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Gymnastics at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

Men's Parallel Bars

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
Date Started: August 9, 1928
Date Finished: August 9, 1928
Format: Placement determined by best scores on apparatus in individual all-around event.

Gold: TCH Ladislav Vácha
Silver: YUG Jože Primožič
Bronze: SUI Hermann Hänggi

Summary

In 1926 Ladislav Vácha (TCH) won the unofficial World Championship on parallel bars. He returned in Amsterdam as the favorite and came through for the gold medal. Vácha competed at the 1920, 1924 and 1928 Olympics, winning five Olympic medals, but this was his only gold. Yugoslav Jože Primožič, an ethnic Slovenian, competed at the 1924, 1928 and 1936 Olympics, winning silver in this event and a team bronze medal in Amsterdam.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Ladislav Vácha 29 Czechoslovakia TCH Gold 56.50
2 Jože Primožič 28 Yugoslavia YUG Silver 55.50
3 Hermann Hänggi 33 Switzerland SUI Bronze 54.25
4T Jan Gajdoš 24 Czechoslovakia TCH 53.75
4T André Lemoine France FRA 53.75
4T Bedřich Šupčík 29 Czechoslovakia TCH 53.75
7T Mario Lertora 30 Italy ITA 53.50
7T Mauri Nyberg-Noroma 20 Finland FIN 53.50
7T Leon Štukelj 29 Yugoslavia YUG 53.50
7T Melchior Wezel 24 Switzerland SUI 53.50
11 Hans Grieder 26 Switzerland SUI 53.25
12T Romeo Neri 25 Italy ITA 53.00
12T Armand Solbach 24 France FRA 53.00
14 Emanuel Löffler 26 Czechoslovakia TCH 52.50
15T Josef Effenberger 26 Czechoslovakia TCH 52.25
15T Georges Leroux France FRA 52.25
17T István Pelle 20 Hungary HUN 51.75
17T Heikki Savolainen 20 Finland FIN 51.75
19T Anton Malej Yugoslavia YUG 51.25
19T Edi Steinemann 21 Switzerland SUI 51.25
21T Jan Koutný 30 Czechoslovakia TCH 51.00
21T Eugen Mack 20 Switzerland SUI 51.00
21T Martti Uosikkinen 18 Finland FIN 51.00
24 Ladislav Tikal 22 Czechoslovakia TCH 50.50
25T Al Jochim 25 United States USA 50.25
25T Janez Porenta 31 Yugoslavia YUG 50.25
25T Václav Veselý 27 Czechoslovakia TCH 50.25
28T August Güttinger 35 Switzerland SUI 50.00
28T Otto Pfister 27 Switzerland SUI 50.00
30T Vittorio Lucchetti 33 Italy ITA 49.75
30T Georges Miez 23 Switzerland SUI 49.75
32 Jaakko Kunnas 24 Finland FIN 49.50
33 Rezső Kende 19 Hungary HUN 49.00
34T Boris Gregorka 21 Yugoslavia YUG 48.50
34T Giuseppe Lupi 33 Italy ITA 48.50
36 Jean Larrouy France FRA 48.25
37 Metty Logelin 21 Luxembourg LUX 48.00
38 Edvard Antonijevič 25 Yugoslavia YUG 47.50
39 John Pearson 26 United States USA 47.00
40 Urho Korhonen 20 Finland FIN 46.75
41T Glenn Berry 23 United States USA 46.50
41T Frank Haubold 22 United States USA 46.50
41T Étienne Schmitt France FRA 46.50
44 Stane Derganc 35 Yugoslavia YUG 46.25
45 Ferdinando Mandrini 30 Italy ITA 46.00
46 Herman Witzig 20 United States USA 45.25
47 Drago Ciotti 22 Yugoslavia YUG 44.75
48 Frank Kriz 34 United States USA 44.50
49T Kalervo Kinos 22 Finland FIN 43.75
49T Birger Stenman 18 Finland FIN 43.75
51T Jean Gounot 34 France FRA 42.75
51T Pieter van Dam 23 Netherlands NED 42.75
53T József Szalai 35 Hungary HUN 42.50
53T Géza Tóth Hungary HUN 42.50
55T Antoine Chatelaine France FRA 42.00
55T Mozes Jacobs 22 Netherlands NED 42.00
57 Harold Newhart 24 United States USA 41.75
58 Mario Tambini 36 Italy ITA 41.50
59 Fränz Zuang 33 Luxembourg LUX 40.25
60 Nic Roeser 31 Luxembourg LUX 40.00
61 Willibrordus Pouw 25 Netherlands NED 39.25
62 Paul Krempel 28 United States USA 39.00
63 Arthur Whitford 19 Great Britain GBR 38.50
64T Mathias Erang 26 Luxembourg LUX 38.25
64T Elias Melkman 24 Netherlands NED 38.25
66 Klaas Boot 29 Netherlands NED 37.25
67 Albert Neumann 28 Luxembourg LUX 36.25
68T Edouard Grethen 24 Luxembourg LUX 36.00
68T Jean-Pierre Urbing 28 Luxembourg LUX 36.00
70 Elemér Pászti 38 Hungary HUN 35.75
71 Israel Wijnschenk 32 Netherlands NED 34.75
72T Gyula Kunszt 24 Hungary HUN 34.25
72T Josy Staudt 23 Luxembourg LUX 34.25
74 Rafael Ylönen 21 Finland FIN 34.00
75 Ezio Roselli 31 Italy ITA 33.75
76 Giuseppe Paris 32 Italy ITA 32.75
77 T. B. Parkinson Great Britain GBR 32.50
78 Jacobus van der Vinden 21 Netherlands NED 31.50
79 Bart Cronin Great Britain GBR 30.50
80 Henry Finchett Great Britain GBR 29.75
81 E. A. Walton Great Britain GBR 28.50
82 G. C. Raynes Great Britain GBR 27.25
83 E. W. Warren Great Britain GBR 22.75
84 Hugo Licher 26 Netherlands NED 21.50
85 Miklós Péter 22 Hungary HUN 11.00