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Jack Günthard

Full name: Jakob "Jack" Günthard
Gender: Male
Born: January 8, 1920 in Hirzel, Zürich, Switzerland
Died: August 7, 2016 in Biel/Bienne, Bern, Switzerland
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Gymnast Jack Günthard later coached the Italian men’s national team in preparation for the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Games, and from 1965 to 1980 coached the national team of Switzerland at the sports school in Magglingen. With his radio program Fit with Jack he became well-known and became a pioneer of the fitness movement in the Switzerland. He participated in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, winning a gold medal in the horizontal bar and a silver in the team all-around. In 1957 he was European Champion in parallel bars and high bars, and in 1956-58 was also Swiss Champion. He studied sports science at the ETH in Zürich.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Switzerland SUI 17
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Switzerland SUI 2 Silver
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Switzerland SUI 96T
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Switzerland SUI 65T
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Switzerland SUI 13T
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Switzerland SUI 1 Gold
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Rings Switzerland SUI 26T
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Switzerland SUI 13T

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 17 111.60 55.05 56.55

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland SUI Final Standings 2

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 96T 17.15 7.95 9.20

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 65T 18.30 9.15 9.15

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 13T 19.05 9.55 9.50

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 1 19.55 9.75 9.80

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 26T 18.70 9.15 9.55

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Switzerland Final Standings 13T 18.85 9.50 9.35
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