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Gymnastics at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Pommelled Horse

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 11, 1932
Date Finished: August 11, 1932
Format: Separate competition unrelated to all-around, with specialists allowed to compete on the apparatus. Score based on compulsory and optional exercises on apparatus.

Gold: HUN István Pelle
Silver: ITA Omero Bonoli
Bronze: USA Frank Haubold


The pommelled horse had 10 competitors from six nations, as no Japanese and only one Italian competed. The gymnasts performed a compulsory and a voluntary exercise, with total points determining the final standings. The event was held separately from the all-around. The comfortable winner was Hungarian [István Pelle], who had the highest score in the compulsory routine. In the voluntary routine, Italian [Omero Bonoli] had the best score, which brought him the silver medal, followed by American [Frank Cumiskey], but Cumiskey was only fifth in the compulsories and just missed the podium in fourth place, as bronze went to his teammate, [Frank Haubold].

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS 1EP 2EP
1 István Pelle 25 Hungary HUN Gold 57.2 28.9 28.3
2 Omero Bonoli 22 Italy ITA Silver 56.6 27.9 28.7
3 Frank Haubold 26 United States USA Bronze 55.7 27.8 27.9
4 Frank Cumiskey 19 United States USA 54.7 26.3 28.4
5 Péter Boros 24 Hungary HUN 52.7 27.2 25.5
6 Al Jochim 30 United States USA 51.2 25.6 25.6
7 Heikki Savolainen 24 Finland FIN 51.0 23.4 27.6
8 Ilmari Pakarinen 21 Finland FIN 49.9 24.7 25.2
9 Mauri Nyberg-Noroma 24 Finland FIN 49.7 23.8 25.9
10 Ismael Mosqueira Mexico MEX 41.8 20.4 21.4