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Gymnastics at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Women's Balance Beam

Gymnastics at the 1952 Summer Games: Next Summer Games

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Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Exhibition Hall II, Helsinki
Date Started: July 22, 1952
Date Finished: July 23, 1952
Format: Placement determined by best scores on apparatus in individual all-around event.

Gold: URS Nina Bocharova
Silver: URS Mariya Horokhovska
Bronze: HUN Margit Korondi

Summary

Nina Bocharova (URS) was second in the all-around in Helsinki, but her gold medal on beam was her only apparatus medal in 1952 in her only Olympic appearance. Behind her the redoubtable [Mariya Horokovska] won silver, followed by Hungary’s Margit Korondi taking bronze. Fourth-place went to Korondi’s teammate, Ágnes Keleti, who returned in 1956 and won the gold medal on beam. Korondi would also compete in 1956, placing seventh in this event.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS CEP OEP
1 Nina Bocharova 27 Soviet Union URS Gold 19.22 9.46 9.76
2 Mariya Horokhovska 30 Soviet Union URS Silver 19.13 9.43 9.70
3 Margit Korondi 20 Hungary HUN Bronze 19.02 9.46 9.56
4 Ágnes Keleti 31 Hungary HUN 18.96 9.43 9.53
5 Galina Urbanovich 34 Soviet Union URS 18.93 9.40 9.53
6T Tsvetanka Stancheva 22 Bulgaria BUL 18.86 9.43 9.43
6T Olga Tass-Lemhényi 23 Hungary HUN 18.86 9.40 9.46
8 Galina Shamray 20 Soviet Union URS 18.79 9.43 9.36
9 Pelageya Danilova 34 Soviet Union URS 18.76 9.26 9.50
10T Ivanka Dolzheva 16 Bulgaria BUL 18.66 9.36 9.30
10T Galina Minaicheva 23 Soviet Union URS 18.66 9.13 9.53
12 Saltirka Spasova-Tarpova 18 Bulgaria BUL 18.59 9.26 9.33
13 Eva Bosáková-Věchtová 20 Czechoslovakia TCH 18.56 9.03 9.53
14 Věra Vančurová 19 Czechoslovakia TCH 18.50 9.00 9.50
15 Medeya Jugeli 26 Soviet Union URS 18.49 9.13 9.36
16 Erzsébet Gulyás-Köteles 27 Hungary HUN 18.39 9.06 9.33
17 Edit Weckinger-Perényi 29 Hungary HUN 18.36 9.06 9.30
18 Yekaterina Kalinchuk 29 Soviet Union URS 18.32 8.96 9.36
19 Vasilka Stancheva 22 Bulgaria BUL 18.22 9.16 9.06
20 Raili Tuominen-Hämäläinen 19 Finland FIN 18.20 9.10 9.10
21 Božena Srncová 27 Czechoslovakia TCH 18.19 9.13 9.06
22T Alena Chadimová 20 Czechoslovakia TCH 18.16 8.83 9.33
22T Gun Röring 22 Sweden SWE 18.16 8.83 9.33
24 Olga Göllner 21 Romania ROU 18.12 9.16 8.96
25 Matylda Matoušková-Šínová 19 Czechoslovakia TCH 18.09 8.73 9.36
26T Jana Rabasová 18 Czechoslovakia TCH 18.06 8.93 9.13
26T Ginette Durand 23 France FRA 18.06 8.66 9.40
28 Irma Walther 31 Germany GER 18.03 8.80 9.23
29 Karin Lindberg 22 Sweden SWE 18.02 8.76 9.26
30 Rayna Grigorova 20 Bulgaria BUL 17.96 9.00 8.96
