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Pommelled Horse, Men

Date22 – 26 October 1968
StatusOlympic
LocationAuditorio Nacional, Ciudad de México
Participants115 from 27 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. Yugoslav Slovenian Miroslav Cerar had won this event at the 1964 Olympics and the 1966 World Championships, and is often considered as the greatest ever gymnast on pommelled horse, usually along with Hungarian Zoltán Magyar, who won Olympic gold on the pommelled horse in 1976-80. Cerar repeated as gold medalist in 1968 with the highest score in the all-around qualifying, and equal to the best in the final round. His final round mark was matched by Finland’s silver medalist Olli Laiho, who won Finland’s only gymnastic medal in Mexico City. As of 2012, this is also the last Olympic medal won by a Finnish gymnast. Bronze went to Soviet Mikhail Voronin, one of his five apparatus medals in Mexico, missing only on the floor exercise.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1Miroslav CerarYUG19.325Gold
2Olli LaihoFIN19.225Silver
3Mikhail VoroninURS19.200Bronze
4Wilhelm KubicaPOL19.150
5Eizo KenmotsuJPN19.050
6Viktor KlimenkoURS18.950
7 r1/2Dave ThorUSA
=8 r1/2Sergey DiomidovURS
=8 r1/2Sawao KatoJPN
=8 r1/2Mikołaj KubicaPOL
=8 r1/2Jiří FejtekTCH
=12 r1/2Akinori NakayamaJPN
=12 r1/2Mauno NissinenFIN
=12 r1/2Valery KarasyovURS
=12 r1/2Miloslav NetušilTCH
=16 r1/2Heinz HäusslerFRG
=16 r1/2Willi JaschekFRG
18 r1/2Matthias BrehmeGDR
19 r1/2Steve HugUSA
=20 r1/2Takeshi KatoJPN
=20 r1/2Gerhard DietrichGDR
=22 r1/2Viktor LisitskyURS
=22 r1/2Paul MüllerSUI
24 r1/2Kim Chung-TaeKOR
25 r1/2Valery IlyinykhURS
=26 r1/2Yukio EndoJPN
=26 r1/2Peter RohnerSUI
=26 r1/2Sylwester KubicaPOL
=29 r1/2Roland HürzelerSUI
=29 r1/2Bohumil MudříkTCH
=29 r1/2Michel BouchonnetFRA
=29 r1/2Miloš VratičYUG
=33 r1/2Hans Peter NielsenDEN
=33 r1/2Giovanni CarminucciITA
=33 r1/2František BočkoTCH
=36 r1/2Bruno FranceschettiITA
=36 r1/2Meinrad BerchtoldSUI
38 r1/2Armando VallesMEX
=39 r1/2Jerzy KrużaPOL
=39 r1/2Evert LindgrenSWE
41 r1/2Janez BrodnikYUG
=42 r1/2Luigi CimnaghiITA
=42 r1/2Gilbert LaroseCAN
=42 r1/2Andrzej GoneraPOL
=45 r1/2Klaus KösteGDR
=45 r1/2Juhani RahikainenFIN
=45 r1/2Václav KubíčkaTCH
=48 r1/2Hermann HöpfnerFRG
=48 r1/2Stan WildGBR
=48 r1/2Heikki SappinenFIN
51 r1/2Pasquale CarminucciITA
52 r1/2Peter WeberGDR
=53 r1/2Mitsuo TsukaharaJPN
=53 r1/2Christian GuiffroyFRA
=53 r1/2Milenko KersnićYUG
=53 r1/2Ivan KondevBUL
57 r1/2Reino HeinoFIN
=58 r1/2Kanati AllenUSA
=58 r1/2Fred RoethlisbergerUSA
=58 r1/2Vincenzo MoriITA
=58 r1/2Octavio SuárezCUB
=58 r1/2Aleksander RokosaPOL
=63 r1/2Steve MitrukCAN
=63 r1/2Damir AnićYUG
=65 r1/2Hans EttlinSUI
=65 r1/2Dezső BordánHUN
=67 r1/2Stefan ZoevBUL
=67 r1/2Steve CohenUSA
=67 r1/2Christian DeuzaFRA
=67 r1/2István AranyosHUN
=71 r1/2Siegfried FülleGDR
=71 r1/2Sándor KissHUN
=73 r1/2Georgi AdamovBUL
=73 r1/2Fernando VallesMEX
=73 r1/2Tine ŠrotYUG
=76 r1/2Endre TihanyiHUN
=76 r1/2Edwin GreutmannSUI
=76 r1/2Raycho KhristovBUL
=76 r1/2Rogelio MendozaMEX
80 r1/2Finn JohannessonSWE
81 r1/2Erich HessFRG
82 r1/2Roger DionCAN
=83 r1/2Michael BoothGBR
=83 r1/2Helmut TepasseFRG
=85 r1/2Christer JönssonSWE
=85 r1/2Günter BeierGDR
=85 r1/2Václav SkoumalTCH
=85 r1/2Arne ThomsenDEN
=89 r1/2Sid JensenCAN
=89 r1/2Zagdbazaryn DavaanyamMGL
=89 r1/2Hannu RantakariFIN
92 r1/2Murray ChessellAUS
93 r1/2Sid FreudensteinUSA
94 r1/2José Filipe AbreuPOR
=95 r1/2Rumen GabrovskiBUL
=95 r1/2Bozhidar IvanovBUL
97 r1/2Béla HerczegHUN
98 r1/2Luis NavarreteCUB
=99 r1/2Jorge RodríguezCUB
=99 r1/2Konrád MentsikHUN
101 r1/2Enrique GarcíaMEX
102 r1/2Heiko ReinemerFRG
103 r1/2José VilchisMEX
104 r1/2Barry BrookerCAN
=105 r1/2José GonzálezMEX
=105 r1/2Roberto PumpidoCUB
107 r1/2Luis RamírezCUB
108 r1/2Larbi LazhariALG
109 r1/2Héctor RamírezCUB
110 r1/2Lai Chu-LongTPE
111 r1/2Sergio LunaECU
112 r1/2Cheng FuTPE
113 r1/2Pedro RendónECU
114 r1/2Eduardo NájeraECU
115 r1/2Franco MenichelliITA

