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Uneven Bars, Women

Date27 – 31 August 1972 — 20:00
StatusOlympic
LocationSporthalle, Olympiapark, München
Participants118 from 23 countries

The format was similar to 1964 and 1968, with the best six gymnasts in the team 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. Olga Korbut had stunned the crowd in the team all-around with her uneven bars performances with several acrobatic and dangerous moves never performed before in women’s gymnastics, but she still trailed East German Karin Janz. Janz’s lead was too large for Korbut to overcome in the final, and in fact, Janz extended it with the best optional routine in the final to win the gold medal comfortably. The silver medals were shared by Korbut and Janz’s teammate Erika Zuchold.

Janz won five medals and two gold medals in München, ending her Olympic career with seven medals. She then went to medical school and became an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spine surgery. In the late 1990s Janz designed a revolutionary artificial disk which became used world-wide to help many people overcome crippling back pain.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1Karin JanzGDR19.675Gold
=2Olga KorbutURS19.450Silver
=2Erika ZucholdGDR19.450Silver
4Lyudmila TurishchevaURS19.425
5Ilona BékésiHUN19.275
6Angelika HellmannGDR19.200
7 r1/1Tamara LazakovichURS
8 r1/1Richarda SchmeißerGDR
9 r1/1Márta KelemenHUN
=10 r1/1Lyubov BurdaURS
=10 r1/1Krisztina MedveczkyHUN
=10 r1/1Soňa BrázdováTCH
13 r1/1Anikó KéryHUN
=14 r1/1Zdena DorňákováTCH
=14 r1/1Miyuki MatsuhisaJPN
=14 r1/1Marianna Némethová-KrajčírováTCH
=14 r1/1Ans van GerwenNED
=18 r1/1Christine SchmittGDR
=18 r1/1Cathy RigbyUSA
=18 r1/1Irene AbelGDR
=18 r1/1Elvira SaadiURS
=22 r1/1Eiko HirashimaJPN
=22 r1/1Takako HasegawaJPN
=22 r1/1Roxanne PierceUSA
=22 r1/1Łucja MatraszekPOL
=26 r1/1Hana LiškováTCH
=26 r1/1Marcela VáchováTCH
=26 r1/1Uta SchornFRG
=26 r1/1Andrea NiederheideFRG
=26 r1/1Gabriella MarchiITA
=31 r1/1Mónika CsászárHUN
=31 r1/1Alina GoreacROU
=31 r1/1Jutta OltersdorfFRG
=31 r1/1Patrizia BazziSUI
35 r1/1Linda MethenyUSA
=36 r1/1Zdenka BujnáčkováTCH
=36 r1/1Kimberly ChaceUSA
=36 r1/1Kayoko SakaJPN
=39 r1/1Zsuzsa NagyHUN
=39 r1/1Rita PeriITA
41 r1/1Käthi FritschiSUI
=42 r1/1Linda TooropNED
=42 r1/1Elena CeampeleaROU
=42 r1/1Elisabeta TurcuROU
=42 r1/1Joanna BartoszPOL
46 r1/1Joan MooreUSA
=47 r1/1Anca GrigorașROU
=47 r1/1Monica StefaniITA
=49 r1/1Antanina KoshalURS
=49 r1/1Kazue HanyuJPN
=49 r1/1Toshiko MiyamotoJPN
=49 r1/1Angelika KernFRG
=49 r1/1Nancy ThiesUSA
=54 r1/1Judith SteigerSUI
=54 r1/1Ans DekkerNED
=54 r1/1Ulrike WeyhFRG
=54 r1/1Marcela PăunescuROU
=58 r1/1Unni HolmenNOR
=58 r1/1Mireille CayreFRA
=60 r1/1Véronique TilmontFRA
=60 r1/1Jennifer DiachunCAN
62 r1/1Jill SchauNOR
=63 r1/1Maria Grazia MancusoITA
=63 r1/1Nancy McDonnellCAN
65 r1/1Irina KhitrovaBUL
66 r1/1Marie BjörkSWE
=67 r1/1Gro SandbergNOR
=67 r1/1Cinzia DelisiITA
=67 r1/1Nataša Bajin-ŠljepicaYUG
70 r1/1Nel van der VoortNED
=71 r1/1Lise Arsenault-GoertzCAN
=71 r1/1Teresa McDonnellCAN
=71 r1/1Elaine WillettGBR
=74 r1/1Paula IoanROU
=74 r1/1Susan BuchananCAN
=74 r1/1Ana María CasasMEX
=77 r1/1Dorota KlenczPOL
=77 r1/1Catherine DaugéFRA
=77 r1/1Angela AlbertiITA
=80 r1/1Ikina MorschNED
=80 r1/1Bente HansenNOR
=82 r1/1Małgorzata Barlak-KamasińskaPOL
=82 r1/1Pascale HermantFRA
=82 r1/1Sharon TsukamotoCAN
85 r1/1Elena GeorgievaBUL
86 r1/1Patricia OllingerMEX
=87 r1/1Danuta Fidusiewicz-PrusinowskaPOL
=87 r1/1Pepita SánchezESP
89 r1/1Reneta TsvetkovaBUL
90 r1/1Patricia GarcíaMEX
91 r1/1Danuta LubowskaPOL
=92 r1/1Jacqueline SievertSUI
=92 r1/1Erna HavelkaYUG
=92 r1/1Nadine AudinFRA
95 r1/1Pamela HutchinsonGBR
96 r1/1Margo VelemaNED
=97 r1/1Sidsel EkholdtNOR
=97 r1/1Olga BumbićYUG
99 r1/1Elvire GertosioFRA
=100 r1/1Ingrid SanterFRG
=100 r1/1Barbara AlredGBR
=100 r1/1Marija TežakYUG
=103 r1/1Yvonne MugridgeGBR
=103 r1/1Avril LennoxGBR
105 r1/1Slaviča KundačinaYUG
=106 r1/1Marieta IlievaBUL
=106 r1/1Nevenka PuškarevićYUG
108 r1/1Liselotte MartiSUI
109 r1/1Pamela HopkinsGBR
110 r1/1Laura RiveraMEX
=111 r1/1Evdokiya PandezovaBUL
=111 r1/1María Antonieta HernándezMEX
113 r1/1Dianne FooteNZL
=114 r1/1Hilda AmezagaMEX
=114 r1/1Trine AndresenNOR
116 r1/1Christine StegerSUI
117 r1/1Maya BlagoevaBUL
118 r1/1Jenny SunderlandAUS

