Gymnastics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's rings

The men's rings competition was one of eight events for male competitors in artistic gymnastics at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. There were 117 competitors from 28 nations, with nations in the team competition having up to 6 gymnasts and other nations entering up to 3 gymnasts.[1] The event was won by Akinori Nakayama of Japan, the nation's second consecutive victory in the rings event. Mikhail Voronin took silver to extend the Soviet Union's podium streak in the event to five Games, while Sawao Kato of Japan finished with bronze.

Men's rings
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Akinori Nakayama 1966d.jpg
Akinori Nakayama (at the 1966 world championships)
VenueAuditorio Nacional
Dates22–26 October
Competitors117 from 28 nations
Winning score19.450
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Akinori Nakayama
 Japan
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Mikhail Voronin
 Soviet Union
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Sawao Kato
 Japan
← 1964
1972 →

BackgroundEdit

This was the 12th 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). Two of the six finalists from 1964 returned: silver medalist Franco Menichelli of Italy and sixth-place finisher Yukio Endō of Japan. Menichelli had finished third at the 1966 World Championships behind Mikhail Voronin of the Soviet Union and Akinori Nakayama of Japan.[1]

Ecuador and the Philippines each made their debut in the men's rings; East and West Germany competed separately for the first time. The United States made its 11th appearance, most of any nation, having missed only the inaugural 1896 Games.

Competition formatEdit

Each nation entered a team of six gymnasts or up to three 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 117th. In the final, each gymnast performed an additional voluntary exercise; half of the score from the preliminary carried over.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

All times are Central Standard Time (UTC-6)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 22 October 1968 8:30
17:00
Preliminary: Compulsory
Thursday, 24 October 1968 8:30
17:00
Preliminary: Voluntary
Saturday, 26 October 1968 19:00 Final

