Gymnastics at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Women's balance beam

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Women's balance beam
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Gold medal    Hungary
Silver medal    Czechoslovakia
Silver medal    Soviet Union
«1952 1960»
Gymnastics at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Team all-around   men   women
Team Portable

Individual all-around men women
Vault men women
Floor men women
Pommel horse men
Rings men
Parallel bars men
Horizontal bar men
Uneven bars women
Balance beam women

These are the results of the women's balance beam competition, one of six events for female competitors in artistic gymnastics at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.



Sixty five gymnasts competed in the compulsory and optional rounds of the team competition. The top scorers in the team competition won the individual medals. There was no separate competition for individual apparatus.


Rank Gymnast C V Total
Gold medal icon.svg  Ágnes Keleti (HUN) 9.433 9.366 18.800
Silver medal icon.svg  Eva Bosáková (TCH) 9.300 9.333 18.633
Silver medal icon.svg  Tamara Manina (URS) 9.233 9.400 18.633
4  Anna Marejkova (TCH) 9.300 9.233 18.533
4  Larisa Latynina (URS) 9.300 9.233 18.533
6  Elena Leuşteanu (ROU) 9.300 9.200 18.500