Gymnastics at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's parallel bars

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Men's parallel bars
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
1st, gold medalist(s) Viktor Chukarin  Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Masumi Kubota  Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Takashi Ono  Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Masao Takemoto  Japan
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Gymnastics at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Team all-around   men   women
Team Portable

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 men's parallel bars competition, one of eight events for male competitors in artistic gymnastics at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.



Sixty three gymnasts competed in the compulsory and optional rounds of the team competition. The top scorers in the team competition won the individual medals. There was no separate competition for individual apparatus.


Rank Gymnast C V Total
Gold medal icon.svg  Viktor Chukarin (URS) 9.550 9.650 19.200
Silver medal icon.svg  Masumi Kubota (JPN) 9.550 9.600 19.500
Bronze medal icon.svg  Takashi Ono (JPN) 9.600 9.500 19.100
Bronze medal icon.svg  Masao Takemoto (JPN) 9.400 9.700 19.100
5  Albert Azaryan (URS) 9.300 9.700 19.000
6  Berndt Lindfors (FIN) 9.450 9.450 18.900
6  Nobuyuki Aihara (JPN) 9.350 9.550 18.900