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

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

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsCEPOEP
1Miroslav CerarYUG19.359.659.70Q
2Mikhail VoroninURS19.209.709.50Q
3Olli LaihoFIN19.159.459.70Q
=4Wilhelm KubicaPOL19.109.609.50Q
=4Viktor KlimenkoURS19.109.509.60Q
=4Eizo KenmotsuJPN19.109.459.65Q
=4Dave ThorUSA19.109.509.60
=8Sergey DiomidovURS19.009.509.50
=8Sawao KatoJPN19.009.459.55
=8Mikołaj KubicaPOL19.009.459.55
=8Jiří FejtekTCH19.009.409.60
=12Akinori NakayamaJPN18.859.409.45
=12Mauno NissinenFIN18.859.409.45
=12Valery KarasyovURS18.859.359.50
=12Miloslav NetušilTCH18.859.309.55
=16Heinz HäusslerFRG18.809.309.50
=16Willi JaschekFRG18.809.259.55
18Matthias BrehmeGDR18.759.509.25
19Steve HugUSA18.709.309.40
=20Takeshi KatoJPN18.659.209.45
=20Gerhard DietrichGDR18.659.159.50
=22Viktor LisitskyURS18.609.309.30
=22Paul MüllerSUI18.609.259.35
24Kim Chung-TaeKOR18.509.159.35
25Valery IlyinykhURS18.459.059.40
=26Yukio EndoJPN18.409.209.20
=26Peter RohnerSUI18.409.109.30
=26Sylwester KubicaPOL18.409.009.40
=29Roland HürzelerSUI18.359.309.05
=29Bohumil MudříkTCH18.359.109.25
=29Michel BouchonnetFRA18.359.109.25
=29Miloš VratičYUG18.358.959.40
=33Hans Peter NielsenDEN18.309.009.30
=33Giovanni CarminucciITA18.308.959.35
=33František BočkoTCH18.308.909.40
=36Bruno FranceschettiITA18.259.009.25
=36Meinrad BerchtoldSUI18.258.909.35
38Armando VallesMEX18.159.059.10
=39Jerzy KrużaPOL18.109.009.10
=39Evert LindgrenSWE18.108.759.35
41Janez BrodnikYUG18.008.859.15
=42Luigi CimnaghiITA17.959.108.85
=42Gilbert LaroseCAN17.958.909.05
=42Andrzej GoneraPOL17.958.859.10
=45Klaus KösteGDR17.909.258.65
=45Juhani RahikainenFIN17.909.008.90
=45Václav KubíčkaTCH17.908.909.00
=48Hermann HöpfnerFRG17.808.809.00
=48Stan WildGBR17.808.709.10
=48Heikki SappinenFIN17.808.609.20
51Pasquale CarminucciITA17.758.709.05
52Peter WeberGDR17.708.758.95
=53Mitsuo TsukaharaJPN17.659.408.25
=53Christian GuiffroyFRA17.659.058.60
=53Milenko KersnićYUG17.658.858.80
=53Ivan KondevBUL17.658.808.85
57Reino HeinoFIN17.608.808.80
=58Kanati AllenUSA17.559.008.55
=58Fred RoethlisbergerUSA17.558.858.70
