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Men's Individual All-Around

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Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Stockholm
Date Started: July 12, 1912
Date Finished: July 12, 1912
Format: Performances on horizontal bar, parallel bars, rings, and pommelled horse. Maximum of six gymnasts per nation. Each performance scored 0-12 by three judges. Possible score of 36 on each apparatus and total possible of 144.

Gold: ITA Alberto Braglia
Silver: FRA Louis Ségura
Bronze: ITA Serafino Mazzarocchi

Summary

In the absence of the German gymnasts, this event was dominated by French and Italian gymnasts, as they took the first 11 places. No Swedes or Norwegians competed, even though those nations won two of the three team gymnastics events in 1912. The reason is that the Swedes and Norwegians were opposed to the concept of individual gymnastics competition. They believed that gymnastics was a team sport, which should be practiced in mass displays.

The individual event was won by Italy’s Alberto Braglia, who defended the individual all-around gold medal he had won at London in 1908. In addition to his gold medal, he retained possession of the Challenge Trophy for the individual all-around. This trophy had been donated for the 1908 Olympics by the City of Prague. Braglia had also been runner-up in both individual events at the 1906 Olympics in Athens. After his 1908 Olympic championships, Braglia used his Olympic fame to become a circus performer. Working on a trapeze, he sustained a serious injury from a fall in 1910. But he recovered from that setback to return to the Olympics in 1912 at Stockholm. After the 1912 Olympics, Braglia turned professional, returning to the circus as an acrobat, but he later returned to gymnastics and coached the Italian team at the 1932 Olympics.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Alberto Braglia 29 Italy ITA Gold 135.00
2 Louis Ségura 22 France FRA Silver 132.50
3 Serafino Mazzarocchi 22 Italy ITA Bronze 131.50
4T Giorgio Zampori 24 Italy ITA 128.00
4T Guido Boni 20 Italy ITA 128.00
6 Pietro Bianchi 29 Italy ITA 127.75
7T Marcel Lalu 30 France FRA 127.00
7T Marco Torrès 24 France FRA 127.00
9 Guido Romano 24 Italy ITA 126.25
10 Antoine Costa 27 France FRA 124.50
11 Louis-Charles Marty 20 France FRA 122.50
12 Leonard Hanson 24 Great Britain GBR 121.25
13 Elemér Pászti 22 Hungary HUN 119.00
14 Auguste Pompogne 29 France FRA 118.00
15T József Szalai 19 Hungary HUN 117.25
15T Antoine Wehrer 22 Luxembourg LUX 117.25
17 Imre Gellért 23 Hungary HUN 117.00
18 Pierre Hentges 21 Luxembourg LUX 115.50
19 János Krizmanich 31 Hungary HUN 115.00
20 Nicolas Kanive 24 Luxembourg LUX 111.50
21 John Whitaker 26 Great Britain GBR 111.25
22 Jean-Pierre Thommes 21 Luxembourg LUX 110.75
23 François Hentges 26 Luxembourg LUX 110.50
24 Émile Lanners 24 Luxembourg LUX 109.75
25 Samuel Hodgetts 34 Great Britain GBR 108.50
26 Arvor Hansen 25 Denmark DEN 107.50
27 Viljami Nieminen 24 Finland FIN 105.75
28 Charles Simmons 26 Great Britain GBR 105.50
29 William Cowhig 25 Great Britain GBR 104.50
30 Charles Jensen 26 Denmark DEN 103.75
31 Edvard Jansson 23 Finland FIN 103.00
32 Reginald Potts 20 Great Britain GBR 101.75
33 Axel Andersen 20 Denmark DEN 98.75
34T Niels Petersen 26 Denmark DEN 97.25
34T Carl Pedersen 28 Denmark DEN 97.25
36 Boris Honzátko 36 Bohemia BOH 91.25
37 Antti Tamminen 25 Finland FIN 90.50
38 Pavel Kushnikov 18 Russia RUS 90.00
39 Aleksandr Akhyun 19 Russia RUS 87.75
40 Ejnar Møbius 20 Denmark DEN 86.75
41 Semyon Kulikov 20 Russia RUS 79.50
42 Fyodor Zabelin 23 Russia RUS 76.25
AC Kalle Ekholm 27 Finland FIN DNF
AC Yrjö Vuolio 23 Finland FIN DNF