Zhou Duan (CHN) 9.606
3rd  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) 4.537

Uneven Bars

Rank Gymnast Total
1st  Svetlana Khorkina (RUS) 9.875
2nd  Meng Fei (CHN) 9.800
3rd  Bi Wenjing (CHN) 9.787
4  Liubov Sheremeta (UKR) 9.750
5  Claudia Presecan (ROU) 9.725
6  Alexandra Marinescu (ROU) 9.712
7  Olga Teslenko (UKR) 9.675
8  Yevgeniya Kuznetsova (RUS) 9.412

Balance Beam

Rank Gymnast Total
1st  Gina Gogean (ROU) 9.800
2nd  Svetlana Khorkina (RUS) 9.787
3rd  Kui Yuanyuan (CHN) 9.787
4  Ludivine Furnon (FRA) 9.700
5  Olga Teslenko (UKR) 9.662
6  Elvire Teza (FRA) 9.650
7  Kristen Maloney (USA) 9.512
8  Elena Produnova (RUS) 9.412

Floor Exercise

Rank Gymnast Total
1st  Gina Gogean (ROU) 9.800
2nd  Svetlana Khorkina (RUS) 9.800
3rd  Elena Produnova (RUS) 9.775
4  Meng Fei (CHN) 9.675
5  Vasiliki Tsavdaridou (GRE) 9.650
6  Claudia Presecan (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.
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