31T Stela Perin 18 Romania ROU 17.93 8.80 9.13
31T Hana Bobková 23 Czechoslovakia TCH 17.93 8.63 9.30
33 Mária Kövi-Zalai 27 Hungary HUN 17.90 8.60 9.30
34 Stoyanka Angelova 24 Bulgaria BUL 17.79 8.76 9.03
35 Stefania Świerzy 18 Poland POL 17.76 8.43 9.33
36 Lydia Zeitlhofer 21 Germany GER 17.73 8.80 8.93
37 Irène Pittelioen 25 France FRA 17.70 8.30 9.40
38 Alexandra Lemoine 24 France FRA 17.69 8.46 9.23
39T Ileana Gyarfaş 20 Romania ROU 17.66 8.63 9.03
39T Helena Rakoczy 30 Poland POL 17.66 8.26 9.40
41 Evy Berggren 18 Sweden SWE 17.62 8.26 9.36
42T Yordanka Yovkova 19 Bulgaria BUL 17.59 8.86 8.73
42T Hanna Grages 29 Germany GER 17.59 8.46 9.13
44 Milica Rožman Yugoslavia YUG 17.56 8.43 9.13
45 Lenie Gerrietsen 22 Netherlands NED 17.53 8.53 9.00
46 Liliane Montagne 21 France FRA 17.50 8.40 9.10
47 Lidia Pitteri 18 Italy ITA 17.49 8.46 9.03
48 Ruth Grulkowski 21 United States USA 17.46 8.56 8.90
49 Göta Pettersson 25 Sweden SWE 17.43 8.40 9.03
50 Miranda Cicognani 15 Italy ITA 17.42 8.56 8.86
51 Sonja Rožman Yugoslavia YUG 17.39 8.33 9.06
52T Olga Munteanu 24 Romania ROU 17.36 8.80 8.56
52T Arja Lehtinen 16 Finland FIN 17.36 8.50 8.86
52T Cissy Davies 19 Great Britain GBR 17.36 8.46 8.90
55 Wolfgard Voß 26 Germany GER 17.32 8.66 8.66
56T Liliana Scaricabarozzi 17 Italy ITA 17.30 8.60 8.70
56T Vappu Salonen 23 Finland FIN 17.30 8.60 8.70
56T Tootje Selbach 24 Netherlands NED 17.30 8.40 8.90
56T Zofia Kowalczyk 23 Poland POL 17.30 8.20 9.10
60T Grazia Bozzo 16 Italy ITA 17.29 8.46 8.83
60T Annie Ros 26 Netherlands NED 17.29 8.33 8.96
62 Helga Bîrsan 24 Romania ROU 17.26 8.60 8.66
63T Gwynedd Lewis-Lingard 17 Great Britain GBR 17.23 8.40 8.83
63T Hjördis Nordin 19 Sweden SWE 17.23 8.30 8.93
65 Barbara Wilk-Ślizowska 17 Poland POL 17.20 8.10 9.10
66T Ingrid Sandahl 27 Sweden SWE 17.19 8.33 8.86
66T Licia Macchini 16 Italy ITA 17.19 8.23 8.96
66T Raili Hoviniemi 16 Finland FIN 17.19 8.23 8.96
69T Teofila Băiaşu 24 Romania ROU 17.16 8.56 8.60
69T Pirkko Vilppunen 18 Finland FIN 17.16 8.46 8.70
69T Meta Elste 32 United States USA 17.16 8.20 8.96
72 Marija Ivandekić 26 Yugoslavia YUG 17.10 8.30 8.80
73T Inge Sedlmaier 27 Germany GER 17.09 8.56 8.53
73T Marian Barone 28 United States USA 17.09 8.23 8.86
75 Elisabeth Ostermeyer 23 Germany GER 17.06 8.36 8.70
76 Honorata Marcińczak 22 Poland POL 17.03 8.00 9.03
77T Elisabetta Durelli 16 Italy ITA 17.02 8.46 8.56
77T Hedwig Traindl 17 Austria AUT 17.02 8.16 8.86
79T Gerti Fesl 20 Austria AUT 16.96 8.16 8.80
79T Dorota Horzonek-Jokiel 18 Poland POL 16.96 7.76 9.20
81 Tanja Žutić 24 Yugoslavia YUG 16.93 8.40 8.53
82T Nada Spasić Yugoslavia YUG 16.90 8.40 8.50
82T Nanny Simon 21 Netherlands NED 16.90 8.20 8.70
