Gymnastics at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's vault

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Men's vault
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Gold medal    Germany
Gold medal    Soviet Union
Bronze medal    Soviet Union
«1952 1960»
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 vault 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  Helmut Bantz (EUA) 9.400 9.450 18.850
Gold medal icon.svg  Valentin Muratov (URS) 9.450 9.450 18.850
Bronze medal icon.svg  Yuri Titov (URS) 9.350 9.400 18.750
4  Theo Wied (EUA) 9.300 9.400 18.700
4  Boris Shakhlin (URS) 9.350 9.350 18.700
6  Masao Takemoto (JPN) 9.200 9.450 18.650