Gymnastics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's pommel horse

The men's pommel horse 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 128 competitors from 28 nations, with nations in the team competition having up to 6 gymnasts and other nations entering up to 2 gymnasts.[1] There was a tie for first place in the pommel horse. Boris Shakhlin of the Soviet Union and Eugen Ekman of Finland each received a gold medal. It was the third consecutive Games with a gold medal for the Soviets, as Shakhlin became the first man to successfully repeat as Olympic champion in the event (and second to win multiple medals of any color). Ekman's medal was the only medal in men's artistic gymnastics in 1960 that did not go to the Soviet Union or Japan. Third place and the bronze medal went to Japan's Shuji Tsurumi.

Men's pommel horse
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Boris Shakhlin 1960.jpg
Boris Shakhlin on the pommel horse
VenueBaths of Caracalla
Dates5–10 September
Competitors128 from 28 nations
Winning score19.375
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Eugen Ekman
 Finland
1st place, gold medalist(s) Boris Shakhlin
 Soviet Union
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Shuji Tsurumi
 Japan
← 1956
1964 →

The 1960 gymnastics competitions introduced apparatus finals, with the all-around competition serving as a qualifying round for the pommel horse 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). Five of the top 11 (including ties for 9th) gymnasts from 1956 returned: gold medalist Boris Shakhlin of the Soviet Union, silver medalist Takashi Ono of Japan, fifth-place finisher Yury Titov of the Soviet Union, sixth-place finisher Jaroslav Bím of Czechoslovakia, and seventh-place finisher Masao Takemoto of Japan. Shakhlin was also the reigning (1958) world champion.[1]

Morocco and South Korea each made their debut in the men's pommel horse; 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 130th. 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

