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1998 New York Goodwill Games
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City

New York, USA

Venue

Nassau Coliseum

All-Around Gold Medalist

Dominique Moceanu (USA)

Vault Gold Medalist

Vanessa Atler (USA)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Svetlana Khorkina (RUS)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Kristen Maloney (USA)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Vanessa Atler (USA)

Preceded by

1994 St. Petersburg Goodwill Games

Succeeded by

2001 Brisbane Goodwill Games

The 1998 Goodwill Games was the fourth edition of the international sports competition the Goodwill Games, which were created by Ted Turner in reaction to the political troubles surrounding the Olympic Games of the 1980s. The competition was held in and around New York City in the United States from July 19 to August 2, 1998. Some events were held in New York City, while many were held in nearby suburbs in Long Island, including Uniondale.

Format of Competition

No compulsory routines were performed in artistic gymnastics at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Instead, 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 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. There was no team competition this year.
  • 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
All-Around 800px-Flag of the United States (Pantone) Dominique Moceanu
United States of America (USA)
600px-Flag of Romania Maria Olaru
Romania (ROU)
600px-Flag of Romania Simona Amânar
Romania (ROU)
Vault 800px-Flag of the United States (Pantone) Vanessa Atler
United States of America (USA)
800px-Flag of Russia Elena Dolgopolova
Russia (RUS)
600px-Flag of Romania Simona Amânar
Romania (ROU)
Uneven Bars 800px-Flag of Russia Svetlana Khorkina
Russia (RUS)
800px-Flag of the United States (Pantone) Elise Ray
United States of America (USA)
600px-Flag of Romania Simona Amânar
Romania (ROU)
Balance Beam 800px-Flag of the United States (Pantone) Kristen Maloney
United States of America (USA)
800px-Flag of Ukraine Olga Teslenko
Ukraine (UKR)
600px-Flag of Romania Corina Ungureanu
Romania (ROU)
Floor Exercise 800px-Flag of the United States (Pantone) Vanessa Atler
United States of America (USA)
600px-Flag of Romania Simona Amânar
Romania (ROU)
600px-Flag of Romania Corina Ungureanu
Romania (ROU)

Notable Moments

  • China's Sang Lan sustained a very serious injury during the vault warm-up. She was rendered partially paralyzed.

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 600px-Flag of Romania Romania 0 2 3 5
2 800px-Flag of the United States (Pantone) USA 3 0 0 3
3 800px-Flag of Russia Russia 1 1 0 2
3 800px-Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 0 1 0 1

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