Gymnastics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's parallel bars

The men's parallel bars was a gymnastics event contested as part of the Gymnastics at the 1964 Summer Olympics programme at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.[1] The event was held on 18, 20, and 23 October. There were 128 competitors from 29 nations, with nations in the team competition having up to 6 gymnasts and other nations entering up to 3 gymnasts.[2] The event was won by Yukio Endo of Japan, the nation's first victory in the parallel bars after two Games with silver and bronze medals. It was the first of a four-Games gold medal streak for Japanese gymnasts in the event. Japan also took silver, with Shuji Tsurumi finishing second. Bronze went to Franco Menichelli of Italy.

Men's parallel bars
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Yukio Endo 1964.jpg
Yukio Endo (on the horizontal bar)
VenueTokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
Dates18–23 October
Competitors128 from 29 nations
Winning score19.675
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Yukio Endo
 Japan
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Shuji Tsurumi
 Japan
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Franco Menichelli
 Italy
← 1960
1968 →

BackgroundEdit

This was the 11th 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). Four of the six finalists from 1960 returned: gold medalist Boris Shakhlin of the Soviet Union, silver medalist Giovanni Carminucci of Italy, two-time bronze medalist Takashi Ono of Japan, and fifth-place finisher Yury Titov of the Soviet Union. Miroslav Cerar of Yugoslavia, who had placed eighth at the 1960 Games, was the reigning (1962) world champion; Shakhlin had come second and Yukio Endo (seventh at Rome 1960) third.[2]

Algeria, the Republic of China, Iran, and Mongolia each made their debut in the men's parallel bars. The United States made its 10th 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 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 128th. 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.[2][3]

ScheduleEdit

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Date Time Round
Sunday, 18 October 1964 8:30
17:00
Preliminary: Compulsory
Tuesday, 20 October 1964 8:30
17:00
Preliminary: Voluntary
Friday, 23 October 1964 19:30 Final

ResultsEdit

Each gymnast competed in both compulsory and optional exercises, with the median scores from the four judges for the two sets of exercises were summed. This score was also used in calculating both individual all-around and team scores.

The top 6 advanced to the final for the apparatus, keeping half of their preliminary score to be added to their final score.

