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Balance Beam, Women

Date21 – 29 July 1996
StatusOlympic
LocationGeorgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
Participants96 from 28 countries

As in 1992, eight gymnasts advanced to the final round based on the qualifying scores in the team all-around, with a maximum of two per nation, but the final placements were determined only by the score posted in the final round. This event was considered open as no gymnast had been dominant in recent years. One medalist returned from 1992 and that was American Shannon Miller, who had also won the 1994 World Championships. Miller had won five medals in Barcelona and was the best gymnast in the world in 1993-94, winning the all-around world title both years, but injuries had made her less formidable. Still she won gold on the beam in Atlanta, the first individual gold medal by an American gymnast at a modern non-boycotted Olympics. She was trailed by the gold and silver medalists from the all-around, Ukrainian Liliya Podkopaieva and Romanian Gina Gogean.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1Shannon MillerUSA9.862Gold
2Liliya PodkopaievaUKR9.825Silver
3Gina GogeanROU9.787Bronze
4Dina KochetkovaRUS9.737
5Olha TeslenkoUKR9.625
6Dominique MoceanuUSA9.125
7Roza GaliyevaRUS9.112
8Alexandra MarinescuROU8.462
6 r1/1Svetlana KhorkinaRUS
8 r1/1Lavinia MiloșoviciROU
=11 r1/1Dominique DawesUSA
=11 r1/1Mao YanlingCHN
13 r1/1Alena PolozkovaBLR
14 r1/1Yevgeniya KuznetsovaRUS
15 r1/1Kerri StrugUSA
=16 r1/1Ionela LoaieșROU
=16 r1/1Svitlana ZelepukinaUKR
18 r1/1Qiao YaCHN
19 r1/1Amanda BordenUSA
20 r1/1Liubov SheremetaUKR
21 r1/1Yelena GroshevaRUS
22 r1/1Mo HuilanCHN
=23 r1/1Mirela ȚugurlanROU
=23 r1/1Oksana KnizhnikUKR
25 r1/1Bi WenjingCHN
26 r1/1Liudmila VitiukovaBLR
27 r1/1Sviatlana BahinskayaBLR
28 r1/1Liu XuanCHN
29 r1/1Kui YuanyuanCHN
=30 r1/1Ruth MonizAUS
=30 r1/1Yvonne TousekCAN
32 r1/1Lena PiskunBLR
33 r1/1Hanna MirhorodskaUKR
34 r1/1Oksana LyapinaRUS
35 r1/1Volha YurkinaBLR
36 r1/1Henrietta ÓnodiHUN
37 r1/1Mercedes PachecoESP
=38 r1/1Mónica MartínESP
=38 r1/1Jaycie PhelpsUSA
40 r1/1Émilie VolleFRA
41 r1/1Joana JuárezESP
=42 r1/1Lisa SkinnerAUS
=42 r1/1Adrienn VargaHUN
44 r1/1Isabelle SeverinoFRA
45 r1/1Simona AmânarROU
46 r1/1Vasiliki TsavdaridouGRE
=47 r1/1Jennifer ExaltacionCAN
=47 r1/1Lisa MoroAUS
49 r1/1Elvire TezaFRA
50 r1/1Giordana RocchiITA
51 r1/1Adrienn NyesteHUN
52 r1/1Kyriaki FirinidouGRE
53 r1/1Satsuki ObataJPN
54 r1/1Diana PlazaESP
55 r1/1Verónica CastroESP
56 r1/1Anastasiya DzyundzyakUZB
57 r1/1Naho HoshiyamaJPN
58 r1/1Jenny SmithAUS
59 r1/1Virginia KarentzouGRE
60 r1/1Risa SugawaraJPN
61 r1/1Oksana ChusovitinaUZB
62 r1/1Joanna HughesAUS
63 r1/1Francesca MorottiITA
64 r1/1Gong Yun-JinKOR
65 r1/1Konstantina MargaritiGRE
66 r1/1Cécile CanqueteauFRA
67 r1/1Andrea MolnárHUN
68 r1/1Ildikó BaloghHUN
69 r1/1Ludivine FurnonFRA
70 r1/1Pascale GrossenbacherSUI
71 r1/1Laure GélyFRA
72 r1/1Elisabeth ValleESP
73 r1/1Annika ReederGBR
=74 r1/1Olga KozhevnikovaKAZ
=74 r1/1Georgia-Anastasia TembouGRE
76 r1/1Tatsiana ZharhanovaBLR
77 r1/1Hanako MiuraJPN
78 r1/1Kathleen StarkGER
79 r1/1Miho HashiguchiJPN
80 r1/1Aya SekineJPN
81 r1/1Diana TeixeiraPOR
82 r1/1Ludmila PrinceLAT
83 r1/1Eileen DíazPUR
84 r1/1Gabriela KrčmářováCZE
85 r1/1Klaudia KinskáSVK
86 r1/1Ana DestéfanoARG
87 r1/1Shanyn MacEachernCAN
88 r1/1Nikolett KrauszHUN
89 r1/1Yvonne PiochGER
90 r1/1Veselina GenchevaBUL
91 r1/1Sonia LawrenceGBR
92 r1/1Naima El-RhouatiMAR
93 r1/1Nicole KantekAUS
94 r1/1Kyriaki PapanikolaouGRE
95 r1/1Kirsty Leigh-BrownAUS1
96 r1/1Aikaterini MamoutiGRE

