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Rings, 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. The top three qualifiers, in order, were Japan’s Sawao Kato, the all-around gold medalist; his teammate, Akinori Nakayama, the 1966 World Champion; and Soviet Mikhail Voronin, silver medalist at the 1966 Worlds. But Nakayama posted a 9.70 in the final round to win the gold medal. He would win again at the 1970 World Championships and the 1972 Olympics, when he became the second Olympic gymnast to repeat on rings, after Soviet Armenian Albert Azaryan in 1956-60. Voronin won the silver medal in Mexico City, as he would in 1972 at München. Kato struggled in the final round and dropped back to the bronze medal.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1Akinori NakayamaJPN19.450Gold
2Mikhail VoroninURS19.325Silver
3Sawao KatoJPN19.225Bronze
4Mitsuo TsukaharaJPN19.125
5Takeshi KatoJPN19.050
6Sergey DiomidovURS18.975
7 r1/2Eizo KenmotsuJPN
8 r1/2Yukio EndoJPN
=9 r1/2Viktor KlimenkoURS
=9 r1/2Steve CohenUSA
=11 r1/2Viktor LisitskyURS
=11 r1/2Klaus KösteGDR
=13 r1/2Jiří FejtekTCH
=13 r1/2Mikołaj KubicaPOL
=15 r1/2Miroslav CerarYUG
=15 r1/2Matthias BrehmeGDR
=17 r1/2Valery KarasyovURS
=17 r1/2Wilhelm KubicaPOL
=17 r1/2Valery IlyinykhURS
=20 r1/2Mauno NissinenFIN
=20 r1/2Hans EttlinSUI
22 r1/2Janez BrodnikYUG
=23 r1/2Heikki SappinenFIN
=23 r1/2Siegfried FülleGDR
=25 r1/2Tine ŠrotYUG
=25 r1/2Willi JaschekFRG
27 r1/2Fred RoethlisbergerUSA
=28 r1/2Václav KubíčkaTCH
=28 r1/2Peter WeberGDR
=28 r1/2Andrzej GoneraPOL
=28 r1/2Gilbert LaroseCAN
=32 r1/2Finn JohannessonSWE
=32 r1/2Hannu RantakariFIN
=32 r1/2Aleksander RokosaPOL
=32 r1/2Armando VallesMEX
=32 r1/2Sid JensenCAN
=32 r1/2Heiko ReinemerFRG
=38 r1/2Milenko KersnićYUG
=38 r1/2Reino HeinoFIN
=38 r1/2František BočkoTCH
=38 r1/2Meinrad BerchtoldSUI
=38 r1/2Erich HessFRG
43 r1/2Luigi CimnaghiITA
=44 r1/2Miloslav NetušilTCH
=44 r1/2Sid FreudensteinUSA
=44 r1/2Gerhard DietrichGDR
=47 r1/2Dave ThorUSA
=47 r1/2Juhani RahikainenFIN
=47 r1/2José Filipe AbreuPOR
=47 r1/2Endre TihanyiHUN
51 r1/2Christer JönssonSWE
=52 r1/2Václav SkoumalTCH
=52 r1/2Steve HugUSA
=54 r1/2Peter RohnerSUI
=54 r1/2Kim Chung-TaeKOR
=54 r1/2Paul MüllerSUI
=54 r1/2Hans Peter NielsenDEN
=58 r1/2Bruno FranceschettiITA
=58 r1/2Sylwester KubicaPOL
60 r1/2Helmut TepasseFRG
=61 r1/2Jerzy KrużaPOL
=61 r1/2István AranyosHUN
=63 r1/2Georgi AdamovBUL
=63 r1/2Octavio SuárezCUB
=63 r1/2Miloš VratičYUG
=63 r1/2Giovanni CarminucciITA
67 r1/2Edwin GreutmannSUI
=68 r1/2Heinz HäusslerFRG
=68 r1/2Christian GuiffroyFRA
=68 r1/2Rumen GabrovskiBUL
=68 r1/2José VilchisMEX
=68 r1/2Roland HürzelerSUI
=68 r1/2Günter BeierGDR
=74 r1/2Christian DeuzaFRA
=74 r1/2Luis RamírezCUB
