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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.

View a Phase of this EventFinal Standings

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