Gymnastics at the 1920 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 1920 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fifth appearance of the event. The competition was held on Wednesday, 25 August 1920. 25 gymnasts from seven nations competed.[1] Nations had been limited to 6 gymnasts each since 1912. The event was won by Giorgio Zampori of Italy, the nation's third consecutive victory in the men's individual all-around. France's Marco Torrès took silver and Jean Gounot earned bronze, stretching the French podium streak to three Games as well.

Men's artistic individual all-around
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Giorgio Zampori.JPG
Gold medalist Giorgio Zampori
VenueOlympisch Stadion, Antwerp
Date25 August
Competitors25 from 7 nations
Winning score88.35
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Giorgio Zampori
 Italy
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Marco Torrès
 France
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Jean Gounot
 France
← 1912
1924 →

The gymnastics programme in 1920, just as in 1912, featured an individual all-around and three different team events. The individual all-around scores were not used for the team events. No separate apparatus competitions were held.

BackgroundEdit

This was the fifth 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.[2]

Two of the top 10 gymnasts from the pre-war 1912 Games returned: fourth-place finisher Giorgio Zampori of Italy and seventh-place finisher Marco Torrès of France. Torrès was the favorite and reigning World Champion, having won in 1913 (as well as previously in 1909); no major gymnastics events had been held since World War I (the 1919 Inter-Allied Games did not include the sport).[2]

Egypt and Monaco each made their debut in the event. France and Italy each made their fourth appearance, tied for most among nations, both having missed only the 1904 Games in St. Louis.

Competition formatEdit

The format for the all-around competition varied widely at early Games. The 1920 competition added a floor exercise, bringing the number of apparati used to 5 (floor, rings, parallel bars, horizontal bar, and pommel horse). A total of 8 exercises were performed by each gymnast, with a compulsory and an optional exercise in each of the parallel bars, horizontal bar, and rings as well as optional exercises on the floor and pommel horse. The 12-point scale from 1912 was modified to a 10-point scale with a 2-point addition for finishing the exercise, so the total score possible for the exercise remained 12. (Unlike 1912, the gymnast received a single score of up to 12 for each exercise rather than 3 separate judges' scores for a total of up to 36 for each exercise.) With eight exercises, the maximum score was 96.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
Thursday, 26 August 1920 15:00 Final

ResultsEdit

Rank Gymnast Nation Score
  Giorgio Zampori   Italy 88.35
  Marco Torrès   France 87.62
  Jean Gounot   France 87.45
4 Félicien Kempeneers   Belgium 86.25
5 Georges Thurnherr   France 86.00
6 Laurent Grech   France 85.65
7 Luigi Maiocco   Italy 85.38
8 Luigi Costigliolo   Italy 84.90
9 Julianus Wagemans   Belgium 83.58
10 Frank Kriz   United States 83.10
11 François Gibens   Belgium 83.08
12 Michel Porasso   Monaco 81.40
13 Louis-Charles Marty   France 81.15
14 Petter Hol   Norway 80.75
15 François Walker   France 80.55
16 Angelo Zorzi   Italy 80.51
17 François Verboven   Belgium 80.42
18 Vittorio Lucchetti   Italy 80.12
19 Charles Lannie   Belgium 78.95
20 Paul Krempel   United States 78.00
21 Bjørne Jorgensen   United States 76.71
22 Joseph Crovetto   Monaco 74.10
23 John Mais   United States 74.10
24 Kabil Mahmoud   Egypt 63.30
25 Ahmed Amin Tabouzada   Egypt 51.85

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gymnastics at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Games: Men's Individual All-Around". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Individual All-Around, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 1 April 2021.

SourcesEdit

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French).
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 25 April 2008.