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Balance Beam, Women

Date10 – 19 August 2008
StatusOlympic
LocationGuojia Tiyuguan, Beijing Aolinpike Gongyuan, Beijing
Participants84 from 35 countries

The format was the same as it had been from 1984-2004, with eight gymnasts advancing from the team all-around, but no more than two per nation. The top 11 places in qualifying went to gymnasts from China, Russia, and the United States, but the two per nation rule allowed the 12th and 13th finishers, Romanian Gabriela Drăgoi and Japan’s Koko Tsurumi, respectively, to advance to the final. The leading qualifier had been China’s Li Shanshan, who placed sixth in the final. The favorite was American Nastia Liukin, the 2005 and 2007 World Champion, who had already won the individual all-around in Beijing. Liukin performed well in the final, scoring 16.025 but her teammate, Shawn Johnson, 2007 World all-around champion, defeated her with 16.225 to win gold. Drăgoi and Tsurumi placed fifth and eighth in the final.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Shawn JohnsonUSAGold
2Nastia LiukinUSASilver
3Cheng FeiCHNBronze
4Anna PavlovaRUS
5Gabriela DrăgoiROU
6Li ShanshanCHN
7Kseniya AfanasyevaRUS
8Koko TsurumiJPN
4 r1/2Alicia SacramoneUSA
8 r1/2Kseniya SemyonovaRUS
9 r1/2Deng LinlinCHN
10 r1/2Bridget SloanUSA
11 r1/2Yang YilinCHN
14 r1/2Shona MorganAUS
15 r1/2Jiang YuyuanCHN
16 r1/2Sandra IzbașaROU
17 r1/2Ana TămârjanROU
18 r1/2Lia ParolariITA
19 r1/2Alina KozichUKR
20 r1/2Elyse Hopfner-HibbsCAN
21 r1/2Kristýna PalešováCZE
22 r1/2Steliana NistorROU
23 r1/2Yuko ShintakeJPN
24 r1/2Georgia BonoraAUS
25 r1/2Iryna KrasnianskaUKR
26 r1/2Laëtitia DugainFRA
27 r1/2Dar'ia ZhobaUKR
28 r1/2Mayu KurodaJPN
29 r1/2Marine PetitFRA
30 r1/2Gaëlle MysBEL
31 r1/2Vanessa FerrariITA
32 r1/2Jade BarbosaBRA
33 r1/2Ariella KaeslinSUI
34 r1/2Maryna ProskurinaUKR
35 r1/2Marine DebauveFRA
36 r1/2Yekaterina KramarenkoRUS
37 r1/2Lyudmila GrebenkovaRUS
38 r1/2Miki UemuraJPN
39 r1/2Rebecca WingGBR
40 r1/2Katheleen LindorFRA
41 r1/2Stefani BisbikouGRE
42 r1/2Ethiene FrancoBRA
43 r1/2Oksana ChusovitinaGER
44 r1/2Monica BergamelliITA
45 r1/2Hannah WhelanGBR
46 r1/2Marissa KingGBR
47 r1/2Kyoko OshimaJPN
48 r1/2Valentyna HolenkovaUKR
49 r1/2Nansy DamianovaCAN
50 r1/2Beckie DownieGBR
51 r1/2Imogen CairnsGBR
52 r1/2Andreea AcatrineiROU
53 r1/2Luiza GaliulinaUZB
54 r1/2Ashleigh BrennanAUS
55 r1/2Adela SajnSLO
56 r1/2Lenika De SimoneESP
57 r1/2Lauren MitchellAUS
58 r1/2Katja AbelGER
59 r1/2Tina ErcegCRO
60 r1/2Jessica LópezVEN
61 r1/2Daniele HypólitoBRA
62 r1/2Laura CamposESP
63 r1/2Dorina BöczögőHUN
64 r1/2Joeline MöbiusGER
65 r1/2Carlotta GiovanniniITA
66 r1/2Francesca BenolliITA
67 r1/2Suzanne HarmesNED
68 r1/2Nathalia SánchezCOL
69 r1/2Pauline MorelFRA
70 r1/2Nastassia MarachkouskayaBLR
71 r1/2Laís SouzaBRA
72 r1/2Marta PihanPOL
73 r1/2Ana SilvaBRA
74 r1/2Marie-Sophie HindermannGER
75 r1/2Jo Hyeon-JuKOR
76 r1/2Jelena ZanevskajaLTU
77 r1/2Sherine El-ZeinyEGY
78 r1/2Hong Un-JongPRK
79 r1/2Maricela CantúMEX
80 r1/2Dasha JouraAUS
81 r1/2Ivana KováčováSVK
82 r1/2Nikolina TankushevaBUL
83 r1/2Daria BijakGER
AC r1/2Đỗ Thị Ngân ThươngVIE1

