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Gymnastics at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Women's Uneven Bars

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): National Indoor Stadium, , Beijing
Date Started: August 10, 2008
Date Finished: August 18, 2008

Gold: CHN He Kexin
Silver: USA Nastia Liukin
Bronze: CHN Yang Yilin

Summary

The format was the same as it had been from 1984-2004, with eight gymnasts advancing from the team all-around, but no more than two per nation. American Nastia Liukin had won the individual all-around and was favored in this event, having won the 2005 World Championships, and World silver medals in 2006-07 on uneven bars. She and China’s He Kexin tied at 16.725 and had identical scores of 9.025 for execution and 7.700 for difficulty. He ended up with the gold medal by a complex tie-breaking system in which the highest and lowest scores for execution were eliminated until a winner was determined.

He’s entry in the 2008 Olympics was controversial. She was listed as 16-years-old, the minimum for the Olympics, but was very small, and looked about 10. An old entry for her listed her date of birth as 1994, but the Chinese stated that that was a clerical error. An investigation after the Olympics by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) determined that she was eligible to compete in Beijing.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 He Kexin 16 China CHN Gold
2 Nastia Liukin 18 United States USA Silver
3 Yang Yilin 15 China CHN Bronze
4 Beth Tweddle 23 Great Britain GBR
5 Anastasiya Koval 15 Ukraine UKR
6 Kseniya Semyonova 15 Russia RUS
7 Steliana Nistor 18 Romania ROU
8 Dar'ia Zhoba 18 Ukraine UKR
9 QR Jiang Yuyuan 16 China CHN
10 QR Yekaterina Kramarenko 17 Russia RUS
11 QR Shawn Johnson 16 United States USA
12 QR Dasha Joura 18 Australia AUS
13 QR Anja Brinker 17 Germany GER
14 QR Kristýna Palešová 17 Czech Republic CZE
15 QR Chellsie Memmel 20 United States USA
16 QR Koko Tsurumi 15 Japan JPN
17 QR Svetlana Klyukina 19 Russia RUS
18 QR Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs 18 Canada CAN
19 QR Olivia Vivian 19 Australia AUS
20 QR Kseniya Afanasyeva 16 Russia RUS
21 QR Jade Barbosa 17 Brazil BRA
22 QR Samantha Peszek 16 United States USA
23 QR Pauline Morel 16 France FRA
24 QR Bridget Sloan 16 United States USA
25 QR Laís Souza 19 Brazil BRA
26 QR Oksana Chusovitina 33 Germany GER
27 QR Mayu Kuroda 19 Japan JPN
28 QR Deng Linlin 16 China CHN
29 QR Katheleen Lindor 18 France FRA
30 QR Daria Bijak 22 Germany GER
31 QR Katja Abel 25 Germany GER
32 QR Beckie Downie 16 Great Britain GBR
33 QR Laetitia Dugain 15 France FRA
34 QR Anna Pavlova 20 Russia RUS
35 QR Ana Silva 16 Brazil BRA
36 QR Yu Minobe 18 Japan JPN
37 QR Georgia Bonora 18 Australia AUS
38 QR Shona Morgan 17 Australia AUS
39 QR Francesca Benolli 18 Italy ITA
40 QR Carlotta Giovannini 18 Italy ITA
41 QR Kyoko Oshima 22 Japan JPN
42 QR Rose-Eliandre Bellemare 18 France FRA
43 QR Marta Pihan-Kulesza 21 Poland POL
44 QR Lia Parolari 18 Italy ITA
45 QR Valentyna Holenkova 16 Ukraine UKR
46 QR Stefani Bisbikou 20 Greece GRE
47 QR Marine Petit 15 France FRA
48 QR Ariella Kaeslin 20 Switzerland SUI
49 QR Daniele Hypólito 23 Brazil BRA
50 QR Ana Tămârjan 17 Romania ROU
51 QR Iryna Krasnianska 20 Ukraine UKR
52 QR Gabriela Drăgoi 15 Romania ROU
53 QR Gaëlle Mys 16 Belgium BEL
54 QR Ethiene Franco 16 Brazil BRA
55 QR Rebecca Wing 16 Great Britain GBR
56 QR Hong Un-Jong 19 North Korea PRK
57 QR Vanessa Ferrari 17 Italy ITA
58 QR Andreea Grigore 17 Romania ROU
59 QR Suzanne Harmes 22 Netherlands NED
60 QR Jessica López 22 Venezuela VEN
61 QR Ashleigh Brennan 17 Australia AUS
62 QR Nansy Damianova 17 Canada CAN
63 QR Alina Kozich 20 Ukraine UKR
64 QR Sandra Izbașa 18 Romania ROU
65 QR Federica Macrì 17 Italy ITA
66 QR Lenika De Simone 19 Spain ESP
67 QR Imogen Cairns 19 Great Britain GBR
68 QR Marissa King 17 Great Britain GBR
69 QR Jelena Zanevskaja 21 Lithuania LTU
70 QR Luiza Galiulina 16 Uzbekistan UZB
71 QR Dorina Böczögő 16 Hungary HUN
72 QR Nathalia Sánchez 16 Colombia COL
73 QR Marie-Sophie Hindermann 17 Germany GER
74 QR Laura Campos 19 Spain ESP
75 QR Miki Uemura 22 Japan JPN
76 QR Nikolina Tankucheva 22 Bulgaria BUL
77 QR Maricela Cantú 17 Mexico MEX
78 QR Ivana Kováčová 16 Slovakia SVK
79 QR Anastasiya Marachkovskaya 17 Belarus BLR
80 QR Jo Hyun-Joo 15 South Korea KOR
81 QR Tina Erceg 20 Croatia CRO
82 QR Sherine El-Zeiny 17 Egypt EGY
AC QR Cha Yong-Hwa North Korea PRK DQ
AC QR Đỗ Thị Ngân Thương 19 Vietnam VIE