Fred Meyer

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFrederick H. "Fred"•Meyer
Used nameFred•Meyer
Born9 August 1910 in New York, New York (USA)
Died1 October 1996 in Fairfax, Virginia (USA)
AffiliationsNew York Turnverein, New York (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Fred Meyer started gymnastics at the age of 18, but also played volleyball and baseball and was active in swimming, diving, badminton, and bowling. For many years, he was a member of the Swiss Turnverein in Union City, New Jersey. Nationally his most successful year was 1935, when he not only won the national all-around title but also won on the floor, parallel bars and horse vault. After World War II he taught physical education and also held various voluntary positions in various levels of sports administration and acted as a gymnastics judge. Meyer worked for the New York Stock exchange for 18 years. He also was a member of the New York School Board.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Fred Meyer
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 8
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) United States 2 Silver
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =12
1936 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Fred Meyer
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 65
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) United States 10
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) 67
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 44
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =61
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =50
Rings, Men (Olympic) =98
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =18