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1997 Lausanne World Championships
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City

Lausanne, Switzerland

Venue

Centre Intercommunal de Glace de Malley

Team Gold Medalist

Romania

All-Around Gold Medalist

Svetlana Khorkina (RUS)

Vault Gold Medalist

Simona Amânar (ROU)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Svetlana Khorkina (RUS)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Gina Gogean (ROU)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Gina Gogean (ROU)

Preceded by

1996 San Juan World Championships

Succeeded by

1999 Tianjin World Championships

The 33rd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were held in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1997.

The 1997 Worlds were notable because they were the first major contest to be held after the elimination of compulsory exercises.

Format of Competition

All participating gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, participated in a qualification round. The results of this competition determined which teams and individuals participated in the remaining competitions, which included:  *The team competition, in which the six highest scoring teams from qualifications competed. Each team of six gymnasts could have up to five gymnasts perform on each apparatus, and only the four highest scores counted toward the team total.

  • The all-around competition, in which the thirty-six highest scoring individuals in the all-around competed. Each country was limited to three gymnasts in the all-around final.
  • The event finals, in which the eight highest scoring individuals on each apparatus competed. Each country was limited to two gymnasts in each apparatus final.

Results

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team Flag of Romania Romania

Simona Amânar
Gina Gogean
Alexandra Marinescu
Claudia Presăcan
Mirela Ţugurlan
Corina Ungureanu

Flag of Russia Russia

Svetlana Bakhtina
Elena Dolgopolova
Elena Grosheva
Svetlana Khorkina
Yevgeniya Kuznetsova
Elena Produnova

Flag of China China

Bi Wenjing
Kui Yuanyuan
Liu Xuan
Meng Fei
Mo Huilan
Zhou Duan

All-Around Flag of Russia Svetlana Khorkina
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Romania Simona Amânar
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Russia Elena Produnova
Russia (RUS)
Vault Flag of Romania Simona Amânar
Romania (ROU)
Flag of China Zhou Duan
China (CHN)
Flag of Romania Gina Gogean
Romania (ROU)
Uneven Bars Flag of Russia Svetlana Khorkina
Russia (RUS)
Flag of China Meng Fei
China (CHN)
Flag of China Bi Wenjing
China (CHN)
Balance Beam Flag of Romania Gina Gogean
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Russia Svetlana Khorkina
Russia (RUS)
Flag of China Kui Yuanyuan
China (CHN)
Floor Exercise Flag of Romania Gina Gogean
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Russia Svetlana Khorkina
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Russia Elena Produnova
Russia (RUS)

Notable Moments

  • Screen Shot 2012-08-13 at 8.33.55 PM

    Centre Intercommunal de Glace de Malley during the competition

    Russia's Svetlana Khorkina became the first Russian gymnast to win the World All-Around title since the Soviet collapse.

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 Flag of Russia Russia 2 3 2 7
2 Flag of Romania Romania 4 1 1 6
3 Flag of China China 0 2 3 5

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