Gymnastics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's balance beam

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Women's balance beam
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Gold medal    Czechoslovakia
Silver medal    Soviet Union
Bronze medal    Soviet Union
«1956 1964»
Gymnastics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Team all-around   men   women

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 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.



One-hundred twenty-four gymnasts competed in the compulsory and optional rounds. The six highest scoring gymnasts advanced to the final.


Rank Gymnast C & V/2 Final Total
Gold medal icon.svg  Eva Bosáková (TCH) 9.583 9.700 19.283
Silver medal icon.svg  Larisa Latynina (URS) 9.533 9.700 19.233
Bronze medal icon.svg  Sofia Muratova (URS) 9.566 9.666 19.232
4  Margarita Nikolaeva (URS) 9.483 9.700 19.183
5  Keiko Tanaka-Ikeda (JPN) 9.466 9.666 19.132
6  Věra Čáslavská (TCH) 9.383 9.700 19.083