Final (29 July 1996 — 21:16)

Top eight on each apparatus (maximum two per nation) in the individual all-around qualifying advanced to the apparatus finals.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCFP
1Shannon MillerUSA9.862
2Liliya PodkopaievaUKR9.825
3Gina GogeanROU9.787
4Dina KochetkovaRUS9.737
5Olha TeslenkoUKR9.625
6Dominique MoceanuUSA9.125
7Roza GaliyevaRUS9.112
8Alexandra MarinescuROU8.462

Qualifying (21 July 1996)

Top eight on each apparatus (maximum two per nation) in the individual all-around qualifying advanced to the apparatus finals.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsCEPOEP
1Shannon MillerUSA19.5999.7379.862Q
2Dominique MoceanuUSA19.5379.6879.850Q
=3Dina KochetkovaRUS19.5009.6759.825Q
=3Liliya PodkopaievaUKR19.5009.7009.800Q
5Roza GaliyevaRUS19.4629.6009.862Q
6Svetlana KhorkinaRUS19.3129.5129.800
7Gina GogeanROU19.2629.4379.825Q
8Lavinia MiloșoviciROU19.2259.4009.825
9Alexandra MarinescuROU19.2009.6009.600q
10Olha TeslenkoUKR19.1759.4759.700q
=11Dominique DawesUSA19.1509.4259.725
=11Mao YanlingCHN19.1509.4759.675
13Alena PolozkovaBLR19.1379.5509.587
14Yevgeniya KuznetsovaRUS19.1129.4009.712
15Kerri StrugUSA19.0879.3509.737
=16Ionela LoaieșROU19.0629.3879.675
=16Svitlana ZelepukinaUKR19.0629.3879.675
18Qiao YaCHN19.0499.3129.737
19Amanda BordenUSA19.0379.3129.725
20Liubov SheremetaUKR19.0129.3129.700
21Yelena GroshevaRUS18.9879.5509.437
22Mo HuilanCHN18.9629.6509.312
=23Mirela ȚugurlanROU18.9379.2879.650
=23Oksana KnizhnikUKR18.9379.3509.587
25Bi WenjingCHN18.9129.2629.650
26Liudmila VitiukovaBLR18.8749.4629.412
27Sviatlana BahinskayaBLR18.8509.4259.425
28Liu XuanCHN18.8259.5509.275
29Kui YuanyuanCHN18.8008.9259.875
=30Ruth MonizAUS18.7879.2759.512
=30Yvonne TousekCAN18.7879.2129.575
32Lena PiskunBLR18.7749.1879.587
33Hanna MirhorodskaUKR18.7629.4759.287
34Oksana LyapinaRUS18.7259.5009.225
35Volha YurkinaBLR18.7249.3629.362
36Henrietta ÓnodiHUN18.6999.2629.437
37Mercedes PachecoESP18.6379.2629.375
=38Mónica MartínESP18.6129.1879.425
=38Jaycie PhelpsUSA18.6129.0129.600
40Émilie VolleFRA18.6009.0509.550
