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Balance Beam, 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. Soviet Tamara Lazakovich led after the team qualifying but was bested in the final by her teammate, Olga Korbut, who won the gold medal. Korbut would return and win the silver medal in this event at Montréal. American Cathy Rigby had won a silver medal in this event at the 1970 World Championships and was thought to have a chance to become the first American woman to win an individual Olympic medal, but Rigby placed only sixth in qualifying, and failed to make the final based on a tiebreaker.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1Olga KorbutURS19.400Gold
2Tamara LazakovichURS19.375Silver
3Karin JanzGDR18.975Bronze
4Mónika CsászárHUN18.925
5Lyudmila TurishchevaURS18.800
6Erika ZucholdGDR18.700
=6 r1/1Cathy RigbyUSA
8 r1/1Lyubov BurdaURS
9 r1/1Krisztina MedveczkyHUN
=10 r1/1Elvira SaadiURS
=10 r1/1Ilona BékésiHUN
=12 r1/1Angelika HellmannGDR
=12 r1/1Antanina KoshalURS
=14 r1/1Kimberly ChaceUSA
=14 r1/1Marianna Némethová-KrajčírováTCH
16 r1/1Márta KelemenHUN
=17 r1/1Richarda SchmeißerGDR
=17 r1/1Kayoko SakaJPN
=17 r1/1Roxanne PierceUSA
=17 r1/1Zdenka BujnáčkováTCH
21 r1/1Christine SchmittGDR
=22 r1/1Irene AbelGDR
=22 r1/1Elena CeampeleaROU
=22 r1/1Ans van GerwenNED
=25 r1/1Joan MooreUSA
=25 r1/1Eiko HirashimaJPN
=27 r1/1Nancy ThiesUSA
=27 r1/1Anikó KéryHUN
=27 r1/1Anca GrigorașROU
=30 r1/1Kazue HanyuJPN
=30 r1/1Käthi FritschiSUI
32 r1/1Miyuki MatsuhisaJPN
33 r1/1Soňa BrázdováTCH
34 r1/1Zsuzsa NagyHUN
=35 r1/1Angelika KernFRG
=35 r1/1Linda MethenyUSA
=37 r1/1Takako HasegawaJPN
=37 r1/1Marcela VáchováTCH
=37 r1/1Ulrike WeyhFRG
=37 r1/1Ans DekkerNED
41 r1/1Teresa McDonnellCAN
=42 r1/1Hana LiškováTCH
=42 r1/1Uta SchornFRG
=42 r1/1Jutta OltersdorfFRG
=42 r1/1Nataša Bajin-ŠljepicaYUG
=42 r1/1Cinzia DelisiITA
=47 r1/1Gabriella MarchiITA
=47 r1/1Paula IoanROU
=47 r1/1Angela AlbertiITA
=50 r1/1Alina GoreacROU
=50 r1/1Liselotte MartiSUI
=50 r1/1Małgorzata Barlak-KamasińskaPOL
53 r1/1Danuta Fidusiewicz-PrusinowskaPOL
=54 r1/1Zdena DorňákováTCH
=54 r1/1Elisabeta TurcuROU
=54 r1/1Marcela PăunescuROU
=54 r1/1Unni HolmenNOR
=54 r1/1Patrizia BazziSUI
=54 r1/1Mireille CayreFRA
=54 r1/1Irina KhitrovaBUL
=54 r1/1Margo VelemaNED
=62 r1/1Jennifer DiachunCAN
=62 r1/1Andrea NiederheideFRG
=64 r1/1Véronique TilmontFRA
=64 r1/1Toshiko MiyamotoJPN
=64 r1/1Nel van der VoortNED
=67 r1/1Pamela HutchinsonGBR
=67 r1/1Nancy McDonnellCAN
=69 r1/1Evdokiya PandezovaBUL
=69 r1/1Nevenka PuškarevićYUG
=69 r1/1Maya BlagoevaBUL
=72 r1/1Elena GeorgievaBUL
=72 r1/1Monica StefaniITA
=72 r1/1Rita PeriITA
=75 r1/1Jill SchauNOR
=75 r1/1Barbara AlredGBR
=75 r1/1Gro SandbergNOR
=75 r1/1Ikina MorschNED
=79 r1/1Pascale HermantFRA
=79 r1/1Maria Grazia MancusoITA
=79 r1/1Slaviča KundačinaYUG
=79 r1/1Sharon TsukamotoCAN
=79 r1/1Sidsel EkholdtNOR
=79 r1/1Ingrid SanterFRG
=85 r1/1Catherine DaugéFRA
=85 r1/1Nadine AudinFRA
=85 r1/1Marija TežakYUG
=85 r1/1Marie BjörkSWE
=89 r1/1Dorota KlenczPOL
=89 r1/1Trine AndresenNOR
=91 r1/1Joanna BartoszPOL
=91 r1/1Łucja MatraszekPOL
93 r1/1Elaine WillettGBR
94 r1/1Dianne FooteNZL
=95 r1/1Ana María CasasMEX
=95 r1/1Reneta TsvetkovaBUL
97 r1/1Marieta IlievaBUL
=98 r1/1Yvonne MugridgeGBR
=98 r1/1Danuta LubowskaPOL
=100 r1/1Patricia GarcíaMEX
=100 r1/1Lise Arsenault-GoertzCAN
=100 r1/1Jacqueline SievertSUI
103 r1/1Christine StegerSUI
104 r1/1Patricia OllingerMEX
105 r1/1Judith SteigerSUI
106 r1/1Linda TooropNED
107 r1/1Jenny SunderlandAUS
=108 r1/1Elvire GertosioFRA
=108 r1/1Laura RiveraMEX
110 r1/1Pamela HopkinsGBR
111 r1/1Erna HavelkaYUG
=112 r1/1María Antonieta HernándezMEX
=112 r1/1Avril LennoxGBR
114 r1/1Olga BumbićYUG
115 r1/1Bente HansenNOR
116 r1/1Susan BuchananCAN
117 r1/1Hilda AmezagaMEX
118 r1/1Pepita SánchezESP

