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Floor Exercise, Men

Date22 – 26 October 1968
StatusOlympic
LocationAuditorio Nacional, Ciudad de México
Participants117 from 28 countries

The format was the same as in 1964, with the best six gymnasts in the individual all-around advancing to the apparatus final, with the final apparatus score made up of 50% of the all-around total and a final optional program. Five of the six finalists were Japanese, joined by Soviet Valery Karasyov, who would place fifth. Japan finished 1-4, with the medals swept, in order, by Sawao Kato, Akinori Nakayama, and Kato’s brother, Takeshi. Nakayama would again win the silver medal in 1972 at München, after winning gold at the 1970 World Championships.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1Sawao KatoJPN19.475Gold
2Akinori NakayamaJPN19.400Silver
3Takeshi KatoJPN19.275Bronze
4Mitsuo TsukaharaJPN19.050
5Valery KarasyovURS18.950
6Eizo KenmotsuJPN18.925
=4 r1/2Mikhail VoroninURS
8 r1/2Viktor LisitskyURS
=9 r1/2Sergey DiomidovURS
=9 r1/2Raycho KhristovBUL
=11 r1/2Václav KubíčkaTCH
=11 r1/2Yukio EndoJPN
13 r1/2Viktor KlimenkoURS
=14 r1/2Miroslav CerarYUG
=14 r1/2Heiko ReinemerFRG
=14 r1/2František BočkoTCH
=14 r1/2Sid FreudensteinUSA
=18 r1/2Miloslav NetušilTCH
=18 r1/2Siegfried FülleGDR
=18 r1/2Ivan KondevBUL
=21 r1/2Wilhelm KubicaPOL
=21 r1/2Václav SkoumalTCH
=21 r1/2Klaus KösteGDR
=24 r1/2Mikołaj KubicaPOL
=24 r1/2Matthias BrehmeGDR
=26 r1/2Sylwester KubicaPOL
=26 r1/2Dave ThorUSA
=28 r1/2Jiří FejtekTCH
=28 r1/2Bohumil MudříkTCH
=28 r1/2Luigi CimnaghiITA
=28 r1/2Jorge RodríguezCUB
=32 r1/2Heikki SappinenFIN
=32 r1/2Fred RoethlisbergerUSA
=34 r1/2Mauno NissinenFIN
=34 r1/2Milenko KersnićYUG
=34 r1/2Kanati AllenUSA
=37 r1/2Michel BouchonnetFRA
=37 r1/2Arne ThomsenDEN
=37 r1/2Peter RohnerSUI
=37 r1/2Christian GuiffroyFRA
=37 r1/2Günter BeierGDR
=42 r1/2Steve HugUSA
=42 r1/2Heinz HäusslerFRG
=44 r1/2Endre TihanyiHUN
=44 r1/2Gerhard DietrichGDR
=46 r1/2Janez BrodnikYUG
=46 r1/2Hermann HöpfnerFRG
=46 r1/2Erich HessFRG
=46 r1/2Christer JönssonSWE
=46 r1/2Michael BoothGBR
=51 r1/2Helmut TepasseFRG
=51 r1/2Rumen GabrovskiBUL
=51 r1/2Aleksander RokosaPOL
=51 r1/2José Filipe AbreuPOR
=55 r1/2Valery IlyinykhURS
=55 r1/2Roberto PumpidoCUB
=57 r1/2Meinrad BerchtoldSUI
=57 r1/2Peter WeberGDR
=57 r1/2Gilbert LaroseCAN
60 r1/2Jerzy KrużaPOL
=61 r1/2Juhani RahikainenFIN
=61 r1/2Andrzej GoneraPOL
=61 r1/2Stefan ZoevBUL
=61 r1/2Sándor KissHUN
=65 r1/2Kim Chung-TaeKOR
=65 r1/2Giovanni CarminucciITA
=65 r1/2Stan WildGBR
=65 r1/2Hans Peter NielsenDEN
=69 r1/2Roland HürzelerSUI
=69 r1/2Edwin GreutmannSUI
=71 r1/2Reino HeinoFIN
=71 r1/2José GonzálezMEX
=71 r1/2Miloš VratičYUG
=71 r1/2Hans EttlinSUI
=75 r1/2Steve CohenUSA
=75 r1/2Damir AnićYUG
77 r1/2Finn JohannessonSWE
78 r1/2Luis RamírezCUB
79 r1/2Paul MüllerSUI
=80 r1/2Hannu RantakariFIN
=80 r1/2Rogelio MendozaMEX
82 r1/2Olli LaihoFIN
=83 r1/2Larbi LazhariALG
=83 r1/2Bozhidar IvanovBUL
85 r1/2Christian DeuzaFRA
86 r1/2Béla HerczegHUN
87 r1/2Georgi AdamovBUL
=88 r1/2István AranyosHUN
=88 r1/2Sid JensenCAN
90 r1/2Vincenzo MoriITA
91 r1/2Octavio SuárezCUB
=92 r1/2Konrád MentsikHUN
=92 r1/2Armando VallesMEX
94 r1/2Enrique GarcíaMEX
95 r1/2Dezső BordánHUN
96 r1/2Murray ChessellAUS
97 r1/2Zagdbazaryn DavaanyamMGL
=98 r1/2José VilchisMEX
=98 r1/2Bruno FranceschettiITA
=100 r1/2Pasquale CarminucciITA
=100 r1/2Evert LindgrenSWE
102 r1/2Lai Chu-LongTPE
103 r1/2Tine ŠrotYUG
104 r1/2Barry BrookerCAN
105 r1/2Roger DionCAN
=106 r1/2Fernando VallesMEX
=106 r1/2Luis NavarreteCUB
108 r1/2Cheng FuTPE
109 r1/2Steve MitrukCAN
110 r1/2Eduardo NájeraECU
111 r1/2Sergio LunaECU
112 r1/2Pedro RendónECU
113 r1/2Willi JaschekFRG
114 r1/2Franco MenichelliITA
115 r1/2Héctor RamírezCUB
116 r1/2Norman HensonPHI
117 r1/2Ernesto BerenPHI

