Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Gymnastics events during the 1972 Summer Olympics

Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics was represented by 14 events: 6 for women and 8 for men. The competition was held from August 27 to September 1 at the Sports Hall in Munich.

Format of competitionEdit

The scoring in the team competition event and in event finals was the same, as for gymnastics events at the previous Olympics. But in the all-around the scoring system became similar to that of event finals: for the all-around a gymnast showed one's skills once more on each of the apparatuses; to get the "Total" value for the all-around performance, marks in the team competition were added together, the result was divided by two ("Prelim" value) and added to the sum of marks for all-around routines ("Final" value). Judging system was basically the same, as at the previous Olympics.

MedalsEdit

Pos Country: Gold: Silver: Bronze: Total:
1   USSR 6 6 4 16
2   Japan 5 5 6 16
3   GDR 3 4 2 9
4 Hungary 0 0 1 1

Men's eventsEdit

"C" stands for "Compulsory exercises" and "O" stands for "Optional exercises".

Individual all-aroundEdit

"Prelim" mark is the value from the "Score" column of the team competition table, divided by two.

Rank Athlete FX PH RG VT PB HB Final Prelim. Total
1   Sawao Kato (JPN) 9.25 9.40 9.60 9.50 9.60 9.75 57.10 57.550 114.650
2   Eizo Kenmotsu (JPN) 9.45 9.60 9.50 9.60 9.45 9.60 57.20 57.375 114.575
3   Akinori Nakayama (JPN) 9.50 9.40 9.55 9.45 9.65 9.65 57.20 57.125 114.325

Team competitionEdit

Rank Team / Competitor FX PH RG VT PB HB Total Score
C O C O C O C O C O C O C O
1   Japan 47.20 47.95 46.90 47.10 47.70 47.90 46.85 46.30 47.75 48.25 48.65 48.70 285.05 286.20 571.25
Sawao Kato 9.50 9.60 9.40 9.60 9.50 9.60 9.50 9.50 9.60 9.75 9.85 9.70 57.35 57.75 115.10
Eizo Kenmotsu 9.40 9.65 9.50 9.60 9.60 9.50 9.40 9.40 9.65 9.65 9.65 9.75 57.20 57.55 114.75
Shigeru Kasamatsu 9.45 9.60 9.50 9.55 9.30 9.50 9.40 9.35 9.55 9.70 9.75 9.75 56.95 57.45 114.40
Akinori Nakayama 9.40 9.65 9.30 9.40 9.70 9.70 9.35 9.25 9.60 9.65 9.65 9.60 57.00 57.25 114.25
Mitsuo Tsukahara 9.45 9.45 9.20 8.70 9.45 9.60 9.10 8.80 9.35 9.50 9.75 9.90 56.30 55.95 112.25
Teruichi Okamura 9.30 9.40 9.05 8.95 9.45 9.45 9.20 8.80 9.35 9.40 9.40 9.45 55.75 55.45 11.20
2   USSR 46.80 47.10 46.90 46.40 47.20 47.10 46.75 46.50 47.60 47.20 46.95 47.55 282.20 281.85 564.05
Nikolai Andrianov 9.60 9.45 9.50 8.80 9.50 9.50 9.60 9.60 9.50 9.55 9.60 9.60 57.30 56.50 113.80
Mikhail Voronin 9.00 9.45 9.40 9.45 9.60 9.65 9.30 9.20 9.60 9.45 9.35 9.50 56.25 56.70 112.95
Viktor Klimenko 9.50 8.95 9.50 9.55 9.40 9.30 9.50 9.30 9.65 9.60 9.15 9.25 56.70 55.95 112.65
Edvard Mikaelian 9.35 9.45 9.35 9.25 9.45 9.35 9.25 9.15 9.50 9.35 9.45 9.60 56.35 56.15 112.50
Alexander Maleev 9.25 9.35 9.15 9.10 9.25 9.15 9.10 9.20 9.35 9.25 9.20 9.35 55.30 55.40 110.70
Vladimir Schukin 9.10 9.40 9.05 9.05 9.10 9.30 9.00 9.20 9.00 9.15 9.35 9.50 54.60 55.60 110.20
3   GDR 46.10 47.05 46.20 46.00 46.75 46.80 46.40 46.95 46.55 46.85 46.40 47.65 278.40 281.30 559.70
Klaus Köste 9.50 9.55 9.20 9.30 9.45 9.55 9.40 9.55 9.50 9.50 9.20 9.55 56.25 57.00 113.25
Matthias Brehme 9.35 9.45 9.25 9.35 9.40 9.40 9.30 9.45 9.30 9.35 9.30 9.55 55.90 56.55 112.45
Wolfgang Thüne 9.15 9.30 9.45 9.00 9.50 9.35 9.20 9.40 9.30 9.35 9.50 9.65 56.10 56.05 112.15
Wolfgang Klotz 9.20 9.40 9.10 9.05 9.40 9.30 9.30 9.20 9.25 9.35 9.05 9.45 55.30 55.75 111.05
Reinhard Rychly 8.90 9.35 8.90 9.05 9.00 9.20 9.10 9.30 9.20 9.20 9.30 9.45 54.40 55.55 109.95
Jürgen Paeke 8.75 9.25 9.20 9.25 8.50 9.20 9.20 9.25 9.00 9.30 9.10 9.35 53.75 55.60 109.35