Final (31 August 1972 — 20:00)

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

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsQP(50%)FP
1Olga KorbutURS19.4009.5009.90
2Tamara LazakovichURS19.3759.5759.80
3Karin JanzGDR18.9759.4259.55
4Mónika CsászárHUN18.9259.3259.60
5Lyudmila TurishchevaURS18.8009.4009.40
6Erika ZucholdGDR18.7009.3009.40

Qualifying (27 August 1972)

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

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsCEPOEP
1Tamara LazakovichURS19.159.409.75Q
2Olga KorbutURS19.009.259.75Q
3Karin JanzGDR18.859.359.50Q
4Lyudmila TurishchevaURS18.809.059.75Q
5Mónika CsászárHUN18.659.259.40Q
=6Erika ZucholdGDR18.609.259.35Q
=6Cathy RigbyUSA18.609.259.35
8Lyubov BurdaURS18.559.009.55
9Krisztina MedveczkyHUN18.509.159.35
=10Elvira SaadiURS18.459.209.25
=10Ilona BékésiHUN18.459.159.30
=12Angelika HellmannGDR18.359.159.20
=12Antanina KoshalURS18.358.959.40
=14Kimberly ChaceUSA18.209.258.95
=14Marianna Némethová-KrajčírováTCH18.209.109.10
16Márta KelemenHUN18.109.009.10
=17Richarda SchmeißerGDR18.009.158.85
=17Kayoko SakaJPN18.009.108.90
=17Roxanne PierceUSA18.009.009.00
=17Zdenka BujnáčkováTCH18.009.009.00
21Christine SchmittGDR17.958.909.05
=22Irene AbelGDR17.908.909.00
=22Elena CeampeleaROU17.908.859.05
=22Ans van GerwenNED17.908.709.20
=25Joan MooreUSA17.859.208.65
=25Eiko HirashimaJPN17.858.958.90
=27Nancy ThiesUSA17.808.908.90
=27Anikó KéryHUN17.808.858.95
=27Anca GrigorașROU17.808.858.95
=30Kazue HanyuJPN17.759.008.75
=30Käthi FritschiSUI17.758.858.90
32Miyuki MatsuhisaJPN17.709.108.60
33Soňa BrázdováTCH17.608.908.70
34Zsuzsa NagyHUN17.558.808.75
=35Angelika KernFRG17.508.658.85
=35Linda MethenyUSA17.508.409.10
=37Takako HasegawaJPN17.458.908.55
=37Marcela VáchováTCH17.458.758.70
=37Ulrike WeyhFRG17.458.558.90
=37Ans DekkerNED17.458.459.00
41Teresa McDonnellCAN17.408.608.80
=42Hana LiškováTCH17.358.958.40
=42Uta SchornFRG17.358.908.45
=42Jutta OltersdorfFRG17.358.808.55
=42Nataša Bajin-ŠljepicaYUG17.358.658.70
=42Cinzia DelisiITA17.358.608.75
=47Gabriella MarchiITA17.308.608.70
=47Paula IoanROU17.308.608.70
=47Angela AlbertiITA17.308.558.75
=50Alina GoreacROU17.258.958.30
=50Liselotte MartiSUI17.258.708.55
=50Małgorzata Barlak-KamasińskaPOL17.258.608.65
