Olympic Gymnastics Medalists: Women's All-Around Champions

Nadia Comaneci, Olympic all-around champion
Perhaps the most famous Olympic all-around champion of all time: Nadia Comaneci. © Getty Images

In 1952 the Olympics began awarding the Women's All-Around Champion medals for Gymnastics. The competition is fierce with competitors coming from all over the globe. Here's a list of the every gold, silver and bronze winner along with the country they were representing and score.  

  • 1952 (Helsinki, Finland)
    GOLD Maria Gorokhovskaya, USSR 76.780
    SILVER Nina Botsharova, USSR 75.940
    BRONZE Margit Korondi, Hungary 75.820
     
  • 1956 (Melbourne, Australia)
    GOLD Larissa Latynina, USSR 74.993
    SILVER Agnes Keleti, Hungary 74.633
    BRONZE Sofia Mouratova, USSR 74.466
     
  • 1960 (Rome, Italy)
    GOLD Larissa Latynina, USSR 77.031
    SILVER Sofia Mouratova, USSR 76.696
    BRONZE Polina Astakhova, USSR 76.164
     
  • 1964 (Tokyo, Japan)
    GOLD Vera Caslavska, Czechoslovakia 77.564
    SILVER Larissa Latynina, USSR 76.998
    BRONZE Polina Astakhova, USSR 76.965
     
  • 1968 (Mexico City, Mexico)
    GOLD Vera Caslavska, Czechoslovakia 78.250
    SILVER Zinaida Voronina, USSR 76.850
    BRONZE Natalia Kuchinskaya, USSR 76.750
     
  • 1972 (Munich, Germany)
    GOLD Ludmilla Tourischeva, USSR 77.025
    SILVER Karin Janz, East Germany 76.875
    BRONZE Tamara Lazakovitch, USSR 76.850
     
  • 1976 (Montreal, Canada)
    GOLD Nadia Comaneci, Romania 79.275
    SILVER Nellie Kim, USSR 78.675
    BRONZE Ludmilla Tourischeva, USSR 77.025
     
  • 1980 (Moscow, USSR)
    GOLD Elena Davydova, USSR 79.15
    SILVER (tie) Maxi Gnauck, East Germany 79.075; Nadia Comaneci, Romania 79.075
     
  • 1984 (Los Angeles, USA)*
    GOLD Mary Lou Retton, USA 79.175
    SILVER Ecaterina Szabo, Romania 79.125
    BRONZE Simona Pauca, Romania 78.675
     
  • 1988 (Seoul, Korea)
    GOLD Elena Shushunova, USSR 79.662
    SILVER Daniela Silivas, Romania 79.637
    BRONZE Svetlana Boguinskaya, USSR 79.400
     
  • 1992 (Barcelona, Spain)
    GOLD Tatiana Gutsu, The Unified Team** 39.737
    SILVER Shannon Miller, USA 39.725
    BRONZE Lavinia Milosovici, Romania 39.687
     


* In 1984 the USSR -- the most dominant team of the era -- boycotted the Games, possibly affecting the results

** In 1992, the former USSR competed as the Unified Team, then split into independent republics starting in 1996.

***In 2000, the results of the 2000 Olympic all-around were officially changed after original champion Andreea Raducan tested positive for a banned substance. Simona Amanar, the original silver medalist, was officially awarded the gold medal, and the gymnasts in spots 3 and 4 each moved up as well. More on this here.