Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Sports Hall, Olympic Park, München
Date Started: August 27, 1972
Date Finished: August 28, 1972
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.
As at every Olympics from 1952-92, save for the 1984 boycott year, the Soviet Union won the gold medal in this event. Their 1972 victory was an easy one over the German Democratic Republic (GDR), who won silver in this event for the first time. Hungary placed third, winning their first medal in the event since 1956, and this was the only women’s gymnastics medal in München not won by the Soviet Union or the GDR.