Gymnastics at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Gymnastics at the
1968 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 1968 Summer Olympics, fourteen different artistic gymnastics events were contested, eight for men and six for women. All events were held at the National Auditorium in Mexico City from October 21 through October 26.

Format of competition[edit]

The scoring in all the events was basically the same, as for gymnastics events at the 1960 Summer Olympics. Six best gymnasts on the apparatus in the team competition (by sum of two scores - for compulsory and optional routine) qualified for that apparatus finals. The new feature of the competition was in women's events: each of them was judged by four judges, like men's ones. The highest and lowest marks were dropped and an average of two remaining marks constituted the score.

Results[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
details
 Japan (JPN)
Yukio Endo
Sawao Kato
Takeshi Katō
Eizo Kenmotsu
Akinori Nakayama
Mitsuo Tsukahara
 Soviet Union (URS)
Sergei Diomidov
Valery Iljinykh
Valery Karasev
Viktor Klimenko
Victor Lisitsky
Mikhail Voronin
 East Germany (GDR)
Gunter Beier
Matthias Brehme
Gerhard Dietrich
Siegfried Fülle
Klaus Köste
Peter Weber
Individual all-around
details
Sawao Kato
 Japan
Mikhail Voronin
 Soviet Union
Akinori Nakayama
 Japan
Floor exercise
details
Sawao Kato
 Japan
Akinori Nakayama
 Japan
Takeshi Katō
 Japan
Horizontal bar
details
Mikhail Voronin
 Soviet Union
none awarded Eizo Kenmotsu
 Japan
Akinori Nakayama
 Japan
Parallel bars
details
Akinori Nakayama
 Japan
Mikhail Voronin
 Soviet Union
Viktor Klimenko
 Soviet Union
Pommel horse
details
Miroslav Cerar
 Yugoslavia
Olli Laiho
 Finland
Mikhail Voronin
 Soviet Union
Rings
details
Akinori Nakayama
 Japan
Mikhail Voronin
 Soviet Union
Sawao Kato
 Japan
Vault
details
Mikhail Voronin
 Soviet Union
Yukio Endo
 Japan
Sergei Diomidov
 Soviet Union

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
details
 Soviet Union (URS)
Lyubov Burda
Olga Karasyova
Natalia Kuchinskaya
Larisa Petrik
Ludmilla Tourischeva
Zinaida Voronina
 Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Věra Čáslavská
Marianna Krajčírová
Jana Kubičková
Hana Lišková
Bohumila Řimnáčová
Miroslava Skleničková
 East Germany (GDR)
Maritta Bauerschmidt
Karin Janz
Marianne Noack
Magdalena Schmidt
Ute Starke
Erika Zuchold
Individual all-around
details
Věra Čáslavská
 Czechoslovakia
Zinaida Voronina
 Soviet Union
Natalia Kuchinskaya
 Soviet Union
Balance beam
details
Natalia Kuchinskaya
 Soviet Union
Věra Čáslavská
 Czechoslovakia
Larisa Petrik
 Soviet Union
Floor exercise
details
Larisa Petrik
 Soviet Union
none awarded Natalia Kuchinskaya
 Soviet Union
Věra Čáslavská
 Czechoslovakia
Uneven bars
details
Věra Čáslavská
 Czechoslovakia
Karin Janz
 East Germany
Zinaida Voronina
 Soviet Union
Vault
details
Věra Čáslavská
 Czechoslovakia
Erika Zuchold
 East Germany
Zinaida Voronina
 Soviet Union

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan 6 2 4 12
2  Soviet Union 5 5 8 18
3  Czechoslovakia 4 2 0 6
4  Yugoslavia 1 0 0 1
5  East Germany 0 2 2 4
6  Finland 0 1 0 1
Total 16 12 14 42

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