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2002 Patras European Championships
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City

Patras, Greece

Team Gold Medalist

Senior: Russia

Junior: Russia

All-Around Gold Medalist

Senior: Svetlana Khorkina (RUS)
Junior: Anna Pavlova (RUS)

Vault Gold Medalist

Senior: Natalia Ziganshina (RUS)
Junior: Anna Pavlova (RUS)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Senior: Svetlana Khorkina (RUS)
Junior: Alina Kozich (UKR)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Senior: Ludmila Ezhova (RUS)
Junior: Florica Leonida (ROU)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Senior: Alona Kvasha (UKR)
Junior: Mirabella Akhunu (UKR)

Preceded by

2000 Paris European Championships

Succeeded by

2004 Amsterdam European Championships

The 24th European Artistic Gymnastics Championships took place in Patras, Greece on April 18-21 2002.

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. 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. 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.

Competition Schedule

April 18 Qualifications
April 19 Senior Team Final & All-Around
April 20 Junior Team Final & All-Around
April 21 Senior Event Finals
Junior Event Finals

Results

Seniors

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team Flag of Russia Russia

Svetlana Khorkina
Natalia Ziganshina
Ludmila Ezhova
Elena Zamolodchikova
Ekaterina Chuster

Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands

Verona van de Leur
Suzanne Harmes
Gabriella Wammes
Renske Endel
Monique Nuijten

Flag of Italy Italy

Monica Bergamelli
Teresa Gargano
Ilaria Colombo

All-Around Flag of Russia Svetlana Khorkina
Russia (RUS)
Flag of the Netherlands Verona van de Leur
Netherlands (NED)
Flag of Ukraine Alona Kvasha
Ukraine (UKR)
Vault Flag of Russia Natalia Ziganshina
Russia (RUS)
Flag of the Netherlands Verona van de Leur
Netherlands (NED)
Flag of Romania Oana Petrovschi
Romania (ROU)
Uneven Bars Flag of Russia Svetlana Khorkina
Russia (RUS)
Flag of the Netherlands Verona van de Leur
Netherlands (NED)
Flag of Great Britain Beth Tweddle
Great Britain (GBR)
Balance Beam Flag of Russia Ludmila Ezhova
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Russia Svetlana Khorkina
Russia (RUS)
Flag of the Netherlands Verona van de Leur
Netherlands (NED)
Floor Exercise Flag of Ukraine Alona Kvasha
Ukraine (UKR)
Flag of Russia Natalia Ziganshina
Russia (RUS)
Flag of the Netherlands Verona van de Leur
Netherlands (NED)

Juniors

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team Flag of Russia Russia

Anna Pavlova
Elena Anochina
Polina Miller
Maria Kryuchkova
Gulwara Ziganshina

Flag of Romania Romania

Florica Leonida
Iuliana Chindea
Monica Roşu
Alexandra Eremia
Elena Velicu

Flag of France France

Gaelle Richard
Émilie Le Pennec
Marine Debauve
Coralie Chacon
Soraya Chaouch

All-Around Flag of Russia Anna Pavlova
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Romania Florica Leonida
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Russia Elena Anochina
Russia (RUS)
Vault Flag of Russia Anna Pavlova
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Romania Iuliana Chindea
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Romania Monica Roşu
Romania (ROU)
Uneven Bars Flag of Ukraine Alina Kozich
Ukraine (UKR)
Flag of Greece Maria Mastrogiannopoulou
Greece (GRE)
Flag of Ukraine Inna Teslenko
Ukraine (UKR)
Balance Beam Flag of Romania Florica Leonida
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Russia Anna Pavlova
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Russia Elena Anochina
Russia (RUS)
Floor Exercise Flag of Ukraine Mirabella Akhunu
Ukraine (UKR)
Flag of Romania Florica Leonida
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Romania Monica Roşu
Romania (ROU)

Controversy

  • Russia's Svetlana Khorkina won the European All-Around title over Verona van de Leur of the Netherlands despite crashing her vault. Many, including commentator and former USA Olympic gymnast Bart Conner, felt that van de Leur should have won, and that Khorkina only won due to favoritism from judges.

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 Flag of Russia Russia 5 2 0 7
2 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 0 4 2 6
3 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 1 0 1 2
4 Flag of Greece Greece 0 1 0 1
5 Flag of Italy Italy 0 0 1 1
6 Flag of Romania Romania 0 0 1 1
7 Flag of Great Britain Great Britain 0 0 1 1
8 Flag of France France 0 0 1 1

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