Gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's artistic individual all-around

The men's individual all-around competition was one of eight events for male competitors in artistic gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. The qualification and final rounds took place on July 18, 20 and 21st at the Montreal Forum.[1] There were 90 competitors from 20 nations.[2] Each nation could send a team of 6 gymnasts or up to 3 individual gymnasts. The event was won by Nikolai Andrianov of the Soviet Union, the nation's fourth victory in the event (matching Italy for most among nations at that point). It was the Soviets' return to the podium in the event after a one-Games absence in 1972 snapped a five-Games medal streak. Japan, which had swept the medals in 1972, took silver and bronze this time. Two-time defending champion Sawao Kato finished second, becoming the first man to earn three medals in the men's all-around and the most decorated man in the event's history (later tied by Kōhei Uchimura with two golds and a silver from 2008 to 2016). Mitsuo Tsukahara earned bronze.

Men's artistic individual all-around
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-K0516-0006-001, Madrid, Nikolai Andrianov.jpg
Gold medalist Nikolai Andrianov
VenueMontreal Forum
Dates18–21 July
Competitors90 from 20 nations
Winning score116.650
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Nikolai Andrianov
 Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Sawao Kato
 Japan
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Mitsuo Tsukahara
 Japan
← 1972
1980 →

BackgroundEdit

This was the 17th appearance of the men's individual all-around. The first individual all-around competition had been held in 1900, after the 1896 competitions featured only individual apparatus events. A men's individual all-around has been held every Games since 1900.[2]

Four of the top 10 gymnasts from the 1972 Games returned: two-time gold medalist Sawao Kato of Japan, silver medalist (and 1968 fourth-place finisher) Eizo Kenmotsu of Japan, fourth-place finisher Nikolai Andrianov of the Soviet Union, and eighth-place finisher Mitsuo Tsukahara of Japan. Reigning (1974) World Champion Shigeru Kasamatsu of Japan missed the 1976 Games with an emergency appendectomy; Andrianov had been the runner-up with Kenmotsu third.[2]

Israel made its debut in the event. France and Italy both made their 15th appearance, tied for most among nations.

Competition formatEdit

The competition format followed the preliminary and final format introduced in 1972, but placed a limit on the number of finalists per nation. 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 preliminary score. Half of the scores from the preliminary carried over to the final, with the top 36 gymnasts advancing to the individual all-around final—except that each nation was limited to 3 finalists. There, each of the finalists performed another exercise on each apparatus. The sum of these scores plus half of the preliminary score resulted in a final total.

Each exercise was scored from 0 to 10; thus, the preliminary apparatus scores ranged from 0 to 20 each and the total preliminary score from 0 to 120. With half of the preliminary score and six more exercises scored 0 to 10, the final total was also from 0 to 120.

The preliminary exercise scores were also used for qualification for the apparatus finals.[2]

ScheduleEdit

All times are Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4)

Date Time Round
Sunday, 18 July 1976 12:30
19:15
21:00
Preliminary: Compulsory
Tuesday, 20 July 1976 15:00
19:00
20:45
Preliminary: Voluntary
Wednesday, 21 July 1976 20:00 Final

ResultsEdit

Ninety gymnasts competed in the compulsory and optional rounds on July 18 and 20. The thirty-six highest scoring gymnasts advanced to the final on July 21. Each country was limited to three competitors in the final. Half of the points earned by each gymnast during both the compulsory and optional rounds carried over to the final. This constitutes each gymnast's "prelim" score.

