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Karl Frei

Full name: Karl Frei
Gender: Male
Born: March 8, 1917 in Regensdorf, Zürich, Switzerland
Died: June 18, 2011 in Schlieren, Zürich, Switzerland
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Karl Frei was selected for the 1940 Swiss Olympic team, but the Games were canceled due to World War II. A rings specialist, Frei’s best years were probably during the war. At the London Olympics, Frei won the rings gold medal with ease, producing the best scores in both the compulsory and optional exercises. Frei won his second Olympic medal, a silver, in the team event. Representing Turnverein Regensdorf most of his career, Frei never won an individual Swiss all-around title, but finished in the top 10 almost every year from 1940-56. After finishing his sporting career, Frei worked as a gymnastics coach and later as a school janitor.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 31 London Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Switzerland SUI 32T
1948 Summer 31 London Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Switzerland SUI 2 Silver
1948 Summer 31 London Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Switzerland SUI 56
1948 Summer 31 London Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Switzerland SUI 64T
1948 Summer 31 London Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Switzerland SUI 30
1948 Summer 31 London Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Switzerland SUI 65T
1948 Summer 31 London Gymnastics Men's Rings Switzerland SUI 1 Gold
1948 Summer 31 London Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Switzerland SUI 26T

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 31 London Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 32T 217.20 105.70 111.50

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS
1948 Summer 31 London Gymnastics Switzerland SUI Final Standings 2 217.20

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 31 London Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 56 35.00 17.00 18.00

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 31 London Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 64T 35.60 17.10 18.50

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 31 London Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 30 36.90 18.30 18.60

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 31 London Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 65T 33.70 15.00 18.70

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 31 London Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 1 39.60 19.80 19.80

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1948 Summer 31 London Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 26T 36.40 18.50 17.90
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