Ranking the Most Talented Beam Lineups in Gymnastics History

Other data is this series:
Vault
Uneven Bars
Floor Exercise

The methodology explaining these rankings can be found here.

Note: The lowest possible score is 6 points.

CompetitionParticipantsPoints
1992
Worlds
Svetlana Boginskaya
Betty Okino
Kim Zmeskal
Li Yifang
Maria Neculita
Silvia Mitova
Stella Umeh
Tatiana Lysenko
Gina Gogean
17
1992
Olympics
Svetlana Boginskaya
Yang Bo
Lavinia Milosovici
Betty Okino
Shannon Miller
Cristina Bontas
Tatiana Lysenko
Lu Li
15
1995
Worlds
Shannon Miller
Lilia Podkopayeva
Qiao Ya
Mo Huilan
Dominique Moceanu
Alexandra Marinescu
Dina Kochetkova
Elena Grosheva
15
1996
Olympics
Shannon Miller
Gina Gogean
Lilia Podkopayeva
Dominique Moceanu
Alexandra Marinescu
Dina Kochetkova
Olga Teslenko
Roza Galieva
15
2007
Worlds
Catalina Ponor
Nastia Liukin
Steliana Nistor
Li Shanshan
Lauren Mitchell
Isabelle Severino
Jade Barbosa
Shawn Johnson
15
1960
Olympics
Keiko Ikeda
Eva Bosakova
Larissa Latynina
Sofia Muratova
Margarita Nikolaeva
Vera Caslavska
14
1958
Worlds
Keiko Ikeda
Eva Bosakova
Tamara Manina
Larissa Latynina
Sofia Muratova
Lidia Ivanova
13
1962
Worlds
Keiko Ikeda
Eva Bosakova
Larissa Latynina
Vera Caslavska
Aniko Ducza
Irina Pervuschina
13
1996
Worlds
Gina Gogean
Dominique Dawes
Alexandra Marinescu
Dina Kochetkova
Liu Xuan
Vassou Tsavdaridou
Mercedes Pacheco
Jaycie Phelps
13
2003
Worlds
Ludmilla Ezhova
Elena Gomez
Fan Ye
Catalina Ponor
Li Ya
Chellsie Memmel
Irina Krasnyanskaya
Monette Russo
13
2010
Worlds
Lauren Mitchell
Deng Linlin
Ana Porgras
Rebecca Bross
Alicia Sacramone
Anna Dementyeva
Aliya Mustafina
Yana Demyanchuk
13
1954
Worlds
Nina Bocharova
Agnes Keleti
Keiko Ikeda
Eva Bosakova
Edit Perenyi-Weckinger
Galina Shamrai
12
1972
Olympics
Karin Janz
Erika Zuchold
Olga Korbut
Tamara Lazakovich
Monika Csaszar
Ludmilla Turischeva
12
1991
Worlds
Svetlana Boginskaya
Henrietta Onodi
Yang Bo
Tatiana Gutsu
Lavinia Milosovici
Betty Okino
Shannon Miller
Cristina Bontas
12
1993
Worlds
Lavinia Milosovici
Shannon Miller
Gina Gogean
Dominique Dawes
Li Li
Ludmilla Prince
Oksana Fabrichnova
He Xuemei
12
2014
Worlds
Aliya Mustafina
Yao Jinnan
Larisa Iordache
Kyla Ross
Simone Biles
Bai Yawen
Asuka Teramoto
Ellie Black
12
1956
Olympics
Agnes Keleti
Eva Bosakova
Tamara Manina
Anna Marejkova
Larissa Latynina
Elena Leusteanu
11
1964
Olympics
Keiko Ikeda
Tamara Manina
Larissa Latynina
Vera Caslavska
Polina Astakhova
Hana Ruzickova
11
1966
Worlds
Keiko Ikeda
Vera Caslavska
Aniko Ducza
Natalia Kuchinskaya
Larissa Petrik
Jaroslava Sedlackova
11
1968
Olympics
Vera Caslavska
Natalia Kuchinskaya
Larissa Petrik
Karin Janz
Linda Metheny
Erika Zuchold
11