Qualifying (22 – 24 October 1968 — 08:30-17:00)

Top six on floor exercise in team all-around advance to apparatus final. 50% of qualifying score added to optional exercise done in finals.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsCEPOEP
1Sawao KatoJPN19.659.759.90Q
2Akinori NakayamaJPN19.409.609.80Q
3Takeshi KatoJPN19.359.609.75Q
=4Mikhail VoroninURS19.259.559.70QDNC
=4Eizo KenmotsuJPN19.259.559.70Q
=6Valery KarasyovURS19.109.559.55q
=6Mitsuo TsukaharaJPN19.109.509.60q
8Viktor LisitskyURS19.009.509.50
=9Sergey DiomidovURS18.959.509.45
=9Raycho KhristovBUL18.959.359.60
=11Václav KubíčkaTCH18.809.409.40
=11Yukio EndoJPN18.809.159.65
13Viktor KlimenkoURS18.759.259.50
=14Miroslav CerarYUG18.659.259.40
=14Heiko ReinemerFRG18.659.259.40
=14František BočkoTCH18.659.209.45
=14Sid FreudensteinUSA18.659.159.50
=18Miloslav NetušilTCH18.609.409.20
=18Siegfried FülleGDR18.609.159.45
=18Ivan KondevBUL18.609.109.50
=21Wilhelm KubicaPOL18.559.259.30
=21Václav SkoumalTCH18.559.259.30
=21Klaus KösteGDR18.559.209.35
=24Mikołaj KubicaPOL18.509.209.30
=24Matthias BrehmeGDR18.509.109.40
=26Sylwester KubicaPOL18.459.309.15
=26Dave ThorUSA18.459.159.30
=28Jiří FejtekTCH18.409.159.25
=28Bohumil MudříkTCH18.409.109.30
=28Luigi CimnaghiITA18.409.109.30
=28Jorge RodríguezCUB18.409.059.35
=32Heikki SappinenFIN18.359.159.20
=32Fred RoethlisbergerUSA18.358.959.40
=34Mauno NissinenFIN18.309.209.10
=34Milenko KersnićYUG18.309.209.10
=34Kanati AllenUSA18.309.109.20
=37Michel BouchonnetFRA18.209.159.05
=37Arne ThomsenDEN18.209.109.10
=37Peter RohnerSUI18.209.059.15
=37Christian GuiffroyFRA18.209.009.20
=37Günter BeierGDR18.209.009.20
=42Steve HugUSA18.159.009.15
=42Heinz HäusslerFRG18.159.009.15
=44Endre TihanyiHUN18.109.109.00
=44Gerhard DietrichGDR18.108.809.30
=46Janez BrodnikYUG18.059.059.00
=46Hermann HöpfnerFRG18.059.009.05
=46Erich HessFRG18.059.009.05
=46Christer JönssonSWE18.058.909.15
=46Michael BoothGBR18.058.909.15
=51Helmut TepasseFRG18.009.009.00
=51Rumen GabrovskiBUL18.008.909.10
=51Aleksander RokosaPOL18.008.809.20
=51José Filipe AbreuPOR18.008.809.20
=55Valery IlyinykhURS17.959.108.85
=55Roberto PumpidoCUB17.958.859.10
=57Meinrad BerchtoldSUI17.908.958.95
=57Peter WeberGDR17.908.859.05
