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Gymnastics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Women's Team All-Around

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Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: December 3, 1956
Date Finished: December 7, 1956
Format: Six-person teams. Each gymnast to perform a compulsory and an optional exercise on all four apparatuses. Top five scores per team on each of the eight exercises count towards the team score. Team score for portable apparatus added to individual apparatus scores.

Gold: URS Soviet Union
Silver: HUN Hungary
Bronze: ROU Romania

Summary

The Soviet women had won the gold medal at Helsinki in 1952, which started a trend. They would win gold in the women’s team all-around at every Olympics from 1952-80, missing out only because of the 1984 boycott, and would then win again in 1988, and in 1992 as the Unified Team. Hungary won silver in 1956 as they had in 1952, with Romania winning their first team medal in women’s gymnastics, a bronze.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS IP PAP CP OP
1 Soviet Union URS Gold 444.787 370.787 74.000 184.628 186.159
2 Hungary HUN Silver 443.484 368.284 75.200 183.491 184.793
3 Romania ROU Bronze 438.185 364.785 73.400 181.926 182.859
4 Poland POL 436.485 362.485 74.000 180.359 182.126
5 Czechoslovakia TCH 435.356 362.356 73.000 180.897 181.459
6 Japan JPN 433.653 360.453 73.200 179.893 180.560
7 Italy ITA 428.654 355.854 72.800 175.894 179.960
8 Sweden SWE 428.587 354.387 74.200 174.360 180.027
9 United States USA 413.187 345.587 67.600 173.894 171.693