Gymnastics

Nine events were contested, eight for men, and one for women. In the men's pommel horse, a tie was declared between three competitors, all Finns, and no medals other than gold were awarded in this event. Finland won six gold medals overall, and Switzerland three. 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. Medal summary Event Gold Silver Bronze Men's individual all-round details Veikko Huhtanen Finland (FIN) Walter Lehmann Switzerland (SUI) Paavo Aaltonen Finland (FIN) Men's floor exercises details Ferenc Pataki Hungary (HUN) Janos Mogyorosi-Klencs Hungary (HUN) Zdenek Ruzicka Czechoslovakia (TCH) Men's horizontal bar details Josef Stalder Switzerland (SUI) Walter Lehmann Switzerland (SUI) Veikko Huhtanen Finland (FIN) Men's parallel bars details Michael Reusch Switzerland (SUI) Veikko Huhtanen Finland (FIN) Josef Stalder Switzerland (SUI) Christian Kipfer Switzerland (SUI) Men's pommel horse details Paavo Aaltonen Finland (FIN) none[A] none[A] Veikko Huhtanen Finland (FIN) Heikki Savolainen Finland (FIN) Men's rings details Karl Frei Switzerland (SUI) Michael Reusch Switzerland (SUI) Zdenek Ruzicka Czechoslovakia (TCH) Men's vault details Paavo Aaltonen Finland (FIN) Olavi Rove Finland (FIN) Janos Mogyorosi-Klencs Hungary (HUN) F renc Pataki Hungary (HUN) Leo Sotornik Czechoslovakia (TCH) Men's team competition details Finland (FIN) Paavo Aaltonen Veikko Huhtanen Kalevi Laitinen Olavi Rove Aleksanteri Saarvala Sulo Salmi Heikki Savolainen Einari Terasvirta Switzerland (SUI) Karl Frei Christian Kipfer Walter Lehmann Robert Lucy Michael Reusch Josef Stalder Emil Studer Melchior Thalmann Hungary (HUN) Laszlo Baranyai Jozsef Fekete Gyozo Mogyorosi Janos Mogyorosi-Klencs Ferenc Pataki Lajos Santha Lajos Toth Ferenc Varkoi Women's team competition details Czechoslovakia (TCH) Zdenka Honsova Marie Kovarova Miloslava Misakova Milena Mullerova Vera Ruzickova Olga Silhanova Bozena Srncova Zdenka Vermirovska Hungary (HUN) Edit Weckinger Maria Zalai-Kovi Iren Karcsics Erzsebet Gulyas-Koteles Erzsebet Balazs Olga Tass Anna Feher Margit Nagy-Sandor United States (USA) Ladislava Bakanic Marian Barone Consetta Lenz Dorothy Dalton Meta Elste Helen Schifano Clara Schroth Anita Simonis Veikko Aarne Aleks Huhtanen (June 5, 1919 Ч January 29, 1976) was a Finnish gymnast and a three-time Olympic champion. Huhtanen was the most successful gymnast at the 1948 Summer Olympics by taking home five medals, of which three were golden. In the pommel horse event Huhtanen and two other Finns, Heikki Savolainen and Paavo Aaltonen, had the same score and the gold medal was shared between the three.

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