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Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

At the 1972 Summer Olympics, fourteen different artistic gymnastics events were contested, eight for men and six for women. All events were held at the Sports Hall in Munich from August 27 through September 1.

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Format of competitionEdit

The gymnastics competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics was carried out in three stages:

  • Competition I - The team competition/qualification round in which all gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, performed both compulsory and optional exercises. The combined scores of all team members determined the final score of the team. The thirty-six highest scoring gymnasts in the all-around qualified to the individual all-around competition. The six highest scoring gymnasts on each apparatus qualified to the final for that apparatus.
  • Competition II - The individual all-around competition, in which those who qualified from Competition I performed exercises on each apparatus. The final score of each gymnast was composed of half the points earned by that gymnast during Competition I and all of the points earned by him or her in Competition II.
  • Competition III - The apparatus finals, in which those who qualified during Competition I performed an exercise on the individual apparatus on which he or she had qualified. The final score of each gymnast was composed of half the points earned by that gymnast on that particular apparatus during Competition I and all of the points earned by him or her on that particular apparatus in Competition III.

No limits were imposed as to how many gymnasts each country could enter into the individual all-around final or apparatus finals.

Medal summaryEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
details
  Japan (JPN)
Shigeru Kasamatsu
Sawao Kato
Eizo Kenmotsu
Akinori Nakayama
Teruichi Okamura
Mitsuo Tsukahara
  Soviet Union (URS)
Nikolai Andrianov
Viktor Klimenko
Alexander Maleev
Edvard Mikaelian
Vladimir Schukin
Mikhail Voronin
  East Germany (GDR)
Matthias Brehme
Wolfgang Klotz
Klaus Köste
Jürgen Paeke
Reinhard Rychly
Wolfgang Thüne
Individual all-around
details
Sawao Kato
  Japan
Eizo Kenmotsu
  Japan
Akinori Nakayama
  Japan
Floor exercise
details
Nikolai Andrianov
  Soviet Union
Akinori Nakayama
  Japan
Shigeru Kasamatsu
  Japan
Horizontal bar
details
Mitsuo Tsukahara
  Japan
Sawao Kato
  Japan
Shigeru Kasamatsu
  Japan
Parallel bars
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Sawao Kato
  Japan
Shigeru Kasamatsu
  Japan
Eizo Kenmotsu
  Japan
Pommel horse
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Viktor Klimenko
  Soviet Union
Sawao Kato
  Japan
Eizo Kenmotsu
  Japan
Rings
details
Akinori Nakayama
  Japan
Mikhail Voronin
  Soviet Union
Mitsuo Tsukahara
  Japan
Vault
details
Klaus Köste
  East Germany
Viktor Klimenko
  Soviet Union
Nikolai Andrianov
  Soviet Union

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team all-around
details
  Soviet Union (URS)
Lyubov Burda
Olga Korbut
Antonina Koshel
Tamara Lazakovich
Elvira Saadi
Ludmila Tourischeva
  East Germany (GDR)
Irene Abel
Angelika Hellmann
Karin Janz
Richarda Schmeisser
Christine Schmitt
Erika Zuchold
  Hungary (HUN)
Ilona Bekesi
Monika Csaszar
Marta Kelemen
Aniko Kery
Krisztina Medveczky
Zsuzsa Nagy
Individual all-around
details
Ludmila Tourischeva
  Soviet Union
Karin Janz
  East Germany
Tamara Lazakovich
  Soviet Union
Balance beam
details
Olga Korbut
  Soviet Union
Tamara Lazakovich
  Soviet Union
Karin Janz
  East Germany
Floor exercise
details
Olga Korbut
  Soviet Union
Ludmila Tourischeva
  Soviet Union
Tamara Lazakovich
  Soviet Union
Uneven bars
details
Karin Janz
  East Germany
Olga Korbut
  Soviet Union
Erika Zuchold
  East Germany
None awarded
Vault
details
Karin Janz
  East Germany
Erika Zuchold
  East Germany
Ludmila Tourischeva
  Soviet Union

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union66416
2  Japan55616
3  East Germany3429
4  Hungary0011
Totals (4 nations)14151342


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