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Gymnastics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Women's Balance Beam

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Olympic Gymnastics Hall, Olympic Park, Seoul
Date Started: September 19, 1988
Date Finished: September 25, 1988

Gold: ROU Daniela Silivaş
Silver: URS Yelena Shushunova
Bronze: ROU Gabriela Potorac
USA Phoebe Mills
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As in 1984 eight gymnasts qualified for the final round from the team qualifying, with no more than two gymnasts per team allowed to advance to the finals. The total score consisted of 50% of the team qualifying scores, and the final round score from an optional routine on the apparatus. Romania’s Daniela Silivaş, the 1985 World Champion on beam, won gold in this event. She had finished second in the individual all-around but made up for it with three gold medals in the apparatus finals, missing only on the horse vault. The silver medal went to Soviet Yelena Shushunova, who had defeated Silivaş in the all-around. The bronze medal was shared by Romanian Gabriela Potorac and American Phoebe Mills, which was the only American medal won in gymnastics at the Seoul Olympics.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Daniela Silivaş 16 Romania ROU Gold 19.924
2 Yelena Shushunova 19 Soviet Union URS Silver 19.875
3T Phoebe Mills 15 United States USA Bronze 19.837
3T Gabriela Potorac 15 Romania ROU Bronze 19.837
5 Svetlana Boginskaya 15 Soviet Union URS 19.787
6 Diana Dudeva 20 Bulgaria BUL 19.724
7 Kelly Garrison-Steves 21 United States USA 19.649
8 Ulrike Klotz 17 East Germany GDR 18.125
4T QR Aurelia Dobre 15 Romania ROU
7T QR Svetlana Baitova 16 Soviet Union URS
7T QR Celestina Popa 18 Romania ROU
9T QR Natālija Laščonova 15 Soviet Union URS
11T QR Eugenia Golea 17 Romania ROU
14T QR Wang Huiying 17 China CHN
14T QR Yelena Shevchenko 16 Soviet Union URS
14T QR Camelia Voinea 18 Romania ROU
17T QR Hana Říčná 19 Czechoslovakia TCH
17T QR Brandy Johnson 15 United States USA
17T QR Boryana Stoyanova 20 Bulgaria BUL
20T QR Han Gyeong-Im 17 South Korea KOR
20T QR Delyana Vodenicharova 14 Bulgaria BUL
22 QR Gabi Fähnrich 20 East Germany GDR
23T QR Wang Wenjing 15 China CHN
23T QR Alena Dřevjaná 19 Czechoslovakia TCH
25 QR Hope Spivey 17 United States USA
26 QR Ivelina Raykova 16 Bulgaria BUL
27T QR Chen Cuiting 17 China CHN
27T QR Beáta Storczer 19 Hungary HUN
27T QR Chelle Stack 15 United States USA
30T QR Fan Di 15 China CHN
30T QR Park Ji-Suk 15 South Korea KOR
30T QR Im Hye-Jin 15 South Korea KOR
30T QR Miho Shinoda 16 Japan JPN
34T QR Dörte Thümmler 16 East Germany GDR
34T QR Dagmar Kersten 17 East Germany GDR
34T QR Luísa Ribeiro 15 Brazil BRA
34T QR Laura Muñoz 18 Spain ESP
34T QR Martina Velíšková 17 Czechoslovakia TCH
34T QR Jana Vejrková 21 Czechoslovakia TCH
40 QR Bettina Schieferdecker 20 East Germany GDR
41T QR Lori Strong 16 Canada CAN
41T QR Mariya Kartalova 19 Bulgaria BUL
43 QR Monica Covacci 16 Canada CAN
44T QR Bae Eun-Mi 15 South Korea KOR
44T QR Zsuzsa Csisztu 18 Hungary HUN
44T QR Eszter Óváry 15 Hungary HUN
47 QR Ma Ying 17 China CHN
48 QR Karine Boucher 16 France FRA
49T QR Andrea Ladányi 19 Hungary HUN
49T QR Maria Cocuzza 25 Italy ITA
49T QR Zsuzsa Miskó 16 Hungary HUN
49T QR Maiko Morio 21 Japan JPN
49T QR Michaela Ustorf 15 West Germany FRG
54 QR Eva Rueda 17 Spain ESP
55T QR Mieko Mori 22 Japan JPN
55T QR Wang Xiaoyan 20 China CHN
55T QR Monique Allen 16 Australia AUS
58 QR Patrizia Luconi 17 Italy ITA
59 QR Iveta Poloková 18 Czechoslovakia TCH
60T QR Lidia Castillejo 19 Spain ESP
60T QR Sachiko Morimura 16 Japan JPN
60T QR Catherine Romano 16 France FRA
63 QR Janine Rankin 16 Canada CAN
64T QR Anne-Marie Bauduin 16 France FRA
64T QR Manuela Hervás 26 Spain ESP
66T QR Olha Strazheva 15 Soviet Union URS
66T QR María Flores-Wurmser 17 Guatemala GUA
68T QR Giulia Volpi 18 Italy ITA
68T QR Larissa Lowing 15 Canada CAN
70 QR Leanne Rycroft 19 Australia AUS
71T QR Yuriko Nanahara 16 Japan JPN
71T QR Khrabrina Khrabrova 15 Bulgaria BUL
73T QR Foteini Varvariotou 14 Greece GRE
73T QR Melissa Marlowe 17 United States USA
75 QR Ivona Krmelová 18 Czechoslovakia TCH
76 QR Nuria Belchi 15 Spain ESP
77 QR Christina McDonald 18 Canada CAN
78 QR Kim Nam-Ok 15 South Korea KOR
79 QR Cathy Giancaspro 17 Canada CAN
80 QR Nuria García 15 Spain ESP
81 QR Makiko Sanada 15 Japan JPN
82 QR Karen Hargate 15 Great Britain GBR
83 QR Kim Eun-Mi 16 South Korea KOR
84 QR Sónia Moura 16 Portugal POR
85T QR Revital Sharon 17 Israel ISR
85T QR Martina Jentsch 20 East Germany GDR
87 QR Ágnes Miskó 16 Hungary HUN
88 QR Isabella von Lospichl 18 West Germany FRG
89 QR Karen Kennedy 21 Great Britain GBR
90 QR Mauricette Geller 15 Belgium BEL