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Gymnastics at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Men's Team All-Around

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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 24, 1968
Format: Six-person teams. Each gymnast to perform a compulsory and an optional exercise on all six apparatuses. Top five scores per team on each of the 12 exercises count towards the team score.

Gold: JPN Japan
Silver: URS Soviet Union
Bronze: GDR East Germany

Summary

As in 1960 and 1964, Japan won this gold medal over the Soviet Union, winning quite easily. Japan won the team all-around gold medal at every Olympics from 1960-76, missing the 1980 Olympics because of the USA-led boycott. The German Democratic Republic (East) was the bronze medalist in Mexico City. The podium for this event was the same every year from 1964-76, as it had been at the 1966 World Championships.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS CP OP
1 Japan JPN Gold 575.90 286.40 289.50
2 Soviet Union URS Silver 571.10 285.15 285.95
3 East Germany GDR Bronze 557.15 277.50 279.65
4 Czechoslovakia TCH 557.10 276.50 280.60
5 Poland POL 555.40 275.15 280.25
6 Yugoslavia YUG 550.75 273.15 277.60
7 United States USA 548.90 271.60 277.30
8 West Germany FRG 548.35 271.25 277.10
9 Switzerland SUI 548.20 272.00 276.20
10 Finland FIN 547.05 271.20 275.85
11 Bulgaria BUL 538.15 268.50 269.65
12 Italy ITA 537.05 270.35 266.70
13 Hungary HUN 535.25 264.05 271.20
14 Mexico MEX 518.25 255.30 262.95
15 Cuba CUB 516.85 252.30 264.55
16 Canada CAN 510.40 250.05 260.35