Alfred August Jochim (June 12, 1902 – March 17, 1980)[1] was an American gymnast. He was born in Berlin, German Empire, and died in Teaneck, New Jersey. He won two silver medals in gymnastics at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Al Jochim
Full nameAlfred August Jochim
Country representedUnited States
Born(1902-06-12)June 12, 1902
Berlin, German Empire
DiedMarch 17, 1980(1980-03-17) (aged 77)
Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.
DisciplineMen's artistic gymnastics
GymSwiss Turnverein
Medal record
Representing  United States
Men's artistic gymnastics
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 0 2 0
Total 0 2 0
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1932 Los Angeles Team
Silver medal – second place 1932 Los Angeles Vault

As a gymnast, Jochim was a member of Swiss Turnverein in Union City, New Jersey.[2] He won seven titles on national level, the last one in 1933. He held the American record for most individual titles until Simone Biles won her eighth national title in 2023.[3]

Jochim emigrated from Germany to the United States as a child and lived in New Jersey in Union City and Hackensack, before moving to Lodi a decade before his death.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ Al Jochim at Olympedia
  2. ^ "Jochim Retains His A.A.U. Championship". St. Louis Globe-Democrat. May 16, 1927. p. 8. Retrieved November 20, 2023.
  3. ^ "Turnen: Simone Biles gewinnt ihre achte US-Meisterschaft und stellt 60 Jahre alten Rekord ein". Der Spiegel (in German). 2023-08-28. ISSN 2195-1349. Retrieved 2023-08-28.
  4. ^ "Alfred Jochim, 77; was Olympic medalist", Herald News, March 19, 1980. Accessed November 13, 2023, via "Funeral services will be Friday for Alfred A. Jochim, 77, who died Monday at Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck. Mr. Jochim was born in Germany and came to this country in 1905. He lived in Union City and Hackensack before moving to Lodi 11 years moving ago."

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Olympic Games
Preceded by Flagbearer for   United States
Berlin 1936
Succeeded by