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Horse Vault, 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.

Gold on this apparatus went to Soviet Larysa Latynina, who also won gold in Melbourne in the all-around, the team event, and the floor exercise. She would return in 1960 and add a bronze on vault, and 1964, adding a silver. Second in 1956 went to Latynina’s teammate Tamara Manina, while bronze was shared by Hungary’s Olga Tass-Lemhényi and Sweden’s Ann-Sofi Pettersson-Colling. The 1954 World Championship title on vault was shared by Manina and Pettersson-Colling. This was the only apparatus gold medal that was not won in 1956 by Hungary’s Ágnes Keleti.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsCEPOEP
1Larisa LatyninaURS18.8339.4339.400Gold1
2Tamara ManinaURS18.8009.4669.333Silver2
=3Ann-Sofi CollingSWE18.7339.4339.300Bronze3
=3Olga Tass-LemhényiHUN18.7339.1669.566Bronze4
5Sofya MuratovaURS18.6669.5009.1665
6Elena LeuşteanROU18.6339.2669.3666
=7Natalia KotPOL18.5009.3339.1667
=7Helena RakoczyPOL18.5009.2339.2668
9Lyudmila YegorovaURS18.4669.2009.2669
=10Doris HedbergSWE18.4339.2009.23310
=10Miranda CicognaniITA18.4339.0669.36611
12Elena LagoraraITA18.3008.9339.36612
=13Sonia Iovan-InovanROU18.2669.1009.16613
=13Andrea Bodó-MolnárHUN18.2669.0669.20014
=13Gheorgheta HurmuzachiROU18.2668.9669.30015
=16Dorota JokielPOL18.2339.1339.10016
=16Anna MarejkováTCH18.2339.1339.10017
=16Keiko TanakaJPN18.2339.1339.10018
=16Margit KorondiHUN18.2338.9009.33319
=20Matylda ŠínováTCH18.2009.0339.16620
=20Luciana RealiITA18.2009.0009.20021
22Eva Bosáková-VěchtováTCH18.1669.0009.16622
=23Kazuko SogabeJPN18.1339.0669.06623
=23Elena MărgăritROU18.1338.9339.20024
=23Karin LindbergSWE18.1338.8669.26625
=23Ágnes KeletiHUN18.1338.8339.30026
=27Eva RönströmSWE18.1008.9009.20027
=27Ivanka DolzhevaBUL18.1008.9009.20028
=27Elena SăcăliciROU18.1008.8669.23329
=30Mitsuka IkedaJPN18.0669.1338.93330
=30Emilia VătăşoiuROU18.0668.9009.16631
=32Maude KarlénSWE18.0338.9669.06632
=32Joyce RacekUSA18.0338.9009.13333
=32Rosella CicognaniITA18.0338.7339.30034
=35Alena ReichováTCH18.0009.0009.00035
=35Doris FuchsUSA18.0008.9669.03336
=35Saltirka Spasova-TarpovaBUL18.0008.9009.10037
38Evy BerggrenSWE17.9669.1008.86638
39Luciana LagoraraITA17.9338.8009.13339
=40Pat HirstGBR17.9008.9668.93340
=40Erzsébet Gulyás-KötelesHUN17.9008.8669.03341
=42Věra DrazdíkováTCH17.8669.0008.86642
=42Suzuko SekiJPN17.8669.0008.86643
=42Danuta Nowak-StachowPOL17.8668.9668.90044
45Ernestine RussellCAN17.8339.0008.83345
=46Sandra RuddickUSA17.8008.9338.86646
=46Tsvetanka StanchevaBUL17.8008.9338.86647
=48Lidia SzczerbińskaPOL17.7339.0338.70048
=48Miroslava BrdíčkováTCH17.7338.8668.86649
=50Barbara Wilk-ŚlizowskaPOL17.5668.8338.73350
=50Polina AstakhovaURS17.5668.7338.83351
=50Kyoko KubotaJPN17.5668.7338.83352
53Elisa CalsiITA17.5338.7008.83353
54Shizuko SakashitaJPN17.5008.8008.70054
55Danièle SicotFRA17.4008.4009.00055
56Lidiya KalininaURS17.3339.2008.13356
57Jackie KleinUSA17.3008.6338.66657
58Muriel DavisUSA16.9668.6338.33358
59Judy HoweUSA16.2668.6007.66659
60Annette KrierLUX15.8338.0337.80060
61Barbara CunninghamAUS15.4007.8007.60061
62Ing FraserAUS14.3667.7336.63362
63Wendy NichollsAUS13.6335.9337.70063
64Aliz KertészHUN8.7668.7660.00064