 
Eugen Ekman on the pommel horse
Rank Gymnast Nation Preliminary Final
Compulsory Voluntary Total 12 Prelim. Final Total
  Eugen Ekman   Finland 9.55 9.70 19.25 9.625 9.750 19.375
Boris Shakhlin   Soviet Union 9.60 9.75 19.35 9.675 9.700 19.375
  Shuji Tsurumi   Japan 9.50 9.60 19.10 9.550 9.600 19.150
4 Takashi Mitsukuri   Japan 9.60 9.55 19.15 9.575 9.550 19.125
5 Yury Titov   Soviet Union 9.55 9.65 19.20 9.600 9.350 18.950
6 Takashi Ono   Japan 9.60 9.55 19.15 9.575 8.950 18.525
7 Miroslav Cerar   Yugoslavia 9.60 9.45 19.05 Did not advance
8 Kauko Heikkinen   Finland 9.40 9.60 19.00 Did not advance
Larry Banner   United States 9.50 9.50 19.00 Did not advance
10 Yukio Endo   Japan 9.45 9.40 18.85 Did not advance
Nikolai Miligulo   Soviet Union 9.50 9.35 18.85 Did not advance
12 Jaroslav Šťastný   Czechoslovakia 9.30 9.50 18.80 Did not advance
Valery Kerdemelidi   Soviet Union 9.40 9.40 18.80 Did not advance
Orlando Polmonari   Italy 9.30 9.50 18.80 Did not advance
15 Åge Storhaug   Norway 9.35 9.40 18.75 Did not advance
Gar O'Quinn   United States 9.30 9.45 18.75 Did not advance
Gianfranco Marzolla   Italy 9.35 9.40 18.75 Did not advance
18 Vladimir Portnoy   Soviet Union 9.30 9.40 18.70 Did not advance
Pavel Gajdoš   Czechoslovakia 9.20 9.50 18.70 Did not advance
Jack Beckner   United States 9.40 9.30 18.70 Did not advance
Josy Stoffel   Luxembourg 9.25 9.45 18.70 Did not advance
Dragan Gagić   Yugoslavia 9.35 9.35 18.70 Did not advance
23 Franco Menichelli   Italy 9.35 9.30 18.65 Did not advance
Ivan Čaklec   Yugoslavia 9.25 9.40 18.65 Did not advance
Angelo Vicardi   Italy 9.20 9.45 18.65 Did not advance
26 Nobuyuki Aihara   Japan 9.40 9.20 18.60 Did not advance
Masao Takemoto   Japan 9.30 9.30 18.60 Did not advance
Don Tonry   United States 9.25 9.35 18.60 Did not advance
Fritz Feuz   Switzerland 9.25 9.35 18.60 Did not advance
30 Albert Azaryan   Soviet Union 9.45 9.10 18.55 Did not advance
Giovanni Carminucci   Italy 9.25 9.30 18.55 Did not advance
Edy Thomi   Switzerland 9.25 9.30 18.55 Did not advance
33 Jaroslav Bím   Czechoslovakia 9.10 9.40 18.50 Did not advance
Fred Orlofsky   United States 9.10 9.40 18.50 Did not advance
Józef Rajnisz   Poland 9.20 9.30 18.50 Did not advance
36 Kurt Wigartz   Sweden 8.90 7.25 18.45 Did not advance
Sakari Olkkonen   Finland 9.20 9.25 18.45 Did not advance
38 János Mester   Hungary 8.80 9.10 18.40 Did not advance
Jean Jaillard   France 8.75 8.80 18.40 Did not advance
40 Günter Nachtigall   United Team of Germany 9.10 9.25 18.35 Did not advance
Pasquale Carminucci   Italy 9.10 9.25 18.35 Did not advance
42 Ferdinand Daniš   Czechoslovakia 9.25 9.05 18.30 Did not advance
Josef Trmal   Czechoslovakia 9.00 9.30 18.30 Did not advance
Velik Kapsazov   Bulgaria 9.05 8.90 18.30 Did not advance
Alojz Petrovič   Yugoslavia 9.10 9.20 18.30 Did not advance
46 Siegfried Fülle   United Team of Germany 8.95 9.30 18.25 Did not advance
Raimo Heinonen   Finland 9.15 9.10 18.25 Did not advance
48 Ladislav Pazdera   Czechoslovakia 8.80 9.40 18.20 Did not advance
Olavi Leimuvirta   Finland 9.15 9.05 18.20 Did not advance
Max Benker   Switzerland 8.85 9.35 18.20 Did not advance
51 Ernst Fivian   Switzerland 8.95 9.20 18.15 Did not advance
Otto Kestola   Finland 9.20 8.95 18.15 Did not advance
Nik Stuart   Great Britain 9.35 8.80 18.15 Did not advance
54 Mohamed Lazhari   France 8.70 8.90 18.10 Did not advance
André Brüllmann   Switzerland 9.00 9.10 18.10 Did not advance
Bo Wirhed   Sweden 9.30 5.50 18.10 Did not advance
57 Lajos Varga   Hungary 9.25 8.70 18.05 Did not advance
Leif Koorn   Sweden 9.20 8.25 18.05 Did not advance
59 Hans Schwarzentruber   Switzerland 9.15 8.85 18.00 Did not advance
Rajmund Csányi   Hungary 8.85 7.35 18.00 Did not advance
Todor Bachvarov   Bulgaria 8.80 9.30 18.00 Did not advance
62 Alfred Kucharczyk   Poland 8.95 9.00 17.95 Did not advance
Andrzej Konopka   Poland 8.75 9.20 17.95 Did not advance
Ernest Hawełek   Poland 9.00 8.95 17.95 Did not advance
65 Philipp Fürst   United Team of Germany 8.40 9.50 17.90 Did not advance
