1962 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

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The 15th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were held on July 3–8, 1962 in Prague, the capital of Czechoslovakia.

Medallists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
Team all-around
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 Japan
Nobuyuki Aihara
Yukio Endo
Takashi Mitsukuri
Takashi Ono
Shuji Tsurumi
Haruhiro Yamashita
 Soviet Union
Valery Kerdemelidi
Viktor Leontyev
Viktor Lisitsky
Boris Shakhlin
Pavel Stolbov
Yuri Titov
 Czechoslovakia
Pavel Gajdoš
Karel Klečka
Přemysl Krbec
Václav Kubíčka
Ladislav Pazdera
Jaroslav Šťastný
Individual all-around
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Soviet Union Yuri Titov Japan Yukio Endo Soviet Union Boris Shakhlin
Floor
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Japan Nobuyuki Aihara
Japan Yukio Endo
none awarded Italy Franco Menichelli
Pommel horse
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Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Miroslav Cerar Soviet Union Boris Shakhlin Japan Takashi Mitsukuri
China Yu Lifeng
Rings
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Soviet Union Yuri Titov Japan Yukio Endo
Soviet Union Boris Shakhlin
none awarded
Vault
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Czechoslovakia Přemysl Krbec Japan Haruhiro Yamashita Soviet Union Boris Shakhlin
Japan Yukio Endo
Parallel bars
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Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Miroslav Cerar Soviet Union Boris Shakhlin Japan Yukio Endo
Horizontal bar
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Japan Takashi Ono Japan Yukio Endo
Soviet Union Pavel Stolbov
none awarded
Women
Team all-around
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 Soviet Union
Polina Astakhova
Lidiya Ivanova
Larisa Latynina
Tamara Manina
Sofia Muratova
Irina Pervuschina
 Czechoslovakia
Eva Bosáková
Věra Čáslavská
Libuse Cmiralova
Hana Růžičková
Ludmila Švédová
Adolfina Tkačíková
 Japan
Ginko Abukawa
Keiko Ikeda
Taniko Nakamura
Kiyoko Ono
Toshiko Shirasu
Hiroko Tsuji
Individual all-around
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Soviet Union Larisa Latynina Czechoslovakia Věra Čáslavská Soviet Union Irina Pervuschina
Vault
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Czechoslovakia Věra Čáslavská Soviet Union Larisa Latynina Soviet Union Tamara Manina
Uneven bars
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Soviet Union Irina Pervuschina Czechoslovakia Eva Bosáková Soviet Union Larisa Latynina
Balance beam
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Czechoslovakia Eva Bosáková Soviet Union Larisa Latynina Japan Keiko Ikeda
Hungary Anikó Ducza
Floor
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Soviet Union Larisa Latynina Soviet Union Irina Pervuschina Czechoslovakia Věra Čáslavská

Men's Results[edit]

Team competition[edit]

Rank Team Compulsory Optional Total
1st, gold medalist(s)  Japan 285.650 289.000 574.650
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Soviet Union 285.700 287.450 573.150
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Czechoslovakia 280.450 281.050 561.500
4  China 278.450 280.550 559.000
5  Italy 278.200 279.000 557.200
6  United States 273.650 281.600 555.250
7  Finland 274.250 280.650 554.900
8  East Germany 275.450 279.050 554.500
9   Switzerland 274.050 278.900 552.950
10  Yugoslavia 274.800 277.900 552.700
11  Bulgaria 275.450 276.300 551.750
12  Hungary 273.800 276.850 550.650
13  Poland 276.050 274.300 550.350
14  France 272.400 270.750 543.150
15  Sweden 269.200 272.550 541.750
16  West Germany 267.550 270.650 538.200
17  United Arab Republic 257.950 259.300 517.250
18  Canada 248.900 255.950 504.850
19  Cuba 231.500 230.250 461.750
20  Turkey 171.350 202.800 374.150

Individual all-around[edit]

Rank Gymnast Total
1st, gold medalist(s)  Yuri Titov (URS) 115.650
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Yukio Endo (JPN) 115.500
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Boris Shakhlin (URS) 115.200
4  Takashi Ono (JPN) 115.150
5  Miroslav Cerar (YUG) 114.950
6  Takashi Mitsukuri (JPN) 114.300
7  Haruhiro Yamashita (JPN) 114.100
8  Pavel Stolbov (URS) 114.000
9  Valery Kerdemelidi (URS) 113.850
9  Shuji Tsurumi (JPN) 113.850
11  Franco Menichelli (ITA) 113.600
12  Nobuyuki Aihara (JPN) 113.450

Floor exercise[edit]

Rank Gymnast Total
1st, gold medalist(s)  Nobuyuki Aihara (JPN) 19.500
1st, gold medalist(s)  Yukio Endo (JPN) 19.500
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Franco Menichelli (ITA) 19.450
4  Haruhiro Yamashita (JPN) 19.300
5  Takashi Ono (JPN) 19.275
6  Jaroslav Stastny (TCH) 19.000

Pommel horse[edit]

