Walter Blattmann

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWalter Conrad•Blattmann
Used nameWalter•Blattmann
Born23 June 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana (USA)
Died10 April 2000 in Charlottesville, Virginia (USA)
AffiliationsUS Navy, (USA)
NOC United States


Walter Blattmann competed in all eight men’s gymnastics events with the USA team at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. His best individual finish was =54th on the horse vault. Blattmann attended the US Naval Academy and was a Navy captain in 1952. He became a career Navy officer. He was born in New Orleans and died in Charlottesville, Virginia, but was buried at the US Naval Academy cemetery.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Walter Blattmann
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) =90
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) United States 8
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =129
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =54
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =100
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =112
Rings, Men (Olympic) =137
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =73