Which men’s all-around champion was the most ‘dominant’ at their competition?

Dominance is clear in modern day gymnastics, with Simone and Kohei truly dominating the all-around over multiple quads, but something I have been interested in for some time is looking at how ‘dominant’ each of their all-around winning performances were.

However, rather than comparing against the other all-around finalists, I wanted to compare against the combined highest scores on each event at that competition (a kind of ‘championship all-around score’).

So starting with the men, with each year from 2006 I have calculated a ‘championship all-around score’ for each World Championships or Olympic Games, and then compared the all-around-winning score against this as a percentage (where 100% would mean the all-around score matched the the ‘championship’ all-around score, or 50% meaning the all-around score was half of the ‘championship’ all-around score, and so on).

Then at the end, I’ve ranked each year to see which all-around winner came closest to beating the absolute best of that competition.

Note: This is not an official ranking. All of these gymnasts are brilliant and their gold medal performances are equally fantastic. I’m just having some fun with numbers.

2019 World Championships

All-around champion: Nikita Nagornyy [RUS]

EventNikita Nagornyy
All-around final
Top event score at
2019 World Championships
Floor15.04115.300 – Carlos Yulo
Pommel Horse14.56615.500 – Max Whitlock
Rings14.63314.933 – Ibrahim Colak
Vault15.06615.300 – Yang Hak Seon
Parallel Bars15.30016.383 – Zou Jingyuan
High Bar14.16614.933 – Tang Chia-Hung
Total score88.77292.349


All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 96.13%


2018 World Championships

All-around champion: Artur Dalaloyan [RUS]

EventArtur Dalaloyan
All-around final
Top event score at
2018 World Championships
Floor14.80014.933 – Kenzo Shirai
Pommel Horse13.40015.233 – Max Whitlock
Rings14.53315.366 – Eleftherios Petrounias
Vault15.13315.166 – Kenzo Shirai
Parallel Bars15.56616.433 – Zou Jingyuan
High Bar14.16615.100 – Epke Zonderland
Total score87.59892.231

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 94.98%


2017 World Championships

All-around champion: Xiao Routeng [CHN]

EventXiao Routeng
All-around final
Top event score at
2017 World Championships
Floor14.43315.766 – Kenzo Shirai
Pommel Horse14.80015.441 – Max Whitlock
Rings13.80015.433 – Eleftherios Petrounias
Vault14.90015.600 – Yang Hak Seon
Parallel Bars14.60015.900 – Zou Jingyuan
High Bar14.40014.500 – Pablo Braegger
Total score86.93392.640

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 93.84%


2016 Olympic games

All-around champion: Kohei Uchimura [JPN]

EventKohei Uchimura
All-around final
Top event score at
2016 Olympic Games
Floor15.76616.133 – Kenzo Shirai
Pommel Horse14.90015.991 – Max Whitlock
Rings14.73316.000 – Eleftherios Petrounias
Vault15.56615.833 – Kenzo Shirai
Parallel Bars15.60016.166 – Oleg Verniaiev | You Hao
High Bar15.80015.800 – Kohei Uchimura
Total score92.36595.923

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 96.29%


2015 World Championships

All-around champion: Kohei Uchimura [JPN]

EventKohei Uchimura
All-around final
Top event score at
2015 World Championships
Floor15.73316.325 – Kenzo Shirai
Pommel Horse15.10016.133 – Max Whitlock
Rings14.93315.900 – Eleftheios Petrounias
Vault15.63315.700 – Denis Abliazin
Parallel Bars15.83316.216 – You Hao
High Bar15.10015.833 – Kohei Uchimura
Total score92.33296.107

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 96.07%


2014 World Championships

All-around champion: Kohei Uchimura [JPN]

EventKohei Uchimura
All-around final
Top event score at
2014 World Championships
Floor15.76616.066 – Denis Abliazin
Pommel Horse15.13316.066 – Krisztian Berki
Rings15.00015.933 – Liu Yang
Vault15.63315.633 – Kohei Uchimura | Ri Se Gwang
Parallel Bars15.20016.125 – Oleg Verniaiev
High Bar15.23316.225 – Epke Zonderland
Total score91.96596.048

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 95.75%


2013 World Championships

All-around champion: Kohei Uchimura [JPN]

EventKohei Uchimura
All-around final
Top event score at
2013 World Championships
Floor15.55816.233 – Kenzo Shirai
Pommel Horse15.13315.833 – Kohei Kameyama
Rings15.10015.866 – Liu Yang
Vault15.33315.733 – Yang Hak Seon
Parallel Bars15.33315.866 – Vasileios Tsolakidis
High Bar15.53316.000 – Epke Zonderland
Total score91.99095.531

