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Richard Bishop

Full name: Richard Alfred Bishop
Gender: Male
Born: August 13, 1910 in Syosset, New York, United States
Died: September 8, 1996 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Gymnastics


Richard Bishop was born on Long Island but moved with his family to California when he was 11-years-old. He started competing in gymnastics at Polytechnic High School and Compton Junior College. He worked all through junior college but still managed to make the 1932 Olympic team, where he placed fourth in rings. Bishop eventually attended UCLA, graduating in 1936. He was later chairman of physical education at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles for 17 years, also coaching gymnastics there, and briefly coaching football, basketball, and track. Bishop also coached gymnastics in local meets on the West Coast.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Rings United States USA 4

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS 1EP 2EP
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Final Standings 4 55.4 27.8 27.6
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