Ranking the Most Dominant Gymnasts of the 1980s

Data Crunch #5.5
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To explain this post: A gold is worth three points, silver is worth two points, and bronze is worth one point. Only individual medals will be counted as to avoid punishing gymnasts who competed for nations that aren’t established WAG powers. If there is a tie, both gymnasts get the full point total. For example Elena Shushunova and Oksana Omelianchik each get three points for sharing the gold medal in the All-Around at the 1985 World Championships. The data is below:

Name Country Points
Daniela Silivas Romania 31
Elena Shushunova Soviet Union 26
Ecaterina Szabo Romania 24
Maxi Gnauck East Germany 18
Svetlana Boginskaya Soviet Union 13
Elena Davydova Soviet Union 9
Aurelia Dobre Romania 8
Nadia Comaneci Romania 8
Mary Lou Retton United States 7
Olga Mostepanova Soviet Union 7
Dagmar Kersten East Germany 6
Julianne McNamara United States 6
Lavinia Agache Romania 6
Oksana Omelianchik Soviet Union 6
Ma Yanhong China 5
Natalia Shaposhnikova Soviet Union 5
Olesia Dudnik Soviet Union 5
Boriana Stoyanova Bulgaria 4
Gabriela Potorac Romania 4
Simona Pauca Romania 4
Steffi Kraker East Germany 4
Cristina Bontas Romania 3
Dorte Thummler East Germany 3
Fan Di China 3
Gabriele Fahnrich East Germany 3
Hana Ricna Czechoslovakia 3
Maria Filatova Soviet Union 3
Natalia Ilienko Soviet Union 3
Natalia Yurchenko Soviet Union 3
Nellie Kim Soviet Union 3
Olga Bicherova Soviet Union 3
Brandy Johnson United States 2
Chen Yongyan China 2
Emilia Eberle Romania 2
Eugenia Golea Romania 2
Melita Ruhn Romania 2
Natalia Laschenova Soviet Union 2
Olga Strazheva Soviet Union 2
Stella Zakharova Soviet Union 2
Diana Doudeva Bulgaria 1
Kathy Johnson United States 1
Phoebe Mills United States 1
Tracee Talavera United States 1
Ulrike Klotz East Germany 1
Wu Jiani China 1
Zoja Grantcharova Bulgaria 1

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