Gymnastics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's rings

The men's rings 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 22 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 Takuji Hayata of Japan, the nation's first victory in the rings after two Games with bronze medals. Silver went to Franco Menichelli of Italy, the nation's first rings medal since 1932. Boris Shakhlin of the Soviet Union took bronze, breaking a three-Games gold medal streak for the Soviets. Shakhlin was the fourth man to win multiple medals in the rings, adding to his 1960 silver.

Men's rings
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Takuji Hayata 1964.jpg
Takuji Hayata competing on the rings
VenueTokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
Dates18–22 October
Competitors128 from 29 nations
Winning score19.475
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Takuji Hayata
 Japan
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Franco Menichelli
 Italy
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Boris Shakhlin
 Soviet Union
← 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: silver medalist Boris Shakhlin of the Soviet Union, joint bronze medalists Velik Kapsazov of Bulgaria and Takashi Ono of Japan, and sixth-place finisher Yury Titov of the Soviet Union. Two-time gold medalist Albert Azaryan had retired. Titov had won the 1962 world championship, with Shakhlin and Yukio Endo of Japan tying for second place.[2]

Algeria, the Republic of China, Iran, and Mongolia each made their debut in the men's rings. 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, 22 October 1964 18:00 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
  Takuji Hayata   Japan 9.70 9.75 19.45 9.725 9.750 19.475
  Franco Menichelli   Italy 9.65 9.80 19.45 9.725 9.700 19.425
  Boris Shakhlin   Soviet Union 9.70 9.70 19.40 9.700 9.700 19.400
4 Victor Leontyev   Soviet Union 9.70 9.60 19.35 9.650 9.700 19.350
5 Tsurumi Shuji   Japan 9.70 9.65 19.35 9.675 9.600 19.275
6 Yukio Endō   Japan 9.80 9.70 19.50 9.750 9.500 19.250
7 Yury Titov   Soviet Union 9.60 9.65 19.25 Did not advance
8 Velik Kapsasov   Bulgaria 9.55 9.60 19.15 Did not advance
9 Leif Koorn   Sweden 9.50 9.60 19.10 Did not advance
Victor Lisitsky   Soviet Union 9.50 9.60 19.10 Did not advance
Takashi Ono   Japan 9.55 9.55 19.10 Did not advance
12 Miroslav Cerar   Yugoslavia 9.45 9.60 19.05 Did not advance
Siegfried Fulle   United Team of Germany 9.50 9.55 19.05 Did not advance
14 Mitsukuri Takashi   Japan 9.50 9.50 19.00 Did not advance
Yury Tsapenko   Soviet Union 9.40 9.60 19.00 Did not advance
16 Sergey Diomidov   Soviet Union 9.40 9.45 18.85 Did not advance
Peter Weber   United Team of Germany 9.35 9.50 18.85 Did not advance
18 Erwin Koppe   United Team of Germany 9.25 9.55 18.80 Did not advance
Mikolaj Kubica   Poland 9.35 9.45 18.80 Did not advance
Makoto Sakamoto   United States 9.40 9.40 18.80 Did not advance
21 Premysl Krbec   Czechoslovakia 9.35 9.40 18.75 Did not advance
Yamashita Haruhiro   Japan 9.35 9.40 18.75 Did not advance
23 Ronald Barak   United States 9.25 9.45 18.70 Did not advance
Vaclav Kubicka   Czechoslovakia 9.30 9.40 18.70 Did not advance