=57Gilbert LaroseCAN17.908.609.30
60Jerzy KrużaPOL17.858.908.95
=61Juhani RahikainenFIN17.808.809.00
=61Andrzej GoneraPOL17.808.759.05
=61Stefan ZoevBUL17.808.659.15
=61Sándor KissHUN17.808.659.15
=65Kim Chung-TaeKOR17.758.858.90
=65Giovanni CarminucciITA17.758.759.00
=65Stan WildGBR17.758.609.15
=65Hans Peter NielsenDEN17.758.509.25
=69Roland HürzelerSUI17.708.808.90
=69Edwin GreutmannSUI17.708.758.95
=71Reino HeinoFIN17.658.858.80
=71José GonzálezMEX17.658.858.80
=71Miloš VratičYUG17.658.758.90
=71Hans EttlinSUI17.658.609.05
=75Steve CohenUSA17.608.858.75
=75Damir AnićYUG17.608.509.10
77Finn JohannessonSWE17.558.758.80
78Luis RamírezCUB17.508.309.20
79Paul MüllerSUI17.458.658.80
=80Hannu RantakariFIN17.408.608.80
=80Rogelio MendozaMEX17.408.309.10
82Olli LaihoFIN17.358.608.75
=83Larbi LazhariALG17.308.458.85
=83Bozhidar IvanovBUL17.308.259.05
85Christian DeuzaFRA17.258.308.95
86Béla HerczegHUN17.208.458.75
87Georgi AdamovBUL17.108.208.90
=88István AranyosHUN17.058.358.70
=88Sid JensenCAN17.058.108.95
90Vincenzo MoriITA16.908.208.70
91Octavio SuárezCUB16.858.058.80
=92Konrád MentsikHUN16.808.058.75
=92Armando VallesMEX16.808.008.80
94Enrique GarcíaMEX16.758.108.65
95Dezső BordánHUN16.707.908.80
96Murray ChessellAUS16.607.958.65
97Zagdbazaryn DavaanyamMGL16.508.308.20
=98José VilchisMEX16.408.008.40
=98Bruno FranceschettiITA16.407.758.65
=100Pasquale CarminucciITA16.307.658.65
=100Evert LindgrenSWE16.307.558.75
102Lai Chu-LongTPE16.208.307.90
103Tine ŠrotYUG16.007.408.60
104Barry BrookerCAN15.907.608.30
105Roger DionCAN15.857.608.25
=106Fernando VallesMEX15.807.358.45
=106Luis NavarreteCUB15.807.008.80
108Cheng FuTPE15.757.708.05
109Steve MitrukCAN15.357.008.35
110Eduardo NájeraECU15.207.357.85
111Sergio LunaECU15.056.608.45
112Pedro RendónECU13.756.257.50
113Willi JaschekFRG11.159.152.00
114Franco MenichelliITA9.309.30
115Héctor RamírezCUB9.059.050.00
116Norman HensonPHI7.707.70
117Ernesto BerenPHI6.106.10

Final (26 October 1968 — 19:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsQP(50%)FP
1Sawao KatoJPN19.4759.8259.65
2Akinori NakayamaJPN19.4009.7009.70
3Takeshi KatoJPN19.2759.6759.60
4Mitsuo TsukaharaJPN19.0509.5509.50
5Valery KarasyovURS18.9509.5509.40
6Eizo KenmotsuJPN18.9259.6259.30