Gymnastics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's balance beam

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These are the results of the women's balance beam competition, one of six events for female competitors in artistic gymnastics at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Natalia Kuchinskaya
 Soviet Union
Silver Věra Čáslavská
 Czechoslovakia
Bronze Larisa Petrik
 Soviet Union

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

One-hundred one gymnasts competed in the compulsory and optional rounds. The six highest scoring gymnasts advanced to the final on October 25.

Final[edit]

Rank Gymnast C O Total
Gold medal icon.svg  Natalia Kuchinskaya (URS) 9.800 9.850 19.650
Silver medal icon.svg  Věra Čáslavská (TCH) 9.725 9.850 19.575
Bronze medal icon.svg  Larisa Petrik (URS) 9.500 9.750 19.250
4  Linda Metheny (USA) 9.575 9.650 19.225
4  Karin Janz (GDR) 9.525 9.700 19.225
6  Erika Zuchold (GDR) 9.500 9.650 19.150

References[edit]

Preceded by
Gymnastics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Women's balance beam
Women's Balance Beam Event
1968
Succeeded by
Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's balance beam