At the World Gymnastic Championships, held this year in Ljubljana...Yugoslavia, the top individual and team?
SV Cukuhara (Japan) performing groundwork Gymnastics
SV Kenmocku (Japan) on single bar
SV Officials applauding
SV Japanese team on rostrum being congratulated
GV Crowd Applauds
SV Turiceva (woman) performs on mat for USSR
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Background: At the World Gymnastic Championships, held this year in Ljubljana...Yugoslavia, the top individual and team placings have been decided.
Japan topped both the team and individual placings in the compulsory programme of the combined exercises at the Championships. Enzo Kenmocku, with 57 points, led a great Japanese performance in which they took five of the top six individual places. His team-mate, Cukuhara, was placed second on the list with 56.65 points.
The Soviet Union dominated the women's events, with the top individual placing being given to V. Turiceva. The contestants were watched by a near-capacity crowd, and officials of the International Gymnastics Federation.