Gymnastics at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's parallel bars

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Men's parallel bars
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
Gold medal    Soviet Union
Silver medal    Soviet Union
Bronze medal    East Germany
«1976 1984»
Gymnastics at the 1980 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 parallel bars competition, one of eight events for male competitors in artistic gymnastics at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. The qualification and final rounds took place on July 20, 22 and 25th at the Sports Palace at the Central Lenin Stadium.


Gold  Alexander Tkachev
Soviet Union (URS)
Silver  Alexander Dityatin
Soviet Union (URS)
Bronze  Roland Brückner
East Germany (GDR)



Sixty-eight gymnasts competed in the compulsory and optional rounds on July 20 and 22. The six highest scoring gymnasts advanced to the final on July 25. Each country was limited to two competitors in the final. Half of the points earned by each gymnast during both the compulsory and optional rounds carried over to the final. This constitutes the "prelim" score.


Rank Gymnast C O Prelim Final Total
Gold medal icon.svg  Alexander Tkachev (URS) 9.850 9.900 9.875 9.900 19.775
Silver medal icon.svg  Alexander Dityatin (URS) 9.800 9.900 9.850 9.900 19.750
Bronze medal icon.svg  Roland Brückner (GDR) 9.700 9.900 9.800 9.850 19.650
4  Michael Nikolay (GDR) 9.600 9.800 9.700 9.900 19.600
5  Stoyan Deltchev (BUL) 9.850 9.900 9.875 9.700 19.575
6  Roberto Leon (CUB) 9.700 9.900 9.800 9.700 19.500