=58Vincenzo MoriITA17.558.708.85
=58Octavio SuárezCUB17.558.658.90
=58Aleksander RokosaPOL17.558.559.00
=63Steve MitrukCAN17.508.758.75
=63Damir AnićYUG17.508.359.15
=65Hans EttlinSUI17.458.958.50
=65Dezső BordánHUN17.458.808.65
=67Stefan ZoevBUL17.359.358.00
=67Steve CohenUSA17.359.008.35
=67Christian DeuzaFRA17.359.008.35
=67István AranyosHUN17.358.658.70
=71Siegfried FülleGDR17.309.058.25
=71Sándor KissHUN17.308.758.55
=73Georgi AdamovBUL17.259.058.20
=73Fernando VallesMEX17.258.908.35
=73Tine ŠrotYUG17.258.608.65
=76Endre TihanyiHUN17.208.658.55
=76Edwin GreutmannSUI17.208.608.60
=76Raycho KhristovBUL17.208.408.80
=76Rogelio MendozaMEX17.208.159.05
80Finn JohannessonSWE17.158.558.60
81Erich HessFRG17.108.858.25
82Roger DionCAN17.008.558.45
=83Michael BoothGBR16.808.408.40
=83Helmut TepasseFRG16.807.709.10
=85Christer JönssonSWE16.758.857.90
=85Günter BeierGDR16.758.758.00
=85Václav SkoumalTCH16.757.908.85
=85Arne ThomsenDEN16.757.709.05
=89Sid JensenCAN16.708.708.00
=89Zagdbazaryn DavaanyamMGL16.708.458.25
=89Hannu RantakariFIN16.708.358.35
92Murray ChessellAUS16.658.408.25
93Sid FreudensteinUSA16.608.757.85
94José Filipe AbreuPOR16.508.408.10
=95Rumen GabrovskiBUL16.408.408.00
=95Bozhidar IvanovBUL16.407.708.70
97Béla HerczegHUN16.358.757.60
98Luis NavarreteCUB16.157.908.25
=99Jorge RodríguezCUB16.107.708.40
=99Konrád MentsikHUN16.107.508.60
101Enrique GarcíaMEX15.957.558.40
102Heiko ReinemerFRG15.807.008.80
103José VilchisMEX15.507.807.70
104Barry BrookerCAN15.007.307.70
=105José GonzálezMEX14.658.206.45
=105Roberto PumpidoCUB14.656.857.80
107Luis RamírezCUB14.556.757.80
108Larbi LazhariALG13.656.657.00
109Héctor RamírezCUB12.808.304.50
110Lai Chu-LongTPE12.304.507.80
111Sergio LunaECU11.255.505.75
112Cheng FuTPE10.453.506.95
113Pedro RendónECU9.303.505.80
114Eduardo NájeraECU7.504.003.50
115Franco MenichelliITA0.000.00

Final (26 October 1968 — 19:00)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsQP(50%)FP
1Miroslav CerarYUG19.3259.6759.65
2Olli LaihoFIN19.2259.5759.65
3Mikhail VoroninURS19.2009.6009.60
4Wilhelm KubicaPOL19.1509.5509.60
5Eizo KenmotsuJPN19.0509.5509.50
6Viktor KlimenkoURS18.9509.5509.40