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2005 Melbourne World Championships
Artistic Gymnastics 2005 Worlds logo
Official logo

City

Melbourne, Australia

Venue

Rod Laver Arena

All-Around Gold Medalist

Chellsie Memmel (USA)

Vault Gold Medalist

Cheng Fei (CHN)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Nastia Liukin (USA)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Nastia Liukin (USA)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Alicia Sacramone (USA)

Preceded by

2003 Anaheim World Championships

Succeeded by

2006 Aarhus World Championships

The 38th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships were held at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia from 21 to 27 November 2005. Only the all-around and event finals were contested at this meet. There was no team competition; nations were permitted to bring up to four athletes to compete.

Format of Competition

Each country was allowed to bring only four gymnasts. All participating gymnasts competed 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 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 all-around was contested two days after qualifications.
  • 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. The event finals were contested a few days after the all-around.

Results

Event Gold Silver Bronze
All-Around Flag of the United States of America Chellsie Memmel
United States of America (USA)
Flag of the United States of America Nastia Liukin
United States of America (USA)
Flag of Australia Monette Russo
Australia (AUS)
Vault Flag of China Cheng Fei
China (CHN)
Flag of Uzbekistan Oksana Chusovitina
Uzbekistan (UZB)
Flag of the United States of America Alicia Sacramone
United States of America (USA)
Uneven Bars Flag of the United States of America Nastia Liukin
United States of America (USA)
Flag of the United States of America Chellsie Memmel
United States of America (USA)
Flag of Great Britain Beth Tweddle
Great Britain (GBR)
Balance Beam Flag of the United States of America Nastia Liukin
United States of America (USA)
Flag of the United States of America Chellsie Memmel
United States of America (USA)
Flag of Romania Cătălina Ponor
Romania (ROU)
Floor Exercise Flag of the United States of America Alicia Sacramone
United States of America (USA)
Flag of the United States of America Nastia Liukin
United States of America (USA)
Flag of the Netherlands Suzanne Harmes
Netherlands (NED)

Notable Moments

  • Chellsie Memmel became the third American to win the World All-Around title. She and the silver medalist, compatriot Nastia Liukin, also won scores that made one of the closest margins ever, separating them by only one thousandth of a point (Memmel: 37.824; Liukin: 37.823).
  • Australia's Monette Russo won a bronze in the all-around, the highest all-around placing for an Australian gymnast. Russo also won the Longines Prize for Elegance that year.

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 Flag of the United States of America USA 4 4 1 9
2 Flag of China China 1 0 0 1
3 Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 0 1 0 1
4 Flag of Australia Australia 0 0 1 1
5 Flag of Great Britain Great Britain 0 0 1 1
6 Flag of Romania Romania 0 0 1 1
7 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 0 0 1 1

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