Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's vault

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Men's vault
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
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Köste landing his winning vault
1st, gold medalist(s) Klaus Köste  East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Viktor Klimenko  Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nikolai Andrianov  Soviet Union
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Gymnastics at the
1972 Summer Olympics
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

These are the results of the men's vault competition, one of eight events for male competitors in artistic gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. The qualification and final rounds took place on August 27, 29 and September 1 at the Sports Hall.



One-hundred thirteen gymnasts competed in the compulsory and optional rounds on August 27 and 29. The six highest scoring gymnasts advanced to the final on September 1.


Rank Gymnast C O Prelim Final Total
Gold medal icon.svg  Klaus Köste (GDR) 9.400 9.550 9.475 9.375 18.850
Silver medal icon.svg  Viktor Klimenko (URS) 9.500 9.300 9.400 9.425 18.825
Bronze medal icon.svg  Nikolai Andrianov (URS) 9.600 9.600 9.600 9.200 18.800
4  Eizo Kenmotsu (JPN) 9.400 9.400 9.400 9.150 18.550
4  Sawao Kato (JPN) 9.500 9.500 9.500 9.050 18.550
6  Peter Rohner (SUI) 9.250 9.550 9.375 9.150 18.525