1954 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

The 13th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were held in Rome, the capital of Italy, on June 28 - July 1, 1954. It was the first World Championships at which the Soviet Union competed, winning 20 medals overall (more than three times the amount of any other country).

MedallistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
Team all-around
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  Soviet Union
Albert Azaryan
Viktor Chukarin
Sergei Dzhayani
Yevgeny Korolkov
Valentin Muratov
Hrant Shahinyan
Boris Shakhlin
Ivan Vostrikov
  Japan
Akitomo Kaneko
Akira Kono
Masami Kubota
Tetsumi Nabeya
Takashi Ono
Yoshiyuki Oshima
Masao Takemoto
   Switzerland
Hans Bründler
Oswald Bühler
Hans Eugster
Jack Günthard
Hans Schwartzentruber
Josef Stalder
Melchior Thalmann
Jean Tschabold
Individual all-around
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  Viktor Chukarin
  Valentin Muratov
none awarded   Hrant Shahinyan
Floor
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  Masao Takemoto
  Valentin Muratov
none awarded   Karl William Thoresson
Pommel horse
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  Hrant Shahinyan   Josef Stalder   Viktor Chukarin
Rings
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  Albert Azaryan   Yevgeny Korolkov   Valentin Muratov
Vault
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  Leo Sotorník   Helmut Bantz   Sergei Dzhayani
Parallel bars
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  Viktor Chukarin   Josef Stalder   Helmut Bantz
  Masao Takemoto
  Hans Eugster
Horizontal bar
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  Valentin Muratov   Helmut Bantz
  Boris Shakhlin
none awarded
Women
Team all-around
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  Soviet Union
Nina Bocharova
Pelageya Danilova
Maria Gorokhovskaya
Larisa Diriy
Tamara Manina
Sofia Muratova
Galina Rud'ko
Galina Sarabidze
  Hungary
Eva Banati
Ilona Bánhegyi Milanovits
Irén Daruházi-Karcsics
Erzsébet Gulyás-Köteles
Ágnes Keleti
Alice Kertész
Olga Lemhényi-Tass
Edit Perényi-Weckinger
  Czechoslovakia
Eva Bosáková
Miroslava Brdičková
Alena Chadimová
Věra Drazdíková
Zdena Lizkova
Anna Marejková
Alena Reichová
Věra Vančurová
Individual all-around
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  Galina Rud'ko   Eva Bosáková   Helena Rakoczy
Vault
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  Ann-Sofi Pettersson
  Tamara Manina
none awarded   Evy Berggren
Uneven bars
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  Ágnes Keleti   Galina Rud'ko   Helena Rakoczy
Balance beam
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  Keiko Tanaka   Eva Bosáková   Ágnes Keleti
Floor
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  Tamara Manina   Eva Bosáková   Maria Gorokhovskaya

Men's ResultsEdit

Team competitionEdit

Rank Team Compulsory Optional Total
    Soviet Union 344.500 345.400 689.900
    Japan 333.600 339.650 673.250
     Switzerland 333.650 337.900 671.550
4   Germany 334.400 335.850 670.250
5   Czechoslovakia 328.350 333.050 661.400
6   Finland 328.150 331.700 659.850
7   Hungary 322.600 327.400 650.000
8   Italy 314.300 323.150 637.450
9   Bulgaria 312.500 313.050 625.550
10   France 313.450 310.200 623.650
11   Poland 303.800 311.700 615.500
12   Yugoslavia 297.250 305.900 603.150
13   Austria 293.300 297.500 590.800
14   Egypt 280.800 275.900 566.700
15   Luxembourg 274.350 287.050 561.400
16   Denmark 273.000 287.500 560.500

Individual all-aroundEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Valentin Muratov (URS) 115.450
    Viktor Chukarin (URS) 115.450
    Hrant Shahinyan (URS) 114.600
4   Boris Shakhlin (URS) 114.050
4   Albert Azaryan (URS) 114.050
6   Ivan Vostrikov (URS) 113.650
7   Yevgeny Korolkov (URS) 113.500
8   Helmut Bantz (FRG) 113.400
9   Josef Stalder (SUI) 113.350
10   Takashi Ono (JPN) 112.850
11   Akira Kono (JPN) 112.500
12   Jack Günthard (SUI) 112.300

Floor exerciseEdit

Rank Gymnast Compulsory Optional Total
    Valentin Muratov (URS) 9.650 9.600 19.250
    Masao Takemoto (JPN) 9.650 9.600 19.250
    William Thoresson (SWE) 9.450 9.750 19.200
4   Viktor Chukarin (URS) 9.550 9.600 19.150
4   Masami Kubota (JPN) 9.600 9.550 19.150
6   Hrant Shahinyan (URS) 9.550 9.500 19.050

Pommel horseEdit

Rank Gymnast Compulsory Optional Total
    Hrant Shahinyan (URS) 9.600 9.700 19.300
    Josef Stalder (SUI) 9.600 9.650 19.250
    Viktor Chukarin (URS) 9.500 9.700 19.200
4   Boris Shakhlin (URS) 9.450 9.700 19.150
5   Ivan Vostrikov (URS) 9.400 9.500 18.900
6   Valentin Muratov (URS) 9.350 9.500 18.850

