Gymnastics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's parallel bars

The men's parallel bars competition was one of eight events for male competitors in artistic gymnastics at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. It was held on 5, 7, and 10 September at the Baths of Caracalla. There were 129 competitors from 28 nations, with nations in the team competition having up to 6 gymnasts and other nations entering up to 2 gymnasts.[1] The event was won by Boris Shakhlin of the Soviet Union, the nation's second consecutive victory in the men's parallel bars (tying Germany for second-most all-time). Giovanni Carminucci earned Italy's first medal in the event since 1932 with his silver. Takashi Ono of Japan took bronze for a second consecutive Games, making him the fourth man to win multiple medals in the event.

Men's parallel bars
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Nobuyuki Aihara 3.jpg
Noboyuki Aihara competing on the parallel bars
VenueBaths of Caracalla
Dates5–10 September
Competitors129 from 27 nations
Winning score19.400
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Boris Shakhlin
 Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Giovanni Carminucci
 Italy
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Takashi Ono
 Japan
← 1956
1964 →

The 1960 gymnastics competitions introduced apparatus finals, with the all-around competition serving as a qualifying round for the parallel bars final.

BackgroundEdit

This was the 10th appearance of the event, which is one of the five apparatus events held every time there were apparatus events at the Summer Olympics (no apparatus events were held in 1900, 1908, 1912, or 1920). Seven of the top 12 (including ties for 8th) gymnasts from 1956 returned: bronze medalists Takashi Ono and Masao Takemoto of Japan, fifth-place finisher Albert Azaryan of the Soviet Union, sixth-place finisher Nobuyuki Aihara of Japan, and eighth-place finishers Yury Titov and Boris Shakhlin of the Soviet Union and Olavi Leimuvirta of Finland. Shakhlin had won the 1958 world championship, with Ono the runner-up.[1]

Morocco and South Korea each made their debut in the men's parallel bars; the short-lived United Arab Republic made its only appearance. The United States made its ninth appearance, most of any nation, having missed only the inaugural 1896 Games.

Competition formatEdit

The gymnastics all-around events continued to use the aggregation format. Each nation entered a team of six gymnasts or up to two individual gymnasts. All entrants in the gymnastics competitions performed both a compulsory exercise and a voluntary exercise for each apparatus. The scores for all 12 exercises were summed to give an individual all-around score.

These exercise scores were also used for qualification for the new apparatus finals. The two exercises (compulsory and voluntary) for each apparatus were summed to give an apparatus score; the top 6 in each apparatus participated in the finals; others were ranked 7th through 129th. For the apparatus finals, the all-around score for that apparatus was multiplied by one-half then added to the final round exercise score to give a final total.

Exercise scores ranged from 0 to 10, with the final total apparatus score from 0 to 20.

ScheduleEdit

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Monday, 5 September 1960 8:00
17:00
Preliminary: Compulsory
Wednesday, 7 September 1960 8:00
17:00
Preliminary: Voluntary
Saturday, 10 September 1960 15:00 Final

