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Gymnastics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's Horse Vault

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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 24, 2000

Gold: RUS Yelena Zamolodchikova
Silver: ROU Andreea Răducan
Bronze: RUS Yekaterina Lobaznyuk


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. The 1999 World Champion was Russia’s [Yelena Zamolodchikova] but she placed only ninth in team qualifying, and was only the third Russian so she seemed not to be eligible for the medals. However, her teammate, [Svetlana Khorkina] had placed third but withdrew for the final, allowing Zamolodchikova to compete. She was third after the first vault but her second vault scored 9.750 which brought her the gold medal. Spain’s [Esther Moya] had led after the first vault of the finals, but a poor second effort dropped her off the podium and to fourth place.

China’s [Dong Fangxiao] placed seventh initially. However, when she entered for the 2008 Olympics, her date of birth was listed as 25 January 1986, which would have made her 14-years-old in 2000, and two years too young to compete. After an investigation in 2010 by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique, she was declared ineligible in 2000, and her individual results were voided, which also disqualified the Chinese team that had initially won a bronze medal in the team event.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Yelena Zamolodchikova 17 Russia RUS Gold 9.731
2 Andreea Răducan 16 Romania ROU Silver 9.693
3 Yekaterina Lobaznyuk 17 Russia RUS Bronze 9.674
4 Esther Moya 16 Spain ESP 9.618
5 Laura Martínez 16 Spain ESP 9.612
6 Simona Amânar 20 Romania ROU 9.537
7 Denisse López 23 Mexico MEX 8.843
3 QR Svetlana Khorkina 21 Russia RUS QU/DNC
8 QR Maria Olaru 18 Romania ROU
10T QR Alona Kvasha 15 Ukraine UKR
12 QR Trudy McIntosh 16 Australia AUS
13 QR Jana Komrsková 17 Czech Republic CZE
14 QR Anna Chepeleva 16 Russia RUS
15T QR Amy Chow 22 United States USA
15T QR Elise Ray 18 United States USA
17 QR Monica Bergamelli 16 Italy ITA
18T QR Paloma Moro 18 Spain ESP
18T QR Sigrid Persoon 17 Belgium BEL
20 QR Marina Zarzhitskaya 18 Belarus BLR
21T QR Melinda Cleland 15 Australia AUS
21T QR Dominique Dawes 23 United States USA
23 QR Kui Yuanyuan 19 China CHN
24 QR Oksana Chusovitina 25 Uzbekistan UZB
25 QR Yelena Produnova 20 Russia RUS
26 QR Kana Yamawaki 16 Japan JPN
27 QR Paula Thomas 19 Great Britain GBR
28 QR Annika Reeder 20 Great Britain GBR
29T QR Daniele Hypólito 16 Brazil BRA
29T QR Jamie Dantzscher 18 United States USA
31 QR Alice Capitani 15 Italy ITA
32 QR Alexandra Soler 16 France FRA
33 QR Yang Yun 15 China CHN
34 QR Kate Richardson 16 Canada CAN
35 QR Ling Jie 17 China CHN
36T QR Adrienn Nyeste 21 Hungary HUN
36T QR Olha Rozshchupkina 16 Ukraine UKR
38 QR Melina Sirolli 16 Argentina ARG
39T QR Viktoriya Karpenko 19 Ukraine UKR
39T QR Loredana Boboc 16 Romania ROU
41 QR Sara Moro 16 Spain ESP
42 QR Lisa Mason 18 Great Britain GBR
43 QR Kristen Maloney 19 United States USA
44 QR Nelly Ramassamy 16 France FRA
45 QR Andreea Isărescu 16 Romania ROU
46 QR Emma Williams 17 Great Britain GBR
47 QR Lisa Skinner 19 Australia AUS
48 QR Delphine Regease 16 France FRA
49T QR Anne-Sophie Endeler 16 France FRA
49T QR Michelle Conway 16 Canada CAN
51T QR Irina Yevdokimova 22 Kazakhstan KAZ
51T QR Yvonne Tousek 20 Canada CAN
53 QR Miho Takenaka 15 Japan JPN
54 QR Camila Comin 17 Brazil BRA
55 QR Alena Polozkova 21 Belarus BLR
56 QR Marta Cusidó 17 Spain ESP
57 QR Katerina Khristoforidou 16 Greece GRE
58 QR Julie Beaulieu 17 Canada CAN
59 QR Arlen Lovera 15 Venezuela VEN
60 QR Tatyana Grigorenko 16 Belarus BLR
61T QR Choi Mi-Seon 20 South Korea KOR
61T QR Sharna Murray 19 Great Britain GBR
63 QR Martina Bremini 17 Italy ITA
64 QR Irene Castelli 16 Italy ITA
65 QR Mok Un-Ju 19 North Korea PRK
66 QR Tatyana Zharganova 20 Belarus BLR
67 QR Vasiliki Millousi 16 Greece GRE
68 QR Halina Tyryk 20 Ukraine UKR
69 QR Elvire Teza 19 France FRA
70 QR Nataliya Naranovich 19 Belarus BLR
71 QR Adriana Crisci 18 Italy ITA
72 QR Lise Leveille 18 Canada CAN
73 QR Laura Robertson 18 New Zealand NZL
74 QR Liu Xuan 21 China CHN
75 QR Tetiana Yarosh 16 Ukraine UKR
76 QR Joanna Skowrońska 18 Poland POL
77 QR Zuzana Sekerová 15 Slovakia SVK
78 QR Julija Kovaliova 19 Lithuania LTU
79 QR Gharde Geldenhuys 18 Namibia NAM
80 QR Mojca Mavrič 19 Slovenia SLO
81 QR Brooke Walker 18 Australia AUS
82 QR Allana Slater 16 Australia AUS
83 QR Kateřina Marešová 16 Czech Republic CZE
84 QR Son Un-Hui 18 North Korea PRK
AC Dong Fangxiao 14 China CHN [9.487] DQ