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 96.29%


2012 Olympic games

All-around champion: Kohei Uchimura [JPN]

EventKohei Uchimura
All-around final
Top event score at
2012 Olympic Games
Floor15.10015.933 – Zou Kai
Pommel Horse15.06616.066 – Krisztian Berki | Louis Smith
Rings15.33315.900 – Arthur Zanetti
Vault16.26616.600 – Yang Hak Seon
Parallel Bars15.32515.966 – Feng Zhe
High Bar15.60016.533 – Epke Zonderland
Total score92.69096.998

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 95.56%


2011 World Championships

All-around champion: Kohei Uchimura [JPN]

EventKohei Uchimura
All-around final
Top event score at
2011 World Championships
Floor15.56615.700 – Zou Kai
Pommel Horse15.40015.866 – Krisztian Berki
Rings15.16615.800 – Chen Yibing
Vault16.23316.866 – Yang Hak Seon
Parallel Bars15.56615.666 – Feng Zhe
High Bar15.70016.441 – Zou Kai
Total score93.63196.339

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 97.19%


2010 World Championships

All-around champion: Kohei Uchimura [JPN]

EventKohei Uchimura
All-around final
Top event score at
2010 World Championships
Floor15.56615.700 – Eleftherios Kosmidis
Pommel Horse15.00015.900 – Krisztian Berki
Rings15.13316.000 – Chen Yibing
Vault16.26616.666 – Yang Hak Seon
Parallel Bars15.30015.966 – Feng Zhe
High Bar15.06616.166 – Zhang Chenglong
Total score92.33196.398

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 95.78%


2009 World Championships

All-around champion: Kohei Uchimura [JPN]

EventKohei Uchimura
All-around final
Top event score at
2009 World Championships
Floor15.62515.775 – Kohei Uchimura
Pommel Horse14.90016.275 – Zhang Hongtao
Rings15.22515.900 – Yan Mingyong
Vault16.05016.800 – Ri Se Gwang
Parallel Bars14.72515.975 – Wang Guanyin
High Bar14.97516.150 – Zou Kai
Total score91.50096.875

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 94.45%


2008 Olympic games

All-around champion: Yang Wei [CHN]

EventYang Wei
All-around final
Top event score at
2008 Olympic Games
Floor15.25016.050 – Zou Kai
Pommel Horse15.27516.100 – Xiao Qin
Rings16.62516.650 – Chen Yibing
Vault16.55016.900 – Marian Dragulescu
Parallel Bars16.10016.475 – Huang Xu
High Bar14.77516.200 – Fabian Hambuchen | Zou Kai
Total score94.57598.375

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 96.14%


2007 World Championships

All-around champion: Yang Wei [CHN]

EventYang Wei
All-around final
Top event score at
2007 World Championships
Floor15.35016.275 – Zou Kai
Pommel Horse15.55016.300 – Xiao Qin
Rings16.40016.700 – Chen Yibing
Vault16.42516.700 – Ilie Daniel Popescu
Parallel Bars16.35016.375 – Yang Wei
High Bar13.60016.250 – Fabien Hambuchen
Total score93.67598.600

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 95.01%


2006 World Championships

All-around champion: Yang Wei [CHN]

EventYang Wei
All-around final
Top event score at
2006 World Championships
Floor15.12516.250 – Marian Dragulesu
Pommel Horse15.35016.175 – Xiao Qin
Rings16.45016.525 – Chen Yibing
Vault16.62516.625 – Yang Wei
Parallel Bars16.00016.125 – Yang Tae-Young
High Bar14.85016.125 – Philippe Rizzo
Total score94.40097.825

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 96.50%


OVERALL STANDINGS

RankGymnastYearAll around score
1Kohei Uchimura201197.19%
2Yang Wei200696.50%
3Kohei Uchimura201396.29%
Kohei Uchimura201696.29%
5Yang Wei200896.14%
6Nikita Nagornyy201996.13%
7Kohei Uchimura201596.07%
8Kohei Uchimura201095.78%
9Kohei Uchimura201495.75%
10Kohei Uchimura201295.56%
11Yang Wei200795.01%
12Artur Dalaloyan201894.98%
13Kohei Uchimura200994.45%
14Xiao Routeng201793.84%

Published by MT

Gymnastics fan since 2006. NCAA fan since 2016. Numbers fan since birth.

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