| Event type

Rings, Men

Date12 August 1932 — 8:00
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Participants14 from 6 countries
FormatSeparate competition unrelated to all-around, with specialists allowed to compete on the apparatus. Score based on compulsory and optional exercises on apparatus.

There were 14 gymnasts from six nations in the rings event, with performances in a compulsory and voluntary exercise. The event was held separately from the all-around. This was a specialist’s event as many of the competitors, notably the entire Italian and USA contingents, did not compete in the all-around. The gold medal went to American George Gulack, who was a Latvian emigré, followed by his teammate Tom Denton, with Italy’s Giovanni Lattuada winning bronze. Gulack was the US National Champion on the rings in 1928 and 1935, with Denton winning that title in 1932, but little else is known of Lattuada’s career.

1George GulackUSA56.928.828.1Gold
2Tom DentonUSA55.828.227.6Silver
3Giovanni LattuadaITA55.527.627.9Bronze
4Richard BishopUSA55.427.827.6
5Oreste CapuzzoITA54.826.728.1
6Franco TogniniITA54.126.827.3
7Heikki SavolainenFIN53.126.926.2
8Toshihiko SasanoJPN52.426.426.0
9Vicente MayagoitiaMEX50.924.826.1
10Takashi KondoJPN49.123.825.3
11Francisco José ÁlvarezMEX48.424.723.7
12István PelleHUN26.726.7
13József HegedűsHUN24.424.4
14Mauri NoromaFIN23.623.6