Floor exerciseEdit

"Prelim" value is the sum of two marks for compulsory and optional routine in the team competition on the respective apparatus, divided by two.

Rank Athlete Prelim. Final Total
1   Nikolai Andrianov (URS) 9.525 9.650 19.175
2   Akinori Nakayama (JPN) 9.525 9.600 19.125
3   Shigeru Kasamatsu (JPN) 9.525 9.500 19.025

Pommel horseEdit

Rank Athlete Prelim Final Total
1   Viktor Klimenko (URS) 9.525 9.600 19.125
2   Sawao Kato (JPN) 9.500 9.500 19.000
3   Eizo Kenmotsu (JPN) 9.550 9.400 18.950

RingsEdit

Rank Athlete Prelim Final Total
1   Akinori Nakayama (JPN) 9.700 9.650 19.350
2   Mikhail Voronin (URS) 9.625 9.650 19.275
3   Mitsuo Tsukahara (JPN) 9.525 9.700 19.225

VaultEdit

Rank Athlete Prelim Final Total
1   Klaus Köste (GDR) 9.475 9.375 18.850
2   Viktor Klimenko (URS) 9.400 9.425 18.825
3   Nikolai Andrianov (URS) 9.600 9.200 18.800

Parallel barsEdit

Rank Athlete Prelim Final Total
1   Sawao Kato (JPN) 9.675 9.800 19.475
2   Shigeru Kasamatsu (JPN) 9.625 9.750 19.375
3   Eizo Kenmotsu (JPN) 9.650 9.600 19.250

Horizontal barEdit

Rank Athlete Prelim Final Total
1   Mitsuo Tsukahara (JPN) 9.825 9.900 19.725
2   Sawao Kato (JPN) 9.775 9.750 19.525
3   Shigeru Kasamatsu (JPN) 9.750 9.700 19.450

Women's eventsEdit

"C" stands for "Compulsory exercises" and "O" stands for "Optional exercises".

Individual all-aroundEdit

"Prelim" mark is the value from the "Score" column of the team competition table, divided by two.

Rank Athlete VT UB BB FX Final Prelim. Total
1   257 Ludmilla Tourischeva (URS) 9.65 9.65 9.40 9.90 38.60 38.425 77.025
2   93 Karin Janz (GDR) 9.65 9.70 9.40 9.70 38.45 38.425 76.875
3   255 Tamara Lazakovich (URS) 9.55 9.70 9.75 9.65 38.65 38.200 76.850

