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Rhythmic Gymnastics at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Women's Individual

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Galatsi Olympic Hall, Galatsi
Date Started: August 26, 2004
Date Finished: August 29, 2004

Gold: RUS Alina Kabayeva
Silver: RUS Irina Chashchina
Bronze: UKR Hanna Bezsonova

Summary

Favored in 2000, Alina Kabayeva had won only a bronze medal when she lost control of her hoop in the final. But she had won the 2003 World Championships after sitting out the 2001 Worlds because of a doping positive for furosemide (Lasix) at the 2001 Goodwill Games. In Athina, she led the qualifying, despite less than her best performances. In the final, she trailed teammate Irina Chashchina after the hoop routine, but recovered to post the best score with the final three implements and win a long overdue gold medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Alina Kabayeva 21 Russia RUS Gold
2 Irina Chashchina 22 Russia RUS Silver
3 Hanna Bezsonova 20 Ukraine UKR Bronze
4 Aliya Yusupova 20 Kazakhstan KAZ
5 Nataliya Hodunko 19 Ukraine UKR
6 Simona Peycheva 19 Bulgaria BUL
7 Inna Zhukova 17 Belarus BLR
8 Almudena Cid 24 Spain ESP
9 Eleni Andriola 17 Greece GRE
10 Svetlana Rudalova 19 Belarus BLR
11 QR Theodora Pallidou 15 Greece GRE
12 QR Elisabet Paisieva 17 Bulgaria BUL
13 QR Laura Zacchilli 23 Italy ITA
14 QR Anna Qurbanova 17 Azerbaijan AZE
15 QR Mary Sanders 18 United States USA
16 QR Katia Pisetsky 18 Israel ISR
17 QR Zhong Ling 20 China CHN
18 QR Yukari Murata 22 Japan JPN
19 QR Lisa Ingildeeva 15 Germany GER
20 QR Dominika Červenková 16 Czech Republic CZE
21 QR Hannah McKibbin 19 Great Britain GBR
22 QR Stephanie Sandler 16 South Africa RSA
23 QR Penny Blackmore 20 Australia AUS
24 QR Vânia Monteiro 18 Cape Verde CPV