=74 r1/2Hermann HöpfnerFRG
=77 r1/2Stefan ZoevBUL
=77 r1/2Bohumil MudříkTCH
79 r1/2Pasquale CarminucciITA
=80 r1/2Michel BouchonnetFRA
=80 r1/2Olli LaihoFIN
=82 r1/2Damir AnićYUG
=82 r1/2Jorge RodríguezCUB
=84 r1/2Bozhidar IvanovBUL
=84 r1/2Konrád MentsikHUN
86 r1/2Zagdbazaryn DavaanyamMGL
87 r1/2Arne ThomsenDEN
88 r1/2Rogelio MendozaMEX
=89 r1/2Ivan KondevBUL
=89 r1/2Murray ChessellAUS
=91 r1/2Raycho KhristovBUL
=91 r1/2Sergio LunaECU
=93 r1/2Stan WildGBR
=93 r1/2Evert LindgrenSWE
=95 r1/2Vincenzo MoriITA
=95 r1/2Steve MitrukCAN
=97 r1/2Barry BrookerCAN
=97 r1/2Héctor RamírezCUB
99 r1/2Kanati AllenUSA
100 r1/2Roberto PumpidoCUB
101 r1/2Béla HerczegHUN
102 r1/2Enrique GarcíaMEX
103 r1/2Sándor KissHUN
104 r1/2Dezső BordánHUN
105 r1/2Fernando VallesMEX
=106 r1/2Michael BoothGBR
=106 r1/2José GonzálezMEX
108 r1/2Lai Chu-LongTPE
109 r1/2Roger DionCAN
110 r1/2Larbi LazhariALG
111 r1/2Eduardo NájeraECU
112 r1/2Cheng FuTPE
113 r1/2Luis NavarreteCUB
114 r1/2Pedro RendónECU
115 r1/2Franco MenichelliITA
116 r1/2Norman HensonPHI
117 r1/2Ernesto BerenPHI

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

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

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsCEPOEP
1Sawao KatoJPN19.559.709.85Q
2Akinori NakayamaJPN19.509.759.75Q
3Mikhail VoroninURS19.459.759.70Q
4Takeshi KatoJPN19.409.709.70Q
5Mitsuo TsukaharaJPN19.259.659.60Q
6Sergey DiomidovURS19.059.609.45Q
7Eizo KenmotsuJPN19.009.559.45
8Yukio EndoJPN18.959.459.50
=9Viktor KlimenkoURS18.909.409.50
=9Steve CohenUSA18.909.309.60
=11Viktor LisitskyURS18.809.409.40
=11Klaus KösteGDR18.809.409.40
=13Jiří FejtekTCH18.759.359.40
=13Mikołaj KubicaPOL18.759.309.45
=15Miroslav CerarYUG18.709.309.40
=15Matthias BrehmeGDR18.709.309.40
=17Valery KarasyovURS18.609.459.15
=17Wilhelm KubicaPOL18.609.309.30
=17Valery IlyinykhURS18.609.309.30
=20Mauno NissinenFIN18.559.309.25
=20Hans EttlinSUI18.559.209.35
22Janez BrodnikYUG18.509.209.30
=23Heikki SappinenFIN18.459.209.25
=23Siegfried FülleGDR18.459.059.40
=25Tine ŠrotYUG18.409.209.20
=25Willi JaschekFRG18.409.109.30
27Fred RoethlisbergerUSA18.359.159.20
=28Václav KubíčkaTCH18.309.009.30
=28Peter WeberGDR18.309.009.30
=28Andrzej GoneraPOL18.309.009.30
=28Gilbert LaroseCAN18.309.009.30
=32Finn JohannessonSWE18.259.109.15
=32Hannu RantakariFIN18.259.109.15
=32Aleksander RokosaPOL18.259.059.20
=32Armando VallesMEX18.259.059.20
=32Sid JensenCAN18.259.059.20
=32Heiko ReinemerFRG18.258.859.40
=38Milenko KersnićYUG18.159.059.10
=38Reino HeinoFIN18.159.009.15
=38František BočkoTCH18.158.959.20
=38Meinrad BerchtoldSUI18.158.959.20
=38Erich HessFRG18.158.909.25
43Luigi CimnaghiITA18.109.059.05
=44Miloslav NetušilTCH18.059.108.95
