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