Rank Gymnast Nation Prelim 12
Prelim
Floor Pommel
horse
Rings Vault Parallel
bars
Horizontal
bar
Final Total
  Nikolai Andrianov   Soviet Union 116.50 58.250 9.800 9.700 9.750 9.800 9.650 9.700 58.400 116.650
  Sawao Kato   Japan 115.90 57.950 9.600 9.600 9.450 9.550 9.700 9.800 57.700 115.650
  Mitsuo Tsukahara   Japan 115.75 57.875 9.500 9.600 9.400 9.800 9.700 9.700 57.700 115.575
4 Alexander Dityatin   Soviet Union 115.15 57.575 9.700 9.700 9.750 9.750 9.600 9.450 57.950 115.525
5 Hiroshi Kajiyama   Japan 115.25 57.625 9.600 9.650 9.650 9.650 9.650 9.600 57.800 115.425
6 Andrzej Szajna   Poland 113.85 56.925 9.600 9.600 9.600 9.800 9.550 9.550 57.700 114.625
7 Michael Nikolay   East Germany 112.90 56.450 9.300 9.850 9.450 9.600 9.350 9.600 57.150 113.600
8 Imre Molnár   Hungary 113.65 56.825 9.200 9.700 9.250 9.650 9.500 9.450 56.750 113.575
9 Zoltán Magyar   Hungary 114.25 57.125 9.450 9.900 8.950 9.200 9.250 9.550 56.300 113.425
10 Bernd Jäger   East Germany 112.95 56.475 9.150 9.550 9.500 9.550 9.450 9.650 56.850 113.325
11 Lutz Mack   East Germany 113.00 56.500 9.200 9.450 9.500 9.550 9.400 9.550 56.650 113.150
12 Wayne Young   United States 111.55 55.775 9.550 9.550 9.600 9.550 9.450 9.550 57.250 113.025
13 Ferenc Donáth   Hungary 113.60 56.800 9.150 9.800 9.500 9.350 8.950 9.200 55.950 112.750
14 Robert Bretscher   Switzerland 112.35 56.175 9.300 9.350 9.450 9.600 9.250 9.550 56.500 112.675
15 Peter Kormann   United States 110.75 55.375 9.650 9.300 9.500 9.600 9.450 9.600 57.100 112.475
16 Eberhard Gienger   West Germany 113.30 56.650 9.250 8.8250 9.400 9.150 9.200 9.700 55.550 112.200
17 Edgar Jorek   West Germany 111.25 55.625 9.450 9.450 9.400 9.150 9.450 9.250 56.150 111.775
18 Gustav Tannenberger   Czechoslovakia 110.40 55.200 9.400 9.450 9.300 9.500 9.400 9.500 56.550 111.750
19 Volker Rohrwick   West Germany 112.20 56.100 9.400 9.500 9.100 9.500 9.300 8.650 55.450 111.550
20 Jiří Tabák   Czechoslovakia 109.40 54.700 9.600 9.200 9.150 9.700 9.400 9.550 56.600 111.300
21 Kurt Thomas   United States 111.05 55.525 9.200 9.300 9.400 9.100 9.050 9.600 55.65 111.175
22 Philip Delesalle   Canada 109.00 54.500 9.300 9.650 9.350 9.500 9.300 9.150 56.250 110.750
23 Henri Boério   France 112.90 56.450 9.100 8.600 9.550 9.100 8.700 9.000 54.050 110.500
24 Keith Carter   Canada 109.30 54.650 9.150 9.300 9.300 9.350 9.250 9.300 55.650 110.300
25 Miloslav Netušil   Czechoslovakia 109.75 54.875 8.750 9.400 9.450 9.500 9.400 8.850 55.350 110.225
26 Maurizio Milanetto   Italy 108.95 54.475 9.000 9.350 9.550 9.500 8.950 9.250 55.600 110.075
27 Ueli Bachmann   Switzerland 109.60 54.800 9.000 9.350 9.00 9.450 8.900 9.500 55.200 110.000
Philippe Gaille   Switzerland 109.40 54.700 8.850 9.450 9.300 9.150 9.100 9.450 55.300 110.000
29 Nicolae Oprescu   Romania 110.30 55.150 9.050 8.200 9.350 9.500 9.250 9.400 54.750 109.900
30 Eric Koloko   France 108.25 54.125 9.000 9.450 9.050 9.350 9.300 9.500 55.650 109.775
31 Maurizio Montesi   Italy 108.10 54.050 9.200 9.400 9.450 9.600 8.850 9.200 55.700 109.750
32 Sorin Cepoi   Romania 109.95 54.975 9.000 9.350 9.450 9.650 7.650 9.450 54.550 109.525
33 Willi Moy   France 109.50 54.750 9.150 8.800 9.100 9.450 8.900 9.350 54.750 109.500
34 Vladimir Markelov   Soviet Union 115.40 57.700 0.000 9.450 8.900 0.000 8.900 9.650 36.900 94.600
35 Pierre Leclerc   Canada 108.70 54.350 1.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 9.050 9.350 19.40 73.750
36 Dan Grecu   Romania 114.10 57.050 3.000 0.400 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 3.400 60.450
37 Eizo Kenmotsu   Japan 115.15 Did not advance—3 per nation rule
38 Gennady Krysin   Soviet Union 114.25
39 Vladimir Marchenko   Soviet Union 113.85
40 Hisato Igarashi   Japan 113.55
41 Vladimir Tikhonov   Soviet Union 112.15
42 Roland Brückner   East Germany 112.00
43 Wolfgang Klotz   East Germany 111.95
44 Béla Laufer   Hungary 111.60
45 Rainer Hanschke   East Germany 111.50
46 Tom Beach   United States 110.55
47 Werner Steinmetz   West Germany 110.30
48 Ion Checicheș   Romania 109.85
49 Mihai Borș   Romania 109.75
50 Árpád Farkas   Hungary 109.65
51 Marshall Avener   United States 109.45
52 Bart Conner   United States 109.35
53 Imre Bánrévi   Hungary 109.15
Ștefan Gal   Romania 109.15
55 Vladislav Nehasil   Czechoslovakia 108.90
56 Reinhard Dietze   West Germany 108.80
57 Bernhard Locher   Switzerland 108.30
58 Peter Rohner   Switzerland 108.25
59 Andrey Keranov   Bulgaria 108.20
60 Dimitrios Janulidis   Czechoslovakia 107.95 Did not advance
61 Marian Pieczka   Poland 107.75
Reinhard Ritter   West Germany 107.75
63 Jan Zoulík   Czechoslovakia 107.35
64 Stoyan Delchev   Bulgaria 107.15
65 Łukasz Uhma   Poland 106.80
66 Georgi Todorov   Bulgaria 106.50
Angelo Zucca   Italy 106.50
68 Dov Lupi   Israel 106.45
69 Roman Tkaczyk   Poland 106.35
70 Bernard Decoux   France 106.15
71 Mariusz Zasada   Poland 106.10
72 Ole Benediktson   Denmark 105.70
73 Ian Neale   Great Britain 105.40
74 Grzegorz Ciastek   Poland 105.35
75 Michel Boutard   France 105.25
76 Nelson Fernández   Cuba 105.15
Gabriel Calvo   Spain 105.15
78 Dimitar Koychev   Bulgaria 105.00
79 José de la Casa   Spain 104.95
80 Patrick Boutet   France 104.80
81 Peter Lloyd   Australia 104.75
82 Tommy Wilson   Great Britain 103.45
83 Zhivko Rusev   Bulgaria 103.20
84 Phil Cheetham   Australia 102.80
85 Jeff Davis   Great Britain 102.50
86 Fernando Bertrand   Spain 102.35
87 Toncho Todorov   Bulgaria 101.70
88 Roberto Richards   Cuba 100.65
89 Shun Fujimoto   Japan 84.55
90 Armin Vock   Switzerland 81.45

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gymnastics at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Men's Individual All-Around". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Individual All-Around, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 7 April 2021.

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