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1993 Birmingham World Championships
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City

Birmingham, UK

All-Around Gold Medalist

Shannon Miller (USA)

Vault Gold Medalist

Elena Piskun (BLR)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Shannon Miller (USA)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Lavinia Miloşovici (ROU)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Shannon Miller (USA)

Preceded by

1992 Paris World Championships

Succeeded by

1994 Brisbane World Championships

The Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were held in Birmingham, England in 1993. There was no team competition at this meet; gymnasts competed in the all-around and event finals only.

The competition took place between the 13th April and the 18th April. The opening ceromoney took place on the 12th April. For the first time the opening ceremony took place at a different venue to the actual competition. The opening ceremony took place at the National Indoor Arena and the competition took place at the National Exhibition Centre. 57 nations took part. This was the most countries that any gymnastics World Championships had had at the time. This was the first time that the nations which formed the Soviet Union competed under their own state. This was the first time that the artistic world championships had been held in Great Britain. Another significant format was that this was the first world championships to have only 24 gymnasts in the all around with 2 gymnasts per nation instead of 3. This format happened again in a World Championships at the 2003 World Championships and has remained at this format ever since.

Format of Competition

The gymnastics competition was carried out in three stages:

  • Competition I - The team competition/qualification round in which gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, performed both compulsory and optional exercises. Six of the seven team members performed on each apparatus, while only the five highest scores during each rotation were used to determined the overall team total. 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 determined by adding the scores earned by him or her on each of the six apparatuses in the men's competition and each of the four apparatuses in the women's competition.
  • 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 determined solely by the score earned by him or her on the apparatus during this competition.

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 the United States of America Shannon Miller
United States of America (USA)
Flag of Romania Gina Gogean
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Ukraine Tatiana Lysenko
Ukraine (UKR)
Vault Flag of Belarus Elena Piskun
Belarus (BLR)
Flag of Romania Lavinia Miloşovici
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Uzbekistan Oksana Chusovitina
Uzbekistan (UZB)
Uneven Bars Flag of the United States of America Shannon Miller
United States of America (USA)
Flag of the United States of America Dominique Dawes
United States of America (USA)
Flag of Romania Andreea Cacovean
Romania (ROU)
Balance Beam Flag of Romania Lavinia Miloşovici
Romania (ROU)
Flag of the United States of America Dominique Dawes
United States of America (USA)
Flag of Romania Gina Gogean
Romania (ROU)
Floor Exercise Flag of the United States of America Shannon Miller
United States of America (USA)
Flag of Romania Gina Gogean
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Russia Natalia Bobrova
Russia (RUS)

Notable Moments

  • USA's Shannon Miller became the second American to win the World All-Around title, following Kim Zmeskal.
  • Due to the breakup of the Soviet Union, nations such as Russia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan competed independently. Ukraine's Tatiana Lysenko, Belarus' Elena Piskun, Uzbekistan's Oksana Chusovitina, and Russia's Natalia Bobrova each won a first World medal for their respective countries.

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 Flag of Romania Romania 1 3 2 6
2 Flag of the United States of America USA 3 2 0 5
3 Flag of Belarus Belarus 1 0 0 1
4 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 0 0 1 1
5 Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 0 0 1 1
6 Flag of Russia Russia 0 0 1 1

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