Rank Gymnast Nation Preliminary Final
Compulsory Voluntary Total 12 Prelim. Final Total
  Yukio Endo   Japan 9.80 9.75 19.55 9.775 9.900 19.675
  Shuji Tsurumi   Japan 9.75 9.75 19.50 9.750 9.700 19.450
  Franco Menichelli   Italy 9.70 9.60 19.30 9.650 9.700 19.350
4 Sergey Diomidov   Soviet Union 9.65 9.70 19.35 9.675 9.550 19.225
5 Victor Lisitsky   Soviet Union 9.80 9.70 19.50 9.750 9.450 19.200
6 Miroslav Cerar   Yugoslavia 9.70 9.80 19.50 9.750 8.700 18.450
7 Giovanni Carminucci   Italy 9.65 9.65 19.30 Did not advance
Yamashita Haruhiro   Japan 9.65 9.65 19.30 Did not advance
9 Boris Shakhlin   Soviet Union 9.60 9.65 19.25 Did not advance
10 Christian Guiffroy   France 9.60 9.55 19.15 Did not advance
Takuji Hayata   Japan 9.45 9.70 19.15 Did not advance
Victor Leontyev   Soviet Union 9.60 9.55 19.15 Did not advance
13 Mitsukuri Takashi   Japan 9.60 9.50 19.10 Did not advance
14 Luigi Cimnaghi   Italy 9.45 9.60 19.05 Did not advance
Erwin Koppe   United Team of Germany 9.50 9.55 19.05 Did not advance
Yury Titov   Soviet Union 9.60 9.45 19.05 Did not advance
Yury Tsapenko   Soviet Union 9.60 9.45 19.05 Did not advance
18 Rajmund Csanyi   Hungary 9.50 9.50 19.00 Did not advance
Siegfried Fulle   United Team of Germany 9.50 9.50 19.00 Did not advance
Klaus Koste   United Team of Germany 9.40 9.60 19.00 Did not advance
Stig Lindevall   Sweden 9.50 9.50 19.00 Did not advance
22 Pavel Gajdos   Czechoslovakia 9.40 9.55 18.95 Did not advance
Kim Choong Tai   South Korea 9.40 9.55 18.95 Did not advance
Walter Muller   Switzerland 9.45 9.50 18.95 Did not advance
25 Philipp Furst   United Team of Germany 9.40 9.50 18.90 Did not advance
Takashi Ono   Japan 9.60 9.30 18.90 Did not advance
Makoto Sakamoto   United States 9.40 9.50 18.90 Did not advance
28 Olli Laiho   Finland 9.35 9.50 18.85 Did not advance
Josy Stoffel   Luxembourg 9.35 9.50 18.85 Did not advance
30 Eugen Ekman   Finland 9.30 9.50 18.80 Did not advance
Jan Jankowicz   Poland 9.45 9.35 18.80 Did not advance
Anton Kadar   Romania 9.30 9.50 18.80 Did not advance
Kim Kwang Duk   South Korea 9.45 9.35 18.80 Did not advance
Gunter Lyhs   United Team of Germany 9.40 9.40 18.80 Did not advance
Bohumil Mudrik   Czechoslovakia 9.40 9.40 18.80 Did not advance
Frederic Orendi   Romania 9.40 9.40 18.80 Did not advance
Ladislav Pazdera   Czechoslovakia 9.30 9.50 18.80 Did not advance
Aleksander Rokosa   Poland 9.35 9.45 18.80 Did not advance
Gregor Weiss   United States 9.30 9.50 18.80 Did not advance
40 Peter Weber   United Team of Germany 9.40 9.35 18.75 Did not advance
41 Chung Yi Kwang   South Korea 9.30 9.40 18.70 Did not advance
Premysl Krbec   Czechoslovakia 9.30 9.40 18.70 Did not advance
Mikolaj Kubica   Poland 9.60 9.10 18.70 Did not advance
Harald Wigaard   Norway 9.20 9.50 18.70 Did not advance
45 Ronald Barak   United States 9.25 9.40 18.65 Did not advance
Todor Batchvarov   Bulgaria 9.25 9.40 18.65 Did not advance
Pasquale Carminucci   Italy 9.45 9.20 18.65 Did not advance
Fredy Egger   Switzerland 9.25 9.40 18.65 Did not advance
Gheorghe Tohaneanu   Romania 9.40 9.25 18.65 Did not advance
Lajos Varga   Hungary 9.40 9.25 18.65 Did not advance
Angelo Vicardi   Italy 9.25 9.40 18.65 Did not advance
52 Istvan Aranyos   Hungary 9.40 9.20 18.60 Did not advance
Raimo Heinonen   Finland 9.15 9.45 18.60 Did not advance
Alojz Petrovic   Yugoslavia 9.25 9.35 18.60 Did not advance
55 Fritz Feuz   Switzerland 9.45 9.10 18.55 Did not advance
Andras Lelkes   Hungary 9.20 9.35 18.55 Did not advance
Nicola Prodanov   Bulgaria 9.25 9.30 18.55 Did not advance
Hannu Rantakari   Finland 9.20 9.35 18.55 Did not advance
Martin Srot   Yugoslavia 9.40 9.15 18.55 Did not advance
60 Janez Brodnik   Yugoslavia 9.20 9.30 18.50 Did not advance
Franz Fah   Switzerland 9.20 9.30 18.50 Did not advance
Richard Kihn   Canada 9.25 9.25 18.50 Did not advance
Georgi Mirtchev   Bulgaria 9.00 9.50 18.50 Did not advance
Peter Sos   Hungary 9.30 9.20 18.50 Did not advance
Wilhelm Weiler   Canada 9.10 9.40 18.50 Did not advance
66 Michel Bouchonnet   France 9.25 9.15 18.40 Did not advance
Todor Kondev   Bulgaria 9.25 9.15 18.40 Did not advance
