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These gymnasts have won the Longines Prize for Elegance at the World Championships. Since 1997, watchmaker Longines has awarded the “Longines Prize for Elegance” to a male and female gymnast at the World Gymnastics Championships (and the 2016 European Championships). “Elegance” can be interpreted in several ways: a spirited comeback after not being given an Olympic wildcard to sportsmanship to having a historic performance for your country.

The athletes under consideration for the prize had been evaluated according to a number of complementary criteria. In addition to technical considerations, each athlete’s performance has been judged with respect to emotional appeal, beauty, charm, charisma as well as grace and harmony of movement.

2019 Stuttgart Mélanie de Jesus Dos Santos (FRA)
2018 Doha Angelina Melnikova (RUS)
2017 Montreal Brooklyn Moors (CAN)
2016 Bern Becky Downie (GBR)
2015 Glasgow Giulia Steingruber (SUI)
2014 Nanning Yao Jinnan (CHN)
2013 Antwerp Kyla Ross (USA)
2011 Tokyo Ana Porgras (ROU)
2010 Rotterdam Tanaka Rie (JPN)
2009 London Elsa García (MEX)
2007 Stuttgart Shawn Johnson (USA)
2006 Aarhus Cheng Fei (CHN)
2005 Melbourne Monette Russo (AUS)
2003 Anaheim Carly Patterson (USA)
2001 Ghent Elena Zamolodchikova (RUS)
1999 Tianjin Svetlana Khorkina (RUS)

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