Final (31 August 1972 — 20:00)

Top six on each apparatus in individual all-around advanced to apparatus finals.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsQP(50%)FP
1Karin JanzGDR19.6759.7759.90
=2Olga KorbutURS19.4509.6509.80
=2Erika ZucholdGDR19.4509.6509.80
4Lyudmila TurishchevaURS19.4259.6259.80
5Ilona BékésiHUN19.2759.5759.70
6Angelika HellmannGDR19.2009.5509.65

Qualifying (27 August 1972)

Top six on each apparatus in individual all-around advanced to apparatus finals.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsCEPOEP
1Karin JanzGDR19.559.859.70Q
=2Erika ZucholdGDR19.309.709.60Q
=2Olga KorbutURS19.309.609.70Q
4Lyudmila TurishchevaURS19.259.609.65Q
5Ilona BékésiHUN19.159.609.55Q
6Angelika HellmannGDR19.109.609.50Q
7Tamara LazakovichURS19.059.559.50
8Richarda SchmeißerGDR19.009.559.45
9Márta KelemenHUN18.859.459.40
=10Lyubov BurdaURS18.759.459.30
=10Krisztina MedveczkyHUN18.759.409.35
=10Soňa BrázdováTCH18.759.359.40
13Anikó KéryHUN18.709.409.30
=14Zdena DorňákováTCH18.659.309.35
=14Miyuki MatsuhisaJPN18.659.259.40
=14Marianna Némethová-KrajčírováTCH18.659.259.40
=14Ans van GerwenNED18.659.209.45
=18Christine SchmittGDR18.609.309.30
=18Cathy RigbyUSA18.609.209.40
=18Irene AbelGDR18.609.209.40
=18Elvira SaadiURS18.609.209.40
=22Eiko HirashimaJPN18.509.309.20
=22Takako HasegawaJPN18.509.259.25
=22Roxanne PierceUSA18.509.209.30
=22Łucja MatraszekPOL18.509.009.50
=26Hana LiškováTCH18.459.209.25
=26Marcela VáchováTCH18.459.209.25
=26Uta SchornFRG18.459.159.30
=26Andrea NiederheideFRG18.459.109.35
=26Gabriella MarchiITA18.459.059.40
=31Mónika CsászárHUN18.409.159.25
=31Alina GoreacROU18.409.109.30
=31Jutta OltersdorfFRG18.409.059.35
=31Patrizia BazziSUI18.409.009.40
35Linda MethenyUSA18.359.259.10
=36Zdenka BujnáčkováTCH18.309.159.15
=36Kimberly ChaceUSA18.309.109.20
=36Kayoko SakaJPN18.309.109.20
=39Zsuzsa NagyHUN18.259.159.10
=39Rita PeriITA18.258.909.35
41Käthi FritschiSUI18.208.909.30
=42Linda TooropNED18.159.009.15
=42Elena CeampeleaROU18.159.009.15
=42Elisabeta TurcuROU18.158.959.20
=42Joanna BartoszPOL18.158.909.25
46Joan MooreUSA18.109.009.10
=47Anca GrigorașROU18.059.009.05
=47Monica StefaniITA18.058.759.30
=49Antanina KoshalURS18.009.508.50
=49Kazue HanyuJPN18.009.009.00
=49Toshiko MiyamotoJPN18.008.959.05
=49Angelika KernFRG18.008.859.15
