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2006 Volos European Championships
CE-Volos-2006
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City

Volos, Greece

Team Gold Medalist

Senior: Italy

Junior: Russia

Junior All-Around Gold Medalist

Daria Elizarova (RUS)

Vault Gold Medalist

Senior: Anna Grudko (RUS)
Junior: Karina Myasnikova (RUS)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Senior: Beth Tweddle (GBR)
Junior: Karina Myasnikova (RUS)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Senior: Cătălina Ponor (ROU)
Junior: Daria Elizarova (RUS)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Senior: Sandra Izbaşa (ROU)
Junior: Aluissa Lacusteanu (ROU)

Preceded by

2005 Debrecen European Championships

Succeeded by

2007 Amsterdam European Championships

The 26th European Artistic Gymnastics Championships took place in Volos, Greece in 2006.

Format of Competition

The competition was split into junior and senior divisions. For the seniors, 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 five gymnasts could only have three gymnasts perform on each apparatus, and all three scores counted toward the team total.
  • 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.

For the juniors, the qualification round also served as the team final. Each team of six gymnasts could only have three gymnasts perform on each apparatus, and all three scores counted toward the team total. 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 event finals, in which the eight highest scoring individuals on each apparatus competed. Each country was limited to two gymnasts in each apparatus final.

This was also the first European Championships to use the new scoring system from the 2006 Code of Points.

Competition Schedule

April 27 Qualifications
April 28 Junior Team Final & All-Around
April 29 Senior Team Final
April 30 Senior Event Finals
Junior Event Finals

Results

Seniors

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team Flag of Italy Italy

Vanessa Ferrari
Carlotta Giovannini
Monica Bergamelli
Lia Parolari
Federica Macri

Flag of Romania Romania

Cătălina Ponor
Sandra Izbaşa
Alina Stanculescu
Steliana Nistor
Florica Leonida

Flag of Russia Russia

Anna Grudko
Yulia Lozhechko
Irina Isayeva
Polina Miller
Nadezhda Ivanova

Vault Flag of Russia Anna Grudko
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Ukraine Olga Scherbatykh
Ukraine (UKR)
Flag of Germany Katja Abel
Germany (GER)
Uneven Bars Flag of Great Britain Beth Tweddle
Great Britain (GBR)
Flag of the Czech Republic Jana Sikulova
Czech Republic (CZE)
Flag of Spain Lenika de Simone
Spain (ESP)
Balance Beam Flag of Romania Cătălina Ponor
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Spain Lenika de Simone
Spain (ESP)
Flag of Ukraine Marina Proskurina
Ukraine (UKR)

Flag of Romania Sandra Izbaşa
Romania (ROU)

Floor Exercise Flag of Romania Sandra Izbaşa
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Italy Vanessa Ferrari
Italy (ITA)
Flag of Romania Cătălina Ponor
Romania (ROU)

Juniors

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team Flag of Russia Russia

Daria Elizarova
Karina Myasnikova
Elena Kokareva
Ksenia Afanasyeva
Nadezhda Chikhireva

Flag of Romania Romania

Cerasela Patrascu
Andreea Grigore
Aluissa Lacusteanu
Alexandra Ghita
Madalina Gutu

Flag of Germany Germany

Marie-Sophie Hindermann
Anja Brinker
Joeline Moebius
Lisa Hill
Dorothee Henzler

All-Around Flag of Russia Daria Elizarova
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Russia Karina Myasnikova
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Germany Marie-Sophie Hindermann
Germany (GER)
Vault Flag of Russia Karina Myasnikova
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Germany Marie-Sophie Hindermann
Germany (GER)
Flag of Luxembourg Mandy Loes
Luxembourg (LUX)
Uneven Bars Flag of Russia Karina Myasnikova
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Russia Elena Kokareva
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Germany Marie-Sophie Hindermann
Germany (GER)
Balance Beam Flag of Russia Daria Elizarova
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Romania Andreea Grigore
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Romania Aluissa Lacusteanu
Romania (ROU)
Floor Exercise Flag of Romania Aluissa Lacusteanu
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Romania Andreea Grigore
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Belgium Gaëlle Mys
Belgium (BEL)

Notable Moments

  • Italy won the senior team final for the first time.
  • Romania's Catalina Ponor became the first gymnast to win three consecutive European titles on one event (balance beam) since Nadia Comaneci in 1979. 

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 Flag of Romania Romania 3 4 3 10
2 Flag of Russia Russia 6 2 1 9
3 Flag of Italy Italy 1 1 0 2
4 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 0 1 1 2
5 Flag of Spain Spain 0 1 1 2
6 Flag of Great Britain Great Britain 1 0 0 1
7 Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 0 1 0 1
8 Flag of Germany Germany 0 1 4 1
9 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 0 0 1 1
10 Flag of Belgium Belgium 0 0 1 1

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