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1965 Sofia European Championships
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City

Sofia, Bulgaria

All-Around Gold Medalist

Věra Čáslavská (TCH)

Vault Gold Medalist

Věra Čáslavská (TCH)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Věra Čáslavská (TCH)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Věra Čáslavská (TCH)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Věra Čáslavská (TCH)

Preceded by

1963 Paris European Championships

Succeeded by

1967 Amsterdam European Championships

The 5th European Artistic Gymnastics Championships took place in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1965.

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 Czech Republic Věra Čáslavská
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Flag of the Soviet Union Larisa Latynina
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of East Germany Birgit Radochla
East Germany (GDR)
Vault Flag of the Czech Republic Věra Čáslavská
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Flag of East Germany Ute Starke
East Germany (GDR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Larisa Latynina
Soviet Union (USSR)
Uneven Bars Flag of the Czech Republic Věra Čáslavská
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Flag of the Soviet Union Larisa Latynina
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of Bulgaria Maria Karachka
Bulgaria (BUL)
Balance Beam Flag of the Czech Republic Věra Čáslavská
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Flag of the Soviet Union Larisa Latynina
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of East Germany Birgit Radochla
East Germany (GDR)

Flag of the Soviet Union Larisa Petrik
Soviet Union (USSR)

Floor Exercise Flag of the Czech Republic Věra Čáslavská
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Flag of the Soviet Union Larisa Latynina
Soviet Union (USSR)

Flag of East Germany Birgit Radochla
East Germany (GDR)

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Notable Moments

  • Věra Čáslavská became the second gymnast to sweep all five events at a single European Championships, following Larisa Latynina.

Medal Count

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

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