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István Pelle

Full name: István Pelle
Gender: Male
Born: July 26, 1907 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: March 6, 1986 in Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Affiliations: BTC, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Silver (4 Total)

Biography

Dr. István Pelle, who competed for BBTE and later for BTC, participated in his first Olympics in 1928 at the age of 21, but did not place highly. His first international success came when he won the gold medal on horizontal bar at the 1930 World Championships. At the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics, where not all of the best gymnasts were able to compete, Pelle won two gold and two silver medals. Pelle also competed in the next World Championships held in his hometown of Budapest in 1934 and at the 1936 Olympics, but was not able to repeat his performance at either event.

Pelle won his first national titles in 1925 (parallel bars, rings, and with the team) and his first all-around national title in 1927, which he defended up to 1932 and won again in 1936. In total he won 41 Hungarian titles on all apparatuses. In the 1930s he also finished his study with a doctor's degree in law. After World War II he emigrated and toured around successfully as artist, standing on a ladder singing Hungarian songs and playing violin. He settled in Argentina, where he died aged almost 80, and never returned to Hungary.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Hungary HUN 22
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Hungary HUN 10
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Hungary HUN 21T
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Hungary HUN 17T
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Hungary HUN 28T
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Rings Hungary HUN 30T
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Hungary HUN 23
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Hungary HUN 4
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Hungary HUN 6
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Hungary HUN 2 Silver
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Hungary HUN 4T
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Rings Hungary HUN 12
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Hungary HUN 1 Gold
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Tumbling Hungary HUN 4
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Hungary HUN 18
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Hungary HUN 7
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Hungary HUN 23T
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Hungary HUN 64
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Hungary HUN 12
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Hungary HUN 21
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Rings Hungary HUN 25
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Hungary HUN 17

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP C1EP C2EP O1EP O2EP CEP OEP
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 22 232.500
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 2 134.925
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Hungary Horse Vault 9 24.675 27.1 25.8 23.9 21.9
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Hungary Parallel Bars 6 55.8 28.0 27.8
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Hungary Horizontal Bar 1 58.3 29.1 29.2
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Hungary Rings 1T 56.7 27.8 28.9
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Hungary Pommelled Horse 11 49.7 22.5 27.2
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 18 105.566 51.366 54.200

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank IP PTS CP OP
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Hungary HUN Final Standings 10 232.500
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Hungary HUN Final Standings 4 134.925
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Gymnastics Hungary HUN Final Standings 7 105.566 51.366 54.200

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 1 28.8
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 23T 17.367 8.200 9.167

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS 1JP 2JP CEP OEP
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 21T 27.000
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 6 51.4 26.7 24.7
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 64 15.733 7.500 8.233

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS 1EP 2EP CEP OEP
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 17T 51.75
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 2 55.8 27.7 28.1
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 12 18.334 9.167 9.167

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS 1EP 2EP CEP OEP
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 28T 52.50
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 4T 51.8 25.7 26.1
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 21 18.466 9.133 9.333

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS 1EP CEP OEP
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 30T 50.25
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 12 26.7 26.7
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 25 17.466 8.533 8.933

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS 1EP 2EP CEP OEP
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 23 51.00
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 1 57.2 28.9 28.3
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 17 18.200 8.833 9.367

Men's Tumbling

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS 1EP 2EP
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Gymnastics Hungary Final Standings 4 46.3 25.4 20.9