Gymnastics at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's artistic individual all-around

The men's artistic individual all-around was an artistic gymnastics event held as part of the Gymnastics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was held on 12 July at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium.[1] It was the fourth appearance of the event.[2] There were 44 competitors from 9 nations.[1] Each nation was limited to 6 gymnasts (a marked reduction from the 20 permitted in 1908).[3] The event was won by Alberto Braglia of Italy, the first man to successfully defend a title in the artistic individual all-around. The bronze medalist from 1908, Louis Ségura, this time took silver. Braglia and Ségura were the first two men to win multiple medals in the event. Italian Adolfo Tunesi earned bronze.

Men's artistic individual all-around
at the Games of the V Olympiad
Alberto Braglia 1912.jpg
Gold medalist Alberto Braglia
VenueStockholm Olympic Stadium
Date12 July
Competitors44 from 9 nations
Winning score131.50
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Alberto Braglia
 Italy
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Louis Ségura
 France
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Adolfo Tunesi
 Italy
← 1908
1920 →

As in 1908, the individual results were not considered for any of the team competitions. As in 1900 and 1908, there were no separate apparatus events.

BackgroundEdit

This was the fourth appearance of the men's individual all-around. The first individual all-around competition had been held in 1900, after the 1896 competitions featured only individual apparatus events. A men's individual all-around has been held every Games since 1900.[1]

Four of the top 10 gymnasts from the 1908 Games returned: gold medalist Alberto Braglia of Italy, bronze medalist Louis Ségura of France, sixth-place finisher Samuel Hodgetts of Great Britain, and seventh-place finisher Marcel Lalu of France. Marco Torrès of France (1909) had won a World Championship since the last Games; reigning (1911) World Champion Ferdinand Steiner of Bohemia did not compete in Stockholm.

Denmark, Luxembourg, and the Russian Empire each made their debut in the event. Bohemia, France, Great Britain, Hungary, and Italy each made their third appearance, tying the absent Germany (missing the event for the first time) for most among nations. Germany, Sweden, and Norway had gymnasts competing in the team events, but opted not to have individual gymnasts; Sweden and Norway cited their view that gymnastics should be a team sport with mass displays.[1]

Competition formatEdit

Gymnasts competed on the horizontal bar, parallel bars, rings, and pommel horse. Three judges marked each performer in each of the four apparati; these 12 scores were summed to give a final score. The scoring was from 0 to 12; this led to a possible total of 36 on each apparatus and 144 for the grand total.[1]

ScheduleEdit

Two three-hour sessions were held on a single day, from 9:30 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 17:00.[1]

Date Time Round
Friday, 12 July 1912 9:30 Final

ResultsEdit

Results are listed in the order that they appeared in the Official Olympic Report, rather than the Olympic Order that exists today.

Rank Gymnast Nation         Total
  Alberto Braglia   Italy 34.75 31.75 34.75 32.75 135.00
  Louis Ségura   France 34.50 32.25 35.75 30.00 132.50
  Adolfo Tunesi   Italy 35.75 30.50 35.00 30.25 131.50
4 Guido Boni   Italy 34.75 28.25 35.25 29.75 128.00
Giorgio Zampori   Italy 33.25 30.75 35.00 29.00 128.00
6 Pietro Bianchi   Italy 31.75 30.75 33.75 29.50 127.75
7 Marcel Lalu   France 31.75 30.50 35.50 29.25 127.00
Marco Torrès   France 30.75 31.00 35.00 30.25 127.00
9 Guido Romano   Italy 34.50 30.00 32.50 29.25 126.25
10 Antoine Costa   France 30.75 29.75 34.25 29.75 124.50
11 Louis-Charles Marty   France 30.50 30.50 34.75 26.75 122.50
12 Leonard Hanson   Great Britain 29.50 31.50 31.75 28.50 121.25
13 Elemér Pászti   Hungary 33.75 27.00 30.50 27.75 119.00
14 Auguste Pompogne   France 31.00 28.00 32.00 27.00 118.00
15 József Szalai   Hungary 26.00 29.75 33.00 28.00 117.25
Antoine Wehrer   Luxembourg 29.00 28.75 33.00 26.50 117.25
17 Imre Gellért   Hungary 32.25 26.75 34.00 24.00 117.00
18 Pierre Hentges   Luxembourg 30.75 29.25 29.50 26.00 115.50
19 János Krizmanich   Hungary 33.00 26.75 28.75 26.50 115.00
20 Nicolas Kanivé   Luxembourg 28.50 29.50 31.25 22.25 111.50
21 John Whitaker   Great Britain 27.25 29.75 27.75 26.50 111.25
22 Jean-Pierre Thommes   Luxembourg 28.50 27.50 32.00 22.75 110.75
23 François Hentges   Luxembourg 30.25 27.00 32.50 20.75 110.50
24 Emile Lanners   Luxembourg 28.75 27.00 29.00 25.00 109.75
25 Samuel Hodgetts   Great Britain 27.25 28.25 27.75 25.25 108.50
26 Arvor Hansen   Denmark 22.50 28.50 29.50 27.00 107.50
27 Villiam Nieminen   Finland 24.25 25.00 30.00 26.50 105.75
28 Charles Simmons   Great Britain 23.00 28.50 30.50 23.50 105.50
29 William Cowhig   Great Britain 22.50 26.75 29.50 25.75 104.50
30 Charles Jensen   Denmark 25.25 26.25 27.00 25.25 103.75
31 Edvard Jansson   Finland 19.75 24.25 30.75 28.25 103.00
32 Reginald Potts   Great Britain 24.75 28.25 23.25 25.50 101.75
33 Axel Andersen   Denmark 20.00 26.50 30.00 22.25 98.75
34 Carl Pedersen   Denmark 20.00 28.25 28.25 20.75 97.25
Niels Petersen   Denmark 23.75 25.50 25.00 17.00 97.25
36 Bohumil Honzátko   Bohemia 23.75 25.50 25.00 17.00 91.25
37 Anders Tamminen   Finland 18.25 26.00 23.25 23.00 90.50
38 Pavel Kushnikov   Russian Empire 19.25 21.50 24.50 24.75 90.00
39 Aleksandr Akhyun   Russian Empire 18.50 23.25 25.25 20.75 87.75
40 Einar Møbius   Denmark 20.00 26.25 27.00 13.50 86.75
41 Semyon Kulikov   Russian Empire 17.50 21.50 24.00 16.50 79.50
42 Fyodor Zabelin   Russian Empire 17.00 22.50 22.00 14.75 76.25
Yrjö Vuolio   Finland 29.00 23.25 52.25
Kaarlo Ekholm   Finland 25.50 25.00 50.50

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Individual All-Around, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Gymnastics at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games: Men's Individual All-Around". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  3. ^ Official Report, p. 64.

SourcesEdit

  • Bergvall, Erik (ed.) (1913). Adams-Ray, Edward (trans.). (ed.). The Official Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912. Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link) (pp 558–559)
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