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1983 Budapest World Championships
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City

Budapest, Hungary

Team Gold Medalist

USSR

All-Around Gold Medalist

Natalia Yurchenko (USSR)

Vault Gold Medalist

Boriana Stoyanova (BUL)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Maxi Gnauck (GDR)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Olga Mostepanova (USSR)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Ecaterina Szabo (ROU)

Preceded by

1981 Moscow World Championships

Succeeded by

1985 Montreal World Championships

The 22nd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were held in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, in 1983. Budapest had previously hosted the World Championships in 1934. These World Championships also served as qualifications for the 1984 Olympics.

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 him or 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 he or 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 him or 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
Team Flag of the Soviet Union USSR

Olga Bicherova
Tatiana Frolova
Natalia Ilienko
Olga Mostepanova
Albina Shishova
Natalia Yurchenko

Flag of Romania Romania

Lavinia Agache
Mirela Barbălată
Laura Cutina
Simona Renciu
Mihaela Stănuleţ
Ecaterina Szabo

Flag of East Germany East Germany

Maxi Gnauck
Gabriele Faehnrich
Astrid Heese
Diana Morawe
Silvia Rau
Bettina Schieferdecker

All-Around Flag of the Soviet Union Natalia Yurchenko
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Olga Mostepanova
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of Romania Ecaterina Szabo
Romania (ROU)
Vault Flag of Bulgaria Boriana Stoyanova
Bulgaria (BUL)
Flag of Romania Lavinia Agache
Romania (ROU)

Flag of Romania Ecaterina Szabo
Romania (ROU)

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

Flag of Romania Ecaterina Szabo
Romania (ROU)

N/A
Balance Beam Flag of the Soviet Union Olga Mostepanova
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Czech Republic Hana Ricna
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Flag of Romania Lavinia Agache
Romania (ROU)
Floor Exercise Flag of Romania Ecaterina Szabo
Romania (ROU)
Flag of the Soviet Union Olga Mostepanova
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of Bulgaria Boriana Stoyanova
Bulgaria (BUL)

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 Flag of Romania Romania 1 5 2 8
2 Flag of the Soviet Union USSR 3 2 0 5
3 Flag of East Germany East Germany 1 0 1 2
4 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 1 0 1 2
5 Flag of the Czech Republic Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1

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