Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's vault

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Women's vault
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
1st, gold medalist(s) Karin Janz  East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Erika Zuchold  East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ludmila Tourischeva  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 women's vault competition, one of six events for female competitors in artistic gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. The qualification and final rounds took place on August 27, 28 and 31st at the Sports Hall.



One-hundred eighteen gymnasts competed in the compulsory and optional rounds on August 27 and 28. The six highest scoring gymnasts advanced to the final on August 31.


Rank Gymnast C O Prelim Final Total
Gold medal icon.svg  Karin Janz (GDR) 9.450 9.800 9.625 9.900 19.525
Silver medal icon.svg  Erika Zuchold (GDR) 9.450 9.700 9.575 9.700 19.275
Bronze medal icon.svg  Ludmila Tourischeva (URS) 9.600 9.700 9.650 9.600 19.250
4  Lyubov Burda (URS) 9.500 9.550 9.525 9.700 19.225
5  Olga Korbut (URS) 9.450 9.600 9.525 9.650 19.175
6  Tamara Lazakovich (URS) 9.600 9.300 9.450 9.600 19.050


Women's Vault Event