53Danuta Fidusiewicz-PrusinowskaPOL17.208.558.65
=54Zdena DorňákováTCH17.158.858.30
=54Elisabeta TurcuROU17.158.758.40
=54Marcela PăunescuROU17.158.708.45
=54Unni HolmenNOR17.158.608.55
=54Patrizia BazziSUI17.158.558.60
=54Mireille CayreFRA17.158.558.60
=54Irina KhitrovaBUL17.158.508.65
=54Margo VelemaNED17.158.508.65
=62Jennifer DiachunCAN17.108.658.45
=62Andrea NiederheideFRG17.108.458.65
=64Véronique TilmontFRA17.058.658.40
=64Toshiko MiyamotoJPN17.058.608.45
=64Nel van der VoortNED17.058.508.55
=67Pamela HutchinsonGBR16.958.458.50
=67Nancy McDonnellCAN16.958.458.50
=69Evdokiya PandezovaBUL16.908.658.25
=69Nevenka PuškarevićYUG16.908.508.40
=69Maya BlagoevaBUL16.908.308.60
=72Elena GeorgievaBUL16.858.658.20
=72Monica StefaniITA16.858.108.75
=72Rita PeriITA16.857.859.00
=75Jill SchauNOR16.808.608.20
=75Barbara AlredGBR16.808.508.30
=75Gro SandbergNOR16.808.408.40
=75Ikina MorschNED16.808.158.65
=79Pascale HermantFRA16.758.708.05
=79Maria Grazia MancusoITA16.758.508.25
=79Slaviča KundačinaYUG16.758.408.35
=79Sharon TsukamotoCAN16.758.408.35
=79Sidsel EkholdtNOR16.758.358.40
=79Ingrid SanterFRG16.758.058.70
=85Catherine DaugéFRA16.708.458.25
=85Nadine AudinFRA16.708.408.30
=85Marija TežakYUG16.708.308.40
=85Marie BjörkSWE16.708.308.40
=89Dorota KlenczPOL16.658.508.15
=89Trine AndresenNOR16.658.358.30
=91Joanna BartoszPOL16.608.358.25
=91Łucja MatraszekPOL16.608.258.35
93Elaine WillettGBR16.558.358.20
94Dianne FooteNZL16.508.408.10
=95Ana María CasasMEX16.458.308.15
=95Reneta TsvetkovaBUL16.458.258.20
97Marieta IlievaBUL16.358.507.85
=98Yvonne MugridgeGBR16.308.108.20
=98Danuta LubowskaPOL16.307.758.55
=100Patricia GarcíaMEX16.258.357.90
=100Lise Arsenault-GoertzCAN16.257.858.40
=100Jacqueline SievertSUI16.257.808.45
103Christine StegerSUI16.207.958.25
104Patricia OllingerMEX16.157.858.30
105Judith SteigerSUI16.108.557.55
106Linda TooropNED16.008.657.35
107Jenny SunderlandAUS15.958.107.85
=108Elvire GertosioFRA15.858.407.45
=108Laura RiveraMEX15.857.708.15
110Pamela HopkinsGBR15.807.957.85
111Erna HavelkaYUG15.757.608.15
=112María Antonieta HernándezMEX15.557.957.60
=112Avril LennoxGBR15.557.907.65
114Olga BumbićYUG15.507.707.80
115Bente HansenNOR15.307.857.45
116Susan BuchananCAN15.207.957.25
117Hilda AmezagaMEX15.057.957.10
118Pepita SánchezESP14.658.406.25