1987
Worlds
Ecaterina Szabo
Elena Shushunova
Iveta Polokova
Aurelia Dobre
Svetlana Boginskaya
Ulrike Klotz
Diana Dudeva
Klaudia Rapp
11
1994
Worlds
Lavinia Milosovici
Shannon Miller
Dominique Dawes
Oksana Fabrichnova
Lilia Podkopayeva
Nadia Hategan
Qiao Ya
Julia Stratmann
11
2005
Worlds
Fan Ye
Catalina Ponor
Chellsie Memmel
Monette Russo
Anna Pavlova
Zhang Nan
Nastia Liukin
Yulia Lozhechko
11
2016
Olympics
Catalina Ponor
Simone Biles
Sanne Wevers
Laurie Hernandez
Marine Boyer
Flavia Saraiva
Fan Yilin
Isabela Onyshko
11
2018
Worlds
Simone Biles
Ellie Black
Sanne Wevers
Liu Tingting
Ana Padurariu
Nina Derwael
Kara Eaker
Zhang Jin
11
2021
Olympics
Simone Biles
Ellie Black
Flavia Saraiva
Guan Chenchen
Tang Xijing
Sunisa Lee
Urara Ashikawa
Vladislava Urazova
11
1976
Olympics
Angelika Hellmann
Olga Korbut
Ludmilla Turischeva
Nadia Comaneci
Teodora Ungureanu
Gitta Escher
10
1978
Worlds
Nadia Comaneci
Elena Mukhina
Emilia Eberle
Eva Ovari
Vera Cerna
Silvia Hindorff
Eva Kanyo
Natalia Shaposhnikova
10
1980
Olympics
Nadia Comaneci
Emilia Eberle
Natalia Shaposhnikova
Maxi Gnauck
Elena Davydova
Radka Zemanova
10
1985
Worlds
Hana Ricna
Ecaterina Szabo
Daniela Silivas
Elena Shushunova
Iveta Polokova
Natalia Yurchenko
Pepa Kazakova
Dagmar Kersten
10
1988
Olympics
Daniela Silivas
Elena Shushunova
Svetlana Boginskaya
Ulrike Klotz
Diana Dudeva
Gabriela Potorac
Phoebe Mills
Kelly Garrison
10
2002
Worlds
Svetlana Khorkina
Ludmilla Ezhova
Ashley Postell
Oana Ban
Irina Yarotska
Evgenia Kuznetsova
Ilaria Colombo
Oksana Chusovitina
10
2011
Worlds
Catalina Ponor
Sui Lu
Yao Jinnan
Jordyn Wieber
Aly Raisman
Amelia Racea
Yulia Inshina
Viktoria Komova
10
2012
Olympics
Catalina Ponor
Deng Linlin
Sui Lu
Aly Raisman
Viktoria Komova
Ksenia Afanasyeva
Larisa Iordache
Gabby Douglas
10
2017
Worlds
Asuka Teramoto
Ellie Black
Pauline Schaefer
Morgan Hurd
Tabea Alt
Mai Murakami
Elena Eremina
Liu Tingting
10
1952
Olympics
Nina Bocharova
Maria Gorokhovskaya
Margit Korondi
Agnes Keleti
Galina Urbanovich
Tsvetana Stancheva
9
1979
Worlds
Nellie Kim
Vera Cerna
Regina Grabolle
Eva Mareckova
Maria Filatova
Maxi Gnauck
Krassimira Toneva
Melita Ruhn
9
1981
Worlds
Maria Filatova
Maxi Gnauck
Elena Davydova
Chen Yongyan
Tracee Talavera
Wu Jiani
Julianne McNamara
Rodica Dunca
9
1983
Worlds
Maxi Gnauck
Olga Mostepanova
Hana Ricna
Lavinia Agache
Tatiana Frolova
Silvia Rau
Ivana Cernohousova
Anja Wilhelm
9
1984
Olympics
Chen Yongyan
Anja Wilhelm
Ecaterina Szabo
Simona Pauca
Kathy Johnson
Mary Lou Retton
Ma Yanhong
Romi Kessler
9
2000
Olympics
Liu Xuan
Elena Produnova
Ling Jie
Maria Olaru
Ekaterina Lobaznyuk
Claudia Presacan
Tatiana Yarosh
Elise Ray
9
2008
Olympics
Anna Pavlova
