50 BEST WOMEN GYMNASTS
A RANKING OF THE WORLDS 50 BEST WOMEN GYMNASTS IN 1974 Dr. Joseph Gohler GYMNAST International Editor Attempt at a ranking In my files I carry statistics of more than 500 women gymnasts from allover the world , and on the grounds of my information sources, of which the most important is the " Ol ympic Artistic Gymna sti cs ", which can receive results from competitions. 1974 was the year of great increase in achievement, it was the greatest year of the Soviet Russian gymnast, but also the year in which The Peoples Republic of China, and likewise quite distinctly, North Korea, announced their claim for higher places for future Olympic Games and World Competitions. H ere is the result of my inquiri es. For most of the women gymnasts it is the average of the three best res ults - often selected from 8 to 10 resu Its - that was used as the basis of evaluation. Where there were only two results, the placement was therefore not as certai n as for the others, as it was noted in parenthesis, just as for those women gym nasts for whom only one result is known. Unfortunately one hears and reads only fittle about the USSR, of The Peoples Republic of China, of North Korea and South Korea (t hat weaker, but not weak in co mparison to the very improved women gymnasts of the northern Peoples Republic. One will therefore not overlook the good results of women gymnasts, who appea red on ly o nce, if one does not want to fool one se lf. Likewise these are co nsiderable hazy scores for th e Chinese, Korean and for the USSR , I fear. The 50 world best can be found out wit h some certainty , more correct ly sa id: The women with the 50 best average results of the year 1974.
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Turishcheva - USSR Korbut - USSR Siharulidze '- USSR Kim - USSR Saadi - USSR Hellmann - OOR Zinke - OOR Gorsdova - USSR Oronova - USSR Coma ned - Romania Goreac - Romania Chiang Shao-yi - PR China Gorbik - USSR Schafer - OOR Medvedsky - Hungary Rice-Moore - USA Ning Hsiao-ling - PR China 18. Bogdanova - USSR 19. Csaszar - Hungary 20. Schmeisser - OOR 21. Matsuhisa - lapan Roehrich - OOR 23. Zo loon Hi - Nor. Korea 24. Dunbar - USA 25. Escher - OOR 26. Primak - USSR 27. Grigoras - Romania 28. Anderson - USA 29. Hsin Kuei-Chiu - PR China 30. Charika - USSR Ungureanu - Romania Oornakova - TCH 33. Koschel - USSR 34. Kudinova - USSR 35. Gerisch - OOR 36. Savina - USSR Glevova - USSR Koleschnikova - USSR 39. Kische - OOR 40. Bitschukina - USSR 41. Gersc hau - OOR Oobre -' Romania Egervari - Hungary 44. Wang Kuei-ping - PR China Thies - USA 46. Parschinzeva - USSy Ostanina - USSR 48. Banfai - Hungary Hanke - OOR 50,' Carr - USA Hayashida - lapan
Niilg Hsian-lin, China
GYMNAST Apr. '75