84 Luciana Reali 16 Italy ITA 16.89 8.36 8.53
85T Ann-Sofi Pettersson-Colling 20 Sweden SWE 16.86 8.43 8.43
85T Renata Bianchi 26 Italy ITA 16.86 8.36 8.50
85T Maila Nisula 21 Finland FIN 16.86 8.03 8.83
88T Ada Smolnikar Yugoslavia YUG 16.83 8.50 8.33
88T Huiberdina Krul-van der Nolk van Gogh 30 Netherlands NED 16.83 8.13 8.70
90 Trude Gollner-Kolar 26 Austria AUT 16.73 7.80 8.93
91 Alena Reichová 18 Czechoslovakia TCH 16.66 8.66 8.00
92 Edeltraud Schramm 28 Austria AUT 16.62 8.06 8.56
93 Irén Karcsis-Daruházi 25 Hungary HUN 16.56 9.13 7.43
94T Andrea Bodó-Molnár 17 Hungary HUN 16.53 9.03 7.50
94T Stefania Reindl 30 Poland POL 16.53 7.43 9.10
96 Dália da Cunha-Sammer 23 Portugal POR 16.50 7.60 8.90
97 Ida Kadlec 22 Austria AUT 16.46 7.86 8.60
98T Colette Hué 20 France FRA 16.36 8.40 7.96
98T Gertrude Gries 27 Austria AUT 16.36 7.93 8.43
100 Ruth Topalian 25 United States USA 16.33 8.13 8.20
101 Anka Drinić 28 Yugoslavia YUG 16.32 7.86 8.46
102 Vanja Blomberg 23 Sweden SWE 16.29 8.36 7.93
103T Cootje van Kampen-Tonneman 30 Netherlands NED 16.26 8.06 8.20
103T Jo Cox-Ladru 29 Netherlands NED 16.26 7.96 8.30
105 Tereza Kočiš 18 Yugoslavia YUG 16.23 8.43 7.80
106 Maria Laura Amorim 20 Portugal POR 16.20 7.60 8.60
107 Gertrude Winnige-Barosch 23 Austria AUT 16.19 8.26 7.93
108 Jeanette Vogelbacher 29 France FRA 16.16 7.83 8.33
109 Margo Morgan 22 Great Britain GBR 16.13 8.03 8.10
110 Marjorie Raistrick-Carter 18 Great Britain GBR 16.09 7.53 8.56
111 Margaret Thomas-Neale 20 Great Britain GBR 15.99 8.03 7.96
112 Bergljot Sandvik-Johansen 30 Norway NOR 15.92 7.76 8.16
113 Eveline Slavici 19 Romania ROU 15.86 8.53 7.33
114 Hildegard Grill 24 Austria AUT 15.73 7.90 7.83
115T Pat Hirst 33 Great Britain GBR 15.63 8.40 7.23
115T Colette Fanara 26 France FRA 15.63 8.20 7.43
117 Dorothy Dalton 29 United States USA 15.43 8.03 7.40
118 Clara Schroth-Lomady 31 United States USA 15.36 8.40 6.96
119 Madeleine Jouffroy 24 France FRA 15.33 8.53 6.80
120 Penka Prisadashka 23 Bulgaria BUL 15.13 8.50 6.63
121 Norveig Karlsen 30 Norway NOR 15.06 6.53 8.53
122 Brigitte Kiesler 27 Germany GER 15.00 6.70 8.30
123 Toetie Selbach 18 Netherlands NED 14.92 8.16 6.76
124 Pirkko Pyykönen 16 Finland FIN 14.79 8.46 6.33
125 Irene Hirst 22 Great Britain GBR 14.73 7.93 6.80
126 Marie Hoesly 35 United States USA 14.70 8.40 6.30
127 Raija Simola 20 Finland FIN 14.56 8.23 6.33
128 Natália Silva 24 Portugal POR 14.52 6.96 7.56
129 Grethe Werner 24 Norway NOR 14.19 7.63 6.56
130 Valerie Mullins 17 Great Britain GBR 14.10 8.00 6.10
131 Elisabeta Abrudeanu 26 Romania ROU 13.99 8.16 5.83
132 Urszula Łukomska 25 Poland POL 12.36 7.86 4.50
133 Hilde Koop 31 Germany GER 11.82 4.46 7.36
134 Doris Kirkman 21 United States USA 8.10 8.10 0.00