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Floor Exercise, Women

Date3 – 7 December 1956 — 08:00-14:00
StatusOlympic
LocationWest Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria
Participants64 from 15 countries
FormatPlacement determined by best scores on apparatus in individual all-around event.

The gold medal was shared by Soviet Larysa Latynina and Hungarian Ágnes Keleti, who won three apparatus gold medals in Melbourne, missing out only on the vault. Keleti had also competed at the 1952 Olympics, but her Olympic career ended when she defected to Australia after the Melbourne Games, eventually settling in Israel. Latynina would repeat as gold medalist on the floor in both 1960 and 1964. The bronze in 1956 went to Romanian Elena Leuştean-Popescu. Romania would later become a power in women’s gymnastics, but Leuştean-Popescu bronze medal was the first individual gymnastics medal won by Romania.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsCEPOEP
=1Larisa LatyninaURS18.7339.2669.466Gold1
=1Ágnes KeletiHUN18.7339.2669.466Gold2
3Elena LeuşteanROU18.7009.2669.433Bronze3
=4Sofya MuratovaURS18.5669.3009.2664
=4Keiko TanakaJPN18.5669.3009.2665
=4Eva Bosáková-VěchtováTCH18.5669.2339.3336
7Olga Tass-LemhényiHUN18.5339.2669.2667
8Doris HedbergSWE18.5009.2669.2338
=9Tamara ManinaURS18.4669.2009.2669
=9Lyudmila YegorovaURS18.4669.0009.46610
=11Lidiya KalininaURS18.4339.2669.16611
=11Gheorgheta HurmuzachiROU18.4339.2669.16612
13Polina AstakhovaURS18.4009.1669.23313
=14Anna MarejkováTCH18.3669.2009.16614
=14Helena RakoczyPOL18.3669.1339.23315
=14Natalia KotPOL18.3669.1339.23316
17Elena MărgăritROU18.3339.1669.16617
=18Eva RönströmSWE18.2339.1339.10018
=18Mitsuka IkedaJPN18.2339.1009.13319
=20Sonia Iovan-InovanROU18.2009.1339.06620
=20Ernestine RussellCAN18.2009.0009.20021
=22Miranda CicognaniITA18.1669.1669.00022
=22Ann-Sofi CollingSWE18.1669.0669.10023
=22Shizuko SakashitaJPN18.1669.0339.13324
=25Muriel DavisUSA18.1339.1009.03325
=25Tsvetanka StanchevaBUL18.1339.0669.06626
=25Margit KorondiHUN18.1339.0339.10027
=25Kazuko SogabeJPN18.1339.0339.10028
=25Maude KarlénSWE18.1339.0009.13329
=30Andrea Bodó-MolnárHUN18.1009.1668.93330
=30Elena SăcăliciROU18.1009.0669.03331
=30Saltirka Spasova-TarpovaBUL18.1009.0009.10032
33Erzsébet Gulyás-KötelesHUN18.0668.9669.10033
34Aliz KertészHUN18.0339.0668.96634
=35Suzuko SekiJPN17.9668.9669.00035
=35Kyoko KubotaJPN17.9668.9009.06636
37Matylda ŠínováTCH17.9339.0008.93337
38Věra DrazdíkováTCH17.9009.0338.86638
=39Karin LindbergSWE17.8669.0338.83339
=39Annette KrierLUX17.8668.9668.90040
=39Rosella CicognaniITA17.8668.6669.20041
=42Joyce RacekUSA17.8338.7669.06642
=42Danuta Nowak-StachowPOL17.8338.7009.13343
=44Evy BerggrenSWE17.8008.9668.83344
=44Doris FuchsUSA17.8008.9668.83345
=44Ivanka DolzhevaBUL17.8008.8009.00046
=47Barbara Wilk-ŚlizowskaPOL17.7338.9338.80047
=47Lidia SzczerbińskaPOL17.7338.8338.90048
=47Danièle SicotFRA17.7338.7009.03349
50Emilia VătăşoiuROU17.7008.8338.86650
51Elena LagoraraITA17.6668.6339.03351
52Elisa CalsiITA17.5668.8008.76652
=53Sandra RuddickUSA17.5339.1008.43353
=53Miroslava BrdíčkováTCH17.5338.7668.76654
=53Luciana LagoraraITA17.5338.7008.83355
56Luciana RealiITA17.4668.5008.96656
=57Alena ReichováTCH17.4338.9338.50057
=57Jackie KleinUSA17.4338.9008.53358
59Dorota JokielPOL17.3668.3339.03359
60Judy HoweUSA17.0668.7338.33360
61Ing FraserAUS16.7008.7667.93361
62Barbara CunninghamAUS15.9338.2667.66662
63Pat HirstGBR15.7668.5667.20063
64Wendy NichollsAUS15.7007.7667.93364