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1979 Copenhagen European Championships
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City

Copenhagen, Denmark

All-Around Gold Medalist

Nadia Comăneci (ROU)

Vault Gold Medalist

Nadia Comăneci (ROU)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Elena Mukhina (USSR)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Natalia Shaposhnikova (USSR)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Nadia Comăneci (ROU)

Preceded by

1977 Prague European Championships

Succeeded by

1981 Madrid European Championships

The 12th European Artistic Gymnastics Championships was held in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1979.

Format of Competition

The gymnastics competition was carried out in three stages:

  • Competition I - The team competition/qualification round in which all gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, performed both compulsory and optional exercises. The combined scores of all team members determined the final score of the team. The thirty-six highest scoring gymnasts in the all-around qualified to the individual all-around competition. The six highest scoring gymnasts on each apparatus qualified to the final for that apparatus.
  • Competition II - The individual all-around competition, in which those who qualified from Competition I performed exercises on each apparatus. The final score of each gymnast was composed of half the points earned by that gymnast during Competition I and all of the points earned by her in Competition II.
  • Competition III - The apparatus finals, in which those who qualified during Competition I performed an exercise on the individual apparatus on which she had qualified. The final score of each gymnast was composed of half the points earned by that gymnast on that particular apparatus during Competition I and all of the points earned by her on that particular apparatus in Competition III.

Each country was limited to three gymnasts in the all-around final and two gymnasts in each apparatus final.

Results

Event Gold Silver Bronze
All-Around Flag of Romania Nadia Comăneci
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Romania Emilia Eberle
Romania (ROU)
Flag of the Soviet Union Natalia Shaposhnikova
Soviet Union (USSR)
Vault Flag of Romania Nadia Comăneci
Romania (ROU)
Flag of East Germany Maxi Gnauck
East Germany (GDR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Natalia Shaposhnikova
Soviet Union (USSR)
Uneven Bars Flag of the Soviet Union Elena Mukhina
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of Romania Emilia Eberle
Romania (ROU)
Flag of East Germany Maxi Gnauck
East Germany (GDR)
Balance Beam Flag of the Soviet Union Natalia Shaposhnikova
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of Romania Emilia Eberle
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Romania Nadia Comăneci
Romania (ROU)
Floor Exercise Flag of Romania Nadia Comăneci
Romania (ROU)
Flag of the Soviet Union Elena Mukhina
Soviet Union (USSR)

Flag of the Soviet Union Natalia Shaposhnikova
Soviet Union (USSR)

N/A

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 Flag of Romania Romania 3 3 1 7
2 Flag of the Soviet Union USSR 2 2 2 6
3 Flag of East Germany East Germany 0 1 1 2

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