Russell Mitchell   United States 9.20 9.50 18.70 Did not advance
26 Giovanni Carminucci   Italy 9.25 9.40 18.65 Did not advance
Martin Srot   Yugoslavia 9.30 9.35 18.65 Did not advance
28 Pasquale Carminucci   Italy 9.30 9.30 18.60 Did not advance
Rajmund Csanyi   Hungary 9.35 9.25 18.60 Did not advance
Aleksander Rokosa   Poland 9.30 9.30 18.60 Did not advance
31 Anton Kadar   Romania 9.25 9.30 18.55 Did not advance
Stig Lindevall   Sweden 9.30 9.25 18.55 Did not advance
Gunter Lyhs   United Team of Germany 9.20 9.35 18.55 Did not advance
Gregor Weiss   United States 9.25 9.30 18.55 Did not advance
35 Luigi Cimnaghi   Italy 9.20 9.30 18.50 Did not advance
Philipp Furst   United Team of Germany 9.15 9.35 18.50 Did not advance
Alfred Kucharczyk   Poland 9.25 9.25 18.50 Did not advance
38 Bruno Franceschetti   Italy 9.20 9.25 18.45 Did not advance
Nicola Prodanov   Bulgaria 9.15 9.30 18.45 Did not advance
Ady Stefanetti   Luxembourg 9.05 9.40 18.45 Did not advance
41 Ladislav Pazdera   Czechoslovakia 9.10 9.30 18.40 Did not advance
42 Pavel Gajdos   Czechoslovakia 9.00 9.35 18.35 Did not advance
Wilhelm Kubica   Poland 9.10 9.25 18.35 Did not advance
Olli Laiho   Finland 9.05 9.30 18.35 Did not advance
Alojz Petrovic   Yugoslavia 9.10 9.25 18.35 Did not advance
46 Jan Jankowicz   Poland 9.20 9.10 18.30 Did not advance
Arthur Shurlock   United States 9.20 9.10 18.30 Did not advance
Lajos Varga   Hungary 9.05 9.25 18.30 Did not advance
49 Istvan Aranyos   Hungary 9.10 9.15 18.25 Did not advance
Kang Soo Il   South Korea 9.20 9.05 18.25 Did not advance
Klaus Koste   United Team of Germany 8.85 9.40 18.25 Did not advance
Bohumil Mudrik   Czechoslovakia 9.10 9.15 18.25 Did not advance
Peter Sos   Hungary 9.10 9.15 18.25 Did not advance
54 Gyozo Cser   Hungary 9.10 9.10 18.20 Did not advance
Andrzej Konopka   Poland 9.10 9.10 18.20 Did not advance
56 Gheorghe Tohaneanu   Romania 8.95 9.15 18.10 Did not advance
57 Larry Banner   United States 8.95 9.10 18.05 Did not advance
Janez Brodnik   Yugoslavia 8.90 9.15 18.05 Did not advance
Kim Kwang Duk   South Korea 9.00 9.05 18.05 Did not advance
60 Mohamed Lazhari   Algeria 8.95 9.05 18.00 Did not advance
Georgi Mirtchev   Bulgaria 8.90 9.10 18.00 Did not advance
62 Karel Klecka   Czechoslovakia 8.95 9.00 17.95 Did not advance
Alexandru Szilagyi   Romania 8.85 9.10 17.95 Did not advance
William Thoresson   Sweden 9.00 8.95 17.95 Did not advance
65 Todor Kondev   Bulgaria 8.95 8.95 17.90 Did not advance
Frederic Orendi   Romania 8.85 9.05 17.90 Did not advance
Josy Stoffel   Luxembourg 8.85 9.05 17.90 Did not advance
Age Storhaug   Norway 8.80 9.10 17.90 Did not advance
69 Eugen Ekman   Finland 8.65 9.20 17.85 Did not advance
Raimo Heinonen   Finland 9.00 8.85 17.85 Did not advance
71 Todor Batchvarov   Bulgaria 8.70 9.10 17.80 Did not advance
Kauko Heikkinen   Finland 8.85 8.95 17.80 Did not advance
Gilbert Larose   Canada 8.75 9.05 17.80 Did not advance
74 Liuben Christov   Bulgaria 8.85 8.90 17.75 Did not advance
Chung Yi Kwang   South Korea 8.60 9.15 17.75 Did not advance
Petre Miclaus   Romania 8.55 9.20 17.75 Did not advance
77 Suh Jae Kyu   South Korea 9.00 8.70 17.70 Did not advance
78 Andras Lelkes   Hungary 8.80 8.85 17.65 Did not advance