68 Larry Banner   United States 9.45 8.90 18.35 Did not advance
Gottlieb Fassler   Switzerland 9.15 9.20 18.35 Did not advance
Kauko Heikkinen   Finland 9.30 9.05 18.35 Did not advance
Age Storhaug   Norway 9.30 9.05 18.35 Did not advance
72 Bernard Fauqueux   France 9.40 8.90 18.30 Did not advance
Andrzej Konopka   Poland 9.20 9.10 18.30 Did not advance
Alexandru Szilagyi   Romania 9.05 9.25 18.30 Did not advance
75 Meinrad Berchtold   Switzerland 9.30 8.95 18.25 Did not advance
Gyozo Cser   Hungary 8.95 9.30 18.25 Did not advance
Otto Kestola   Finland 9.05 9.20 18.25 Did not advance
Karel Klecka   Czechoslovakia 9.40 8.85 18.25 Did not advance
79 Bruno Franceschetti   Italy 9.20 9.00 18.20 Did not advance
Mohamed Lazhari   Algeria 9.15 9.05 18.20 Did not advance
Petre Miclaus   Romania 9.10 9.10 18.20 Did not advance
William Thoresson   Sweden 9.15 9.05 18.20 Did not advance
83 Ivan Caklec   Yugoslavia 9.25 8.90 18.15 Did not advance
Velik Kapsasov   Bulgaria 9.20 8.95 18.15 Did not advance
Leif Koorn   Sweden 8.80 9.35 18.15 Did not advance
Vaclav Kubicka   Czechoslovakia 8.85 9.30 18.15 Did not advance
87 Graham Bond   Australia 9.00 9.10 18.10 Did not advance
Gheorghe Condovici   Romania 8.95 9.15 18.10 Did not advance
Russell Mitchell   United States 9.30 8.80 18.10 Did not advance
Nenad Vidovic   Yugoslavia 9.20 8.90 18.10 Did not advance
91 Gilbert Larose   Canada 9.05 9.00 18.05 Did not advance
92 Wilhelm Kubica   Poland 9.45 8.55 18.00 Did not advance
Héctor Ramírez   Cuba 9.10 8.90 18.00 Did not advance
94 Ady Stefanetti   Luxembourg 9.00 8.95 17.95 Did not advance
95 Liuh Reng Suhn   Taiwan 8.90 9.00 17.90 Did not advance
Octavio Suarez   Cuba 8.85 9.05 17.90 Did not advance
97 Uih Yah Torh   Taiwan 9.00 8.80 17.80 Did not advance
98 Lee Kwang Jae   South Korea 9.45 8.25 17.70 Did not advance
99 Carlos Garcia   Cuba 8.70 8.95 17.65 Did not advance
Arthur Shurlock   United States 9.25 8.40 17.65 Did not advance
101 Marcus Faulks   Australia 8.65 8.95 17.60 Did not advance
Alfred Kucharczyk   Poland 8.30 9.30 17.60 Did not advance
Niamdawaa Zagdbazar   Mongolia 8.95 8.65 17.60 Did not advance
104 Barry Cheales   Australia 8.50 9.00 17.50 Did not advance
Jan Thai San   Taiwan 8.20 9.30 17.50 Did not advance
106 Andres Gonzalez   Cuba 8.65 8.80 17.45 Did not advance
Carlos Pizzini   Argentina 8.50 8.95 17.45 Did not advance
108 Lai Chu Long   Taiwan 8.35 9.05 17.40 Did not advance
Felix Padron   Cuba 8.55 8.85 17.40 Did not advance
110 John Pancott   Great Britain 8.75 8.60 17.35 Did not advance
111 John Mulhall   Great Britain 8.60 8.60 17.20 Did not advance
112 Liuben Christov   Bulgaria 9.30 7.80 17.10 Did not advance
113 Pablo Hernandez   Cuba 8.50 8.55 17.05 Did not advance
Frederick Trainer   Australia 8.60 8.45 17.05 Did not advance
115 Benjamin de Roo   Australia 8.25 8.70 16.95 Did not advance
116 Jalal Bazargan   Iran 8.15 8.70 16.85 Did not advance
Kang Soo Il   South Korea 8.85 8.00 16.85 Did not advance
118 Lee Bu Ti   Taiwan 8.30 8.50 16.80 Did not advance
119 Wang Shian Ming   Taiwan 8.15 8.55 16.70 Did not advance
120 Suh Jae Kyu   South Korea 7.10 9.45 16.55 Did not advance
121 Douglas McLennon   Australia 7.40 8.80 16.20 Did not advance
122 B. Bhosle   India 6.80 8.10 14.90 Did not advance
123 Trilok Singh   India 6.10 8.05 14.15 Did not advance
124 Anant Ram   India 6.80 6.60 13.40 Did not advance
125 Vithal Karande   India 6.35 6.75 13.10 Did not advance
126 Y. More   India 5.30 7.75 13.05 Did not advance
127 Mohamed Ibrahim   Egypt 8.20 8.20 Did not advance
128 D. Mondal   India 7.80 7.80 Did not advance
Demetrio Pastrana   Philippines DNS Did not advance
Fortunato Payao   Philippines DNS Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gymnastics at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Parallel Bars". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Parallel Bars, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  3. ^ Official Report, vol. 2, p. 362.

SourcesEdit

  • Tokyo Organizing Committee (1964). The Games of the XVIII Olympiad: Tokyo 1964, vol. 2.