=49Nancy ThiesUSA18.008.859.15
=54Judith SteigerSUI17.858.809.05
=54Ans DekkerNED17.858.809.05
=54Ulrike WeyhFRG17.858.809.05
=54Marcela PăunescuROU17.858.809.05
=58Unni HolmenNOR17.808.858.95
=58Mireille CayreFRA17.808.609.20
=60Véronique TilmontFRA17.758.659.10
=60Jennifer DiachunCAN17.758.509.25
62Jill SchauNOR17.708.958.75
=63Maria Grazia MancusoITA17.658.659.00
=63Nancy McDonnellCAN17.658.609.05
65Irina KhitrovaBUL17.608.708.90
66Marie BjörkSWE17.558.509.05
=67Gro SandbergNOR17.508.658.85
=67Cinzia DelisiITA17.508.558.95
=67Nataša Bajin-ŠljepicaYUG17.508.509.00
70Nel van der VoortNED17.458.608.85
=71Lise Arsenault-GoertzCAN17.408.608.80
=71Teresa McDonnellCAN17.408.508.90
=71Elaine WillettGBR17.408.409.00
=74Paula IoanROU17.309.008.30
=74Susan BuchananCAN17.308.608.70
=74Ana María CasasMEX17.308.608.70
=77Dorota KlenczPOL17.258.408.85
=77Catherine DaugéFRA17.258.209.05
=77Angela AlbertiITA17.258.059.20
=80Ikina MorschNED17.208.408.80
=80Bente HansenNOR17.208.358.85
=82Małgorzata Barlak-KamasińskaPOL17.108.658.45
=82Pascale HermantFRA17.108.258.85
=82Sharon TsukamotoCAN17.108.208.90
85Elena GeorgievaBUL17.058.208.85
86Patricia OllingerMEX17.008.458.55
=87Danuta Fidusiewicz-PrusinowskaPOL16.958.508.45
=87Pepita SánchezESP16.958.058.90
89Reneta TsvetkovaBUL16.908.408.50
90Patricia GarcíaMEX16.858.508.35
91Danuta LubowskaPOL16.757.759.00
=92Jacqueline SievertSUI16.708.458.25
=92Erna HavelkaYUG16.708.058.65
=92Nadine AudinFRA16.707.858.85
95Pamela HutchinsonGBR16.658.158.50
96Margo VelemaNED16.607.559.05
=97Sidsel EkholdtNOR16.558.657.90
=97Olga BumbićYUG16.558.008.55
99Elvire GertosioFRA16.458.507.95
=100Ingrid SanterFRG16.359.007.35
=100Barbara AlredGBR16.358.158.20
=100Marija TežakYUG16.357.808.55
=103Yvonne MugridgeGBR16.308.158.15
=103Avril LennoxGBR16.308.108.20
105Slaviča KundačinaYUG16.257.908.35
=106Marieta IlievaBUL16.208.557.65
=106Nevenka PuškarevićYUG16.207.458.75
108Liselotte MartiSUI16.108.857.25
109Pamela HopkinsGBR16.058.058.00
110Laura RiveraMEX15.907.708.20
=111Evdokiya PandezovaBUL15.858.357.50
=111María Antonieta HernándezMEX15.857.957.90
113Dianne FooteNZL15.757.957.80
=114Hilda AmezagaMEX15.707.757.95
=114Trine AndresenNOR15.707.258.45
116Christine StegerSUI15.407.657.75
117Maya BlagoevaBUL15.259.006.25
118Jenny SunderlandAUS15.208.207.00