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2001 Ghent World Championships
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Flanders Sports Arena during the competition

City

Ghent, Belgium

Venue

Flanders Sports Arena

Team Gold Medalist

Romania

All-Around Gold Medalist

Svetlana Khorkina (RUS)

Vault Gold Medalist

Svetlana Khorkina (RUS)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Svetlana Khorkina (RUS)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Andreea Răducan (ROU)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Andreea Răducan (ROU)

Preceded by

1999 Tianjin World Championships

Succeeded by

2002 Debrecen World Championships

The 35th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were held in Ghent, Belgium, in 2001 at the Flanders Sports Arena. This was the first Worlds at which the 6-3-3—six athletes per team, three compete, all three scores count—format was used in team finals. 2001 Worlds was also the last World Championships in which three gymnasts per country were permitted to advance to the all-around finals.

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 eight highest scoring teams from qualifications competed. For the first time, each team of six gymnasts could only have three gymnasts perform on each apparatus, and all three scores counted toward the team total.
  • The all-around competition, in which only the twenty-four highest scoring individuals in the all-around competed. For the first time, each country was limited to only two 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

Andreea Răducan
Loredana Boboc
Andreea Ulmeanu
Silvia Stroescu
Sabina Cojocar
Carmen Ionescu

Flag of Russia Russia

Svetlana Khorkina
Ludmila Ezhova
Elena Zamolodchikova
Maria Zassypkina
Natalia Ziganshina

Flag of the United States of America USA

Mohini Bhardwaj
Katie Heenan
Ashley Miles
Tasha Schwikert
Rachel Tidd
Tabitha Yim

All-Around Flag of Russia Svetlana Khorkina
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Russia Natalia Ziganshina
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Romania Andreea Răducan
Romania (ROU)
Vault Flag of Russia Svetlana Khorkina
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Uzbekistan Oksana Chusovitina
Uzbekistan (UZB)
Flag of Romania Andreea Răducan
Romania (ROU)
Uneven Bars Flag of Russia Svetlana Khorkina
Russia (RUS)
Flag of the Netherlands Renske Endel
Netherlands (NED)
Flag of the United States of America Katie Heenan
United States of America (USA)
Balance Beam Flag of Romania Andreea Răducan
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Russia Ludmila Ezhova
Russia (RUS)
Flag of China Sun Xiaojiao
China (CHN)
Floor Exercise Flag of Romania Andreea Răducan
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Brazil Daniele Hypólito
Brazil (BRA)
Flag of Russia Svetlana Khorkina
Russia (RUS)

Notable Moments

  • Spain had their highest finish in the team final: fourth place behind the USA.
  • The Longines Prize for Elegance was awarded to Russia's Elena Zamolodchikova.
  • Daniele Hypólito became the first Brazilian gymnast to win an individual World medal.

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 Flag of Russia Russia 3 3 1 7
2 Flag of Romania Romania 3 0 1 4
3 Flag of the United States of America USA 0 0 2 2
4 Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 0 1 0 1
5 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 0 1 0 ​1
6 Flag of Brazil Brazil 0 1 0 ​1
7 Flag of China China 0 0 1 ​1

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