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Gymnastics at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Men's Individual All-Around

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Empress Hall, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Kensington, London
Date Started: August 12, 1948
Date Finished: August 13, 1948
Format: Compulsory and optional exercise performed on all six apparatuses.

Gold: FIN Veikko Huhtanen
Silver: SUI Walter Lehmann
Bronze: FIN Paavo Aaltonen

Summary

Choosing a favorite was next to impossible as there had been no international competition since prior to World War II. In the end the event was dominated by the Finns and Swiss, who would finish 1-2 in the team event. Finland’s Veikko Huhtanen won the gold medal and his teammate Paavo Aaltonen took bronze, but the Swiss finished 2-4-5-6, with Walter Lehmann winning silver. None of the top eight gymnasts had ever competed at the Olympics before, and only Aaltonen and fourth-placed Sepp Stalder would return in 1952, with Stalder winning a bronze medal in 1952. He is best remembered for a move on the horizontal and uneven parallel bars which is named after him, the Stalder-Grätsche or Stalder Shoot.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS CEP OEP
1 Veikko Huhtanen 29 Finland FIN Gold 229.70 114.50 115.20
2 Walter Lehmann 29 Switzerland SUI Silver 229.00 114.10 114.90
3 Paavo Aaltonen 28 Finland FIN Bronze 228.80 113.80 115.00
4 Sepp Stalder 29 Switzerland SUI 228.70 114.50 114.20
5 Christian Kipfer 26 Switzerland SUI 227.10 113.40 113.70
6 Emil Studer 34 Switzerland SUI 226.60 113.60 113.00
7 Zdeněk Růžička 23 Czechoslovakia TCH 226.20 113.70 112.50
8 Kalevi Laitinen 30 Finland FIN 225.65 112.75 112.90
9 Guido Figone 20 Italy ITA 225.30 113.80 111.50
10T Olavi Rove 32 Finland FIN 225.20 112.20 113.00
10T Lajos Tóth 33 Hungary HUN 225.20 112.20 113.00
12 Einari Teräsvirta 33 Finland FIN 225.00 112.50 112.50
13 Lajos Sántha 33 Hungary HUN 224.30 112.90 111.40
14 Heikki Savolainen 40 Finland FIN 223.95 113.05 110.90
15 Robert Lucy 25 Switzerland SUI 223.30 111.90 111.40
16 László Baranyai 28 Hungary HUN 222.40 110.00 112.40
17 Aleksanteri Saarvala 34 Finland FIN 222.10 111.50 110.60
18 Michael Reusch 34 Switzerland SUI 222.00 109.80 112.20
19 Ferenc Pataki 30 Hungary HUN 221.30 107.90 113.40
20 Raymond Dot 21 France FRA 220.80 112.90 107.90
21 Melchior Thalmann 24 Switzerland SUI 220.60 110.30 110.30
22 Michel Mathiot 21 France FRA 220.40 109.60 110.80
23 Pavel Benetka 27 Czechoslovakia TCH 220.30 110.70 109.60
24 Lucien Masset 34 France FRA 219.95 111.50 108.45
25 André Weingand 33 France FRA 219.80 110.20 109.60
26 Luigi Zanetti 26 Italy ITA 219.00 108.40 110.60
27 János Mogyorósi-Klencs 26 Hungary HUN 218.95 109.25 109.70
28 Ernst Wister 26 Austria AUT 218.90 109.80 109.10
29 Ferenc Várkői 32 Hungary HUN 218.70 109.10 109.60
30 József Fekete 25 Hungary HUN 218.60 109.00 109.60
31 Sulo Salmi 34 Finland FIN 217.45 109.05 108.40
32T Savino Guglielmetti 36 Italy ITA 217.20 106.90 110.30
32T Karl Frei 31 Switzerland SUI 217.20 105.70 111.50
34 Antoine Schildwein 36 France FRA 216.50 106.60 109.90
35 Alphonse Anger 32 France FRA 216.40 107.40 109.00
36T Karl Bohusch 32 Austria AUT 214.40 107.40 107.00
36T Marcel de Wolf 28 France FRA 214.40 105.90 108.50
38T Győző Mogyorossy 33 Hungary HUN 214.30 107.60 106.70
38T Poul Jessen 22 Denmark DEN 214.30 107.20 107.10
40T Domenico Grosso 26 Italy ITA 214.10 107.90 106.20
40T Auguste Sirot France FRA 214.10 106.60 107.50
42T Quinto Vadi 26 Italy ITA 214.00 107.00 107.00
42T Jey Kugeler 38 Luxembourg LUX 214.00 105.00 109.00
44 Edward Scrobe 25 United States USA 213.90 107.40 106.50
45 Elkana Grønne 23 Denmark DEN 213.50 107.55 105.95
46 Konrad Grilc 38 Yugoslavia YUG 213.05 106.45 106.60
47 Miroslav Málek 32 Czechoslovakia TCH 212.90 106.20 106.70
48 Vladimír Karas 21 Czechoslovakia TCH 212.20 105.40 106.80