41Joana JuárezESP18.5759.3509.225
=42Lisa SkinnerAUS18.5749.2879.287
=42Adrienn VargaHUN18.5749.1629.412
44Isabelle SeverinoFRA18.5379.0379.500
45Simona AmânarROU18.4878.6879.800
46Vasiliki TsavdaridouGRE18.4759.3759.100
=47Jennifer ExaltacionCAN18.4749.2379.237
=47Lisa MoroAUS18.4749.3129.162
49Elvire TezaFRA18.4128.7509.662
50Giordana RocchiITA18.3999.2129.187
51Adrienn NyesteHUN18.3879.1759.212
52Kyriaki FirinidouGRE18.3509.0009.350
53Satsuki ObataJPN18.3249.1629.162
54Diana PlazaESP18.2999.2379.062
55Verónica CastroESP18.2759.0759.200
56Anastasiya DzyundzyakUZB18.2509.0259.225
57Naho HoshiyamaJPN18.2498.9129.337
58Jenny SmithAUS18.1999.0129.187
59Virginia KarentzouGRE18.1878.8879.300
60Risa SugawaraJPN18.1628.7629.400
61Oksana ChusovitinaUZB18.1379.3008.837
62Joanna HughesAUS18.1258.9509.175
63Francesca MorottiITA18.1249.0379.087
64Gong Yun-JinKOR18.1008.8259.275
65Konstantina MargaritiGRE18.0499.3128.737
66Cécile CanqueteauFRA18.0378.7009.337
67Andrea MolnárHUN18.0248.7879.237
68Ildikó BaloghHUN17.8498.8129.037
69Ludivine FurnonFRA17.8258.7509.075
70Pascale GrossenbacherSUI17.7998.6379.162
71Laure GélyFRA17.7508.5509.200
72Elisabeth ValleESP17.6378.4259.212
73Annika ReederGBR17.6258.8258.800
=74Olga KozhevnikovaKAZ17.5999.2128.387
=74Georgia-Anastasia TembouGRE17.5998.6878.912
76Tatsiana ZharhanovaBLR17.5379.1508.387
77Hanako MiuraJPN17.5128.8758.637
78Kathleen StarkGER17.4878.8878.600
79Miho HashiguchiJPN17.4759.0008.475
80Aya SekineJPN17.4379.0128.425
81Diana TeixeiraPOR17.2498.8128.437
82Ludmila PrinceLAT17.1128.4128.700
83Eileen DíazPUR17.0998.6878.412
84Gabriela KrčmářováCZE17.0748.1628.912
85Klaudia KinskáSVK16.9257.8009.125
86Ana DestéfanoARG16.7748.0128.762
87Shanyn MacEachernCAN16.6878.0878.600
88Nikolett KrauszHUN16.6129.2507.362
89Yvonne PiochGER16.4758.0008.475
90Veselina GenchevaBUL15.7008.3007.400
91Sonia LawrenceGBR15.4127.3758.037
92Naima El-RhouatiMAR14.6816.8817.800
93Nicole KantekAUS9.4009.400
94Kyriaki PapanikolaouGRE9.2129.212
95Kirsty Leigh-BrownAUS9.2009.2002
96Aikaterini MamoutiGRE8.8378.837