Gymnastics at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Gymnastics at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Artistic
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

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.

Format of competition[edit]

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[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
details
 Japan (JPN)
Yukio Endo
Sawao Kato
Takeshi Kato
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
details
 Sawao Kato
Japan (JPN)
 Mikhail Voronin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Akinori Nakayama
Japan (JPN)
Floor
details
 Sawao Kato
Japan (JPN)
 Akinori Nakayama
Japan (JPN)
 Takeshi Kato
Japan (JPN)
Pommel horse
details
 Miroslav Cerar
Yugoslavia (YUG)
 Olli Laiho
Finland (FIN)
 Mikhail Voronin
Soviet Union (URS)
Rings
details
 Akinori Nakayama
Japan (JPN)
 Mikhail Voronin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Sawao Kato
Japan (JPN)
Vault
details
 Mikhail Voronin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Yukio Endo
Japan (JPN)
 Sergei Diomidov
Soviet Union (URS)
Parallel bars
details
 Akinori Nakayama
Japan (JPN)
 Mikhail Voronin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Viktor Klimenko
Soviet Union (URS)
Horizontal bar
details
 Mikhail Voronin
Soviet Union (URS)
none awarded  Eizo Kenmotsu
Japan (JPN)
 Akinori Nakayama
Japan (JPN)

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
details
 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
details
 Věra Čáslavská
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
 Zinaida Voronina
Soviet Union (URS)
 Natalia Kuchinskaya
Soviet Union (URS)
Vault
details
 Věra Čáslavská
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
 Erika Zuchold
East Germany (GDR)
 Zinaida Voronina
Soviet Union (URS)
Uneven bars
details
 Věra Čáslavská
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
 Karin Janz
East Germany (GDR)
 Zinaida Voronina
Soviet Union (URS)
Balance beam
details
 Natalia Kuchinskaya
Soviet Union (URS)
 Věra Čáslavská
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
 Larisa Petrik
Soviet Union (URS)
Floor
details
 Larisa Petrik
Soviet Union (URS)
none awarded  Natalia Kuchinskaya
Soviet Union (URS)
 Věra Čáslavská
Czechoslovakia (TCH)

Medal table[edit]

 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[edit]

References[edit]