Rank Gymnast Total
1st, gold medalist(s)  Miroslav Cerar (YUG) 19.750
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Boris Shakhlin (URS) 19.375
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Takashi Mitsukuri (JPN) 19.300
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Yu Lifeng (CHN) 19.300
5  Yuri Titov (URS) 19.275
6  Valery Kerdemelidi (URS) 18.400

Rings[edit]

Rank Gymnast Total
1st, gold medalist(s)  Yuri Titov (URS) 19.550
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Yukio Endo (JPN) 19.425
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Boris Shakhlin (URS) 19.425
4  Nobuyuki Aihara (JPN) 19.250
5  Viktor Leontyev (URS) 19.225
6  Miroslav Cerar (YUG) 19.200

Vault[edit]

Rank Gymnast Total
1st, gold medalist(s)  Přemysl Krbec (TCH) 19.550
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Haruhiro Yamashita (JPN) 19.350
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Boris Shakhlin (URS) 19.225
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Yukio Endo (JPN) 19.225
5  Takashi Ono (JPN) 19.175
6  Siegfried Fülle (GDR) 19.075

Parallel Bars[edit]

Rank Gymnast Total
1st, gold medalist(s)  Miroslav Cerar (YUG) 19.625
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Boris Shakhlin (URS) 19.600
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Yukio Endo (JPN) 19.500
4  Haruhiro Yamashita (JPN) 19.375
5  Takashi Ono (JPN) 19.250
6  Valery Kerdemelidi (URS) 19.125

Horizontal Bar[edit]

Rank Gymnast Total
1st, gold medalist(s)  Takashi Ono (JPN) 19.675
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Yukio Endo (JPN) 19.625
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Pavel Stolbov (URS) 19.625
4  Takashi Mitsukuri (JPN) 19.500
4  Yuri Titov (URS) 19.500
6  Miroslav Cerar (YUG) 19.425

Women's Results[edit]

Team competition[edit]

Rank Team Compulsory Optional Total
1st, gold medalist(s)  Soviet Union 190.461 194.527 384.988
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Czechoslovakia 188.562 194.028 382.590
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Japan 186.861 192.662 379.523
4  Hungary 185.562 192.228 377.790
5  East Germany 184.626 190.660 375.286
6  China 183.795 189.193 372.988
7  Poland 181.726 190.161 371.887
8  United States 179.926 188.426 368.352
9  Romania 180.859 186.061 366.920
10  Sweden 181.194 185.661 366.855
11  Yugoslavia 179.228 183.526 362.754
12  France 179.262 182.661 361.923
13  West Germany 175.226 179.692 354.918
14  Finland 171.262 180.860 352.122
15  Israel 170.495 175.494 345.989
16  Canada 160.693 170.292 330.985
17  Cuba 137.095 154.727 291.822

Individual all-around[edit]

Rank Gymnast Total
1st, gold medalist(s)  Larisa Latynina (URS) 78.030
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Věra Čáslavská (TCH) 77.732
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Irina Pervuschina (URS) 77.465
4  Eva Bosáková (TCH) 76.898
5  Tamara Manina (URS) 76.865
6  Keiko Ikeda (JPN) 76.832
7  Ingrid Föst (GDR) 76.631
8  Polina Astakhova (URS) 76.330
9  Judith Hamori (HUN) 76.264
10  Toshido Shirasu (JPN) 76.064
11  Kiyoko Ono (JPN) 75.965
12  Natalia Kot (POL) 75.931

Vault[edit]

Rank Gymnast Total
1st, gold medalist(s)  Věra Čáslavská (TCH) 19.649
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Larisa Latynina (URS) 19.632
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Tamara Manina (URS) 19.549
4  Birgit Radochla (GDR) 19.483
5  Ingrid Föst (GDR) 19.466
6  Irina Pervuschina (URS) 19.433

Uneven bars[edit]

Rank Gymnast Total
1st, gold medalist(s)  Irina Pervuschina (URS) 19.566
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Eva Bosáková (TCH) 19.466
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Larisa Latynina (URS) 19.449
4  Polina Astakhova (URS) 19.399
5  Věra Čáslavská (TCH) 19.366
6  Katalin Makray (HUN) 19.316

Balance beam[edit]

Rank Gymnast Total
1st, gold medalist(s)  Eva Bosáková (TCH) 19.499
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Larisa Latynina (URS) 19.416
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Keiko Ikeda (JPN) 19.366
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Anikó Ducza (HUN) 19.366
5  Věra Čáslavská (TCH) 19.333
6  Irina Pervischina (URS) 19.250

Floor exercise[edit]

Rank Gymnast Total
1st, gold medalist(s)  Larisa Latynina (URS) 19.716
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Irina Pervuschina (URS) 19.616
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Věra Čáslavská (TCH) 19.550
4  Polina Astakhova (URS) 19.466
4  Eva Bosáková (TCH) 19.466
6  Toshiro Shirasu (JPN) 19.416

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  USSR 6 8 5 19
2  Japan 4 4 5 13
3  Czechoslovakia 3 3 2 8
4  Yugoslavia 2 0 0 2
5=  People's Republic of China 0 0 1 1
5=  Hungary 0 0 1 1
5=  Italy 0 0 1 1

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