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 27 August through 1 September.[1]

Format of competition

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

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

Medal summary

Men's events

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Individual all-around
details
Sawao Kato
 Japan
Eizo Kenmotsu
 Japan
Akinori Nakayama
 Japan
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
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
details
Sawao Kato
 Japan
Shigeru Kasamatsu
 Japan
Eizo Kenmotsu
 Japan
Pommel horse
details
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 events

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Individual all-around
details
Ludmila Tourischeva
 Soviet Union
Karin Janz
 East Germany
Tamara Lazakovich
 Soviet Union
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
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 table

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

See also

References

  1. ^ "Gymnastics at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2019.