Al Jochim

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAlfred August "Al"•Jochim
Used nameAl•Jochim
Nick/petnamesDutch
Born12 June 1902 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Died17 March 1980 in Teaneck, New Jersey (USA)
AffiliationsSwiss Turnverein, Union City (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Al Jochim won more championships than any other American gymnast in the pre-World War II era. He six times won the all-around title, in 1925-30 and 1933, but he won at least one national title on each apparatus, something no other American could claim in that era. Overall he won 35 national championships, eight of them, including seven consecutive, in his best event, floor exercise. Jochim worked with the New York Telephone Company for many years. With his outstanding record and long career, he was a driving force in making the Swiss Turnverein of Hudson County, New Jersey the most successful gymnastics team in U.S. He also had some artistic talent, and illustrated compulsory exercises for national publications. In Berlin 1936, at his fourth Olympic Games, Jochim was selected as flagbearer for United States at the Opening Ceremony.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Al Jochim
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 31
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) United States 5
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =11
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 30
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 23
Rings, Men (Olympic) 29
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 12
Rope Climbing, Men (Olympic) =55
Side Horse, Men (Olympic) 20
1928 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Al Jochim
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 36
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) United States 7
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =41
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =25
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 63
Rings, Men (Olympic) =15
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 48
1932 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Al Jochim
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 10
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) United States 2 Silver
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =7
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 6
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 10
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 6
1936 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Al Jochim
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 85
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) United States 10
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =62
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 94
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 96
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =79
Rings, Men (Olympic) 52
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 76

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1936 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony USA Al Jochim