István Pelle (26 July 1907 – 6 March 1986)[3] was a Hungarian gymnast and Olympic champion.

István Pelle
Country represented Hungary
Born(1907-07-26)26 July 1907
Budapest, Hungary
Died6 March 1986(1986-03-06) (aged 78)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
DisciplineMen's artistic gymnastics
ClubBTC, Budapest
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1932 Los Angeles Pommel horse
Gold medal – first place 1932 Los Angeles Floor exercise
Silver medal – second place 1932 Los Angeles Parallel bars
Silver medal – second place 1932 Los Angeles All-around, individual
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1930 Luxembourg Horizontal bar[1]
Gold medal – first place 1931 Paris Parallel bars[2]

He competed at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles where he received gold medals in floor exercises and pommel horse, and silver medals in parallel bars and individual all-around.[4] He also competed at the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, finishing 18th in the all-around competition.[5] He was also quite successful at various World Championship competition during this time - at the 1930 Worlds, he won individual gold on the horizontal bar apparatus, and at the 1931 Worlds, he won individual gold on the parallel bars apparatus.

After World War II, he left Hungary, toured as an artist, and eventually settled in Argentina.[6]

References edit

  1. ^ Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (2005). "125th Anniversary - The story goes on..." (PDF). FIG. p. 64.
  2. ^ Huguenin, Andre. 100 Years of the International Gymnastics Federation: 1881-1981 (PDF). Translated by Unger, Beatrice. International Gymnastics Federation. p. 84. Retrieved 2024-05-10.
  3. ^ "Hungary" Archived 2012-02-10 at the Wayback Machineolympic-medallists.com (Retrieved on March 31, 2008)
  4. ^ "1932 Summer Olympics – Los Angeles, United States – Gymnastics" Archived 2007-08-19 at the Wayback Machine databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on March 30, 2008)
  5. ^ Organizing Committee for the 11th Berlin Olympiad. "The XIth Olympic Games Berlin, 1936 Official Report (Volume II)". p. 861. Retrieved 2 May 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ "István Pelle". Archived from the original on September 24, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2013.

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