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1981 Madrid European Championships
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City

Madrid, Spain

All-Around Gold Medalist

Maxi Gnauck (GDR)

Vault Gold Medalist

Cristina Grigoraş (ROU)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Maxi Gnauck (GDR)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Maxi Gnauck (GDR)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Maxi Gnauck (GDR)

Preceded by

1979 Copenhagen European Championships

Succeeded by

1983 Gothenburg European Championships

The 13th European Artistic Gymnastics Championships were held in Madrid, Spain in 1981.

Format of Competition

The artistic 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 East Germany Maxi Gnauck
East Germany (GDR)
Flag of Romania Cristina Grigoraş
Romania (ROU)
Flag of the Soviet Union Alla Mysnik
Soviet Union (USSR)
Vault Flag of Romania Cristina Grigoraş
Romania (ROU)
Flag of East Germany Maxi Gnauck
East Germany (GDR)

Flag of East Germany Birgit Senff
East Germany (GDR)

N/A
Uneven Bars Flag of East Germany Maxi Gnauck
East Germany (GDR)
Flag of Romania Cristina Grigoraş
Romania (ROU)

Flag of the Soviet Union Alla Mysnik
Soviet Union (USSR)

N/A
Balance Beam Flag of East Germany Maxi Gnauck
East Germany (GDR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Natalia Ilienko
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of Romania Rodica Dunca
Romania (ROU)
Floor Exercise Flag of East Germany Maxi Gnauck
East Germany (GDR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Alla Mysnik
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of Romania Cristina Grigoraş
Romania (ROU)

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 Flag of East Germany East Germany 4 2 0 6
2 Flag of Romania Romania 1 2 2 5
3 Flag of the Soviet Union USSR 0 3 1 4

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