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.


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



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


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


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