Qualification (10 August 2008 — 10:00-21:22)

Top eight (maximum two per nation) qualified for the final.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1Li ShanshanCHN16,125Q
2Nastia LiukinUSA15,975Q
3Shawn JohnsonUSA15,975Q
4Alicia SacramoneUSA15,950
5Cheng FeiCHN15,875Q
6Anna PavlovaRUS15,825Q
7Kseniya AfanasyevaRUS15,775Q
8Kseniya SemyonovaRUS15,775
9Deng LinlinCHN15,550
10Bridget SloanUSA15,500
11Yang YilinCHN15,500
12Gabriela DrăgoiROU15,450Q
13Koko TsurumiJPN15,425Q
14Shona MorganAUS15,350
15Jiang YuyuanCHN15,250
16Sandra IzbașaROU15,225
17Ana TămârjanROU15,200
18Lia ParolariITA15,175
19Alina KozichUKR15,175
20Elyse Hopfner-HibbsCAN15,125
21Kristýna PalešováCZE15,075
22Steliana NistorROU15,075
23Yuko ShintakeJPN15,050
24Georgia BonoraAUS15,025
25Iryna KrasnianskaUKR15,025
26Laëtitia DugainFRA14,975
27Dar'ia ZhobaUKR14,875
28Mayu KurodaJPN14,850
29Marine PetitFRA14,800
30Gaëlle MysBEL14,800
31Vanessa FerrariITA14,775
32Jade BarbosaBRA14,700
33Ariella KaeslinSUI14,650
34Maryna ProskurinaUKR14,625
35Marine DebauveFRA14,625
36Yekaterina KramarenkoRUS14,625
37Lyudmila GrebenkovaRUS14,600
38Miki UemuraJPN14,575
39Rebecca WingGBR14,575
40Katheleen LindorFRA14,575
41Stefani BisbikouGRE14,475
42Ethiene FrancoBRA14,400
43Oksana ChusovitinaGER14,400
44Monica BergamelliITA14,350
45Hannah WhelanGBR14,325
46Marissa KingGBR14,325
47Kyoko OshimaJPN14,300
48Valentyna HolenkovaUKR14,275
49Nansy DamianovaCAN14,250
50Beckie DownieGBR14,225
51Imogen CairnsGBR14,175
52Andreea AcatrineiROU14,175
53Luiza GaliulinaUZB14,175
54Ashleigh BrennanAUS14,150
55Adela SajnSLO14,100
56Lenika De SimoneESP14,100
57Lauren MitchellAUS14,100
58Katja AbelGER14,075
59Tina ErcegCRO14,075
60Jessica LópezVEN14,050
61Daniele HypólitoBRA14,000
62Laura CamposESP13,975
63Dorina BöczögőHUN13,950
64Joeline MöbiusGER13,925
65Carlotta GiovanniniITA13,900
66Francesca BenolliITA13,850
67Suzanne HarmesNED13,825
68Nathalia SánchezCOL13,825
69Pauline MorelFRA13,750
70Nastassia MarachkouskayaBLR13,600
71Laís SouzaBRA13,575
72Marta PihanPOL13,525
73Ana SilvaBRA13,475
74Marie-Sophie HindermannGER13,425
75Jo Hyeon-JuKOR13,400
76Jelena ZanevskajaLTU13,375
77Sherine El-ZeinyEGY13,000
78Hong Un-JongPRK12,825
79Maricela CantúMEX12,700
80Dasha JouraAUS12,475
81Ivana KováčováSVK12,350
82Nikolina TankushevaBUL12,075
83Daria BijakGER11,150
ACĐỗ Thị Ngân ThươngVIE14.2252

Final (19 August 2008 — 18:46-19:14)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1Shawn JohnsonUSA16,225
2Nastia LiukinUSA16,025
3Cheng FeiCHN15,950
4Anna PavlovaRUS15,900
5Gabriela DrăgoiROU15,625
6Li ShanshanCHN15,300
7Kseniya AfanasyevaRUS14,825
8Koko TsurumiJPN14,450