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1957 Bucharest European Championships
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City

Bucharest, Romania

All-Around Gold Medalist

Larisa Latynina (USSR)

Vault Gold Medalist

Larisa Latynina (USSR)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Larisa Latynina (USSR)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Larisa Latynina (USSR)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Larisa Latynina (USSR)

Preceded by

N/A

Succeeded by

1959 Krakow European Championships

The 1st European Artistic Gymnastics Championships took place in Bucharest, Romania in 1957.

Format of Competition

The scoring in all the events was basically the same as for gymnastics events at the Olympics. Each country was allowed to enter a team of eight gymnasts, but in contrast to the previous Olympics not more than six of them were allowed to participate in all exercises. Nations with incomplete teams, could enter one to three gymnasts for the individual competition. Six best gymnasts on the apparatus in the team competition (by sum of two scores - for compulsory and optional routine) qualified for that apparatus finals. The new feature of the competition was in women's events: each of them was judged by four judges. The highest and lowest marks were dropped and an average of two remaining marks constituted the score.

The scoring in the team competition was different from the one at the previous Olympics, its principle became the same: five best scores constituted the team's score for the routine; these scores constituted the overall team's totals.

Results

Event Gold Silver Bronze
All-Around Flag of the Soviet Union Larisa Latynina
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of Romania Elena Leuşteanu
Romania (ROU)
Flag of Romania Sonia Iovan
Romania (ROU)
Vault Flag of the Soviet Union Larisa Latynina
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Tamara Manina
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of Romania Sonia Iovan
Romania (ROU)
Uneven Bars Flag of the Soviet Union Larisa Latynina
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of Romania Elena Leuşteanu
Romania (ROU)
Flag of the Czech Republic Eva Bosáková
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Balance Beam Flag of the Soviet Union Larisa Latynina
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of Romania Sonia Iovan
Romania (ROU)
Flag of the Soviet Union Tamara Manina
Soviet Union (USSR)
Floor Exercise Flag of the Soviet Union Larisa Latynina
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of Romania Elena Leuşteanu
Romania (ROU)
Flag of the Czech Republic Eva Bosáková
Czechoslovakia (TCH)

Notable Moments

  • USSR's Larisa Latynina became the first gymnast to sweep all five events at a single European Championships.

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 Flag of the Soviet Union USSR 5 1 1 7
2 Flag of Romania Romania 0 4 2 6
3 Flag of the Czech Republic Czechoslovakia 0 0 2 2

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