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Gymnastics at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Men's Pommelled Horse

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Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Venue(s): National Auditorium, Ciudad de México
Date Started: October 22, 1968
Date Finished: October 26, 1968

Gold: YUG Miroslav Cerar
Silver: FIN Olli Laiho
Bronze: URS Mikhail Voronin

Summary

The format was the same as in 1964, with the best six gymnasts in the individual all-around advancing to the apparatus final, with the final apparatus score made up of 50% of the all-around total and a final optional program. Yugoslav Slovenian Miroslav Cerar had won this event at the 1964 Olympics and the 1966 World Championships, and is often considered as the greatest ever gymnast on pommelled horse, usually along with Hungarian Zoltán Magyar, who won Olympic gold on the pommelled horse in 1976-80. Cerar repeated as gold medalist in 1968 with the highest score in the all-around qualifying, and equal to the best in the final round. His final round mark was matched by Finland’s silver medalist Olli Laiho, who won Finland’s only gymnastic medal in Mexico City. As of 2012, this is also the last Olympic medal won by a Finnish gymnast. Bronze went to Soviet Mikhail Voronin, one of his five apparatus medals in Mexico, missing only on the floor exercise.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Miroslav Cerar 28 Yugoslavia YUG Gold 19.325
2 Olli Laiho 25 Finland FIN Silver 19.225
3 Mikhail Voronin 23 Soviet Union URS Bronze 19.200
4 Wilhelm Kubica 24 Poland POL 19.150
5 Eizo Kenmotsu 20 Japan JPN 19.050
6 Viktor Klimenko 19 Soviet Union URS 18.950
7 QR Dave Thor 21 United States USA
8T QR Sergey Diomidov 25 Soviet Union URS
8T QR Sawao Kato 22 Japan JPN
8T QR Mikołaj Kubica 22 Poland POL
8T QR Jiří Fejtek 22 Czechoslovakia TCH
12T QR Akinori Nakayama 25 Japan JPN
12T QR Mauno Nissinen 21 Finland FIN
12T QR Valery Karasyov 22 Soviet Union URS
12T QR Miloslav Netušil 22 Czechoslovakia TCH
16T QR Heinz Häussler 27 West Germany FRG
16T QR Willi Jaschek 28 West Germany FRG
18 QR Matthias Brehme 25 East Germany GDR
19 QR Steve Hug 16 United States USA
20T QR Takeshi Kato 26 Japan JPN
20T QR Gerhard Dietrich 26 East Germany GDR
22T QR Viktor Lisitsky 28 Soviet Union URS
22T QR Paul Müller 22 Switzerland SUI
24 QR Kim Chung-Tae 24 South Korea KOR
25 QR Valery Ilyinykh 21 Soviet Union URS
26T QR Yukio Endo 31 Japan JPN
26T QR Peter Rohner 19 Switzerland SUI
26T QR Sylwester Kubica 18 Poland POL
29T QR Roland Hurzeler 23 Switzerland SUI
29T QR Bohumil Mudřík 26 Czechoslovakia TCH
29T QR Michel Bouchonnet 28 France FRA
29T QR Miloš Vratič 20 Yugoslavia YUG
33T QR Hans Peter Nielsen 25 Denmark DEN
33T QR Giovanni Carminucci 28 Italy ITA
33T QR František Bočko 27 Czechoslovakia TCH
36T QR Bruno Franceschetti 27 Italy ITA
36T QR Meinrad Berchtold 24 Switzerland SUI
