1962 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

The 15th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were held on July 3–8, 1962 in Prague, the capital of Czechoslovakia, this being the 3rd time that Prague hosted these championships.[1]

1962 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships
LocationCzechoslovakia Prague, Czechoslovakia
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These were the last championships China competed in until 1979. Following a 1964 vote to accept Taiwan as a member nation, China withdrew from the International Gymnastics Federation in protest.[2] They would not rejoin until 1978.

MedallistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
Team all-around
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  Japan
Nobuyuki Aihara
Yukio Endo
Takashi Mitsukuri
Takashi Ono
Shuji Tsurumi
Haruhiro Yamashita
  Soviet Union
Valery Kerdemelidi
Viktor Leontyev
Viktor Lisitsky
Boris Shakhlin
Pavel Stolbov
Yuri Titov
  Czechoslovakia
Pavel Gajdoš
Karel Klečka
Přemysl Krbec
Václav Kubíčka
Ladislav Pazdera
Jaroslav Šťastný
Individual all-around
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  Yuri Titov   Yukio Endo   Boris Shakhlin
Floor
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  Nobuyuki Aihara
  Yukio Endo
none awarded   Franco Menichelli
Pommel horse
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  Miroslav Cerar   Boris Shakhlin   Takashi Mitsukuri
  Yu Lifeng
Rings
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  Yuri Titov   Yukio Endo
  Boris Shakhlin
none awarded
Vault
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  Přemysl Krbec   Haruhiro Yamashita   Boris Shakhlin
  Yukio Endo
Parallel bars
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  Miroslav Cerar   Boris Shakhlin   Yukio Endo
Horizontal bar
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  Takashi Ono   Yukio Endo
  Pavel Stolbov
none awarded
Women
Team all-around
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  Soviet Union
Polina Astakhova
Lidiya Ivanova
Larisa Latynina
Tamara Manina
Sofia Muratova
Irina Pervuschina
  Czechoslovakia
Eva Bosáková
Věra Čáslavská
Libuse Cmiralova
Hana Růžičková
Ludmila Švédová
Adolfína Tkačíková
  Japan
Ginko Abukawa
Keiko Ikeda
Taniko Nakamura
Kiyoko Ono
Toshiko Shirasu
Hiroko Tsuji
Individual all-around
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  Larisa Latynina   Věra Čáslavská   Irina Pervuschina
Vault
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  Věra Čáslavská   Larisa Latynina   Tamara Manina
Uneven bars
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  Irina Pervuschina   Eva Bosáková   Larisa Latynina
Balance beam
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  Eva Bosáková   Larisa Latynina   Keiko Ikeda
  Anikó Ducza
Floor
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  Larisa Latynina   Irina Pervuschina   Věra Čáslavská

Men's ResultsEdit

Team competitionEdit

Rank Team Compulsory Optional Total
    Japan 285.650 289.000 574.650
    Soviet Union 285.700 287.450 573.150
    Czechoslovakia 280.450 281.050 561.500
4   China 278.450 280.550 559.000
5   Italy 278.200 279.000 557.200
6   United States 273.650 281.600 555.250
7   Finland 274.250 280.650 554.900
8   East Germany 275.450 279.050 554.500
9    Switzerland 274.050 278.900 552.950
10   Yugoslavia 274.800 277.900 552.700
11   Bulgaria 275.450 276.300 551.750
12   Hungary 273.800 276.850 550.650
13   Poland 276.050 274.300 550.350
14   France 272.400 270.750 543.150
15   Sweden 269.200 272.550 541.750
16   West Germany 267.550 270.650 538.200
17   United Arab Republic 257.950 259.300 517.250
18   Canada 248.900 255.950 504.850
19   Cuba 231.500 230.250 461.750
20   Turkey 171.350 202.800 374.150

Individual all-aroundEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Yuri Titov (URS) 115.650
    Yukio Endo (JPN) 115.500
    Boris Shakhlin (URS) 115.200
4   Takashi Ono (JPN) 115.150
5   Miroslav Cerar (YUG) 114.950
6   Takashi Mitsukuri (JPN) 114.300
7   Haruhiro Yamashita (JPN) 114.100
8   Pavel Stolbov (URS) 114.000
9   Valery Kerdemelidi (URS) 113.850
9   Shuji Tsurumi (JPN) 113.850
11   Franco Menichelli (ITA) 113.600
12   Nobuyuki Aihara (JPN) 113.450

Floor exerciseEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Nobuyuki Aihara (JPN) 19.500
    Yukio Endo (JPN) 19.500
    Franco Menichelli (ITA) 19.450
4   Haruhiro Yamashita (JPN) 19.300
5   Takashi Ono (JPN) 19.275
6   Jaroslav Stastny (TCH) 19.000

