Gymnastics History: Olympic Champions – MAG Vault

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This is the eleventh post in our new series “Gymnastics History: Olympic Champions”. Over the coming months we will be looking back at former Olympic Champions and also a chance to see how our sport has developed over the years. Every Friday in the lead up to the Olympics in July, Full Twist will post a new article in this series. We will continue this series with the Men’s  Vault Champions of Olympics past. Where possible we have included results,scores and pictures or videos where available.

1896 Athens Olympic Games

  1. Karl Schumann (GER)
  2. Louis Zutter (SUI)
  3. Herman Weingartner (GER)

1904 St Louis Olympic Games

  1. Anton Heida & George Eyser (USA) 36.00
  2. William Mertz (USA) 31.00

1924 Paris Olympic Games

  1. Frank Kriz (USA)
  2. Jan Koutny (TCH)
  3. Bohumil Morkovsky (TCH)

1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games

  1. Eugene Mack (SUI)
  2. Emanuel Loffler (TCH)
  3. Stane Derganc (YUG)

1932  Los Angeles Olympic Games

  1.  Savino Guglielmetti (ITA)
  2. Alfred Jochim (USA)
  3. Edward Carmichael (USA)

1936 Berlin Olympic Games

  1. Karl Schwarzmann (GER)
  2. Eugene Mack (SUI)
  3. Matthias Volz (GER)


1948 London Olympic Games

  1. Paavo Aaltonen (FIN)
  2. Olavi Rove (FIN)
  3. Janos Mogyorossy – Klencs (HUN)
1952 Helsinki Olympic Games
  1. Viktor Chukarin (URS) 19.200
  2. Masao Takemoto (JPN) 19.150
  3. Takehiko Ono (JPN) 19.100

1956 Melbourne Olympic Games

  1. Helmut Bantz (GER) & Valentin Muratov (URS) 18.850
  2. Yuri Titov (URS) 18.750
1960 Rome Olympic Games
  1. Takehiko Ono (JPN) & Boris Shakhlin (URS) 19.350
  2. Vladimir Portnoi (URS) 19.225

1964 Tokyo Olympic Games

  1. Haruhiro Yamashita (JPN) 9.850 9.750 19.600
  2. Viktor Lisitsky (URS) 9.575 9.750 19.325
  3. Hannu Rantakari (FIN) 9.625 9.675 19.300

1972 Munich Olympic Games

  1. Klaus Koste (GDR) 9.475 9.375 18.850
  2. Viktor Klimenko (URS) 9.400 9.425 18.825
  3. Nikolai Andrianov (URS) 9.500 9.200 18.800


1976 Montreal Olympic Games

  1. Nikolai Andrianov (URS) 9.675 9.775 19.450
  2. Mitsuo Tsukahara (JPN) 9.650 9.725 19.375
  3. Hiroshi Kajiyama (JPN) 9.675 9.600 19.275

1980 Moscow Olympic Games

  1. Nikolai Andrianov (URS) 9.900 9.925 19.825
  2. Alexandr Dityatin (URS) 9.875 9.925 19.800
  3. Roland Bruckner (RDA) 9.875 9.900 19.775


1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games

  1. Lou Yun (CHN) 10.00 9.950 19.950
  2. Li Ning (CHN), Gushiken Koji (JPN), Gaylord Mitchell (USA), Morisue Shinji (JPN) 19.825


1988 Seoul Olympic Games

  1. Lou Yun (CHN) 9.925 9.950 19.875
  2. Kroll Sylvio (GDR) 9.900 9.962 19.862
  3. Park Jong – Hoon (KOR) 9.800 9.975 19.775

1992 Barcelona Olympic Games


  1. Vitaly Scherbo (EUN) 9.856
  2. Grigori Misutin (EUN) 9.781
  3. Yoo Ok Ryul (KOR) 9.762

1996 Atlanta Olympic Games

  1. Alexei Nemov (RUS) 9.787
  2. Yao Hong – Chui (KOR) 9.756
  3. Vitaly Scherbo (BLR) 9.724

2000 Sydney Olympic Games

  1. Gervasio Deferr (ESP) 9.712
  2. Alexey Bondarenko (RUS) 9.587
  3. Leszek Blanik (POL) 9.475

2004 Athens Olympic Games

  1. Gervasio Deferr (ESP) 9.737
  2. Evgeni Sapronenko (LAT) 9.706
  3. Marian Dragulescu (ROM) 9.612

2008 Beijing Olympic Games

  1. Leszek Blanik (POL) 16.537 (16.600 / 16.475)
  2. Thomas Bouhail (FRA) 16.537 (16.575 / 16.500)
  3. Anton Gulutsutskov (RUS) 16.475 (16.500 / 16.450)

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