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Helmut Bantz

Full name: Helmut Bantz
Gender: Male
Born: September 14, 1921 in Speyer, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Died: October 4, 2004 in Pulheim, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: LTV Wuppertal, Wuppertal (GER) / KT 43, Köln (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

It is quite possible that Helmut Bantz was the only German in a sports arena at the 1948 Olympics. While German athletes were banned from competing, Bantz was acting as the - unofficial - coach of the British gymnastics team. At that time Bantz, was in Britain as a prisoner of war, having been captured in 1944. When released, Bantz started his own - very successful - gymnastics career. After participation in the 1952 Olympics, Bantz earned three medals (two silvers, one bronze) at the 1954 World Championships. He managed to move up one step at the 1955 Europeans, winning a (shared) gold medal on the parallel bars, as well as three more medals. In Melbourne, he added an Olympic gold medal to his collection, sharing the horse vault title with Valentin Muratov. Bantz remained active in sports for the remainder of his career, working among others at the German Sports College in Köln and for the Gymnastics Federation of the Rheinland.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Germany GER 9
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Germany GER 4
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Germany GER 38T
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Germany GER 13T
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Germany GER 12
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Germany GER 7T
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Rings Germany GER 14T
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Germany GER 11
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Germany GER 6
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Germany GER 5
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Germany GER 8T
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Germany GER 1T Gold
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Germany GER 13T
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Germany GER 6
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Rings Germany GER 18
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Germany GER 12T

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 9 113.25 56.35 56.90
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 6 112.90 56.30 56.60

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Germany GER Final Standings 4
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Gymnastics Germany GER Final Standings 5

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 38T 18.20 8.95 9.25
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 8T 18.75 9.35 9.40

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 13T 18.80 9.40 9.40
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 1T 18.85 9.40 9.45

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 12 19.10 9.60 9.50
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 13T 18.80 9.45 9.35

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 7T 19.25 9.65 9.60
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 6 19.15 9.50 9.65

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 14T 18.95 9.35 9.60
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 18 18.60 9.25 9.35

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 11 18.95 9.40 9.55
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 12T 18.75 9.35 9.40
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