Team competitionEdit

Rank Team / Competitor VT UB BB FX Total Score
C O C O C O C O C O
1   USSR 47.55 47.65 47.70 47.55 45.90 48.20 48.00 47.95 189.15 191.35 380.50
257 Ludmilla Tourischeva 9.60 9.70 9.60 9.65 9.05 9.75 9.80 9.70 38.05 38.80 76.85
253 Olga Korbut 9.45 9.60 9.60 9.70 9.25 9.75 9.60 9.75 37.90 38.80 76.70
255 Tamara Lazakovich 9.60 9.30 9.55 9.50 9.40 9.75 9.70 9.60 38.25 38.15 76.40
251 Ljubov Burda 9.50 9.55 9.45 9.30 9.00 9.55 9.50 9.50 37.45 37.90 75.35
Elvira Saadi 9.40 9.40 9.20 9.40 9.20 9.25 9.40 9.40 37.20 37.45 74.65
Antonina Koshel 9.20 9.40 9.50 8.50 8.95 9.40 9.35 8.70 37.00 36.00 73.00
2   GDR 46.85 47.90 48.00 47.65 45.80 46.10 46.65 47.60 187.30 189.25 376.55
93 Karin Janz 9.45 9.80 9.85 9.70 9.35 9.50 9.50 9.70 38.15 38.70 76.85
Erika Zuchold 9.45 9.70 9.70 9.60 9.25 9.35 9.40 9.55 37.80 38.20 76.00
92 Angelika Hellmann 9.35 9.50 9.60 9.50 9.15 9.20 9.40 9.60 37.50 37.80 75.30
Irene Abel 9.30 9.55 9.20 9.40 8.90 9.00 9.15 9.25 36.55 37.20 73.75
Christine Schmitt 9.30 9.35 9.30 9.30 8.90 9.05 9.20 9.30 36.70 37.00 73.70
Richarda Schmeißer 9.25 8.45 9.55 9.45 9.15 8.85 9.05 9.45 37.00 36.20 73.20
3 Hungary 44.70 46.65 47.00 46.85 45.40 46.10 45.05 46.50 182.15 186.10 368.25
Ilona Békési 8.90 9.40 9.60 9.55 9.15 9.30 9.10 9.40 36.75 37.65 74.40
Mónika Császár 9.05 9.30 9.15 9.25 9.25 9.40 9.15 9.30 36.60 37.25 73.85
Krisztina Medveczky 8.85 9.20 9.40 9.35 9.15 9.35 9.00 9.30 36.40 37.20 73.60
Anikó Kéry 9.00 9.40 9.40 9.30 8.85 8.95 8.95 9.55 36.20 37.20 73.40
Márta Kelemen 8.90 9.35 9.45 9.40 9.00 9.10 8.85 8.95 36.20 36.80 73.00
Zsuzsa Nagy 8.85 9.15 9.15 9.10 8.80 8.75 8.80 8.85 35.60 35.85 71.45

VaultEdit

"Prelim" value is the sum of two marks for compulsory and optional routine on the respective apparatus in the team competition, divided by two.

Rank Athlete Prelim Final Total
1   93 Karin Janz (GDR) 9.625 9.90 19.525
2   Erika Zuchold (GDR) 9.575 9.70 19.275
3   257 Ludmilla Tourischeva (URS) 9.650 9.60 19.250

Uneven barsEdit

Rank Athlete Prelim Final Total
1   93 Karin Janz (GDR) 9.775 9.90 19.675
2   253 Olga Korbut (URS) 9.650 9.80 19.450
2   Erika Zuchold (GDR) 9.650 9.80 19.450

Balance beamEdit

Rank Athlete Prelim Final Total
1   253 Olga Korbut (URS) 9.500 9.90 19.400
2   255 Tamara Lazakovich (URS) 9.575 9.80 19.375
3   93 Karin Janz (GDR) 9.425 9.55 18.975

Floor exerciseEdit

Rank Athlete Prelim Final Total
1   253 Olga Korbut (URS) 9.675 9.90 19.575
2   257 Ludmilla Tourischeva (URS) 9.750 9.80 19.550
3   255 Tamara Lazakovich (URS) 9.650 9.80 19.450

Note:country names are given in the form they were used in the official documents of the IOC in 1972.

ReferencesEdit

  • The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad Munich 1972. Munich: proSport. 1974.
  • "1972 Olympic Games". Gymn-Forum.com. Retrieved May 24, 2006.