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1974 Varna World Championships
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City

Varna, Bulgaria

Team Gold Medalist

USSR

All-Around Gold Medalist

Ludmilla Tourischeva (USSR)

Vault Gold Medalist

Olga Korbut (USSR)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Annelore Zinke (GDR)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Ludmilla Tourischeva (USSR)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Ludmilla Tourischeva (USSR)

Preceded by

1970 Ljubljana World Championships

Succeeded by

1978 Strasbourg World Championships

The 18th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were held in Varna, Bulgaria, in 1974.

Format of Competition

The gymnastics competition was carried out in three stages:

  • Competition I - The team competition/qualification round in which all gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, performed both compulsory and optional exercises. The combined scores of all team members determined the final score of the team. The thirty-six overall highest scoring gymnasts qualified to the individual all-around competition. The six highest scoring gymnasts on each apparatus qualified to the final for that apparatus.
  • Competition II - The individual all-around competition, in which those who qualified from Competition I performed exercises on each apparatus. The final score of each gymnast was composed of half the points earned by that gymnast during Competition I and all of the points earned by him or her in Competition II.
  • Competition III - The apparatus finals, in which those who qualified during Competition I performed an exercise on the individual apparatus on which he or she had qualified. The final score of each gymnast was composed of half the points earned by that gymnast on that particular apparatus during Competition I and all of the points earned by him or her on that particular apparatus in Competition III.

Results

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team Flag of the Soviet Union USSR

Nina Dronova
Nellie Kim
Olga Korbut
Elvira Saadi
Rusudan Sikharulidze
Ludmilla Tourischeva

Flag of East Germany East Germany

Richarda Schmeißer
Bärbel Röhrich
Heike Gerisch
Irene Abel
Angelika Hellmann
Annelore Zinke

Flag of Hungary Hungary

Krisztina Medveczky
Zsuzsa Nagy
Marta Egervari
Monika Csaszar
Zsuzsa Matulai
Agnes Banfai

All-Around Flag of the Soviet Union Ludmilla Tourischeva
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Olga Korbut
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of East Germany Angelika Hellmann
East Germany (GDR)
Vault Flag of the Soviet Union Olga Korbut
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Ludmilla Tourischeva
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Czech Republic Bozena Perykulova
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Uneven Bars Flag of East Germany Annelore Zinke
East Germany (GDR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Olga Korbut
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Ludmilla Tourischeva
Soviet Union (USSR)
Balance Beam Flag of the Soviet Union Ludmilla Tourischeva
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Olga Korbut
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Nellie Kim
Soviet Union (USSR)
Floor Exercise Flag of the Soviet Union Ludmilla Tourischeva
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Olga Korbut
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Elvira Saadi
Soviet Union (USSR)

Flag of the Soviet Union Rusudan Sikharulidze
Soviet Union (USSR)

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 Flag of the Soviet Union USSR 5 5 4 14
2 Flag of East Germany East Germany 1 1 1 3
3 Flag of Hungary Hungary 0 0 1 1
4 Flag of the Czech Republic Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1

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