2017 Cluj-Napoca European Championships
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

All-Around Gold Medalist

Ellie Downie (GBR)

Vault Gold Medalist

Coline Devillard (FRA)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Nina Derwael (BEL)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Cătălina Ponor (ROU)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Angelina Melnikova (RUS)

Preceded by

2016 Bern European Championships

Succeeded by

2018 Glasgow European Championships

The 34th European Women's Artistic Gymnastics Championships will be held from April 20-23 at the Sala Polivalenta Cluj-Napoca in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.[1] Initially, the host city was to be Bucharest but was switched to Cluj-Napoca in June 2016.[2] There was no junior competition this year.

Format of Competition

All participating gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, participated in a qualification round. The results of this competition determined which individuals participated in the remaining competitions, which included:

  • The all-around competition, in which only the twenty-four highest scoring individuals in the all-around competed. Each country was limited to only two gymnasts in the all-around final.
  • The event finals, in which the eight highest scoring individuals on each apparatus competed. Each country was limited to two gymnasts in each apparatus final.

Competition Schedule

April 20 Qualifications
April 21 All-Around
April 22 Vault Event Final
Uneven Bars Event Final
April 23 Balance Beam Event Final
Floor Exercise Event Final


Event Gold Silver Bronze
All-Around Flag of Great Britain Ellie Downie
Great Britain (GBR)
Flag of Hungary Zsófia Kovács
Hungary (HUN)
Flag of France Mélanie Dos Santos
France (FRA)
Vault Flag of France Coline Devillard
France (FRA)
Flag of Great Britain Ellie Downie
Great Britain (GBR)
Flag of Hungary Boglarka Devai
Hungary (HUN)
Uneven Bars Flag of Belgium Nina Derwael
Belgium (BEL)
Flag of Russia Elena Eremina
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Germany Elisabeth Seitz
Germany (GER)

Flag of Great Britain Ellie Downie
Great Britain (GBR)

Balance Beam Flag of Romania Cătălina Ponor
Romania (ROU)
Flag of the Netherlands Eythora Thorsdottir
Netherlands (NED)
Flag of Romania Larisa Iordache
Romania (ROU)
Floor Exercise Flag of Russia Angelina Melnikova
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Great Britain Ellie Downie
Great Britain (GBR)
Flag of the Netherlands Eythora Thorsdottir
Netherlands (NED)

Notable Moments

  • During qualifications, Romania's Cătălina Ponor failed to fulfill one of the requirements on floor exercise. The judges initially missed this and awarded her a 5.4 D score, giving her a final score of 13.566 that was good enough to make the floor exercise final. After the competition had concluded, the judges realized their error and took off five tenths for not fulfilling the requirement, which dropped her D score to 4.9. Her new score of 13.066 left her out of the floor exercise final.
  • Germany's Tabea Alt qualified third into the all-around but had to withdraw due to illness.
  • Ellie Downie is the first British gymnast to become European All-Around Champion.
  • Zsófia Kovács achieved the highest all-around placing for a Hungarian gymnast: second.
  • Mélanie de Jesus Dos Santos won France their first European all-around medal since 2005.
  • Coline Devillard became the first French gymnast to win the European title on vault.
  • Nina Derwael became the first Belgian gymnast to win a European gold medal.
  • Great Britain's Becky Downie injured her elbow in the uneven bars final. Her spot in the balance beam final was given to her teammate Claudia Fragapane.[3]

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 Flag of Great Britain Great Britain 1 2 1 4
2 Flag of Russia Russia 1 1 0 2
3 Flag of France France 1 0 1 2
4 Flag of Romania Romania 1 0 1 2
5 Flag of Hungary Hungary 0 1 1 2
6 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 0 1 1 2
7 Flag of Belgium Belgium 1 0 0 1
8 Flag of Germany Germany 0 0 1 1



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