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Georges Miez

Full name: Georg "Georges" Miez
Other name(s): Giorgio Miez
Gender: Male
Born: October 2, 1904 in Töss, Winterthur, Zürich, Switzerland
Died: April 17, 1999 in Savosa, Ticino, Switzerland
Affiliations: TV Töss, Winterthur (SUI)
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 4 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze (8 Total)

Biography

Georg Miez qualified for his first Olympics in 1924 when he finished second in the national trials. In total he competed in four Olympics and won eight medals, a record number of medals for Switzerland, equalled only by his teammate Eugen Mack. At the 1928 Games in Amsterdam Miez was the most successful athlete of all and at the 1932 Games in Los Angeles he was one of only five Swiss competitors and won the only medal for Switzerland.

Between the 1924 and 1928 Olympics he started his military career, but also worked as a gymnastics coach in the Netherlands and when he returned to Switzerland he worked in a sportswear company and developed his own gymnastics trousers. After the 1928 Olympics Miez moved to Chiasso in Ticino. In Chiasso he worked as a gymnastic teacher and was responsible for the lone sports program in town. Due to the world depression no Swiss team was sent to Los Angeles, but Miez elected to travel alone to compete, but also to bring home his brother, who had died in the United States some time before. At the 1932 Olympics Miez, who was only allowed to participate after a vote of the other nations competing in gymnastics, only competed in his favorite event, floor exercise, which was held for the first time at the Olympics. Disappointed and worried about the judging after winning only silver, he did not expect a fair competition, and withdrew from the Games, embarking on a trip through the US, where he also worked and held speeches at universities.

In 1934 Miez competed at his only World Championships, where he won gold on floor and with the team and silver in horizontal bar. In 1936 he finally also won Olympic gold on floor and retired after the Games. Miez then became Swiss national gymnastics coach for a short time and worked for the Red Cross during the Winter War in Finland. After World War II he founded some successful private schools, wrote sports medicine books, and also owned tennis courts and taught tennis. He stayed in Lugano for the rest of his life and died in 1999 aged 94 shortly after a stroke.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 19 Paris Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Switzerland SUI 24
1924 Summer 19 Paris Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Switzerland SUI 3 Bronze
1924 Summer 19 Paris Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Switzerland SUI 25
1924 Summer 19 Paris Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Switzerland SUI 21
1924 Summer 19 Paris Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Switzerland SUI 5
1924 Summer 19 Paris Gymnastics Men's Rings Switzerland SUI 45
1924 Summer 19 Paris Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Switzerland SUI 14
1924 Summer 19 Paris Gymnastics Men's Rope Climbing Switzerland SUI 31T
1924 Summer 19 Paris Gymnastics Men's Side Horse Switzerland SUI 42
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Switzerland SUI 1 Gold
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Switzerland SUI 1 Gold
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Switzerland SUI 4T
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Switzerland SUI 30T
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Switzerland SUI 1 Gold
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Rings Switzerland SUI 8T
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Switzerland SUI 2 Silver
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Switzerland SUI 2 Silver
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Switzerland SUI 14
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Switzerland SUI 2 Silver
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Switzerland SUI 1 Gold
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Switzerland SUI 8T
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Switzerland SUI 27T
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Switzerland SUI 20
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Rings Switzerland SUI 64T
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Switzerland SUI 11T

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1924 Summer 19 Paris Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 24 98.796
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 1 247.500
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 14 107.334 52.467 54.867

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank IP PTS CP OP
1924 Summer 19 Paris Gymnastics Switzerland SUI Final Standings 3 98.796
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Gymnastics Switzerland SUI Final Standings 1 247.500
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Gymnastics Switzerland SUI Final Standings 2 107.334 52.467 54.867

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 2 28.3
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 1 18.666 9.333 9.333

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1924 Summer 19 Paris Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 25 8.170
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 4T 28.250
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 8T 18.234 9.067 9.167

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP CEP OEP
1924 Summer 19 Paris Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 21 20.36 10.06 10.30
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 30T 49.75
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 27T 17.500 8.567 8.933

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP CEP OEP
1924 Summer 19 Paris Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 5 19.050 9.20 9.850
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 1 57.50
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 20 18.467 9.167 9.300

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP CEP OEP
1924 Summer 19 Paris Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 45 16.686 8.770 7.916
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 8T 54.25
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 64T 15.900 7.233 8.667

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP CEP OEP
1924 Summer 19 Paris Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 14 18.830 8.460 10.370
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 2 57.75
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 11T 18.567 9.100 9.467

Men's Rope Climbing

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PTS
1924 Summer 19 Paris Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 31T 9.6 7

Men's Side Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1924 Summer 19 Paris Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 42 8.700
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