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Gymnastics at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Horse Vault

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 10, 1932
Date Finished: August 10, 1932
Format: Separate competition unrelated to all-around, with specialists allowed to compete on the apparatus. Score based on two compulsory and two optional vaults on apparatus.

Gold: ITA Savino Guglielmetti
Silver: USA Al Jochim
Bronze: USA Ed Carmichael

Summary

The horse vault had 10 gymnasts from four nations taking part, with each gymnast performing a compulsory and voluntary exercise. The event was held separately from the all-around. American Al Jochim led in the compulsory phase with 26.6, but was beaten out for the gold medal by Italian Savino Guglielmetti, who had the highest voluntary score. Third place was a tie between American Ed Carmichael, a specialist on the horse vault who had not competed in the all-around, and Finn Einari Teräsvirta, with Carmichael winning the bronze medal in a jump-off, 54.5 to 52.7, defeating Teräsvirta in both compulsory and voluntary vaults.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS 1JP 2JP JOP JO1JP JO2JP
1 Savino Guglielmetti 20 Italy ITA Gold 54.1 26.4 27.7
2 Al Jochim 30 United States USA Silver 53.3 26.6 26.7
3 Ed Carmichael 25 United States USA Bronze 52.6 26.2 26.4 54.5 26.3 28.2
4 Einari Teräsvirta 17 Finland FIN 52.6 26.0 26.6 52.7 26.1 26.6
5 Marcel Gleyre 22 United States USA 52.4 25.8 26.6
6 István Pelle 25 Hungary HUN 51.4 26.7 24.7
7 Miklós Péter 26 Hungary HUN 50.9 24.2 26.7
8 Mario Lertora 34 Italy ITA 49.2 25.2 24.0
9 Péter Boros 24 Hungary HUN 48.8 24.2 24.6
10 Heikki Savolainen 24 Finland FIN 46.6 20.0 26.6