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Gymnastics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's Balance Beam

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney SuperDome, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 17, 2000
Date Finished: September 25, 2000

Gold: CHN Liu Xuan
Silver: RUS Yekaterina Lobaznyuk
Bronze: RUS Yelena Produnova

Summary

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. China’s Liu Xuan had won a silver medal in the all-around in Sydney, but the balance beam was her best event. She had won the 1998 World Cup, a bronze medal at the 1996 World Championships, and was 1998 Asian Games gold medalist on the beam. She won the gold medal in Sydney as well, after qualifying second. The leading qualifier was Romanian Andreea Răducan but after her positive doping test in the all-around, she withdrew from this event. Russia had the other medalists in the event, with Yekaterina Lobaznyuk winning silver and Yelena Produnova the bronze. Liu retired from competition after the 2000 Olympics, and became an actress, mostly in Hong Kong.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Liu Xuan 21 China CHN Gold 9.825
2 Yekaterina Lobaznyuk 17 Russia RUS Silver 9.787
3 Yelena Produnova 20 Russia RUS Bronze 9.775
4 Claudia Presăcan 20 Romania ROU 9.750
5 Tetiana Yarosh 16 Ukraine UKR 9.712
6 Maria Olaru 18 Romania ROU 9.700
7 Ling Jie 17 China CHN 9.675
8 Elise Ray 18 United States USA 9.387
8 QR Yang Yun 15 China CHN
10T QR Andreea Răducan 16 Romania ROU
10T QR Loredana Boboc 16 Romania ROU
12T QR Svetlana Khorkina 21 Russia RUS
12T QR Lisa Mason 18 Great Britain GBR
14 QR Olha Teslenko 19 Ukraine UKR
15T QR Simona Amânar 20 Romania ROU
15T QR Olha Rozshchupkina 16 Ukraine UKR
15T QR Amy Chow 22 United States USA
15T QR Delphine Regease 16 France FRA
19 QR Trudy McIntosh 16 Australia AUS
20 QR Anastasiya Kolesnikova 16 Russia RUS
21T QR Sara Moro 16 Spain ESP
21T QR Jana Komrsková 17 Czech Republic CZE
21T QR Alexandra Croak 16 Australia AUS
24T QR Nelly Ramassamy 16 France FRA
24T QR Elvire Teza 19 France FRA
26T QR Yvonne Tousek 20 Canada CAN
26T QR Viktoriya Karpenko 19 Ukraine UKR
28 QR Halina Tyryk 20 Ukraine UKR
29 QR Mok Un-Ju 19 North Korea PRK
30T QR Daniele Hypólito 16 Brazil BRA
30T QR Zuzana Sekerová 15 Slovakia SVK
32T QR Adriana Crisci 18 Italy ITA
32T QR Crystal Gilmore 17 Canada CAN
34 QR Lise Leveille 18 Canada CAN
35 QR Julie Beaulieu 17 Canada CAN
36T QR Allana Slater 16 Australia AUS
36T QR Kateřina Marešová 16 Czech Republic CZE
38T QR Yelena Zamolodchikova 17 Russia RUS
38T QR Alena Polozkova 21 Belarus BLR
38T QR Alexandra Soler 16 France FRA
38T QR Anne-Sophie Endeler 16 France FRA
42 QR Sharna Murray 19 Great Britain GBR
43T QR Monica Bergamelli 16 Italy ITA
43T QR Alice Capitani 15 Italy ITA
45 QR Kristen Maloney 19 United States USA
46T QR Arlen Lovera 15 Venezuela VEN
46T QR Miho Takenaka 15 Japan JPN
48T QR Annika Reeder 20 Great Britain GBR
48T QR Martina Bremini 17 Italy ITA
50 QR Laura Martínez 16 Spain ESP
51T QR Emma Williams 17 Great Britain GBR
51T QR Tasha Schwikert-Warren 15 United States USA
53T QR Tatyana Zharganova 20 Belarus BLR
53T QR Kelly Hackman 19 Great Britain GBR
55 QR Camila Comin 17 Brazil BRA
56T QR Esther Moya 16 Spain ESP
56T QR Brooke Walker 18 Australia AUS
58 QR Lisa Skinner 19 Australia AUS
59 QR Oksana Chusovitina 25 Uzbekistan UZB
60 QR Kate Richardson 16 Canada CAN
61 QR Marina Zarzhitskaya 18 Belarus BLR
62 QR Irina Yevdokimova 22 Kazakhstan KAZ
63 QR Kana Yamawaki 16 Japan JPN
64 QR Susana García 18 Spain ESP
65 QR Marta Cusidó 17 Spain ESP
66 QR Melina Sirolli 16 Argentina ARG
67 QR Sigrid Persoon 17 Belgium BEL
68 QR Laura Robertson 18 New Zealand NZL
69 QR Irene Castelli 16 Italy ITA
70 QR Choi Mi-Seon 20 South Korea KOR
71 QR Vasiliki Millousi 16 Greece GRE
72 QR Dominique Dawes 23 United States USA
73 QR Anna Meysak 16 Belarus BLR
74T QR Katerina Khristoforidou 16 Greece GRE
74T QR Mojca Mavrič 19 Slovenia SLO
76 QR Julija Kovaliova 19 Lithuania LTU
77 QR Joanna Skowrońska 18 Poland POL
78 QR Tatyana Grigorenko 16 Belarus BLR
79 QR Son Un-Hui 18 North Korea PRK
80 QR Gharde Geldenhuys 18 Namibia NAM
81 QR Kui Yuanyuan 19 China CHN
AC Dong Fangxiao 14 China CHN DQ