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Armando Vega

Full name: Jose Armando Vega
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: October 24, 1935 in Hurley, New Mexico, United States
Affiliations: Los Angeles Turners, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Gymnastics

Biography

Armando Vega grew up in Los Angeles and competed for the Los Angeles Turners, but he attended college at Penn State University. At Penn State he won six NCAA titles, including twice in the All-Around, in 1957 and 1959. In AAU Championships, Vega won 11 titles between 1957 and 1964, adding 7 silver and 7 bronze medals. He later entered coaching, starting with the Mexican national team in preparation for the 1968 Olympics. He coached college first at Northwestern State University in Louisiana, and later at LSU. Vega coached LSU to 12 consecutive league titles and was NCAA Coach of the Year in 1977 and 1978. He later became engaged in land management, sales, and operations in Panama. He was inducted into the US Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1979.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around United States USA 31
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around United States USA 6
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise United States USA 15
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault United States USA 23T
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars United States USA 51
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar United States USA 40T
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Rings United States USA 20T
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse United States USA 50

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 31 108.45 53.20 55.25

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 6

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 15 18.60 9.20 9.40

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 23T 18.40 9.10 9.30

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 51 17.60 8.10 9.50

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 40T 18.05 9.15 8.90

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 20T 18.45 9.05 9.40

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 50 17.35 8.60 8.75
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