Gymnastics at the 1960 Summer Olympics
In the XVII. Summer Olympic Games in Rome in 1960 were held 14 competitions in Artistic Gymnastics, the team gymnastics women had been deleted.
The competitions were held in the Baths of Caracalla. The system for the floor exercise was erected in the middle, the other devices were placed around the outside. All devices were protected by canvas paths from direct sunlight, the stand held 5,300 spectators.
The International Olympic Committee had tried before the Olympic Games, to be awarded only medals for independent competitions. This resulted in gymnastics that, starting 1960, the all-around at the same time represented the qualification for the final device. The team score and the individual ranking in the all around were held together, a formal separation was that even single team without Turner could be included in the all-around standings.
The competitions have been partially affected by the fact that was spotted very nationality obtained from the judges. In particular, in the freestyle on the uneven bars, the Japanese Keiko Ikeda was such a disadvantage from the Soviet point judge that Ikeda was only fifth.
For men, the Japanese were the first to determine the team score for themselves, their best single Ono Turner failed in the all around, however, with the least residue of 0.05 points to Boris Schachlin. For women, the Soviet gymnasts were still superior.
- 2.1 individual all-around
- 2.2 Team all-around
- 2.3 Floor Gymnastics
- 2.4 horse jump
- 2.5 Balance Beam
- 2.6 uneven Bars
The team score and the individual classification in a multi- fight was held on 5 and 7 September. The results of each device listed as qualifying for the apparatus finals on September 10.
The team score and individual score in eight battle was fought on the 6th and 8th of September. The results of each device listed as qualifying for the apparatus finals on September 9.