49 Vincent D'Autorio 32 United States USA 211.30 106.30 105.00
50 Leo Sotorník 22 Czechoslovakia TCH 210.80 106.30 104.50
51 Danilo Fioravanti 34 Italy ITA 210.70 104.80 105.90
52 František Wirth 33 Czechoslovakia TCH 209.70 108.40 101.30
53 Bill Roetzheim 19 United States USA 209.10 105.95 103.15
54 Josip Kujundžić Yugoslavia YUG 208.90 101.40 107.50
55 Joe Kotys 22 United States USA 208.50 104.20 104.30
56 Freddy Jensen 22 Denmark DEN 208.35 103.25 105.10
57 Ettore Perego 35 Italy ITA 206.30 103.20 103.10
58 Arnold Thomsen 35 Denmark DEN 206.25 102.95 103.30
59 Hans Friedrich 24 Austria AUT 205.80 104.90 100.90
60 George Weedon 28 Great Britain GBR 205.60 102.60 103.00
61 Willi Schreyer 33 Austria AUT 205.40 100.30 105.10
62 Frank Cumiskey 35 United States USA 205.15 105.00 100.15
63 Ray Sorensen 26 United States USA 204.55 102.75 101.80
64 Josy Stoffel 20 Luxembourg LUX 203.35 101.85 101.50
65 Vratislav Petráček 38 Czechoslovakia TCH 203.30 99.40 103.90
66 Hans Sauter 23 Austria AUT 203.10 101.50 101.60
67 Frank Turner 25 Great Britain GBR 202.60 100.95 101.65
68 Vilhelm Møller 26 Denmark DEN 201.75 99.80 101.95
69 William Bonsall 24 United States USA 201.70 99.65 102.05
70 Volmer Thomsen 30 Denmark DEN 201.25 103.60 97.65
71 Miro Longyka 35 Yugoslavia YUG 200.40 101.40 99.00
72 Egidio Armelloni 39 Italy ITA 195.05 91.95 103.10
73 Gunner Olesen 31 Denmark DEN 193.30 92.10 101.20
74 Gustav Hrubý 32 Czechoslovakia TCH 193.10 104.60 88.50
75 Drago Jelić Yugoslavia YUG 191.80 94.00 97.80
76 Ivica Jelić 31 Yugoslavia YUG 191.75 94.70 97.05
77 Polo Welfring 22 Luxembourg LUX 189.25 93.20 96.05
78 Stjepan Boltižar 34 Yugoslavia YUG 188.90 90.40 98.50
79 Ken Buffin 24 Great Britain GBR 188.65 96.90 91.75
80 René Schroeder 27 Luxembourg LUX 188.00 91.75 96.25
81 Rafael Lecuona 20 Cuba CUB 187.70 95.60 92.10
82 Ali Zaky Attia Egypt EGY 187.55 91.20 96.35
83 Alec Wales Great Britain GBR 180.80 83.30 97.50
84 Menn Krecke 25 Luxembourg LUX 180.55 86.80 93.75
85 Jakob Šubelj Yugoslavia YUG 178.50 84.45 94.05
86 Moustafa Abdelal Egypt EGY 177.70 84.10 93.60
87 Mohamed Roushdi Egypt EGY 177.35 83.45 93.90
88 Ahmed Khalaf Ali Egypt EGY 177.15 85.50 91.65
89 Arturo Amos 21 Argentina ARG 176.85 87.85 89.00
90 Pierre Schmitz 28 Luxembourg LUX 175.30 82.50 92.80
91 Jos Bernard 24 Luxembourg LUX 172.40 80.85 91.55
92 Percy May Great Britain GBR 171.45 81.00 90.45
93 Ali El-Hefnawi Egypt EGY 169.55 82.60 86.95
94 Mohamed Aly Egypt EGY 168.65 80.30 88.35
95 Mahmoud Abdel-Aal 19 Egypt EGY 167.50 83.00 84.50
96 Georges Wengler 29 Luxembourg LUX 166.70 80.25 86.45
97 Fernando Lecuona 22 Cuba CUB 166.35 83.20 83.15
98 Jack Flaherty Great Britain GBR 165.30 78.90 86.40
99 Robert Pranz 42 Austria AUT 164.55 70.50 94.05
100 Børge Minerth 28 Denmark DEN 156.30 107.00 49.30
101 Ángel Aguiar 21 Cuba CUB 156.15 76.25 79.90
102 Pedro Lonchibuco Argentina ARG 154.20 67.50 86.70
103 Karel Janež 34 Yugoslavia YUG 152.45 73.40 79.05
104 Raimundo Rey 22 Cuba CUB 152.05 75.80 76.25
105 Baldomero Rubiera 23 Cuba CUB 151.15 71.65 79.50
106 Enrique Rapesta 29 Argentina ARG 148.90 69.50 79.40
107 Ahmed Khalil El-Giddawi Egypt EGY 148.85 67.70 81.15
108 César Bonoris 20 Argentina ARG 139.65 62.80 76.85
109 Roberto Villacián 19 Cuba CUB 137.30 77.55 59.75
110 Alejandro Díaz 23 Cuba CUB 136.75 59.25 77.50
111 Glyn Hopkins 19 Great Britain GBR 134.80 63.80 71.00
112 Ivor Vice 19 Great Britain GBR 134.50 55.15 79.35
113 Jorge Soler Argentina ARG 134.30 55.50 78.80
114 Gottfried Hermann 38 Austria AUT 132.30 87.95 44.35
115 Roberto Núñez Argentina ARG 109.95 46.50 63.45
116 Jorge Castro Mexico MEX 103.90 50.40 53.50
117 Rubén Lira Mexico MEX 98.95 42.50 56.45
118 Dario Aguilar Mexico MEX 81.80 26.00 55.80
119 Louis Bordo 28 United States USA 77.00 77.00 0.00
120 Everardo Rios Mexico MEX 55.20 55.20 0.00
121 Jorge Vidal Argentina ARG 37.30 37.30 0.00
122 Nicolas Villareal Mexico MEX 4.00 4.00 0.00
123 Willi Welt 21 Austria AUT 2.00 2.00 0.00