=44Sid FreudensteinUSA18.058.909.15
=44Gerhard DietrichGDR18.058.859.20
=47Dave ThorUSA18.009.009.00
=47Juhani RahikainenFIN18.008.959.05
=47José Filipe AbreuPOR18.008.959.05
=47Endre TihanyiHUN18.008.809.20
51Christer JönssonSWE17.958.909.05
=52Václav SkoumalTCH17.908.958.95
=52Steve HugUSA17.908.809.10
=54Peter RohnerSUI17.858.908.95
=54Kim Chung-TaeKOR17.858.859.00
=54Paul MüllerSUI17.858.859.00
=54Hans Peter NielsenDEN17.858.809.05
=58Bruno FranceschettiITA17.808.809.00
=58Sylwester KubicaPOL17.808.759.05
60Helmut TepasseFRG17.758.459.30
=61Jerzy KrużaPOL17.708.908.80
=61István AranyosHUN17.708.709.00
=63Georgi AdamovBUL17.658.808.85
=63Octavio SuárezCUB17.658.808.85
=63Miloš VratičYUG17.658.758.90
=63Giovanni CarminucciITA17.658.758.90
67Edwin GreutmannSUI17.608.708.90
=68Heinz HäusslerFRG17.558.658.90
=68Christian GuiffroyFRA17.558.608.95
=68Rumen GabrovskiBUL17.558.608.95
=68José VilchisMEX17.558.559.00
=68Roland HürzelerSUI17.558.509.05
=68Günter BeierGDR17.558.459.10
=74Christian DeuzaFRA17.508.908.60
=74Luis RamírezCUB17.508.558.95
=74Hermann HöpfnerFRG17.508.409.10
=77Stefan ZoevBUL17.358.658.70
=77Bohumil MudříkTCH17.358.259.10
79Pasquale CarminucciITA17.258.708.55
=80Michel BouchonnetFRA17.208.608.60
=80Olli LaihoFIN17.208.009.20
=82Damir AnićYUG17.158.258.90
=82Jorge RodríguezCUB17.158.258.90
=84Bozhidar IvanovBUL17.108.658.45
=84Konrád MentsikHUN17.108.358.75
86Zagdbazaryn DavaanyamMGL17.058.908.15
87Arne ThomsenDEN17.008.108.90
88Rogelio MendozaMEX16.858.158.70
=89Ivan KondevBUL16.758.608.15
=89Murray ChessellAUS16.758.208.55
=91Raycho KhristovBUL16.708.108.60
=91Sergio LunaECU16.708.108.60
=93Stan WildGBR16.658.458.20
=93Evert LindgrenSWE16.657.858.80
=95Vincenzo MoriITA16.508.508.00
=95Steve MitrukCAN16.508.108.40
=97Barry BrookerCAN16.457.908.55
=97Héctor RamírezCUB16.457.858.60
99Kanati AllenUSA16.307.808.50
100Roberto PumpidoCUB16.257.858.40
101Béla HerczegHUN16.057.208.85
102Enrique GarcíaMEX15.957.608.35
103Sándor KissHUN15.856.908.95
104Dezső BordánHUN15.757.957.80
105Fernando VallesMEX15.607.757.85
=106Michael BoothGBR15.557.857.70
=106José GonzálezMEX15.557.458.10
108Lai Chu-LongTPE15.307.657.65
109Roger DionCAN14.406.158.25
110Larbi LazhariALG14.256.158.10
111Eduardo NájeraECU13.856.707.15
112Cheng FuTPE13.756.657.10
113Luis NavarreteCUB13.656.507.15
114Pedro RendónECU12.455.506.95
115Franco MenichelliITA9.609.60
116Norman HensonPHI6.606.60
117Ernesto BerenPHI6.256.25

Final (26 October 1968 — 19:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsQP(50%)FP
1Akinori NakayamaJPN19.4509.7509.70
2Mikhail VoroninURS19.3259.7259.60
3Sawao KatoJPN19.2259.7759.45
4Mitsuo TsukaharaJPN19.1259.6259.50
5Takeshi KatoJPN19.0509.7009.35
6Sergey DiomidovURS18.9759.5259.45