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Laddie Bakanic

Full name: Ladislava Aloisie "Laddie" Bakanic (Hniz-)
Nickname(s): Laddie
Gender: Female
Born: May 2, 1924 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: Bohemian Gymnastic Association
Country: USA United States
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Laddie Bakanic was a member of the New York Turnverein. However, she was not from the Turnverein school of gymnastics, instead having been taught in the Sokol school, so at the time of the Olympics she was representing the Bohemian Gymnastics Association. Bakanic was born to Charles and Sophia Hniz, Czechoslovakian immigrants who owned a tailor shop in New York. Her father was a gymnastics instructor and was President of the Bohemian Gymnastics Association Sokol, and taught Laddie from a young age. In 1937 Laddie won the Sokol Girls Junior Championship and in 1946 was Sokol Senior Champion. She was Metropolitan AAU Junior Champion in 1941, placing second in the Metropolitan senior championships in 1944. She later worked as a gymnastics instructor at the New York Sokol Hall.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 24 London Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around United States USA 3 Bronze

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank IP TP CEP OEP
1948 Summer 24 London Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 3 50.10
1948 Summer 24 London Gymnastics United States USA Individual Standings 22T 50.10 24.45 25.65
1948 Summer 24 London Gymnastics United States USA Balance Beam 20 21.45 8.70 12.75
1948 Summer 24 London Gymnastics United States USA Side Horse 55T 20.20 7.30 12.90
1948 Summer 24 London Gymnastics United States USA Rings 22T 8.45
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