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Gymnastics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Horse Vault

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney SuperDome, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 16, 2000
Date Finished: September 25, 2000

Gold: ESP Gervasio Deferr
Silver: RUS Aleksey Bondarenko
Bronze: POL Leszek Blanik
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The format was the same as it had been from 1984-96, with eight gymnasts advancing from the team all-around, but no more than two per nation. Spain’s Gervasio Deferr had no significant international results on vault prior to the Sydney Olympics, but in the final of the vault, he hit both his landings to win the gold medal with a big margin over Russian Aleksey Bondarenko. Deferr would go another four years and still not post any big wins on vault, but in Athinai he defended his gold medal, only the second time this had been done, after China’s Lou Yun in 1984-88. Deferr’s medal in Sydney was the first ever won by a Spanish gymnast at the Olympics.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Gervasio Deferr 19 Spain ESP Gold 9.712
2 Aleksey Bondarenko 22 Russia RUS Silver 9.587
3 Leszek Blanik 23 Poland POL Bronze 9.475
4 Aleksey Nemov 24 Russia RUS 9.456
5 Sergey Fedorchenko 25 Kazakhstan KAZ 9.399
6 Blaine Wilson 26 United States USA 9.362
7 Ioannis Melissanidis 23 Greece GRE 9.262
8 Dieter Rehm 26 Switzerland SUI 9.006
9T QR Paul Hamm 17 United States USA
9T QR Jo Seong-Min 24 South Korea KOR
11 QR Yeo Hong-Cheol 29 South Korea KOR
12T QR Oleksandr Beresh 22 Ukraine UKR
12T QR Yang Wei 20 China CHN
14T QR Kenichi Fujita 25 Japan JPN
14T QR Akihiro Kasamatsu 24 Japan JPN
16T QR Jeong Jin-Su 28 South Korea KOR
16T QR Sean Townsend 21 United States USA
18T QR Marian Drăgulescu 19 Romania ROU
18T QR Rareş Orzaţa 23 Romania ROU
20 QR Jan-Peter Nikiferow 28 Germany GER
21T QR Naoya Tsukahara 23 Japan JPN
21T QR Nikolay Kryukov 21 Russia RUS
23T QR Igors Vihrovs 22 Latvia LAT
23T QR Florentin Pescaru 23 Romania ROU
25T QR Maksim Alyoshin 21 Russia RUS
25T QR Kyle Shewfelt 18 Canada CAN
27T QR Yoshihiro Saito 24 Japan JPN
27T QR Roman Zozulia 21 Ukraine UKR
27T QR Valeriy Pereshkura 22 Ukraine UKR
30T QR Eric López 27 Cuba CUB
30T QR Valeriy Honcharov 22 Ukraine UKR
32T QR Zheng Lihui 22 China CHN
32T QR Oleksandr Svitlychniy 28 Ukraine UKR
34 QR Raouf Abdelraouf 22 Egypt EGY
35 QR Norimasa Iwai 27 Japan JPN
36 QR Flemming Solberg 27 Norway NOR
37T QR Yevgeny Podgorny 23 Russia RUS
37T QR Mladen Stefanov 22 Bulgaria BUL
39T QR Yordan Yovchev 27 Bulgaria BUL
39T QR Ivan Ivankov 25 Belarus BLR
39T QR Ioan Suciu 22 Romania ROU
39T QR Ivan Pavlovsky 23 Belarus BLR
39T QR Omar Cortés 23 Spain ESP
39T QR Morgan Hamm 17 United States USA
45 QR Dimitar Lunchev 23 Bulgaria BUL
46T QR Aleksey Sinkevich 23 Belarus BLR
46T QR Yann Cucherat 20 France FRA
46T QR Lázaro Lamelas 26 Cuba CUB
49 QR Igor Cassina 23 Italy ITA
50 QR Lin Yung-Hsi 21 Chinese Taipei TPE
51T QR Dimitri Karbanenko 27 France FRA
51T QR Saúl Cofiño 22 Spain ESP
51T QR Damian Istria 18 Australia AUS
54 QR Ilia Giorgadze 22 Georgia GEO
55 QR Xing Aowei 18 China CHN
56T QR Kim Dong-Hwa 24 South Korea KOR
56T QR Li Xiaopeng 19 China CHN
58T QR Alejandro Barrenechea 24 Spain ESP
58T QR Xiao Junfeng 21 China CHN
58T QR Rene Tschernitschek 23 Germany GER
61T QR Zoltán Supola 29 Hungary HUN
61T QR Marius Tobă 32 Germany GER
63 QR Diego Lizardi 24 Puerto Rico PUR
64 QR Vitaly Rudnitsky 25 Belarus BLR
65 QR David Phillips 22 New Zealand NZL
66 QR Florent Maree 19 France FRA
67T QR Víctor Cano 22 Spain ESP
67T QR Philippe Rizzo 19 Australia AUS
69 QR Aleksandr Kruzhilov 19 Belarus BLR
70 QR Lee Ju-Hyeong 27 South Korea KOR
71T QR Benjamin Varonian 20 France FRA
71T QR Stephen McCain 26 United States USA
73 QR Dimitrij Nonin 21 Germany GER
74 QR Deyan Yordanov 24 Bulgaria BUL
75 QR Andreas Wecker 30 Germany GER
76 QR Khristian Ivanov 23 Bulgaria BUL
77 QR Craig Heap 27 Great Britain GBR
78 QR Alberto Busnari 21 Italy ITA
79 QR Rúnar Alexandersson 23 Iceland ISL
80 QR Pae Gil-Su 28 North Korea PRK