Nastia Liukin
Li Shanshan
Shawn Johnson
Cheng Fei
Gabriela Dragoi
Ksenia Afanasyeva
Koko Tsurumi
9
2009
Worlds
Lauren Mitchell
Koko Tsurumi
Deng Linlin
Ivana Hong
Kim Un Hyang
Elizabetta Preziosa
Ana Porgras
Yang Yilin
9
2015
Worlds
Viktoria Komova
Simone Biles
Ellie Black
Sanne Wevers
Pauline Schaefer
Wang Yan
Seda Tutkhalyan
Eythora Thorsdottir
9
2019
Worlds
Simone Biles
Flavia Saraiva
Liu Tingting
Ana Padurariu
Kara Eaker
Li Shijia
Melanie de Jesus dos Santos
Sarah Voss
9
1974
Worlds
Angelika Hellmann
Olga Korbut
Ludmilla Turischeva
Nellie Kim
Nina Dronova
Alina Goreac
8
2006
Worlds
Irina Krasnyanskaya
Anna Pavlova
Zhang Nan
Sandra Izbasa
Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs
Vanessa Ferrari
Steliana Nistor
Olga Scherbatykh
8
2013
Worlds
Vanessa Ferrari
Aliya Mustafina
Larisa Iordache
Kyla Ross
Simone Biles
Carlotta Ferlito
Shang Chunsong
Anna Rodionova
8
1970
Worlds
Larissa Petrik
Erika Zuchold
Cathy Rigby
Christine Schmitt
Angelika Hellmann
Miyuki Matsuhisa
7
1997
Worlds
Gina Gogean
Olga Teslenko
Svetlana Khorkina
Kui Yuanyuan
Ludivine Furnon
Elvire Teza
Kristen Maloney
Elena Produnova
7
1999
Worlds
Olga Teslenko
Ling Jie
Andreea Raducan
Olga Roschupkina
Maria Olaru
Anna Kovalyova
Dong Fangxiao
Laura Martinez
7
2021
Worlds
Pauline Schaefer
Mai Murakami
Urara Ashikawa
Leanne Wong
Luo Rui
Rebeca Andrade
Angelina Melnikova
Kayla DiCello
Yana Vorona
7
1950
Worlds
Helena Rakoczy
Marja Nutti
Licia Macchini
Stefania Reindlowa
Madeleine Jouffroy
6
1989
Worlds
Daniela Silivas
Gabriela Potorac
Olesia Dudnik
Chen Cuiting
Henrietta Onodi
Elena Sazonenkova
Yang Bo
Miho Shinoda
6
2001
Worlds
Andreea Raducan
Ludmilla Ezhova
Sun Xiaojiao
Sabina Cojocar
Tasha Schwikert
Elena Gomez
Esther Moya
Rachel Tidd
6
2004
Olympics
Catalina Ponor
Li Ya
Carly Patterson
Alexandra Eremia
Anna Pavlova
Courtney Kupets
Zhang Nan
Allana Slater
6

5 thoughts on “Ranking the Most Talented Beam Lineups in Gymnastics History

  1. The system was so rigged towards Countries like Romania and The Soviet Union back in the day, many talented gymnasts were not given there do justice. Not to mention boring consistent gymnasts like Romania’s big 3 of the ’90s were placed in EF for lackluster performances in every single competition. Regardless of how they performed.

    My question for you is when you counted medals for gymnasts (I will use Gina Gogean as an example ) did you calculate the beam medals she had at that time? Or did her future results get included? (She won a beam medal in 96, so if you are counting the 94 Worlds, did that medal get included? She didn’t win it for two years)

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