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Sepp Stalder

Full name: Josef "Sepp" Stalder
Gender: Male
Born: February 6, 1919
Died: March 2, 1991 in Lucerne, Luzern, Switzerland
Affiliations: BTV Luzern, Luzern (SUI)
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze (7 Total)

Biography

Sepp Stalder competed in two Olympics and won a total of seven medals making him the athlete with the third most medals won for Switzerland and still the Swiss athlete with the most medals won after World War II. He won one Olympic gold, in 1948 on high bar. He also competed in two World Championships winning gold on floor, pommelled horse, and with the team as well as bronze on the horizontal bar in 1950 and silver on pommelled horse and horizontal bar as well as bronze with the team in 1954.

At the national level Stalder won six Swiss all-around titles in 1942, 1948-49, and 1952-54 and became 1952 Swiss Sportsman of the Year. The Stalder-Grätsche (Stalder Shoot) is named after him as is a sports hall in Luzern, the Sepp Stalder Halle. In 1978 North Korea issued a stamp with his portrait. Stalder married Verena Fuchs in 1944 and later worked as warden for the Canton Luzern. He never lost his interest in gymnastics and wrote several articles in magazines about the sport.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Switzerland SUI 4
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Switzerland SUI 2 Silver
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Switzerland SUI 16T
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Switzerland SUI 38T
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Switzerland SUI 3T Bronze
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Switzerland SUI 1 Gold
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Men's Rings Switzerland SUI 5T
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Switzerland SUI 8T
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Switzerland SUI 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Switzerland SUI 2 Silver
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Switzerland SUI 19T
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Switzerland SUI 13T
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Switzerland SUI 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Switzerland SUI 2T Silver
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Rings Switzerland SUI 11T
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Switzerland SUI 5

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 4 228.70 114.50 114.20
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 3 114.75 57.15 57.60

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Switzerland SUI Final Standings 2 228.70
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland SUI Final Standings 2

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 16T 37.00 18.60 18.40
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 19T 18.65 9.15 9.50

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 38T 36.90 18.70 18.20
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 13T 18.80 9.45 9.35

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 3T 39.10 19.30 19.80
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 3 19.50 9.80 9.70

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 1 39.70 19.80 19.90
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 2T 19.50 9.65 9.85

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 5T 38.30 18.80 19.50
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 11T 19.10 9.45 9.65

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 29 London Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 8T 37.70 19.30 18.40
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 5 19.20 9.65 9.55
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