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Ernst Gebendinger

Full name: Ernst Gebendinger
Gender: Male
Born: February 10, 1926 in Winterthur, Zürich, Switzerland
Died: May 23, 2017 in Winterthur, Zürich, Switzerland
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Ernst Gebendinger took up gymnastics when he was 17-years-old, and was later on the Swiss national team from 1950-54, winning Olympic team silver in 1952 and floor exercise, vault and team competition golds at the 1950 World Championships. His international career ended quite abruptly in 1954, when he sustained a torn ligament and meniscus damage while preparing for the 1954 World Championships, held in Roma.

Gebendinger was trained as a machinist at the Jaeggli AG machine factory in Oberwinterthur. After graduating from Swiss Textile College in Zürich, he worked for two years as a weaver in Kaltenbrunn and then eight years as a weaver with Seidenstoffweberei AG in Winterthur. In 1964 he began work as a technical assistant at the Technical College Winterthur, now part of Zürich University of Applied Sciences, which he continued until his retirement. Gebendinger also remained active in gymnastics circles as a coach and later president of his club Turnverein Hegi, and also coached the Winterthur gymnastics team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Switzerland SUI 39
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Switzerland SUI 2 Silver
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Switzerland SUI 47T
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Switzerland SUI 54T
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Switzerland SUI 38T
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Switzerland SUI 32T
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Rings Switzerland SUI 86
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Switzerland SUI 25T

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 39 109.75 55.30 54.45

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland SUI Final Standings 2

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 47T 18.05 8.75 9.30

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 54T 18.35 9.40 8.95

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 38T 18.50 9.65 8.85

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 32T 18.60 9.65 8.95

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 86 17.70 8.50 9.20

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 25T 18.55 9.35 9.20
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