Günter Lyhs   United Team of Germany 8.90 9.00 17.90 Did not advance
Bernard Fauqueux   France 8.85 9.35 17.90 Did not advance
Hans Sauter   Austria 9.05 8.85 17.90 Did not advance
69 Rudolf Keszthelyi   Hungary 9.20 9.00 17.85 Did not advance
Milenko Lekić   Yugoslavia 9.00 8.85 17.85 Did not advance
Géza Bejek   Hungary 8.70 9.20 17.85 Did not advance
Lyuben Khristov   Bulgaria 9.15 9.15 17.85 Did not advance
73 Jerzy Jokiel   Poland 9.00 8.80 17.80 Did not advance
Stig Lindewall   Sweden 9.10 7.80 17.80 Did not advance
Jaime Belenguer   Spain 8.50 9.30 17.80 Did not advance
76 Abie Grossfeld   United States 8.95 8.80 17.75 Did not advance
77 Michel Mathiot   France 8.95 9.25 17.70 Did not advance
78 Sándor Békési   Hungary 9.30 8.20 17.60 Did not advance
Hermann Klien   Austria 8.70 8.90 17.60 Did not advance
80 Nikola Prodanov   Bulgaria 8.20 9.40 17.50 Did not advance
Aleksander Rokosa   Poland 8.50 9.00 17.50 Did not advance
82 Robert Caymaris   France 9.00 9.15 17.35 Did not advance
83 Armand Huberty   Luxembourg 8.60 8.70 17.30 Did not advance
Johann König   Austria 8.60 8.70 17.30 Did not advance
85 Marsel Markulin   Yugoslavia 8.35 8.90 17.25 Did not advance
86 Erwin Koppe   United Team of Germany 8.85 8.30 17.15 Did not advance
Richard Montpetit   Canada 8.30 8.85 17.15 Did not advance
Luis Valbuena   Spain 8.25 8.90 17.15 Did not advance
89 William Thoresson   Sweden 8.90 6.75 17.10 Did not advance
Ahmed Goneim   United Arab Republic 9.00 8.85 17.10 Did not advance
91 Karlheinz Friedrich   United Team of Germany 7.80 9.20 17.00 Did not advance
92 Daniel Touche   France 9.10 9.00 16.75 Did not advance
Willi Kafel   Austria 8.30 8.45 16.75 Did not advance
Armando Valles   Mexico 7.90 8.85 16.75 Did not advance
95 Abdel Vares Sharraf   United Arab Republic 9.10 8.85 16.65 Did not advance
96 Emilio Lecuona   Spain 8.25 8.30 16.55 Did not advance
97 Jean Cronstedt   Sweden 9.00 7.70 16.50 Did not advance
Michel Kiesgen   Luxembourg 7.70 8.80 16.50 Did not advance
99 Jack Pancott   Great Britain 7.80 8.60 16.40 Did not advance
100 Dick Gradley   Great Britain 7.65 8.70 16.35 Did not advance
Gerhard Huber   Austria 8.70 7.65 16.35 Did not advance
102 Ramón García   Spain 7.55 8.55 16.10 Did not advance
103 Georgi Khristov   Bulgaria 7.20 8.65 16.00 Did not advance
104 Stoyan Stoyanov   Bulgaria 7.00 9.20 15.85 Did not advance
105 Enrique Montserrat   Spain 7.20 8.60 15.80 Did not advance
106 Hermenegildo Candeias   Portugal 7.65 8.00 15.65 Did not advance
107 Marcel Coppin   Luxembourg 7.25 8.25 15.50 Did not advance
108 Ismail Abdallah   United Arab Republic 8.15 7.70 15.40 Did not advance
109 Kim Sang-guk   South Korea 6.95 8.25 15.20 Did not advance
110 Ahmed Dakkeli   United Arab Republic 8.55 7.80 15.05 Did not advance
René Marteaux   Belgium 6.60 8.45 15.05 Did not advance
112 Hubert Erang   Luxembourg 6.85 8.00 14.85 Did not advance
113 John Mulhall   Great Britain 6.50 8.20 14.70 Did not advance
114 Juan Caviglia   Argentina 7.60 6.90 14.50 Did not advance
115 Ken Buffin   Great Britain 7.80 6.60 14.40 Did not advance
116 Selim El-Sayed   United Arab Republic 8.70 7.60 14.35 Did not advance
117 Benjamin de Roo   Australia 6.50 7.65 14.15 Did not advance
118 Graham Bond   Australia 6.50 7.50 14.00 Did not advance
119 François Eisenbarth   Luxembourg 5.00 7.75 12.75 Did not advance
120 Ahmed Issam Allam   United Arab Republic 8.10 7.20 12.70 Did not advance
121 Léopold Desmet   Belgium 5.25 7.15 12.40 Did not advance
122 Mohamed Sekkat   Morocco 4.35 6.00 10.35 Did not advance
123 Ahmed Fellat   Morocco 4.00 5.50 9.50 Did not advance
124 Darif Tanjaoui   Morocco 3.80 5.25 9.05 Did not advance
125 Abdesselem Regragui   Morocco 4.00 4.75 8.75 Did not advance
126 Peter Starling   Great Britain 8.65 8.65 Did not advance
127 Miloud M'Sellek   Morocco 3.00 4.00 7.00 Did not advance
128 Anton Hertl   Austria 6.70 6.70 Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Pommelled Horse, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 1 December 2020.