Gymnastics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's vault

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Women's vault
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
1st, gold medalist(s) Margarita Nikolaeva  Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sofia Muratova  Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Larisa Latynina  Soviet Union
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These are the results of the women's vault competition, one of six events for female competitors in artistic gymnastics at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.



One-hundred twenty-four gymnasts competed in the compulsory and optional rounds. The six highest scoring gymnasts advanced to the final.


Rank Gymnast C & V/2 Final Total
Gold medal icon.svg  Margarita Nikolaeva (URS) 9.550 9.766 19.316
Silver medal icon.svg  Sofia Muratova (URS) 9.516 9.533 19.049
Bronze medal icon.svg  Larisa Latynina (URS) 9.483 9.533 19.016
4  Adolfína Tkačíková (TCH) 9.383 9.400 18.783
5  Sonia Iovan (ROU) 9.366 9.400 18.766
6  Polina Astakhova (URS) 9.383 9.333 18.716