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2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games
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City

Melbourne, Australia

Venue

Rod Laver Arena

Team Gold Medalist

Australia

All-Around Gold Medalist

Chloe Sims (AUS)

Vault Gold Medalist

Imogen Cairns (ENG)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs (CAN)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs (CAN)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Hollie Dykes (AUS)

Preceded by

2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games

Succeeded by

2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games

The 2006 Commonwealth Games, officially the XVIII Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia between 15 March and 26 March 2006. It was the largest sporting event to be staged in Melbourne, eclipsing the 1956 Summer Olympics in terms of the number of teams competing, athletes competing, and events being held.

The site for the opening and closing ceremonies was the Melbourne Cricket Ground which was also used during Melbourne's 1956 Olympic Games. The mascot for the games was Karak, a Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (a threatened species).

Format of Competition

The format was similar to that of the Olympics. No compulsory routines were performed. 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 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 twenty-four 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 Australia Australia

Ashleigh Brennan
Hollie Dykes
Naomi Russell
Monette Russo
Chloe Sims

Flag of England England

Imogen Cairns
Shavahn Church
Hannah Clowes
Becky Downie

Flag of Canada Canada

Alyssa Brown
Brittnee Habbib
Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs
Jenna Kerbis
Gael Mackie

All-Around Flag of Australia Chloe Sims
Australia (AUS)
Flag of Canada Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs
Canada (CAN)
Flag of Australia Hollie Dykes
Australia (AUS)
Vault Flag of England Imogen Cairns
England (ENG)
Flag of Canada Alyssa Brown
Canada (CAN)
Flag of Australia Naomi Russell
Australia (AUS)
Uneven Bars Flag of Canada Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs
Canada (CAN)
Flag of England Shavahn Church
England (ENG)
Flag of Australia Monette Russo
Australia (AUS)
Balance Beam Flag of Canada Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs
Canada (CAN)
Flag of Australia Hollie Dykes
Australia (AUS)
Flag of England Becky Downie
England (ENG)
Floor Exercise Flag of Australia Hollie Dykes
Australia (AUS)
Flag of Australia Ashleigh Brennan
Australia (AUS)
Flag of South Africa Francki Van Rooyen
South Africa (RSA)

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 Flag of Australia Australia 3 2 3 8
2 Flag of Canada Canada 2 3 1 6
3 Flag of England England 1 2 1 4
4 Flag of South Africa South Africa 0 0 1 1

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