Gymnastics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's balance beam

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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

These are the results of the women's balance beam competition, one of six events for female competitors in artistic gymnastics at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Natalia Kuchinskaya
Soviet Union (URS)
Silver  Věra Čáslavská
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Bronze  Larisa Petrik
Soviet Union (URS)

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

One-hundred one gymnasts competed in the compulsory and optional rounds. The six highest scoring gymnasts advanced to the final on October 25.

Final[edit]

Rank Gymnast C O Total
Gold medal icon.svg  Natalia Kuchinskaya (URS) 9.800 9.850 19.650
Silver medal icon.svg  Věra Čáslavská (TCH) 9.725 9.850 19.575
Bronze medal icon.svg  Larisa Petrik (URS) 9.500 9.750 19.250
4  Linda Metheny (USA) 9.575 9.650 19.225
4  Karin Janz (GDR) 9.525 9.700 19.225
6  Erika Zuchold (GDR) 9.500 9.650 19.150

References[edit]

Preceded by
Gymnastics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Women's balance beam
Women's Balance Beam Event
1968
Succeeded by
Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's balance beam