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1960 Rome Olympic Games
Olympic logo 1960
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City

Rome, Italy

Venue

Baths of Caracalla

Team Gold Medalist

USSR

All-Around Gold Medalist

Larisa Latynina (USSR)

Vault Gold Medalist

Margarita Nikolaeva (USSR)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Polina Astakhova (USSR)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Eva Bosáková (TCH)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Larisa Latynina (USSR)

Preceded by

1956 Melbourne Olympic Games

Succeeded by

1964 Tokyo Olympic Games

The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held from August 25 to September 11, 1960 in Rome, Italy. Rome had been awarded the organization of the 1908 Summer Olympics, but after the 1906 eruption of Mount Vesuvius, was forced to decline and pass the honors to London.

Rome had previously hosted the World Championships in 1954.

Format of Competition

The scoring in the team competition and in the all-around was the same, as for gymnastics events at the previous Olympics (there was no team, portable apparatus event, however). But apart from two performances:a compulsory and an optional, which counted for both the team competition and the all-around, a gymnast, who competed in an apparatus final should show one's skills once more on the respective apparatus.

Each team member performed compulsory and optional routines on each of four apparatus. Gymnast's scores in these performances counted for all of the events, except the separate team exercise with portable apparatus event (also known as group exercise with hand apparatus event), which was a group rhythmic exercises similar to the group competition event in rhythmic gymnastics. Scores of gymnasts from incomplete teams counted only for individual events.

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

Results

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team Flag of the Soviet Union USSR

Polina Astakhova
Lidia Ivanova
Larisa Latynina
Tamara Lyukhina
Sofia Muratova
Margarita Nikolaeva

Flag of the Czech Republic Czechoslovakia

Eva Bosáková
Věra Čáslavská
Matylda Matoušková
Hana Růžičková
Ludmila Švédová
Adolfína Tkačíková

Flag of Romania Romania

Atanasia Ionescu
Sonia Iovan
Elena Leuşteanu
Emilia Vătăşoiu-Liţă
Elena Niculescu
Uta Poreceanu

All-Around Flag of the Soviet Union Larisa Latynina
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Sofia Muratova
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Polina Astakhova
Soviet Union (USSR)
Vault Flag of the Soviet Union Margarita Nikolaeva
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Sofia Muratova
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Larisa Latynina
Soviet Union (USSR)
Uneven Bars Flag of the Soviet Union Polina Astakhova
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Larisa Latynina
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Tamara Lyukhina
Soviet Union (USSR)
Balance Beam Flag of the Czech Republic Eva Bosáková
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Flag of the Soviet Union Larisa Latynina
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Sofia Muratova
Soviet Union (USSR)
Floor Exercise Flag of the Soviet Union Larisa Latynina
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Polina Astakhova
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Tamara Lyukhina
Soviet Union (USSR)

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 Flag of the Soviet Union USSR 5 5 5 15
2 Flag of the Czech Republic Czechoslovakia 1 1 0 2
3 Flag of Romania Romania 0 0 1 1

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