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Alternate Olympics

In Olympic Boycott Games in Philadelphia. In 1984, while competitions for different sports still occurred in different countries and cities, they were all tied together under the aegis of the Friendship Games.

USGF International Invitational 1980

In 1980, the gymnastics segment of the 'Alternate Olympics', entitled the 1980 USGF International Invitational, was held in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Nations who sent athletes to this competition included Japan, China, the USA, Switzerland, West Germany, Italy, Norway, Korea, Canada, New Zealand and Israel.

Results

Men

All-Around
1st Nobuyuki Kajitani (JPN) 58.300
2nd Li Yuejiu (CHN) 58.200
2nd Tong Fei (CHN) 58.200
Floor
1st Li Yuejiu (CHN) 19.800
2nd Tong Fei (CHN) 19.550
3rd Ron Galimore (USA) 19.500
Pommel Horse
1st Tong Fei (CHN) 19.450
2nd Huang Yubin (CHN) 19.350
3rd Kyoji Yamawaki (JPN) 19.300
Vault
1st Ron Galimore (USA) 19.800
2nd Kyoji Yamawaki (JPN) 19.550
3rd Tong Fei (CHN) 19.475
Still Rings
1st Nobuyuki Kajitani (JPN) 19.600
2nd Kyoji Yamawaki (JPN) 19.550
3rd Ron Galimore (USA) 19.500
Parallel Bars
1st Cai Huanzong (CHN) 19.750
2nd Nobuyuki Kajitani (JPN) 19.650
3rd Li Yuejiu (CHN) 19.450
High Bar
1st Junichi Kitagawa (JPN) 19.600
3rd Tong Fei (CHN) 19.550
3rd Mitch Gaylord (USA) 19.500

Women

All-Around
1st Li Cuiling (CHN) 38.800
2nd Marcia Frederick (USA) 38.600
3rd Chen Yongyan (CHN) 38.350
Vault
1st Marcia Frederick (USA) 19.175
2nd Li Cuiling (CHN) 19.025
3rd Lisa Zeiz (USA) 19.000
Uneven Bars
1st Zu Zheng (CHN) 19.600
2nd Chen Youngyan (CHN) 19.500
3rd Marcia Frederick (USA) 18.950
Beam
1st Ma Yanhong (CHN) 19.700
2nd Li Cuiling (CHN) 19.300
3rd Marcia Frederick (USA) 18.950
Floor
1st Wen Jia (CHN) 19.750
2nd Lynn Lederer (USA) 19.650
3rd Kelly Garrison (USA) 19.450

Friendship Games 1984

In 1984, the Soviet Bloc and most other Eastern European Communist nations held a Friendship Games, also called "Druzhba", with separate host cities hosting separate sporting events. The gymnastics segment of the Friendship Games was held in the town of in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia (now in the Czech Republic). The competition was referred to as 'ČSSR Spartakiade' or, simply, 'Olomouc' after the host city.

Most Eastern Bloc and Communist countries, including the Soviet Union, East Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Cuba, North Korea and Poland, as well as Great Britain and Mongolia, sent athletes to these games instead of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Romania was the only country in the Eastern Bloc to defy the Olympic boycott and sent its athletes to Los Angeles, with some controversy. Great Britain sent gymnasts to both Olomouc and the Olympics.

Oloumouc was notable as the first, and to date, only, time that a gymnast had a 'perfect' competition, earning 10.00 scores on all events. Olga Mostepanova achieved this feat in the women's all-around, winning the gold medal with a 40.00. She also maintained a perfect score on balance beam throughout all of the rounds of competition at Olomouc, earning 10.00 marks every time she performed on the event in the team competition, all-around and event finals.

Results

Men

All-Around
1st Dmitri Bilozerchev (URS) 119.300
2nd Vladimir Artemov (URS) 118.875
3rd Yuri Balabanov (URS) 117.525
Team Final
Rank Country Team Members Point
1st  Soviet Union Vladimir Artemov, Yuri Balabanov, Dmitri Bilozerchev, Stepan Martsinkiv, Alexander Pogorelov, Alexander Tumilovich 590.30
2nd  East Germany Holger Behrendt, Roland Bruckner, Ulf Hoffmann, Jens Fischer, Sylvio Kroll, Thorsten Mettke 584.40
3rd  Bulgaria Stoichko Gotchev, Borislav Hutov, Marian Penev, Plamen Petkov, Rumen Petkov, Zdravko Stoyanov 579.40
Floor
1st Roland Bruckner (GDR) 19.875
2nd Plamen Petkov (BUL) 19.775
3rd Sylvio Kroll (GDR) 19.750
Pommel Horse
1st Dmitri Bilozerchev (URS) 19.925
2nd Gyorgy Guczoghy (HUN) 19.800
2nd Vladimir Artemov (URS) 19.800
Vault
1st Sylvio Kroll (GDR) 19.950
2nd Vladimir Artemov (URS) 19.825
3rd Marian Penev (BUL) 19.800
3rd Casimiro Suarez (CUB) 19.800
3rd Thorsten Mette (GDR) 19.800
3rd Dmitri Bilozerchev (URS) 19.800
3rd Zdzieszynski (POL) 19.800
Still Rings
1st Dmitri Bilozerchev (URS) 19.975
2nd Plamen Petkov (BUL) 19.800
2nd Vladimir Artemov (URS) 19.800
2nd Gyorgy Guczoghy (HUN) 19.800
2nd Holger Behrendt (GDR) 19.800
Parallel Bars
1st Vladimir Artemov (URS) 19.800
2nd Ricardo Richards (CUB) 19.700
3rd Zdravko Stoyanov (BUL) 19.450
3rd Li Gil Su (PRK) 19.450
High Bar
1st Dmitri Bilozerchev (URS) 19.975
2nd Jesus Rivera (CUB) 19.800
3rd Zsolt Borkai (HUN) 19.700
3rd Felix Aguilera (CUB) 19.700

Women

All-Around
1st Olga Mostepanova (URS) 79.825
2nd Hana Ricna (TCH) 79.425
3rd Elena Shushunova (URS) 79.125
Team Final
Rank Country Team Members Point
1st  Soviet Union Irina Baraksanova, Tatiana Frolova, Natalia Ilienko, Olga Mostepanova, Elena Shushunova, Natalia Yurchenko 395.25
2nd  East Germany Gabriele Faehnrich, Maxi Gnauck, Astrid Heese, Birgit Senff, Bettina Schieferdecker, Franka Voigt 392.50
3rd  Czechoslovakia Iva Cervenkova, Alena Drevjana, Hana Ricna, Martina Koblizkova, Jana Labakova, Lenka Pitlovicova 391.95
Vault
1st Olga Mostepanova (URS) 19.900
1st Natalia Yurchenko (URS) 19.900
3rd Maxi Gnauck (GDR) 19.875
Uneven Bars
1st Maxi Gnauck (GDR) 20.000
2nd Natalia Yurchenko (URS) 19.975
3rd Gabriele Faehnrich (GDR) 19.950
Beam
1st Olga Mostepanova (URS) 20.000
2nd Hana Ricna (TCH) 19.850
3rd Alena Drevjana (TCH) 19.750
Floor
1st Olga Mostepanova (URS) 19.950
1st Maxi Gnauck (GDR) 19.950
3rd Bettina Schieferdecker (GDR) 19.750

References

  • http://www.gymn-forum.net/Results/altgames-results.html (results for the gymnastics competitions for both games)
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