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Rhythmic Gymnastics at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Women's Individual

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 21, 2008
Date Finished: August 23, 2008

Gold: RUS Yevgeniya Kanayeva
Silver: BLR Inna Zhukova
Bronze: UKR Hanna Bezsonova

Summary

The favorite was Russian Yevgeniya Kanayeva who had won the 2008 European Championship. She won an easy victory in Beijing, posting the leading score on all four apparatuses in the final and winning with the most dominant performance in Olympic rhythmic gymnastics history. She led the runner-up, Belarussian Inna Zhukova, by 3.575 points, an unheard of margin in the sport. The Ukraine’s Anna Bessonova, 2007 World Champion, repeated her bronze medal performance from 2004. The 2005 World Champion, Olga Kapranova of Russia, dropped the clubs twice in that routine, and placed fourth.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Yevgeniya Kanayeva 18 Russia RUS Gold 75,500
2 Inna Zhukova 21 Belarus BLR Silver 71,925
3 Hanna Bezsonova 24 Ukraine UKR Bronze 71,875
4 Olga Kapranova 20 Russia RUS 71,700
5 Aliya Yusupova 24 Kazakhstan KAZ 69,800
6 Aliyə Qarayeva 20 Azerbaijan AZE 69,675
7 Nataliya Hodunko 23 Ukraine UKR 68,850
8 Almudena Cid 28 Spain ESP 68,100
9 Irina Risenzon 20 Israel ISR 66,775
10 Simona Peycheva 23 Bulgaria BUL 65,475
11 QR Dinara Gimatova 21 Azerbaijan AZE
12 QR Sin Su-Ji 17 South Korea KOR
13 QR Li Hongyang 18 China CHN
14 QR Neta Rivkin 17 Israel ISR
15 QR Lyubov Cherkashina 20 Belarus BLR
16 QR Joanna Mitrosz 19 Poland POL
17 QR Carolina Weber 22 Austria AUT
18 QR Alexandra Orlando 21 Canada CAN
19 QR Elisabet Paisieva 21 Bulgaria BUL
20 QR Irina Kikkas 24 Estonia EST
21 QR Eleni Andriola 21 Greece GRE
22 QR Naazmi Johnston 19 Australia AUS
23 QR Odette Richard 20 South Africa RSA
24 QR Vânia Monteiro 21 Cape Verde CPV