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1987 Rotterdam World Championships
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City

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Venue

Ahoy Arena

Team Gold Medalist

Romania

All-Around Gold Medalist

Aurelia Dobre (ROU)

Vault Gold Medalist

Elena Shushunova (USSR)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Dörte Thümmler (GDR)
Daniela Silivaş (ROU)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Aurelia Dobre (ROU)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Daniela Silivaş (ROU)
Elena Shushunova (USSR)

Preceded by

1985 Montreal World Championships

Succeeded by

1989 Stuttgart World Championships

The 24th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were held in Rotterdam, Netherlands, in 1987. These World Championships also served as qualifications into the 1988 Olympics. Rotterdam would go on to host the World Championships in 2010.

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 top five scores per team on each exercise 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 eight 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 Romania Romania

Aurelia Dobre
Eugenia Golea
Celestina Popa
Daniela Silivaş
Ecaterina Szabo
Camelia Voinea

Flag of the Soviet Union USSR

Svetlana Baitova
Svetlana Boginskaya
Elena Gurova
Oksana Omelianchik
Elena Shushunova
Tatiana Tuzhikova

Flag of East Germany East Germany

Gabriele Faehnrich
Astrid Heese
Martina Jentsch
Ulrike Klotz
Klaudia Rapp
Dörte Thümmler

All-Around Flag of Romania Aurelia Dobre
Romania (ROU)
Flag of the Soviet Union Elena Shushunova
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of Romania Daniela Silivaş
Romania (ROU)
Vault Flag of the Soviet Union Elena Shushunova
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of Romania Eugenia Golea
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Romania Aurelia Dobre
Romania (ROU)
Uneven Bars Flag of East Germany Dörte Thümmler
East Germany (GDR)

Flag of Romania Daniela Silivaş
Romania (ROU)

N/A Flag of the Soviet Union Elena Shushunova
Soviet Union (USSR)
Balance Beam Flag of Romania Aurelia Dobre
Romania (ROU)
Flag of the Soviet Union Elena Shushunova
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of Romania Ecaterina Szabo
Romania (ROU)

Flag of the Soviet Union Svetlana Boginskaya
Soviet Union (USSR)

Floor Exercise Flag of Romania Daniela Silivaş
Romania (ROU)

Flag of the Soviet Union Elena Shushunova
Soviet Union (USSR)

N/A Flag of Romania Aurelia Dobre
Romania (ROU)

Notable Moments

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 Flag of Romania Romania 5 1 4 10
2 Flag of the Soviet Union USSR 2 3 2 7
3 Flag of East Germany East Germany 1 0 1 2

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