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Talking about medals: Beijing X London

August 8, 2012

Credits to: AP Photo/Gregory Bull

The Artistic Gymnastics competitions at the 2012 London Olympics are over and now it is time to start analysing the results for each country. Here are the medal table comparing the results from Beijing and London for the top 4 countries in Women’s Gymnastics: China, Romania, Russia and USA. To make it more interesting and easier to visualize each country’s progress, the results from the 2009, 2010 and 2011 World Championships are also included.

Team China:

As far as Olympics go, Team China had a little bit of a disappointing performance in London, if compared to Beijing. Even so, they have scored three medals, the same thing they had got on 2009 and 2010 Worlds. The balance beam has been their most succesful apparatus and on the uneven bars, China is the most decorated out of the four teams.

CHINA Beijing 2008 2009 2010 2011 London 2012
Team GOLD N/A BRONZE BRONZE -
All-around BRONZE - SILVER BRONZE -
Vault BRONZE - - -
Uneven Bars GOLD/BRONZE GOLD - BRONZE SILVER
Balance Beam BRONZE GOLD SILVER GOLD/SILVER GOLD/SILVER
Floor - BRONZE; - SILVER -
TOTAL 6 MEDALS 

2 Gold

0 Silver

4 Bronze

3 MEDALS 

2 Gold

0 Silver

1 Bronze

3 MEDALS 

0 Gold

2 Silver

1 Bronze

6 MEDALS 

1 Gold

2 Silver

3 Bronze

3 MEDALS  

1 Gold

2 Silver

0 Bronze

Team Romania:

With a total of three medals in London, Romania had their best performance of the quad. The last time they were at the Team Finals podium was in Beijing. Floor exercise in the apparatus that has given them the most medals since 2008.

ROMANIA Beijing 2008 2009 2010 2011 London 2012
Team BRONZE N/A - - BRONZE
All-around - - - - -
Vault - - - - GOLD
Uneven Bars - BRONZE - - -
Balance Beam - - GOLD - -
Floor GOLD - SILVER - SILVER
TOTAL 2 MEDALS 

1 Gold

0 Silver

1 Bronze

1 MEDAL 

0 Gold

0 Silver

1 Bronze

2 MEDALS 

1 Gold

1 Silver

0 Bronze

0 MEDALS 

0 Gold

0 Silver

0 Bronze

3 MEDALS 

1 Gold

1 Silver

1 Bronze

Team Russia:

After going home without any medals in both in 2008 and 2009, Russia has come back strong and, in London, they have gotten their best performance of the quad. Uneven Bars has been their best apparatus, but they have also been strong on the all-around competition, since 2010.

RUSSIA Beijing 2008 2009 2010 2011 London 2012
Team - N/A GOLD SILVER SILVER
All-around - - GOLD SILVER SILVER/BRONZE
Vault - - SILVER - BRONZE
Uneven Bars - - SILVER GOLD/SILVER GOLD
Balance Beam - - - - -
Floor - - SILVER GOLD BRONZE
TOTAL 0 MEDALS 

0 Gold

0 Silver

0 Bronze

0 MEDALS 

0 Gold

0 Silver

0 Bronze

5 MEDALS 

2 Gold

3 Silver

0 Bronze

5 MEDALS 

2 Gold

3 Silver

0 Bronze

6 MEDALS 

1 Gold

2 Silver

3 Bronze

Team USA:

Being the only team to be on the Team podium every year, USA has gotten less medals in London than in Beijing (although more gold medals in London), but has maintained the 5-medal per competition average since 2009. The all-around, followed by balance beam, has given USA the most medals. USA is also the most decorated on vault and floor out of the four countries.

USA Beijing 2008 2009 2010 2011 London 2012
Team SILVER N/A SILVER GOLD GOLD
All-around GOLD/SILVER GOLD/SILVER BRONZE GOLD GOLD
Vault - GOLD GOLD GOLD SILVER
Uneven Bars SILVER BRONZE BRONZE - -
Balance Beam GOLD/SILVER BRONZE SILVER BRONZE BRONZE
Floor SILVER/BRONZE - - BRONZE GOLD
TOTAL 8 MEDALS  2 Gold

5 Silver

1 Bronze

5 MEDALS  2 Gold

1 Silver

2 Bronze

5 MEDALS  1 Gold

2 Silver

2 Bronze

5 MEDALS  3 Gold

0 Silver

2 Bronze

5 MEDALS  3 Gold

1 Silver

1 Bronze

Total of medals per-country since Beijing:

1) TEAM USA: 28 MEDALS

2) TEAM CHINA: 21 MEDALS

3) TEAM RUSSIA: 16 MEDALS

4) TEAM ROMANIA: 8 MEDALS

What are your thoughts on the top 4 countries performance on WAG and the overall medal count?

Leave your comments below!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Arrow permalink
    August 8, 2012 1:12 PM

    It would be interesting to see how a “rest of the world” team would do against the established four nations.

  2. Anonymous permalink
    August 9, 2012 7:13 AM

    How many countries participated in gymnastics for London 2012. Seems like every time I watched an event, the same people were competing. With the exception of GBR on the beam. I can’t recall seeing other countries.

    • August 9, 2012 9:31 AM

      In Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, twelve countries competed with full teams (usa, russia, romania, china, canada, great britain, italy, japan, australia, france, germany and brazil) and as far as I know, thirty-six other countries participated with individual gymnasts (czech republic, dominican republic, hong kong, hungary, mexico, belgium, Kazakhstan, turkey, guatemala, poland, croatia, switzerland, puerto rico, slovakia, vietnam, slovenia, netherlands, chile, egypt, sweden, greece, argentina, finland, korea, austria, colombia, belarus, venezuela, uzbekistan, lithuania, singapore, spain, bulgaria, ukraine, israel and portugal).
      All of them competed on the qualification rounds, with the top eight teams advancing to team finals and the top eight gymnasts at each apparatus and in the all-around, advancing to event finals. Usa, Russia, Romania and China are the most succesful countries in women’s gymnastics and that is why they are the most shown on tv. As you can see in this post, they are the ones that get almost every medal as well. :)

      • Anonymous permalink
        August 17, 2012 8:13 AM

        Thanks for the info. We really had no idea there were so many other countries participating.

  3. dolly permalink
    August 11, 2012 11:58 AM

    It’s sad that a lot of other nations don’t have the resources that America does to train at such an extraordinary level. Then again, many of our team’s competitors have had many obstacles on the way to the Olympics.

    On a lighter note… Guys, clearly we all love the Olympics. And when it’s over, some of us will go into Olympic-sized withdrawal and depression. I found this fake commercial on youtube, and I think you guys will really like it. I was cracking up.

    Enjoy!

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