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Gymnastics at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Women's Team All-Around

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Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Venue(s): National Auditorium, Ciudad de México
Date Started: October 21, 1968
Date Finished: October 23, 1968
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.

Gold: URS Soviet Union
Silver: TCH Czechoslovakia
Bronze: GDR East Germany

Summary

As at every Olympics from 1952-92, save for the 1984 boycott year, the Soviet Union won the gold medal in this event, although by edging out Czechoslovakia by only 0.65 points, this was their closest victory until 1992, when they competed as the Unified Team. Czechoslovakia had defeated the Soviets at the 1966 World Championships. Czechoslovakia was led both in 1966 and 1968 by Věra Čáslavská, who was the dominant gymnast in Mexico City, winning medals in all six events and four gold medals, including the individual all-around. The team bronze went to the German Democratic Republic (East Germany).

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS CP OP
1 Soviet Union URS Gold 382.85 191.15 191.70
2 Czechoslovakia TCH Silver 382.20 190.20 192.00
3 East Germany GDR Bronze 379.10 189.40 189.70
4 Japan JPN 375.45 187.10 188.35
5 Hungary HUN 369.80 184.75 185.05
6 United States USA 369.75 185.70 184.05
7 France FRA 361.75 182.85 178.90
8 Bulgaria BUL 355.10 175.80 179.30
9 West Germany FRG 354.65 177.95 176.70
10 Poland POL 353.85 177.50 176.35
11 Canada CAN 343.40 171.75 171.65
12 Norway NOR 338.15 167.50 170.65
13 Cuba CUB 332.85 163.10 169.75
14 Mexico MEX 311.25 156.45 154.80