Which women’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’).

I’ve already looked at the men’s scores HERE, so now it’s time to look at the women’s scores. 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: Simone Biles [USA]

EventSimone Biles
All-around final
Top event score at
2019 World Championships
Vault15.23315.466 – Simone Biles
Uneven bars14.73315.233 – Nina Derwael
Balance beam14.63315.066 – Simone Biles
Floor14.40015.333 – Simone Biles
Total score58.99961.098


All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 96.56%


2018 World Championships

All-around champion: Simone Biles [USA]

EventSimone Biles
All-around final
Top event score at
2018 World Championships
Vault14.53315.966 – Simone Biles
Uneven bars14.72515.200 – Nina Derwael
Balance beam13.23314.800 – Simone Biles
Floor15.00015.333 – Simone Biles
Total score57.49161.299

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 93.79%


2017 World Championships

All-around champion: Morgan Hurd [USA]

EventMorgan Hurd
All-around final
Top event score at
2017 World Championships
Vault14.53315.100 – Giulia Steingruber
Uneven bars14.30015.166 – Fan Yilin
Balance beam12.66613.533 – Tabea Alt | Pauline Schaefer
Floor13.73314.433 – Ragan Smith
Total score55.23258.232

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 94.85%


2016 Olympic games

All-around champion: Simone Biles [USA]

EventSimone Biles
All-around final
Top event score at
2016 Olympic Games
Vault15.86616.100 – Simone Biles
Uneven bars14.96615.933 – Aliya Mustafina | Madison Kocian
Balance beam15.43315.633 – Simone Biles
Floor15.93315.966 – Simone Biles
Total score62.19863.632

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 97.75%


2015 World Championships

All-around champion: Simone Biles [USA]

EventSimone Biles
All-around final
Top event score at
2015 World Championships
Vault15.83316.000 – Simone Biles
Uneven bars14.90015.466 – Daria Spiridonova
Balance beam14.40015.358 – Simone Biles
Floor15.26615.966 – Simone Biles
Total score60.39962.790

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 96.19%


2014 World Championships

All-around champion: Simone Biles [USA]

EventSimone Biles
All-around final
Top event score at
2014 World Championships
Vault15.86615.900 – Simone Biles
Uneven bars14.53315.666 – Yao Jinnan
Balance beam14.76615.500 – Larisa Iordache
Floor15.06615.375 – Simone Biles
Total score60.23162.441

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 96.46%


2013 World Championships

All-around champion: Simone Biles [USA]

EventSimone Biles
All-around final
Top event score at
2013 World Championships
Vault15.85015.966 – McKayla Maroney
Uneven bars14.70015.433 – Yao Jinnan
Balance beam14.43315.266 – Larisa Iordache
Floor15.23315.233 – Simone Biles
Total score60.21661.898

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 97.28%


2012 Olympic games

All-around champion: Gabrielle Douglas [USA]

EventGabrielle Douglas
All-around final
Top event score at
2012 Olympic Games
Vault15.96616.233 – McKayla Maroney
Uneven bars15.73316.133 – Elizabeth Tweddle | Aliya Mustafina
Balance beam15.50015.600 – Deng Linlin
Floor15.03315.600 – Alexandra Raisman
Total score62.23263.566

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 97.90%


2011 World Championships

All-around champion: Jordyn Wieber [USA]

EventJordyn Wieber
All-around final
Top event score at
2011 World Championships
Vault15.71616.033 – McKayla Maroney
Uneven bars13.60015.733 – Viktoria Komova
Balance beam15.26615.866 – Sui Lu
Floor14.80015.133 – Ksenia Afanasyeva
Total score59.38262.765

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 94.61%


2010 World Championships

All-around champion: Aliya Mustafina [RUS]

EventAliya Mustafina
All-around final
Top event score at
2010 World Championships
Vault15.66615.733 – Aliya Mustafina
Uneven bars15.30016.133 – He Kexin
Balance beam15.03315.433 – Ana Porgras
Floor15.03315.233 – Rebecca Bross
Total score61.03262.532

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 97.60%


2009 World Championships

All-around champion: Bridget Sloan [USA]

EventBridget Sloan
All-around final
Top event score at
2009 World Championships
Vault14.82515.500 – Hong Un Jong
Uneven bars14.80016.000 – He Kexin
Balance beam14.00015.300 – Rebecca Bross
Floor14.20014.650 – Elizabeth Tweddle
Total score57.82561.450

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 94.10%


2008 Olympic games

All-around champion: Anastasia Liukin [USA]

EventAnastasia Liukin
All-around final
Top event score at
2008 Olympic Games
Vault15.02516.150 – Cheng Fei
Uneven bars16.65016.900 – Anastasia Liukin
Balance beam16.12516.225 – Shawn Johnson
Floor15.52515.750 – Cheng Fei
Total score63.32565.025

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 97.39%


2007 World Championships

All-around champion: Shawn Johnson [USA]

EventShawn Johnson
All-around final
Top event score at
2007 World Championships
Vault15.17516.000 – Cheng Fei
Uneven bars15.37516.375 – Anastasia Liukin
Balance beam15.90016.325 – Li Shanshan
Floor15.42515.425 – Cheng Fei | Shawn Johnson
Total score61.87564.125

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 96.49%


2006 World Championships

All-around champion: Vanessa Ferrari [ITA]

EventVanessa Ferrari
All-around final
Top event score at
2006 World Championships
Vault14.80016.075 – Cheng Fei
Uneven bars15.82516.200 – Anastasia Liukin | Elizabeth Tweddle
Balance beam14.90016.075 – Zhang Nan
Floor15.50015.875 – Cheng Fei
Total score61.02564.225

All-around-winning score compared to combined top scores: 95.02%


OVERALL STANDINGS

RankGymnastYearAll around score
1Gabrielle Douglas201297.90%
2Simone Biles201697.75%
3Aliya Mustafina201097.60%
4Anastasia Liukin200897.39%
5Simone Biles201397.28%
6Simone Biles201996.56%
7Shawn Johnson200796.49%
8Simone Biles201496.46%
9Simone Biles201596.19%
10Vanessa Ferrari200695.02%
11Morgan Hurd201794.85%
12Jordyn Wieber201194.61%
13Bridget Sloan200994.10%
14Simone Biles201893.79%

Published by MT

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

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