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Top Seven Most Successful Countries On Balance Beam At European Championships

Here are the top seven most successful countries on balance beam at European championships since its beginning in 1957. How was it c...





Here are the top seven most successful countries on balance beam at European championships since its beginning in 1957.

How was it calculated: The total number of gold medals, if there was a tie then it got split into number of silver medals then bronze medals.

(The article was updated after 2015 Euros)



7- Belarus



Gold: One
Silver:-
Bronze: One
Total: Two

Gymnasts: 

Gold: Svetlana Bogiunskaia (1992)
Bronze: Elena Piskun (1996)


6-Ukraine



Gold: One
Silver: Four
Bronze: Two
Total: Seven

Gymnasts:

Gold: Yana Demyanchuk (2009)
Silver: Alina Kozich (2008), Olga Teslenko (1998), Lilia Podkopayeva (1994), Tatiana Gutsu (1992)
Bronze: Marina Proskurina (2006), Ludmilla Stovbchataya (1992).


5- Germany/East Germany



Gold: Two
Silver: Two
Bronze: Four
Total: Eight

Gymnasts:

Gold: Maxi Gnauck (1981), Karin Janz (1969)
Silver: Kerstin Gerschau (1973), Astrid Heese (1983)
Bronze: Ingrid Fost (1961) Birgit Radochla (1965) Erika Zuchold (1971), Anja Wilhelm (1987).


4-Czech Republic



Gold: Three
Silver: One
Bronze: One
Total: Five

Gymnasts:

Gold: Vera Caslavska (1959-1965-1967)
Silver: Hana Ricna (1985)
Bronze: Jindra Kostalova (1969)


3- Russia



Gold: Eight
Silver: Two
Bronze: Six
Total: Sixteen

Gymnasts: 

Gold: Rozalia Galiyeva (1996), Evgenia Kuznetsova (1998), Svetlana Khorkina (2000), Ludmila Ezhova (2002), Yulia Lozhecko (2007), Ksenia Semenova (2008), Anna Dementyeva (2011), Maria Kharenkova (2014).
Silver: Svetlana Khorkina (2002), Aliya Mustafina (2010)
Bronze: Ludmila Ezhova (1998), Elena Zamolodchikova (2000), Svetlana Khorkina (2004), Anna Pavlova (2005), Anastasia Grishina (2013), Aliya Mustafina (2014).


2- Soviet Union



Gold: Nine
Silver: Nine
Bronze: Five
Total: Twenty three

Gymnasts:

Gold: Larisa Latynina (1957), Polina Astakhova (1961), Tamara Lazakovich (1971), Ludmila Turischeva (1973), Elena Mukhina (1977), Natalia Shaposhnikova (1979), Oksana Omelianchik (1985),  Olesya Dudnik (1989), Svetlana Bogiunskaya (1990).
Silver: Larisa Latynina (1961-1965), Natalia Kuchinskaya (1967), Olga Karasyova (1969), Ludmila Turischeva (1971), Nellie Kim (1975-1977), Natalia Illienko (1981), Natalia Kalinina (1990).
Bronze: Tamara Manina (1957), Larisa Petrik (1965), Zinaida Voronina (1967), Maria Filatova (1977), Elena Shushunova (1985).


1- Romania



Gold: Twelve
Silver: Thirteen
Bronze: Thirteen
Total: Thirty Seven

Gymnasts:

Gold: Nadia Comaneci (1975), Lavinia Agache (1983), Daniela Silivas (1987), Gabriela Potorac (1989), Gina Gogean (1994), Catalina Ponor (2004,2005,2006,2012), Amelia Racea (2010), Larisa Iordache (2013), Andreea Munteanu (2015)
Silver: Sonia Iovan (1957-1959), Emilia Eberle (1979), Eugenia Golea (1987), Gina Gogean (1996), Simona Amanar (2000), Alexnadra Eremia (2004), Sandra Izbasa (2007-2008), Anamaria Tamirjan (2009), Larisa Iordache (2012-2014), Diana Bulimar (2013).
Bronze: Anca Grigoras (1973), Alina Goreac (1975), Nadia Comaneci (1979), Rodica Dunca (1981), Michaela Stanulet (1983), Daniela Silivas (1989), Maria Neculita (1990), Lavinia Milosovici (1994), Simona Amanar (1998), Sandra Izbasa (2006), Steliana Nistor (2007), Gabriela Dragoi (2009), Raluca Haidu (2010).


Other Countries

Italy, one silver (Carlotta Ferlito 2011), one bronze (Elisabetta Preziosa 2011).
Sweden, one gold (Eva Rydell 1963).
Yugoslavia, one silver (Tereza Kocis 1963), Mirjana Bilic (1963).
Poland, one bronze (Natalia Kot 1959)
Greece, one bronze (Stefani Bismpikou 2007)
France, one silver (Marine Debauve 2005), one bronze (Claire Martin 2015)
Spain, one silver (Lenika de Simone 2006)
Great Britain, one silver (Becky Downie 2015) one bronze (Hannah Whelan 2012)
Netherlands, one bronze (Verona Van De Leur 2002)


Written by Gigi Khazback Farid

Photo by Sing Lo

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