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Gymnastics at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Horizontal Bar

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 11, 1932
Date Finished: August 11, 1932
Format: Separate competition unrelated to all-around, with specialists allowed to compete on the apparatus. Score based on compulsory and optional exercises on apparatus.

Gold: USA Dallas Bixler
Silver: FIN Heikki Savolainen
Bronze: FIN Einari Teräsvirta

Summary

Twelve gymnasts from six nations competed on horizontal bar, with performances in a compulsory and voluntary exercise. The event was held separately from the all-around, and was won by Dallas Bixler, a specialist on high bar, who did not compete in the all-around. He was in only third place after the compulsory routine, but his voluntary reverse dismount was most impressive to the judges and brought him the gold medal. Second-place ended up in a tie between two Finnish teammates, Heikki Savolainen and Einari Teräsvirta. The silver medal was given to Savolainen and bronze to Teräsvirta by mutual agreement of the two Finns.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS 1EP 2EP
1 Dallas Bixler 22 United States USA Gold 55.0 26.6 28.4
2 Heikki Savolainen 24 Finland FIN Silver 54.2 27.5 26.7
3 Einari Teräsvirta 17 Finland FIN Bronze 54.2 27.6 26.6
4T Ilmari Pakarinen 21 Finland FIN 51.8 26.2 25.6
4T István Pelle 25 Hungary HUN 51.8 25.7 26.1
6 Michael Schuler 30 United States USA 46.7 24.4 22.3
7 Miklós Péter 26 Hungary HUN 45.4 24.6 20.8
8 Mahito Haga 23 Japan JPN 37.4 19.0 18.4
9 Ismael Mosqueira Mexico MEX 32.8 20.8 12.0
10 Al Jochim 30 United States USA 24.1 24.1
11 Savino Guglielmetti 20 Italy ITA 23.9 23.9
12 Giovanni Lattuada 27 Italy ITA 22.7 22.7