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WORLDS 50 BEST MEN 1. Kajiyama - Japan 2. Kasamatsu - Japan 3. Andria nov - USSR 4. Kenmotsu - Japan 5. Tsukahara - Japan 6. Szajna - Poland 7. Horide - Japan .8. Thune - DDR (East Germany) 9. Marchenko - USSR 10. Gienger - W. Germany Tsai Huan-tsung - PR China 12. Klimenko - USSR 13. Milaelian - USSR 14. Schamugia - USSR 15. Honma - Japan 16. Molnar - Hungary 17. Kato - japan 18. Fujimoto - japan Okamura - Japan 20. Salronov - USSR 21. Koeste - E. Germany 22. jaeger - E. Germany 23. Hanschke - E. Germany 24. Maleje v - USSR Mobinge r - W. Germany 26. Pan Chen-lei - PR China 27. Hug - USA Young - USA 29. Yoshida - Japan 30. Gushiken - japan 31 . jorek - W. Germany 32. Grecu - Romania 33. Magyar - Hungarv 34. Klotz - E. Ge rma nv Bojko - USSR 36. Yang Ming-ming - PR China Bretscher - Switzerland Rohner - Switzerland Mack - E. Ge rman y 40. Kawaguchi - japan Netusil - Czechoslovakia 42. Tschao Tschia-wei - PR China Tannenberger - TCH Wu Ping-yu - PR China 45. Kim Sun Dun - N. Korea Loschkin - USSR Nedbalski - USSR Mikami - japan Kim Son II - N. Korea 50. Bachmann - Schwe iz

Kasamatsu, japan

Gienger, W. Germany

with ab i lity at t he uni versity t ea ms of th e USA. A pity, t hat so many ha ve to qu it, shortl y b efore th eir ac tual maturit y, b eca use of studi es . Note w orth y th e ri se o f France. So uth Kor ea bro ught it se lf to recog nitio n at th e Asian Ga mes in Teheran, in opti o nals, it was less impress ive in Varn a, where th ey failed at th e compul sorie s. Finl and ca n pla ce o nl y two in th e 200 wo rld best gymn as ts. A trag ic downfall , if on e co nsid ers th at Finl and in1 948 w as Ol ympi c w inn er ahead of Swit ze rl and . Hun gary, Rom ani a and Czec hos lovaki a are alm ost o n th e sa m e lev el , but t h e mo st h ope ful tal ents are with Sa ndor U rva ri , Hun ga ries dy namic head coach. Thi s ranki ng li st substantialy is built o n each thr ee o ption als results of th e yea r 1974. Onl y to take th e o lympi c all aro und fo r an exa mple, w o ul d have mea nt th e to tal ab se nce of th e Chin ese, No rth and So uth Ko rea ns and it wo uld have resulted in a co mpletely fa lse pi ct ure. H ere is th e rankin g li st o f th e nati o n s o n th e bas is of th e 200 bes t: GYMNAST Apr. '75

200 BEST 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 11 .

14. 15. 16.

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Japan - 48 USSR - 30 E. Germany - 19 USA - 14 W. Ge rmany - 11 Peoples Republic 01 China - 11 Switzerland - 9 N. Korea - 7 Hungary - 6 France - 6 Czechoslovakia S. Korea - 5 Romania - 5 Cuba - 4 Pola nd - 3 Italy - 2 Finland - 2 Bulgaria - 2 De nmark - 2 Israel - 1 Yugoslavia - 1

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Profile for USA Gymnastics

Gymnast Magazine - April 1975  

Gymnast Magazine - April 1975