ResultsEdit

Rank Gymnast Nation Preliminary Final
Compulsory Voluntary Total 12 Prelim. Final Total
  Boris Shakhlin   Soviet Union 9.70 9.70 19.40 9.700 9.700 19.400
  Giovanni Carminucci   Italy 9.60 9.75 19.35 9.675 9.700 19.375
  Takashi Ono   Japan 9.80 9.60 19.40 9.700 9.650 19.350
4 Nobuyuki Aihara   Japan 9.60 9.65 19.25 9.625 9.650 19.275
5 Yury Titov   Soviet Union 9.65 9.55 19.20 9.600 9.600 19.200
6 Masao Takemoto   Japan 9.70 9.55 19.25 9.625 9.500 19.125
7 Yukio Endo   Japan 9.70 9.50 19.20 Did not advance
8 Franco Menichelli   Italy 9.55 9.60 19.15 Did not advance
Shuji Tsurumi   Japan 9.55 9.60 19.15 Did not advance
Miroslav Cerar   Yugoslavia 9.45 9.70 19.15 Did not advance
Philipp Fürst   United Team of Germany 9.60 9.55 19.15 Did not advance
Fritz Feuz   Switzerland 9.60 9.55 19.15 Did not advance
13 Ernst Fivian   Switzerland 9.45 9.60 19.05 Did not advance
14 Otto Kestola   Finland 9.55 9.45 19.00 Did not advance
Max Benker   Switzerland 9.50 9.50 19.00 Did not advance
16 Olavi Leimuvirta   Finland 9.40 9.55 18.95 Did not advance
17 André Brüllmann   Switzerland 9.45 9.45 18.90 Did not advance
18 Günter Lyhs   United Team of Germany 9.35 9.50 18.85 Did not advance
19 Takashi Mitsukuri   Japan 9.65 9.15 18.80 Did not advance
Ferdinand Daniš   Czechoslovakia 9.35 9.45 18.80 Did not advance
Stoyan Stoyanov   Bulgaria 9.40 9.40 18.80 Did not advance
Jaroslav Bím   Czechoslovakia 9.45 9.35 18.80 Did not advance
23 Nikolai Miligulo   Soviet Union 9.45 9.30 18.75 Did not advance
Raimo Heinonen   Finland 9.25 9.50 18.75 Did not advance
Ahmed Issam Allam   United Arab Republic 9.40 9.35 18.75 Did not advance
26 Lajos Varga   Hungary 9.35 9.35 18.70 Did not advance
Josy Stoffel   Luxembourg 9.40 9.30 18.70 Did not advance
Jack Beckner   United States 9.45 9.25 18.70 Did not advance
29 Angelo Vicardi   Italy 9.10 9.55 18.65 Did not advance
Eugen Ekman   Finland 9.25 9.40 18.65 Did not advance
31 Velik Kapsazov   Bulgaria 9.30 9.30 18.60 Did not advance
Hans Schwarzentruber   Switzerland 9.25 9.35 18.60 Did not advance
Ismail Abdallah   United Arab Republic 9.30 9.30 18.60 Did not advance
Edy Thomi   Switzerland 9.20 9.40 18.60 Did not advance
35 Erwin Koppe   United Team of Germany 9.20 9.35 18.55 Did not advance
Aleksander Rokosa   Poland 9.20 9.35 18.55 Did not advance
37 Abie Grossfeld   United States 9.25 9.20 18.45 Did not advance
Fred Orlofsky   United States 9.30 9.15 18.45 Did not advance
Åge Storhaug   Norway 9.05 9.40 18.45 Did not advance
Don Tonry   United States 9.30 9.15 18.45 Did not advance
Kauko Heikkinen   Finland 9.15 9.30 18.45 Did not advance
42 Vladimir Portnoy   Soviet Union 9.40 9.00 18.40 Did not advance
Sakari Olkkonen   Finland 8.90 9.50 18.40 Did not advance
Todor Bachvarov   Bulgaria 9.05 9.35 18.40 Did not advance
Jaroslav Šťastný   Czechoslovakia 9.35 9.05 18.40 Did not advance
46 Albert Azaryan   Soviet Union 9.25 9.10 18.35 Did not advance
Pasquale Carminucci   Italy 9.15 9.20 18.35 Did not advance
Alojz Petrovič   Yugoslavia 9.20 9.15 18.35 Did not advance
Andrzej Konopka   Poland 9.10 9.25 18.35 Did not advance
50 Stig Lindewall   Sweden 9.05 9.25 18.30 Did not advance
Gar O'Quinn   United States 9.15 9.15 18.30 Did not advance
52 Pavel Gajdoš   Czechoslovakia 9.25 9.00 18.25 Did not advance
Alfred Kucharczyk   Poland 8.95 9.30 18.25 Did not advance
54 Rudolf Keszthelyi   Hungary 9.30 8.90 18.20 Did not advance
Orlando Polmonari   Italy 9.00 9.20 18.20 Did not advance
56 Rajmund Csányi   Hungary 9.45 8.70 18.15 Did not advance
Bernard Fauqueux   France 9.15 9.00 18.15 Did not advance
Jaime Belenguer   Spain 9.30 8.85 18.15 Did not advance
Michel Mathiot   France 8.95 9.20 18.15 Did not advance
60 Josef Trmal   Czechoslovakia 9.00 9.10 18.10 Did not advance
Larry Banner   United States 9.10 9.00 18.10 Did not advance
Lyuben Khristov   Bulgaria 9.20 8.90 18.10 Did not advance
Jerzy Jokiel   Poland 9.10 9.00 18.10 Did not advance
Mohamed Lazhari   France 9.40 8.70 18.10 Did not advance
Richard Montpetit   Canada 9.05 9.05 18.10 Did not advance