79 Hannu Rantakari   Finland 8.80 8.80 17.60 Did not advance
80 Kim Choong Tai   South Korea 8.95 8.60 17.55 Did not advance
81 Ivan Caklec   Yugoslavia 8.70 8.80 17.50 Did not advance
Christian Guiffroy   France 8.55 8.95 17.50 Did not advance
Otto Kestola   Finland 8.55 8.95 17.50 Did not advance
Walter Muller   Switzerland 8.60 8.90 17.50 Did not advance
Octavio Suarez   Cuba 8.75 8.75 17.50 Did not advance
Angelo Vicardi   Italy 8.55 8.95 17.50 Did not advance
87 Harald Wigaard   Norway 8.35 9.10 17.45 Did not advance
88 Wilhelm Weiler   Canada 8.40 9.00 17.40 Did not advance
89 Gheorghe Condovici   Romania 8.60 8.75 17.35 Did not advance
Carlos Garcia   Cuba 8.45 8.90 17.35 Did not advance
91 Gottlieb Fassler   Switzerland 8.50 8.70 17.20 Did not advance
Fritz Feuz   Switzerland 8.55 8.65 17.20 Did not advance
John Pancott   Great Britain 9.00 8.20 17.20 Did not advance
94 Richard Kihn   Canada 8.46 8.65 17.10 Did not advance
Lee Kwang Jae   South Korea 8.90 8.20 17.10 Did not advance
Uih Yah Torh   Taiwan 8.75 8.35 17.10 Did not advance
97 Bernard Fauqueux   France 8.90 8.15 17.05 Did not advance
98 Fredy Egger   Switzerland 8.40 8.60 17.00 Did not advance
Niamdawaa Zagdbazar   Mongolia 8.25 8.75 17.00 Did not advance
100 Nenad Vidovic   Yugoslavia 8.00 8.90 16.90 Did not advance
101 Andres Gonzalez   Cuba 8.40 8.40 16.80' Did not advance
Lee Bu Ti   Taiwan 8.35 8.45 16.80 Did not advance
103 Michel Bouchonnet   France 8.30 8.45 16.75 Did not advance
Jan Thai San   Taiwan 8.70 8.05 16.75 Did not advance
105 Meinrad Berchtold   Switzerland 8.10 8.60 16.70 Did not advance
106 Pablo Hernandez   Cuba 8.00 8.55 16.55 Did not advance
107 John Mulhall   Great Britain 8.10 8.30 16.40 Did not advance
108 Douglas McLennon   Australia 8.00 8.35 16.35 Did not advance
Felix Padron   Cuba 7.85 8.50 16.35 Did not advance
110 Franz Fah   Switzerland 7.50 8.25 16.25 Did not advance
111 Carlos Pizzini   Argentina 7.85 8.35 16.20 Did not advance
Benjamin de Roo   Australia 8.25 7.95 16.20 Did not advance
Wang Shian Ming   Taiwan 7.80 8.40 16.20 Did not advance
114 Graham Bond   Australia 7.60 8.45 16.05 Did not advance
115 Héctor Ramírez   Cuba 7.40 8.50 15.90 Did not advance
116 Jalal Bazargan   Iran 7.30 8.50 15.80 Did not advance
117 Marcus Faulks   Australia 7.35 7.90 15.25 Did not advance
118 Liuh Reng Suhn   Taiwan 7.00 7.90 14.90 Did not advance
119 Frederick Trainer   Australia 6.50 8.10 14.60 Did not advance
120 Lai Chu Long   Taiwan 7.00 7.55 14.55 Did not advance
121 Barry Cheales   Australia 7.50 7.00 14.50 Did not advance
122 Vithal Karande   India 6.65 7.30 13.95 Did not advance
123 Y. More   India 6.00 7.70 13.70 Did not advance
124 Trilok Singh   India 6.00 7.50 13.50 Did not advance
125 B. Bhosle   India 6.50 6.50 13.00 Did not advance
126 Anant Ram   India 4.70 7.45 12.15 Did not advance
127 Mohamed Ibrahim   Egypt 8.70 8.70 Did not advance
128 D. Mondal   India 6.65 6.65 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: Men's Rings". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Rings, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  3. ^ Official Report, vol. 2, p. 362.

SourcesEdit

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