ResultsEdit

Rank Gymnast Nation Preliminary Final
Compulsory Voluntary Total 12 Prelim. Final Total
  Akinori Nakayama   Japan 9.75 9.75 19.50 9.750 9.700 19.450
  Mikhail Voronin   Soviet Union 9.75 9.70 19.45 9.725 9.600 19.325
  Sawao Kato   Japan 9.70 9.85 19.55 9.775 9.450 19.225
4 Mitsuo Tsukahara   Japan 9.65 9.60 19.25 9.625 9.500 19.125
5 Takeshi Katō   Japan 9.70 9.70 19.40 9.700 9.350 19.050
6 Sergey Diomidov   Soviet Union 9.60 9.45 19.05 9.525 9.450 18.975
7 Eizo Kenmotsu   Japan 9.55 9.45 19.00 Did not advance
8 Yukio Endo   Japan 9.45 9.50 18.95 Did not advance
9 Steve Cohen   United States 9.30 9.60 18.90 Did not advance
Viktor Klimenko   Soviet Union 9.40 9.50 18.90 Did not advance
11 Klaus Köste   East Germany 9.40 9.40 18.80 Did not advance
Viktor Lisitsky   Soviet Union 9.40 9.40 18.80 Did not advance
13 Jiří Fejtek   Czechoslovakia 9.35 9.40 18.75 Did not advance
Mikołaj Kubica   Poland 9.30 9.45 18.75 Did not advance
15 Matthias Brehme   East Germany 9.30 9.40 18.70 Did not advance
Miroslav Cerar   Yugoslavia 9.30 9.40 18.70 Did not advance
17 Valery Ilyinykh   Soviet Union 9.30 9.30 18.60 Did not advance
Valery Karasyov   Soviet Union 9.45 9.15 18.60 Did not advance
Wilhelm Kubica   Poland 9.30 9.30 18.60 Did not advance
20 Hans Ettlin   Switzerland 9.20 9.35 18.55 Did not advance
Mauno Nissinen   Finland 9.30 9.25 18.55 Did not advance
22 Janez Brodnik   Yugoslavia 9.20 9.30 18.50 Did not advance
23 Siegfried Fülle   East Germany 9.05 9.40 18.45 Did not advance
Heikki Sappinen   Finland 9.20 9.25 18.45 Did not advance
25 Willi Jaschek   West Germany 9.10 9.30 18.40 Did not advance
Tine Šrot   Yugoslavia 9.20 9.20 18.40 Did not advance
27 Fred Roethlisberger   United States 9.15 9.20 18.35 Did not advance
28 Andrzej Gonera   Poland 9.00 9.30 18.30 Did not advance
Václav Kubíčka   Czechoslovakia 9.00 9.30 18.30 Did not advance
Gilbert Larose   Canada 9.00 9.30 18.30 Did not advance
Peter Weber   East Germany 9.00 9.30 18.30 Did not advance
32 Sid Jensen   Canada 9.05 9.20 18.25 Did not advance
Finn Johannesson   Sweden 9.10 9.15 18.25 Did not advance
Hannu Rantakari   Finland 9.10 9.15 18.25 Did not advance
Heiko Reinemer   West Germany 8.85 9.40 18.25 Did not advance
Aleksander Rokosa   Poland 9.05 9.20 18.25 Did not advance
Armando Valles   Mexico 9.05 9.20 18.25 Did not advance
38 Meinrad Berchtold   Switzerland 8.95 9.20 18.15 Did not advance
František Bočko   Czechoslovakia 8.95 9.20 18.15 Did not advance
Reino Heino   Finland 9.00 9.15 18.15 Did not advance
Erich Hess   West Germany 8.90 9.25 18.15 Did not advance
Milenko Kersnić   Yugoslavia 9.05 9.10 18.15 Did not advance
43 Luigi Cimnaghi   Italy 9.05 9.05 18.10 Did not advance
44 Gerhard Dietrich   East Germany 8.85 9.20 18.05 Did not advance
Sid Freudenstein   United States 8.90 9.15 18.05 Did not advance
Miloslav Netušil   Czechoslovakia 9.10 8.95 18.05 Did not advance
47 José Filipe Abreu   Portugal 8.95 9.05 18.00 Did not advance
Juhani Rahikainen   Finland 8.95 9.05 18.00 Did not advance
Dave Thor   United States 9.00 9.00 18.00 Did not advance
Endre Tihanyi   Hungary 8.80 9.20 18.00 Did not advance
51 Christer Jönsson   Sweden 8.90 9.05 17.95 Did not advance
52 Steve Hug   United States 8.80 9.10 17.90 Did not advance
Václav Skoumal   Czechoslovakia 8.95 8.95 17.90 Did not advance
54 Chung-tae Kim   South Korea 8.85 9.00 17.85 Did not advance
Paul Müller   Switzerland 8.85 9.00 17.85 Did not advance
Hans Peter Nielsen   Denmark 8.80 9.05 17.85 Did not advance
Peter Rohner   Switzerland 8.90 8.95 17.85 Did not advance
58 Bruno Franceschetti   Italy 8.80 9.00 17.80 Did not advance
