The 1973 Men's International Gymnastics Championships at Nagoya, 230 miles (370 klms) west of Tokyo, were won by a Japanese student on Sunday (November 25).
GV EXT Sports Hall
SV Spectators enter
SV Competitors parade
GV Elvira Saasi (No.IO) USSR on double parallel bars
Nely kim (No. 12) USSR (winner)
GV Satoshi Fujimato Japanese team, on horse
GV Kazuo Horide, Japanese, floor exercises (men's winner) (3 shots)
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Background: The 1973 Men's International Gymnastics Championships at Nagoya, 230 miles (370 klms) west of Tokyo, were won by a Japanese student on Sunday (November 25).
Kazuo Horide won a total of 9.55 points of a possible 10, to take the individual championship. He beat off opposition teams from the United States, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and the Soviet Union, in a majority of six events.
Second was another Japanese, Satoshi Jujimoto, at 23 one of the most experienced members of the 13-man Japanese team. Third was East Germany's Wolfgang Thune.
A capacity crowd of 4,000 packed the Aichi Prefectural Stadium on each of the two days of events. Officials were pleased with the turnout, despite the government's oil conservation edicts, including Sunday-closing of petrol stations.
The crowd warmed especially to the female gymnasts. The women's class was dominated by the Soviet team, although they were without their leading gymnasts, including Olga Korbut. The Overall prize was taken by the youngest member of the team -- 16-year-old Nely kim. Miss Kim took 9.55 points. Elvira Saddi, also of the U.S.S.R., took second place, and East Germany's Angelika Hellman was third.
SYNOPSIS: At the Aichi Prefectural Stadium in Nagoya, Japan, the 1973 International Gymnastic Championships eliminations were seen by capacity crowds on each of the two days of events. The Japanese men took first and second places, but the Soviet team dominated the women's events.
Elvira Saadi of the Soviet Union placed second; and East German, Angelika Hallman, was third. The Soviet team was able to take first and second places despite the absence of its leading gymnasts, including Olga Korbut.
The Soviet Union's Nely Kim -- just 16 years old, the youngest member of the Russian team -- won the individual prize for women.
Teams came from the United States, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and the Soviet Union. The crowd warmed especially to the female gymnasts, and in particular to the youthful Miss Kim. She dominated all six events, piling up an aggregate score of nine point fifty-five points.
Satoshi Jujimoto of Japan, at twenty-three, one of the most experienced members of his team, took second place in the men's events. Third was Wolfgang Thune of East Germany.
Winner of the individual championship in the men's events was kazuo Horide of Japan. He beast off strong opposition from East Germany, Czechoslovakia, and the Soviet Union, winning with a total of nine point fifty-five points.