RingsEdit

Rank Gymnast Compulsory Optional Total
    Albert Azaryan (URS) 9.750 9.950 19.750
    Yevgeny Korolkov (URS) 9.800 9.750 19.550
    Valentin Muratov (URS) 9.800 9.700 19.500
4   Viktor Chukarin (URS) 9.800 9.650 19.450
5   Hrant Shahinyan (URS) 9.600 9.800 19.400
6   Sergei Dzhayani (URS) 9.650 9.650 19.300

VaultEdit

Rank Gymnast Compulsory Optional Total
    Leo Sotorník (TCH) 9.450 9.800 19.250
    Helmut Bantz (FRG) 9.400 9.800 19.200
    Sergei Dzhayani (URS) 9.550 9.550 19.100
4   Albert Azaryan (URS) 9.300 9.600 18.900
4   Takashi Ono (JPN) 9.450 9.450 18.900
6   Adalbert Dickhut (FRG) 9.200 9.650 18.850

Parallel barsEdit

Rank Gymnast Score Prelim score Total
    Viktor Chukarin (URS) 9.850 9.750 19.600
    Josef Stalder (SUI) 9.750 9.800 19.550
    Masao Takemoto (JPN) 9.600 9.800 19.400
    Hans Eugster (SUI) 9.650 9.750 19.400
    Helmut Bantz (FRG) 9.600 9.800 19.400
6   Jack Günthard (SUI) 9.700 9.650 19.350

Horizontal barEdit

Rank Gymnast Compulsory Optional Total
    Valentin Muratov (URS) 9.800 9.900 19.700
    Helmut Bantz (FRG) 9.750 9.650 19.400
    Boris Shakhlin (URS) 9.700 9.700 19.400
4   Josef Stalder (SUI) 9.600 9.700 19.300
5   Masao Takemoto (JPN) 9.600 9.650 19.250
5   Viktor Chukarin (URS) 9.550 9.700 19.250

Women's ResultsEdit

Team competitionEdit

Rank Team Total
    Soviet Union 524.310
    Hungary 518.280
    Czechoslovakia 511.750
4   Romania 498.570
5   Italy 495.770
6   Poland 495.660
7   Bulgaria 494.030
8   Sweden 491.210
9   France 490.360
10   Germany 486.560
11   Yugoslavia 485.440
12   Austria 453.790
13   Belgium 430.710
14   Saar 407.240
15   Luxembourg 378.560

Individual all-aroundEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Galina Rud'ko (URS) 75.680
    Eva Bosáková (TCH) 75.110
    Helena Rakoczy (POL) 74.370
4   Edit Perényi (HUN) 74.310
5   Elena Leuşteanu (ROU) 74.240
6   Nina Bocharova (URS) 74.210
7   Maria Gorokhovskaya (URS) 74.140
8   Keiko Tanaka (JPN) 73.740
9   Alena Chadimová (TCH) 73.600
10   Erzsébet Gulyás-Köteles (HUN) 73.470
11   Alice Kertész (HUN) 73.440
12   Galina Sarabidze (URS) 73.420

VaultEdit

Rank Gymnast Compulsory Optional Total
    Ann-Sofi Pettersson (SWE) 9.400 9.560 18.960
    Tamara Manina (URS) 9.660 9.300 18.960
    Evy Berggren (SWE) 9.430 9.500 18.930
4   Maria Gorokhovskaya (URS) 9.600 9.260 18.860
5   Galina Rud'ko (URS) 9.430 9.360 18.790
6   Elena Leuşteanu (ROU) 9.260 9.360 18.620

Uneven barsEdit

Rank Gymnast Compulsory Optional Total
    Ágnes Keleti (HUN) 9.730 9.730 19.460
    Galina Rud'ko (URS) 9.600 9.730 19.330
    Helena Rakoczy (POL) 9.500 9.700 19.200
4   Nina Bocharova (URS) 9.400 9.730 19.130
4   Eva Bosáková (TCH) 9.530 9.600 19.130
6   Pelageya Danilova (URS) 9.460 9.660 19.110

Balance beamEdit

Rank Gymnast Compulsory Optional Total
    Keiko Tanaka (JPN) 9.260 9.630 18.890
    Eva Bosáková (TCH) 9.300 9.460 18.760
    Ágnes Keleti (HUN) 9.160 9.560 18.720
4   Edit Perényi (HUN) 9.260 9.400 18.660
5   Galina Rud'ko (URS) 9.200 9.400 18.600
5   Nina Bocharova (URS) 9.000 9.560 18.560

Floor exerciseEdit

Rank Gymnast Compulsory Optional Total
    Tamara Manina (URS) 9.660 9.730 19.390
    Eva Bosáková (TCH) 9.400 9.760 19.160
    Maria Gorokhovskaya (URS) 9.660 9.460 19.120
4   Ágnes Keleti (HUN) 9.500 9.600 19.100
5   Galina Rud'ko (URS) 9.360 9.600 18.960
5   Larisa Latynina (URS) 9.460 9.500 18.960

MedalsEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union (URS)123520
2  Japan (JPN)2114
3  Czechoslovakia (TCH)1315
4  Hungary (HUN)1113
5  Sweden (SWE)1023
6   Switzerland (SUI)0224
7  West Germany (FRG)0213
8  Poland (POL)0022
Totals (8 nations)17121544

ReferencesEdit