Sylwester Kubica   Poland 8.75 9.05 17.80 Did not advance
60 István Aranyos   Hungary 8.70 9.00 17.70 Did not advance
Jerzy Kruża   Poland 8.90 8.80 17.70 Did not advance
Helmut Tepasse   West Germany 8.45 9.30 17.75 Did not advance
63 Georgi Adamov   Bulgaria 8.80 8.85 17.65 Did not advance
Giovanni Carminucci   Italy 8.75 8.90 17.65 Did not advance
Octavio Suárez   Cuba 8.80 8.85 17.65 Did not advance
Miloš Vratič   Yugoslavia 8.75 8.90 17.65 Did not advance
67 Edwin Greutmann   Switzerland 8.70 8.90 17.60 Did not advance
68 Günter Beier   East Germany 8.45 9.10 17.55 Did not advance
Rumen Gabrovski   Bulgaria 8.60 8.95 17.55 Did not advance
Christian Guiffroy   France 8.60 8.95 17.55 Did not advance
Heinz Häussler   West Germany 8.65 8.90 17.55 Did not advance
Hermann Höpfner   West Germany 8.45 9.10 17.55 Did not advance
Roland Hürzeler   Switzerland 8.50 9.05 17.55 Did not advance
José Vilchis   Mexico 8.55 9.00 17.55 Did not advance
75 Christian Deuza   France 8.90 8.60 17.50 Did not advance
Luis Ramírez   Cuba 8.55 8.95 17.50 Did not advance
77 Bohumil Mudřík   Czechoslovakia 8.25 9.10 17.35 Did not advance
Stefan Zoev   Bulgaria 8.65 8.70 17.35 Did not advance
79 Michel Bouchonnet   France 8.65 8.60 17.25 Did not advance
79 Pasquale Carminucci   Italy 8.70 8.55 17.25 Did not advance
81 Olli Laiho   Finland 8.00 9.20 17.20 Did not advance
82 Damir Anić   Yugoslavia 8.25 8.90 17.15 Did not advance
Jorge Rodríguez   Cuba 8.25 8.90 17.15 Did not advance
84 Bozhidar Ivanov   Bulgaria 8.65 8.45 17.10 Did not advance
Konrád Mentsik   Hungary 8.35 8.75 17.10 Did not advance
86 Davaanyam Zagdbazaryn   Mongolia 8.90 8.15 17.05 Did not advance
87 Arne Thomsen   Denmark 8.10 8.90 17.00 Did not advance
88 Rogelio Mendoza   Mexico 8.15 8.70 16.85 Did not advance
89 Murray Chessell   Australia 8.20 8.55 16.75 Did not advance
Ivan Kondev   Bulgaria 8.60 8.15 16.75 Did not advance
91 Raycho Khristov   Bulgaria 8.10 8.60 16.70 Did not advance
Sergio Luna   Ecuador 8.10 8.60 16.70 Did not advance
93 Evert Lindgren   Sweden 7.85 8.80 16.65 Did not advance
Stan Wild   Great Britain 8.45 8.20 16.65 Did not advance
95 Steve Mitruk   Canada 8.10 8.40 16.50 Did not advance
Vincenzo Mori   Italy 8.50 8.00 16.50 Did not advance
97 Barry Brooker   Canada 7.90 8.55 16.45 Did not advance
Héctor Ramírez   Cuba 7.85 8.60 16.45 Did not advance
99 Kanati Allen   United States 7.80 8.50 16.30 Did not advance
100 Roberto Pumpido   Cuba 7.85 8.40 16.25 Did not advance
101 Béla Herczeg   Hungary 7.20 8.85 16.05 Did not advance
102 Enrique García   Mexico 7.60 8.35 15.95 Did not advance
103 Sándor Kiss   Hungary 6.90 8.95 15.85 Did not advance
104 Dezső Bordán   Hungary 7.95 7.80 15.75 Did not advance
105 Fernando Valles   Mexico 7.75 7.85 15.60 Did not advance
106 Michael Booth   Great Britain 7.85 7.70 15.55 Did not advance
José González   Mexico 7.45 8.10 15.55 Did not advance
108 Chu-Long Lai   Taiwan 7.65 7.65 15.30 Did not advance
109 Roger Dion   Canada 6.15 8.25 14.40 Did not advance
110 Larbi Lazhari   Algeria 6.15 8.10 14.25 Did not advance
111 Eduardo Nájera   Ecuador 6.70 7.15 13.85 Did not advance
112 Fu Cheng   Taiwan 6.65 7.10 13.75 Did not advance
113 Luis Navarrete   Cuba 6.50 7.15 13.65 Did not advance
114 Pedro Rendón   Ecuador 5.50 6.95 12.45 Did not advance
115 Franco Menichelli   Italy 9.60 9.60 Did not advance
116 Norman Henson   Philippines 6.60 6.60 Did not advance
117 Ernesto Beren   Philippines 6.25 6.25 Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Rings, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  2. ^ Official Report, p. 676.