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Gymnastics at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Gymnastics at the 1968 Summer Olympics

At the 1968 Summer Olympics, fourteen different artistic gymnastics events were contested, eight for men and six for women. All events were held at the National Auditorium in Mexico City from October 21 through October 26.

Contents

  • Format of competition 1
  • Results 2
    • Men's events 2.1
    • Women's events 2.2
  • Medal table 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Format of competition

The scoring in all the events was basically the same, as for gymnastics events at the 1960 Summer Olympics. Six best gymnasts on the apparatus in the team competition (by sum of two scores - for compulsory and optional routine) qualified for that apparatus finals. The new feature of the competition was in women's events: each of them was judged by four judges, like men's ones. The highest and lowest marks were dropped and an average of two remaining marks constituted the score.

Results

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
 Japan (JPN)
Yukio Endo
Sawao Kato
Takeshi Katō
Eizo Kenmotsu
Akinori Nakayama
Mitsuo Tsukahara
 Soviet Union (URS)
Sergei Diomidov
Valery Iljinykh
Valery Karasev
Viktor Klimenko
Victor Lisitsky
Mikhail Voronin
 East Germany (GDR)
Gunter Beier
Matthias Brehme
Gerhard Dietrich
Siegfried Fülle
Klaus Köste
Peter Weber
Individual all-around
 Sawao Kato
Japan (JPN)
 Mikhail Voronin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Akinori Nakayama
Japan (JPN)
Floor
 Sawao Kato
Japan (JPN)
 Akinori Nakayama
Japan (JPN)
 Takeshi Katō
Japan (JPN)
Pommel horse
 Miroslav Cerar
Yugoslavia (YUG)
 Olli Laiho
Finland (FIN)
 Mikhail Voronin
Soviet Union (URS)
Rings
 Akinori Nakayama
Japan (JPN)
 Mikhail Voronin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Sawao Kato
Japan (JPN)
Vault
 Mikhail Voronin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Yukio Endo
Japan (JPN)
 Sergei Diomidov
Soviet Union (URS)
Parallel bars
 Akinori Nakayama
Japan (JPN)
 Mikhail Voronin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Viktor Klimenko
Soviet Union (URS)
Horizontal bar
 Mikhail Voronin
Soviet Union (URS)
none awarded  Eizo Kenmotsu
Japan (JPN)
 Akinori Nakayama
Japan (JPN)

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
 Soviet Union (URS)
Lyubov Burda
Olga Karasyova
Natalia Kuchinskaya
Larisa Petrik
Ludmilla Tourischeva
Zinaida Voronina
 Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Věra Čáslavská
Marianna Krajčírová
Jana Kubičková
Hana Lišková
Bohumila Řimnáčová
Miroslava Skleničková
 East Germany (GDR)
Maritta Bauerschmidt
Karin Janz
Marianne Noack
Magdalena Schmidt
Ute Starke
Erika Zuchold
Individual all-around
 Věra Čáslavská
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
 Zinaida Voronina
Soviet Union (URS)
 Natalia Kuchinskaya
Soviet Union (URS)
Vault
 Věra Čáslavská
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
 Erika Zuchold
East Germany (GDR)
 Zinaida Voronina
Soviet Union (URS)
Uneven bars
 Věra Čáslavská
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
 Karin Janz
East Germany (GDR)
 Zinaida Voronina
Soviet Union (URS)
Balance beam
 Natalia Kuchinskaya
Soviet Union (URS)
 Věra Čáslavská
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
 Larisa Petrik
Soviet Union (URS)
Floor
 Larisa Petrik
Soviet Union (URS)
none awarded  Natalia Kuchinskaya
Soviet Union (URS)
 Věra Čáslavská
Czechoslovakia (TCH)

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Japan 6 2 4 12
2 Soviet Union 5 5 8 18
3 Czechoslovakia 4 2 0 6
4 Yugoslavia 1 0 0 1
5 East Germany 0 2 2 4
6 Finland 0 1 0 1
Total 16 12 14 42

See also

References

  • Official Olympic Report
  • www.gymnasticsresults.com
  • www.gymn-forum.net
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