Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Gymnastics at the
1972 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 1972 Summer Olympics, fourteen different artistic gymnastics events were contested, eight for men and six for women. All events were held at the Sports Hall in Munich from August 27 through September 1.

Format of competition[edit]

The gymnastics competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics was carried out in three stages:

  • Competition I - The team competition/qualification round in which all gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, performed both compulsory and optional exercises. The combined scores of all team members determined the final score of the team. The thirty-six highest scoring gymnasts in the all-around qualified to the individual all-around competition. The six highest scoring gymnasts on each apparatus qualified to the final for that apparatus.
  • Competition II - The individual all-around competition, in which those who qualified from Competition I performed exercises on each apparatus. The final score of each gymnast was composed of half the points earned by that gymnast during Competition I and all of the points earned by him or her in Competition II.
  • Competition III - The apparatus finals, in which those who qualified during Competition I performed an exercise on the individual apparatus on which he or she had qualified. The final score of each gymnast was composed of half the points earned by that gymnast on that particular apparatus during Competition I and all of the points earned by him or her on that particular apparatus in Competition III.

No limits were imposed as to how many gymnasts each country could enter into the individual all-around final or apparatus finals.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
details
 Japan (JPN)
Shigeru Kasamatsu
Sawao Kato
Eizo Kenmotsu
Akinori Nakayama
Teruichi Okamura
Mitsuo Tsukahara
 Soviet Union (URS)
Nikolai Andrianov
Viktor Klimenko
Alexander Maleev
Edvard Mikaelian
Vladimir Schukin
Mikhail Voronin
 East Germany (GDR)
Matthias Brehme
Wolfgang Klotz
Klaus Köste
Jürgen Paeke
Reinhard Rychly
Wolfgang Thüne
Individual all-around
details
 Sawao Kato
Japan (JPN)
 Eizo Kenmotsu
Japan (JPN)
 Akinori Nakayama
Japan (JPN)
Floor
details
 Nikolai Andrianov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Akinori Nakayama
Japan (JPN)
 Shigeru Kasamatsu
Japan (JPN)
Pommel horse
details
 Viktor Klimenko
Soviet Union (URS)
 Sawao Kato
Japan (JPN)
 Eizo Kenmotsu
Japan (JPN)
Rings
details
 Akinori Nakayama
Japan (JPN)
 Mikhail Voronin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Mitsuo Tsukahara
Japan (JPN)
Vault
details
 Klaus Köste
East Germany (GDR)
 Viktor Klimenko
Soviet Union (URS)
 Nikolai Andrianov
Soviet Union (URS)
Parallel bars
details
 Sawao Kato
Japan (JPN)
 Shigeru Kasamatsu
Japan (JPN)
 Eizo Kenmotsu
Japan (JPN)
Horizontal bar
details
 Mitsuo Tsukahara
Japan (JPN)
 Sawao Kato
Japan (JPN)
 Shigeru Kasamatsu
Japan (JPN)

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
details
 Soviet Union (URS)
Lyubov Burda
Olga Korbut
Antonina Koshel
Tamara Lazakovich
Elvira Saadi
Ludmila Tourischeva
 East Germany (GDR)
Irene Abel
Angelika Hellmann
Karin Janz
Richarda Schmeisser
Christine Schmitt
Erika Zuchold
 Hungary (HUN)
Ilona Bekesi
Monika Csaszar
Marta Kelemen
Aniko Kery
Krisztina Medveczky
Zsuzsa Nagy
Individual all-around
details
 Ludmila Tourischeva
Soviet Union (URS)
 Karin Janz
East Germany (GDR)
 Tamara Lazakovich
Soviet Union (URS)
Vault
details
 Karin Janz
East Germany (GDR)
 Erika Zuchold
East Germany (GDR)
 Ludmila Tourischeva
Soviet Union (URS)
Uneven bars
details
 Karin Janz
East Germany (GDR)
 Olga Korbut
Soviet Union (URS)
 Erika Zuchold
East Germany (GDR)
None awarded
Balance beam
details
 Olga Korbut
Soviet Union (URS)
 Tamara Lazakovich
Soviet Union (URS)
 Karin Janz
East Germany (GDR)
Floor
details
 Olga Korbut
Soviet Union (URS)
 Ludmila Tourischeva
Soviet Union (URS)
 Tamara Lazakovich
Soviet Union (URS)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Soviet Union 6 6 4 16
2 Japan 5 5 6 16
3 East Germany 3 4 2 9
4 Hungary 0 0 1 1
Total 14 15 13 42

See also[edit]

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