Artistic Gymnastics at the 1992 Summer Olympics

Dates 28 July – 2 August 1992
Medal Events 14

The 1992 gymnastics competition was conducted at the Palau Sant Jordi, which had been specially constructed for the Barcelona Olympics, and was completed in 1990. In addition to gymnastics, handball and volleyball finals were also held at the venue. It continues to be used as a popular venue for sports, concerts, and various cultural events.

There was a change in the apparatus finals. As in 1984-88, eight gymnasts advanced to the final round based on the qualifying scores in the team all-around. But in 1992 the qualifying scores were then thrown out and only the final round determined the placements and medals on each apparatus.

The Soviet Union was no longer an actual entity, but its reincarnation, the Unified Team, won the most medals and gold medals for both men and women, with 12 medals and 6 golds by the men, and 6 medals and 3 golds by the women. On the men’s side no other nation won more than one event, but China won 6 medals. Romania and the United States both won 5 medals on the women’s side, with Romania winning 2 events.

Events

Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Individual All-Around, Men Olympic 29 – 31 July 1992 93 25
Team All-Around, Men Olympic 29 July 1992 72 12
Floor Exercise, Men Olympic 29 July – 2 August 1992 93 25
Horse Vault, Men Olympic 29 July – 2 August 1992 93 25
Parallel Bars, Men Olympic 29 July – 2 August 1992 93 25
Horizontal Bar, Men Olympic 29 July – 2 August 1992 93 25
Rings, Men Olympic 29 July – 2 August 1992 93 25
Pommelled Horse, Men Olympic 29 July – 2 August 1992 93 25
Individual All-Around, Women Olympic 28 – 30 July 1992 92 24
Team All-Around, Women Olympic 28 July 1992 72 12
Floor Exercise, Women Olympic 28 July – 1 August 1992 92 24
Horse Vault, Women Olympic 28 July – 1 August 1992 92 24
Uneven Bars, Women Olympic 28 July – 1 August 1992 92 24
Balance Beam, Women Olympic 28 July – 1 August 1992 92 24
185 (93/92) 29 (25/24)

Medals

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual All-Around, Men Vitali ShcherbaEUN Hryhoriy MisiutinEUN Valery BelenkyEUN
Team All-Around, Men Unified TeamEUN People's Republic of ChinaCHN JapanJPN
Floor Exercise, Men Li XiaoshuangCHN Hryhoriy Misiutin
Yukio Iketani
EUN
JPN
Horse Vault, Men Vitali ShcherbaEUN Hryhoriy MisiutinEUN Yu Ok-YeolKOR
Parallel Bars, Men Vitali ShcherbaEUN Li JingCHN Guo Linyao
Ihor Korobchinskyi
Masayuki Matsunaga
CHN
EUN
JPN
Horizontal Bar, Men Trent DimasUSA Hryhoriy Misiutin
Andreas Wecker
EUN
GER
Rings, Men Vitali ShcherbaEUN Li JingCHN Li Xiaoshuang
Andreas Wecker
CHN
GER
Pommelled Horse, Men Vitali Shcherba
Pae Gil-Su
EUN
PRK
Andreas WeckerGER
Individual All-Around, Women Tatyana GutsuEUN Shannon MillerUSA Lavinia MiloșoviciROU
Team All-Around, Women Unified TeamEUN RomaniaROU United StatesUSA
Floor Exercise, Women Lavinia MiloșoviciROU Henrietta ÓnodiHUN Tatyana Gutsu
Shannon Miller
Cristina Bontaș
EUN
USA
ROU
Horse Vault, Women Henrietta Ónodi
Lavinia Miloșovici
HUN
ROU
Tatyana LysenkoEUN
Uneven Bars, Women Lu LiCHN Tatyana GutsuEUN Shannon MillerUSA
Balance Beam, Women Tatyana LysenkoEUN Lu Li
Shannon Miller
CHN
USA

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Unified Team EUN 9 5 4 18
People's Republic of China CHN 2 4 2 8
Romania ROU 2 1 2 5
United States USA 1 2 3 6
Hungary HUN 1 1 0 2
Democratic People's Republic of Korea PRK 1 0 0 1
Germany GER 0 1 2 3
Japan JPN 0 1 2 3
Republic of Korea KOR 0 0 1 1