66 Siegfried Fülle   United Team of Germany 9.00 9.05 18.05 Did not advance
Ladislav Pazdera   Czechoslovakia 9.25 8.80 18.05 Did not advance
Sándor Békési   Hungary 8.95 9.10 18.05 Did not advance
69 Nik Stuart   Great Britain 9.10 8.90 18.00 Did not advance
70 Kim Sang-guk   South Korea 8.95 9.00 17.95 Did not advance
Milenko Lekić   Yugoslavia 9.00 8.95 17.95 Did not advance
72 Armand Huberty   Luxembourg 8.85 9.05 17.90 Did not advance
Daniel Touche   France 8.90 9.00 17.90 Did not advance
74 Georgi Khristov   Bulgaria 8.85 9.00 17.85 Did not advance
Karlheinz Friedrich   United Team of Germany 8.85 9.00 17.85 Did not advance
Géza Bejek   Hungary 8.95 8.90 17.85 Did not advance
Hermann Klien   Austria 8.90 8.95 17.85 Did not advance
78 Ernest Hawełek   Poland 8.80 9.00 17.80 Did not advance
Marsel Markulin   Yugoslavia 8.80 9.00 17.80 Did not advance
Nikola Prodanov   Bulgaria 8.65 9.15 17.80 Did not advance
81 Selim El-Sayed   United Arab Republic 8.75 9.00 17.75 Did not advance
82 Robert Caymaris   France 9.35 8.35 17.70 Did not advance
83 Hans Sauter   Austria 8.85 8.80 17.65 Did not advance
René Marteaux   Belgium 8.75 8.90 17.65 Did not advance
85 Ahmed Dakkeli   United Arab Republic 8.75 8.85 17.60 Did not advance
86 Luis Valbuena   Spain 8.40 9.15 17.55 Did not advance
87 Ahmed Goneim   United Arab Republic 8.05 9.45 17.50 Did not advance
Kurt Wigartz   Sweden 8.50 9.00 17.50 Did not advance
Ivan Čaklec   Yugoslavia 8.75 8.75 17.50 Did not advance
János Mester   Hungary 8.75 8.75 17.50 Did not advance
Jean Jaillard   France 9.00 8.50 17.50 Did not advance
92 Gianfranco Marzolla   Italy 8.20 9.25 17.45 Did not advance
Enrique Montserrat   Spain 8.35 9.10 17.45 Did not advance
Dick Gradley   Great Britain 8.70 8.75 17.45 Did not advance
Jack Pancott   Great Britain 8.65 8.80 17.45 Did not advance
96 Günter Nachtigall   United Team of Germany 8.05 9.35 17.40 Did not advance
97 Valery Kerdemelidi   Soviet Union 9.45 7.90 17.35 Did not advance
98 Marcel Coppin   Luxembourg 8.45 8.80 17.25 Did not advance
99 Józef Rajnisz   Poland 8.00 9.05 17.05 Did not advance
Johann König   Austria 8.25 8.80 17.05 Did not advance
101 Michel Kiesgen   Luxembourg 8.00 9.00 17.00 Did not advance
102 Ramón García   Spain 8.20 8.75 16.95 Did not advance
John Mulhall   Great Britain 8.45 8.50 16.95 Did not advance
104 William Thoresson   Sweden 7.50 9.20 16.70 Did not advance
105 Benjamin de Roo   Australia 8.15 8.35 16.50 Did not advance
106 Bo Wirhed   Sweden 7.50 8.95 16.45 Did not advance
107 Emilio Lecuona   Spain 7.70 8.40 16.10 Did not advance
Jean Cronstedt   Sweden 7.00 9.10 16.10 Did not advance
Gerhard Huber   Austria 8.05 8.05 16.10 Did not advance
110 Dragan Gagić   Yugoslavia 7.80 8.25 16.05 Did not advance
111 Abdel Vares Sharraf   United Arab Republic 7.05 8.90 15.95 Did not advance
112 Léopold Desmet   Belgium 8.15 7.70 15.85 Did not advance
113 Leif Koorn   Sweden 6.65 8.85 15.50 Did not advance
Anton Hertl   Austria 6.90 8.60 15.50 Did not advance
115 Graham Bond   Australia 7.95 7.50 15.45 Did not advance
116 Hermenegildo Candeias   Portugal 6.65 8.65 15.30 Did not advance
Hubert Erang   Luxembourg 6.80 8.50 15.30 Did not advance
118 Ken Buffin   Great Britain 7.85 7.30 15.15 Did not advance
119 Armando Valles   Mexico 7.20 7.85 15.05 Did not advance
120 Willi Kafel   Austria 7.65 6.80 14.45 Did not advance
121 François Eisenbarth   Luxembourg 6.40 7.80 14.20 Did not advance
122 Juan Caviglia   Argentina 7.10 7.00 14.10 Did not advance
Mohamed Sekkat   Morocco 6.00 8.10 14.10 Did not advance
124 Ahmed Fellat   Morocco 3.50 6.90 10.40 Did not advance
125 Abdesselem Regragui   Morocco 4.50 5.75 10.25 Did not advance
126 Miloud M'Sellek   Morocco 4.00 5.50 9.50 Did not advance
127 Darif Tanjaoui   Morocco 3.00 6.25 9.25 Did not advance
128 Peter Starling   Great Britain 7.95 7.95 Did not advance
129 Kacem Klifa   Morocco 2.50 2.50 Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Parallel Bars, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 7 December 2020.