Jack Pancott

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJohn Edward "Jack"•Pancott
Used nameJack•Pancott
Born1 April 1933 in Farnborough, Hampshire, England (GBR)
Died10 September 2015 in Berwyn, Pennsylvania (USA)
Measurements168 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsArmy Gymnastics Union
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Born in Farnborough, Hampshire, Jack Pancott started gymnastics at age 16 after joining the Army, when his basic training included floor exercises and vaulting. He soon became a member of the Army gymnastic team. Pancott competed for Britain at the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Games, as well as the 1966 World Championships. He was British all-around champion in 1966, and shortly thereafter moved to the United States.

In the USA Pancott opened a gymnastics club, Pancott Gymnastics, in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. He taught at the club until his death in 2022.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GBR Jack Pancott
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 102
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 19
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =81 r1/2
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =98 r1/2
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =92 r1/2
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 116 r1/2
Rings, Men (Olympic) =95 r1/2
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 99 r1/2
1964 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GBR Jack Pancott
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 102
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =105 r1/2
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =90 r1/2
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 110 r1/2
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =105 r1/2
Rings, Men (Olympic) =91 r1/2
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 103 r1/2