38 QR Armando Valles 27 Mexico MEX
39T QR Jerzy Kruża 24 Poland POL
39T QR Evert Lindgren 30 Sweden SWE
41 QR Janez Brodnik 24 Yugoslavia YUG
42T QR Luigi Cimnaghi 28 Italy ITA
42T QR Gilbert Larose 26 Canada CAN
42T QR Andrzej Gonera 29 Poland POL
45T QR Klaus Köste 25 East Germany GDR
45T QR Juhani Rahikainen 24 Finland FIN
45T QR Václav Kubíčka 29 Czechoslovakia TCH
48T QR Hermann Höpfner 23 West Germany FRG
48T QR Stan Wild 24 Great Britain GBR
48T QR Heikki Sappinen 22 Finland FIN
51 QR Pasquale Carminucci 31 Italy ITA
52 QR Peter Weber 29 East Germany GDR
53T QR Mitsuo Tsukahara 20 Japan JPN
53T QR Christian Guiffroy 27 France FRA
53T QR Milenko Kersnić 22 Yugoslavia YUG
53T QR Ivan Kondev 24 Bulgaria BUL
57 QR Reino Heino 27 Finland FIN
58T QR Kanati Allen 21 United States USA
58T QR Fred Roethlisberger 25 United States USA
58T QR Vincenzo Mori 21 Italy ITA
58T QR Octavio Suárez 24 Cuba CUB
58T QR Aleksander Rokosa 32 Poland POL
63T QR Steve Mitruk 21 Canada CAN
63T QR Damir Anić 24 Yugoslavia YUG
65T QR Hans Ettlin 23 Switzerland SUI
65T QR Dezső Bordán 25 Hungary HUN
67T QR Stefan Zoev 25 Bulgaria BUL
67T QR Steve Cohen 22 United States USA
67T QR Christian Deuza 24 France FRA
67T QR István Aranyos 26 Hungary HUN
71T QR Siegfried Fülle 29 East Germany GDR
71T QR Sándor Kiss 27 Hungary HUN
73T QR Georgi Adamov 29 Bulgaria BUL
73T QR Fernando Valles 24 Mexico MEX
73T QR Tine Šrot 30 Yugoslavia YUG
76T QR Endre Tihanyi 23 Hungary HUN
76T QR Edwin Greutmann 21 Switzerland SUI
76T QR Raycho Khristov 23 Bulgaria BUL
76T QR Rogelio Mendoza 24 Mexico MEX
80 QR Finn Johannesson 24 Sweden SWE
81 QR Erich Hess 21 West Germany FRG
82 QR Roger Dion 30 Canada CAN
83T QR Michael Booth 22 Great Britain GBR
83T QR Helmut Tepasse 21 West Germany FRG
85T QR Christer Jönsson 25 Sweden SWE
85T QR Günter Beier 26 East Germany GDR
85T QR Václav Skoumal 24 Czechoslovakia TCH
85T QR Arne Thomsen 26 Denmark DEN
89T QR Sid Jensen Canada CAN
89T QR Zagdbazaryn Davaanyam 23 Mongolia MGL
89T QR Hannu Rantakari 29 Finland FIN
92 QR Murray Chessell 24 Australia AUS
93 QR Sid Freudenstein 23 United States USA
94 QR José Filipe Abreu 20 Portugal POR
95T QR Rumen Gabrovski 22 Bulgaria BUL
95T QR Bozhidar Ivanov 25 Bulgaria BUL
97 QR Béla Herczeg 21 Hungary HUN
98 QR Luis Navarrete 20 Cuba CUB
99T QR Jorge Rodríguez 20 Cuba CUB
99T QR Konrád Mentsik 26 Hungary HUN
101 QR Enrique García 25 Mexico MEX
102 QR Heiko Reinemer 23 West Germany FRG
103 QR José Vilchis 18 Mexico MEX
104 QR Barry Brooker 27 Canada CAN
105T QR José González 22 Mexico MEX
105T QR Roberto Pumpido 19 Cuba CUB
107 QR Luis Ramírez 20 Cuba CUB
108 QR Larbi Lazhari 27 Algeria ALG
109 QR Héctor Ramírez 25 Cuba CUB
110 QR Lai Chu-Long 26 Chinese Taipei TPE
111 QR Sergio Luna 20 Ecuador ECU
112 QR Cheng Fu 22 Chinese Taipei TPE
113 QR Pedro Rendón 27 Ecuador ECU
114 QR Eduardo Nájera 20 Ecuador ECU
115 QR Franco Menichelli 27 Italy ITA