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Gymnastics at the 1948 Summer Olympics

At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, nine events in gymnastics were contested.[1] Finland led all nations with six gold medals and ten medals overall.[2][3]

Men's eventsEdit

Women's eventEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
team all-around
  Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Zdeňka Honsová
Marie Kovářová
Miloslava Misáková
Milena Müllerová
Věra Růžičková
Olga Šilhánová
Božena Srncová
Zdeňka Veřmiřovská
  Hungary (HUN)
Edit Weckinger
Mária Zalai-Kövi
Irén Karcsics
Erzsébet Gulyás-Köteles
Erzsébet Balázs
Olga Tass
Anna Fehér
Margit Nagy-Sándor
  United States (USA)
Ladislava Bakanic
Marian Barone
Consetta Lenz
Dorothy Dalton
Meta Elste
Helen Schifano
Clara Schroth
Anita Simonis

Shortly after the Czech team arrived in London, 22 year old team member Eliška Misáková was taken ill and confined to an iron lung. She died of infantile paralysis on the same day that her teammates competed.[4] When the Czech flag was raised at the medal ceremony, it was bordered with a black ribbon.[4]


^[A] Other sources[5][6] claim that Luigi Zanetti (Italy) also won a silver medal and Guido Figone (Italy) also won a bronze medal in the pommel horse event, despite the three gold medals awarded for the three-way first place tie.

Medal tableEdit

1  Finland (FIN)62210
2  Switzerland (SUI)3429
3  Hungary (HUN)1236
4  Czechoslovakia (TCH)1034
5  United States (USA)0011
Totals (5 nations)1181130


  1. ^ (ed.) Lord Burghley (1951). The Official Report of the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad (PDF). London: Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad. pp. 389–405. Retrieved 2008-02-04.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2006-11-18.
  3. ^ "Gymnastics at the 1948 London Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b Wallechinsky, David (1984). The Complete Book of the Olympics. England: Penguin Books. p. 323. ISBN 0140066322.
  5. ^ Lord Killanin; Rodda, John (1983). The Olympic Games 1984. Willow. ISBN 0-00-218062-6.
  6. ^ Greenberg, Stan (1996). The Guinness Book of Olympic Facts and Feats. Guinness Publishing. ISBN 0-85112-639-1.

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