Pommel horseEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Miroslav Cerar (YUG) 19.750
    Boris Shakhlin (URS) 19.375
    Takashi Mitsukuri (JPN) 19.300
    Yu Lifeng (CHN) 19.300
5   Yuri Titov (URS) 19.275
6   Valery Kerdemelidi (URS) 18.400

RingsEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Yuri Titov (URS) 19.550
    Yukio Endo (JPN) 19.425
    Boris Shakhlin (URS) 19.425
4   Nobuyuki Aihara (JPN) 19.250
5   Viktor Leontyev (URS) 19.225
6   Miroslav Cerar (YUG) 19.200

VaultEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Přemysl Krbec (TCH) 19.550
    Haruhiro Yamashita (JPN) 19.350
    Boris Shakhlin (URS) 19.225
    Yukio Endo (JPN) 19.225
5   Takashi Ono (JPN) 19.175
6   Siegfried Fülle (GDR) 19.075

Parallel BarsEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Miroslav Cerar (YUG) 19.625
    Boris Shakhlin (URS) 19.600
    Yukio Endo (JPN) 19.500
4   Haruhiro Yamashita (JPN) 19.375
5   Takashi Ono (JPN) 19.250
6   Valery Kerdemelidi (URS) 19.125

Horizontal BarEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Takashi Ono (JPN) 19.675
    Yukio Endo (JPN) 19.625
    Pavel Stolbov (URS) 19.625
4   Takashi Mitsukuri (JPN) 19.500
4   Yuri Titov (URS) 19.500
6   Miroslav Cerar (YUG) 19.425

Women's ResultsEdit

Team competitionEdit

Rank Team Compulsory Optional Total
    Soviet Union 190.461 194.527 384.988
    Czechoslovakia 188.562 194.028 382.590
    Japan 186.861 192.662 379.523
4   Hungary 185.562 192.228 377.790
5   East Germany 184.626 190.660 375.286
6   China 183.795 189.193 372.988
7   Poland 181.726 190.161 371.887
8   United States 179.926 188.426 368.352
9   Romania 180.859 186.061 366.920
10   Sweden 181.194 185.661 366.855
11   Yugoslavia 179.228 183.526 362.754
12   France 179.262 182.661 361.923
13   West Germany 175.226 179.692 354.918
14   Finland 171.262 180.860 352.122
15   Israel 170.495 175.494 345.989
16   Canada 160.693 170.292 330.985
17   Cuba 137.095 154.727 291.822

Individual all-aroundEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Larisa Latynina (URS) 78.030
    Věra Čáslavská (TCH) 77.732
    Irina Pervuschina (URS) 77.465
4   Eva Bosáková (TCH) 76.898
5   Tamara Manina (URS) 76.865
6   Keiko Ikeda (JPN) 76.832
7   Ingrid Föst (GDR) 76.631
8   Polina Astakhova (URS) 76.330
9   Judith Hamori (HUN) 76.264
10   Toshido Shirasu (JPN) 76.064
11   Kiyoko Ono (JPN) 75.965
12   Natalia Kot (POL) 75.931

VaultEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Věra Čáslavská (TCH) 19.649
    Larisa Latynina (URS) 19.632
    Tamara Manina (URS) 19.549
4   Birgit Radochla (GDR) 19.483
5   Ingrid Föst (GDR) 19.466
6   Irina Pervuschina (URS) 19.433

Uneven barsEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Irina Pervuschina (URS) 19.566
    Eva Bosáková (TCH) 19.466
    Larisa Latynina (URS) 19.449
4   Polina Astakhova (URS) 19.399
5   Věra Čáslavská (TCH) 19.366
6   Katalin Makray (HUN) 19.316

Balance beamEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Eva Bosáková (TCH) 19.499
    Larisa Latynina (URS) 19.416
    Keiko Ikeda (JPN) 19.366
    Anikó Ducza (HUN) 19.366
5   Věra Čáslavská (TCH) 19.333
6   Irina Pervuschina (URS) 19.250

Floor exerciseEdit

Rank Gymnast Total
    Larisa Latynina (URS) 19.716
    Irina Pervuschina (URS) 19.616
    Věra Čáslavská (TCH) 19.550
4   Polina Astakhova (URS) 19.466
4   Eva Bosáková (TCH) 19.466
6   Toshiro Shirasu (JPN) 19.416

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union (URS)68519
2  Japan (JPN)44513
3  Czechoslovakia (TCH)3328
4  Yugoslavia (SFR Yugoslavia)2002
5  China (People's Republic of China)0011
  Hungary (HUN)0011
  Italy (ITA)0011
Totals (7 nations)15151545

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Huguenin, Andre. 100 Years of the International Gymnastics Federation: 1881-1981 (PDF). Translated by Unger, Beatrice. International Gymnastics Federation. p. 88.
  2. ^ "China willing to rejoin federation". The Times. 15 September 1973. Retrieved 4 May 2020.