Soviet athletes dominated the last day of competition at the Spartakiad Games on August 26.
1. SV Dmitry Bilozerchev of USSR on horse. Audience applaud. (2 SHOTS) 0.32
2. SVs Olga Mostepanova of USSR on beam. (4 SHOTS) 1.27
3. SV Maxi Gnauk of East Germany on uneven bars. (2 SHOTS) 2.00
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Soviet athletes dominated the last day of competition at the Spartakiad Games on August 26. On the horse, Dmitry Bilozerchev scored a perfect 10. On the beam, Olga Mostepanova also scored a ten. Both Soviet girls also scored a ten in other performances, making a perfect score of 20. It was left to an East German girl, Maxi Gnauk, to make a dent in the Soviet's domination. She scored two perfect tens to take the honours on the uneven bars. In other results, Sylvio Kroll of East Germans won the men's vault category, Vladimir Artyemov of the USSR won the parallel bars, Olga Mostepanova added to her beam triumph with a joint first place in the floor exercises, sharing the honours with uneven bars winner Maxi Gnauk. And on the horizontal bars, Dmitry Bilozerchev complemented his win on the horse with a perfect ten to take first place. In the men's floor exercises, Roland Brickner of East Germany came out on top. In the women's vault event, Natalya Yurchenko shared first place with fellow Soviet Olga Mostepanova. The Spartakiad was part of the Eastern block's Friendship 84 Games, held to give athletes who did not compete in the Los Angeles Olympics this summer, because of the Soviet-led boycott, a chance to show their skills and take part in international competition.