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Frank Kriz

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFrank Josef•Kriz
Used nameFrank•Kriz
Born26 March 1894 in Manhattan, New York, New York (USA)
Died11 January 1955 in Manhattan, New York, New York (USA)
Measurements172 cm
AffiliationsBohemian Gymnastic Association
NOC United States

Biography

Frank Kriz was from California and was one of our country’s greatest gymnasts in the 20s. His gold medal in the horse vault was won in slightly unusual circumstances, as the event was not held according to strict international rules, but more closely resembled a high jump competition. In addition to his Olympic medal, Kriz won five National Championships – all-around in 1922 and 1924, floor exercises in 1924, horse vault in 1922, and parallel bars in 1922. Kriz spent many years with the New York Fire Department.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Frank Kriz
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 10
1924 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Frank Kriz
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 19
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) United States 5
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 32
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 18
Rings, Men (Olympic) 49
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 21
Rope Climbing, Men (Olympic) =6
Side Horse, Men (Olympic) =8
1928 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Frank Kriz
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 44
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) United States 7
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =12
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 48
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 27
Rings, Men (Olympic) =74
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 43

Errata

Year of death previously given 1970, but this is not correct.