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Gail Sontgerath

Full name: Gail Evelyn Sontgerath (-Whitney)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-3.5 (162 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: March 11, 1944 in [unknown], New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: West Palm Beach Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Gymnastics

Biography

Gail Sontgerath was an alternate to the 1959 Pan American team but in 1960 she won the AAU all-around and balance beam, easily making the 1960 Olympic team. She competed at the 1962 World Championships and after not making the 1964 Olympic team, retired from competition. By then she was a student at Florida State University (FSU). She graduated in 1966 and then earned a masters’ degree from FSU in 1967. Sontgerath paid her way through college by performing and competing in Gymkana shows. She then taught physical education at Florida State for two years before returning to West Palm Beach and opening the Gail Sontgerath Training Center, where she taught young gymnasts from 1969-76, first in West Palm and then in Jupiter, Florida. She closed the center to raise her two children after marrying Bill Whitney, a veterinarian.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 16 Roma Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around United States USA 28
1960 Summer 16 Roma Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around United States USA 9
1960 Summer 16 Roma Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise United States USA 28T QR
1960 Summer 16 Roma Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault United States USA 26T QR
1960 Summer 16 Roma Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars United States USA 58T QR
1960 Summer 16 Roma Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam United States USA 21T QR

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1960 Summer 16 Roma Gymnastics United States Final Standings 28 73.097 36.565 36.532

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1960 Summer 16 Roma Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 9

Women's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1960 Summer 16 Roma Gymnastics United States Final Standings 28T QR
1960 Summer 16 Roma Gymnastics United States Qualifying 28T 18.666 9.333 9.333

Women's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1960 Summer 16 Roma Gymnastics United States Final Standings 26T QR
1960 Summer 16 Roma Gymnastics United States Qualifying 26T 18.132 9.166 8.966

Women's Uneven Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1960 Summer 16 Roma Gymnastics United States Final Standings 58T QR
1960 Summer 16 Roma Gymnastics United States Qualifying 58T 17.966 9.066 8.900

Women's Balance Beam

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1960 Summer 16 Roma Gymnastics United States Final Standings 21T QR
1960 Summer 16 Roma Gymnastics United States Qualifying 21T 18.333 9.000 9.333
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