Frank Cumiskey

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFrank Joseph•Cumiskey
Used nameFrank•Cumiskey
Born6 September 1912 in West New York, New Jersey (USA)
Died22 July 2004 in Vero Beach, Florida (USA)
AffiliationsSwiss Gymnastics Society
NOC United States

Biography

Frank Cumiskey, initially a pole vaulter, was one of the greatest gymnasts this country has ever produced. He won 24 National Championships including five all-around titles. He competed on three Olympic teams – those of 1932, 1936 and 1948 – and surely would have been named to the Olympic teams during the war years. At the 1948 Olympics he was given the honor of accompanying the United States flag bearer, Ralph Craig, as part of an honor guard at the Opening Ceremony. After his active career he became a judge and official in the US Gymnastics Federation and was team manager of the American team in 1952 in Helsinki. He competed for the Swiss Gymnastics Club in New Jersey, where he also worked as a coach. Cumiskey later became the leading American historian of gymnastics. He was among the first inductees to the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Frank Cumiskey
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 11
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) United States 2 Silver
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) 14
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 4
1936 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Frank Cumiskey
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 48
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) United States 10
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) 88
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =45
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 41
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =15
Rings, Men (Olympic) 82
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =21
1948 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Frank Cumiskey
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 62
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) United States 7
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) 84
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 74
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 66
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =25
Rings, Men (Olympic) 96
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 6

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