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Helen Schifano

Full name: Helen Mary Schifano (-Sjursen)
Gender: Female
Born: April 13, 1922 in Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 9, 2007 in Fanwood, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Elizabeth Turners
Country: USA United States
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Helen Schifano had a noteworthy career as a competitor, but in the world of gymnastics she is best known today for her contributions to the administrative and coaching aspects of the sport. She won seven national championships between 1939 and 1948, including the all-around title in 1947 and 1948. After her competitive retirement, Helen Schifano Sjursen wrote 10 books on the sport, was a frequent contributor to Gymnast magazine (now International Gymnast), and issued correspondence course material for judging. She served as a coach and teacher at camps, clinics and schools mostly in the New Jersey area. However as a judge she worked many national competitions. She also coached the U.S. national team in several international events.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 26 London Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around United States USA 3 Bronze

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank IP TP CEP OEP
1948 Summer 26 London Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 3 51.70
1948 Summer 26 London Gymnastics United States USA Individual Standings 14 51.70 24.55 27.15
1948 Summer 26 London Gymnastics United States USA Balance Beam 6T 22.70 8.70 14.00
1948 Summer 26 London Gymnastics United States USA Side Horse 25T 21.35 8.20 13.15
1948 Summer 26 London Gymnastics United States USA Rings 52T 7.65
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