Gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's vault

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Women's vault
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
VenueHSBC Arena
Date14 August 2016
Competitors8 from 8 nations
Winning score15.966
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Simone Biles  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Maria Paseka  Russia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Giulia Steingruber  Switzerland
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The women's vault competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event was held at the HSBC Arena on 14 August.

The medals were presented by Larry Probst IOC member, United States and Nellie Kim, FIG Women's Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee President.

Format competition[edit]

The top eight qualifiers in the qualification phase (limit two per NOC) advanced to the apparatus final. Qualification scores were then ignored, with only final round scores counting. Each gymnast performed two vaults.

Qualification[edit]

Rank Gymnast D Score E Score Pen. Score 1 D Score E Score Pen. Score 2 Total Qual.
Vault 1 Vault 2
1  Simone Biles (USA) 6.300 9.700 16.000 6.400 9.700 16.100 16.050
2  Hong Un-jong (PRK) 6.300 9.466 15.766 6.400 9.200 15.600 15.683
3  Giulia Steingruber (SUI) 6.200 9.400 15.600 5.800 9.133 14.933 15.266
4  Maria Paseka (RUS) 6.400 8.333 14.733 6.300 9.066 15.366 15.049
5  Oksana Chusovitina (UZB) 6.200 8.966 15.166 6.000 8.833 14.833 14.999
6  Shallon Olsen (CAN) 6.300 9.000 15.300 5.900 8.700 14.600 14.950
7  Wang Yan (CHN) 6.000 8.933 14.933 6.200 8.866 −0.100 14.966 14.949
8  Dipa Karmakar (IND) 7.000 8.100 15.100 6.000 8.600 14.600 14.850

Reserves[edit]

Final[edit]

Name Country Date of birth (Age)
Youngest competitor Shallon Olsen  Canada (2000-07-10)July 10, 2000 (age 16)
Oldest competitor Oksana Chusovitina  Uzbekistan (1975-06-19)June 19, 1975 (age 41)
Rank Gymnast D Score E Score Pen. Score 1 D Score E Score Pen. Score 2 Total
Vault 1 Vault 2
1st, gold medalist(s)  Simone Biles (USA) 6.300 9.600 15.900 6.400 9.633 16.033 15.966
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Maria Paseka (RUS) 6.400 8.966 −0.100 15.266 6.300 8.941 15.241 15.253
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Giulia Steingruber (SUI) 6.200 9.333 15.533 5.800 9.100 14.900 15.216
4  Dipa Karmakar (IND) 6.000 8.866 14.866 7.000 8.266 15.266 15.066
5  Wang Yan (CHN) 6.000 8.866 14.866 6.200 8.933 15.133 14.999
6  Hong Un-jong (PRK) 6.400 9.000 15.400 6.300 8.200 −0.100 14.400 14.900
7  Oksana Chusovitina (UZB) 7.000 7.933 14.933 6.000 8.833 −0.100 14.733 14.833
8  Shallon Olsen (CAN) 6.300 8.666 14.966 5.900 8.766 14.666 14.816

Notable moments[edit]

Simone Biles was the first gymnast since Larisa Latynina at the 1956 Olympics to win team gold, AA gold and vault gold in succession. Dipa Karmakar made history as the first ever Indian gymnastics event finalist, male or female. Simone Biles is the first American to have won Olympic gold on the vault. Giulia Steingruber's bronze was the first Olympic medal for a native Swiss gymnast in 64 years, and the very first one for the country in women's gymnastics.

Hong Un-jong tried to perform the TTY (Triple Twisting Yurchenko) for the first time in female artistic gymnastic history, but she failed it. It would have been valued with a 6.8 D-Score.

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