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Floor Exercise, Men

Date19 – 21 July 1952 — 07:30 (19/7), 08:00-16:00 (20/7), 08:00-16:00 (21/7)
StatusOlympic
LocationMessuhalli I, Helsinki
Participants185 from 29 countries
FormatPlacement determined by best scores on apparatus in individual all-around event.

This was one of the only two gymnastics events at which the Soviets failed to win a medal in Helsinki, the other being the horizontal bar. In fact, the leading Soviet, Hrant Shahinyan, only tied for eighth on floor. William Thoresson won the gold medal, the only medal won by Sweden in men’s gymnastics. The silver medals were shared by Poland’s Jerzy Jokiel and Japan’s Tadao Uesako. Thoresson would return in 1956 and add a silver medal in this event at Melbourne. A floor ex specialist, his next best finish on any other apparatus in Helsinki was 57th on the parallel bars. That was better than Jokiel, whose next best apparatus finish was 87th on the horizontal bar. In contrast, Uesako also won a bronze medal in the vault.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsCEPOEP
1William ThoressonSWE19.259.459.80Gold
=2Jerzy JokielPOL19.159.559.60Silver
=2Tadao UesakoJPN19.159.209.95Silver
4Takashi OnoJPN19.059.409.65
5Onni LappalainenFIN19.009.309.70
=6Kalevi LaitinenFIN18.959.459.50
=6Anders LindhSWE18.959.359.60
=8Ferdinand DanišTCH18.909.409.50
=8Hrant ShahinyanURS18.909.309.60
=8Bob StoutUSA18.909.109.80
=11Masao TakemotoJPN18.859.559.30
=11Valentin MuratovURS18.859.359.50
=11René ChangeatFRA18.859.209.65
=14Tetsumi NabeyaJPN18.759.309.45
=14Vladimir BelyakovURS18.759.259.50
=14Kaino LempinenFIN18.759.259.50
=14Ferenc PatakiHUN18.759.159.60
18Lajos SánthaHUN18.709.309.40
=19Iosif BerdiyevURS18.659.259.40
=19Guido FigoneITA18.659.259.40
=19Sepp StalderSUI18.659.159.50
=22Mincho TodorovBUL18.609.309.30
=22Berndt LindforsFIN18.609.109.50
=24Akitomo KanekoJPN18.559.309.25
=24Jindřich MikulecTCH18.559.209.35
=24Paavo AaltonenFIN18.559.109.45
=27József FeketeHUN18.509.209.30
=27Dmitry LeonkinURS18.508.959.55
=29Sándor RéthyHUN18.459.209.25
=29Joaquín BlumeESP18.459.209.25
=29Viktor ChukarinURS18.458.659.80
=32Josef SvobodaTCH18.409.109.30
=32Adalbert DickhutGER18.408.909.50
34Zdeněk RůžičkaTCH18.359.009.35
=35Jerzy SolarzPOL18.309.458.85
=35Yevgeny KorolkovURS18.309.009.30
37Vladimír KejřTCH18.258.959.30
=38Károly KocsisHUN18.209.009.20
=38Helmut BantzGER18.208.959.25
=38Arrigo CarnoliITA18.208.909.30
=41Jean TschaboldSUI18.158.959.20
=41Georg JohansenNOR18.158.909.25
=41Mikhail PerlmanURS18.158.709.45
=41Ernst FivianSUI18.158.609.55
=45Juan CavigliaARG18.108.809.30
=45Arne CarlssonSWE18.108.759.35
=47Todor TodorovBUL18.059.308.75
=47Leo SotorníkTCH18.058.809.25
=47Ernst GebendingerSUI18.058.759.30
=47Ernst WisterAUT18.058.709.35
=51Arne KnudsenNOR18.008.909.10
=51Kurt WigartzSWE18.008.809.20
=53Bill RoetzheimUSA17.958.859.10
=53János Mogyorósi-KlencsHUN17.958.559.40
=55Iliya TopalovBUL17.909.108.80
=55Szymon SobalaPOL17.909.108.80
=55Poul JessenDEN17.908.859.05
=55Carol BedöROU17.908.859.05
=59Josy StoffelLUX17.858.958.90
=59Josef ŠkvorTCH17.858.908.95
=59Ed ScrobeUSA17.858.809.05
62Mathias JamtvedtNOR17.808.759.05
=63Littorio SampieriITA17.758.808.95
=63Lajos TóthHUN17.758.609.15
=63Olavi RoveFIN17.758.309.45
=66Paweł ŚwiętekPOL17.708.858.85
=66Andrei KerekeșROU17.708.758.95
=66Hans EugsterSUI17.708.409.30
=69Alf OlsenNOR17.658.509.15
=69Börje StattinSWE17.658.309.35
=71Hans SauterAUT17.608.609.00
=71Hans PfannGER17.608.509.10
=73Theo WiedGER17.558.509.05
=73Luigi ZanettiITA17.558.409.15
=73Michel MathiotFRA17.558.409.15
=73Freddy JensenDEN17.558.409.15
=73Raymond DotFRA17.558.109.45
=78Frederik De WaeleBEL17.508.758.75
=78Alfred SchwarzmannGER17.508.608.90
=78Ali ZakyEGY17.508.259.25
=78Kalevi ViskariFIN17.508.059.45
=82Ede MađarYUG17.458.858.60
=82Volmer ThomsenDEN17.458.608.85
=84Odd LieNOR17.408.458.95
=84Hans SchwarzentruberSUI17.408.309.10
=84Miloš KolejkaTCH17.408.159.25
=84Jack BecknerUSA17.408.159.25
88Vasil KonstantinovBUL17.358.309.05
=89Paweł GacaPOL17.308.758.55
=89Ryszard KucjasPOL17.308.758.55
=89Nils SjöbergSWE17.308.259.05
=92Dimitar YordanovBUL17.258.608.65
=92Erich WiedGER17.258.358.90
=94Frederic OrendiROU17.208.758.45
=94Vincent D'AutorioUSA17.208.009.20
=96Francisco CascanteCUB17.158.658.50
=96Jack GünthardSUI17.157.959.20
=98Jean GuillouFRA17.108.408.70
=98Mahmoud SafwatEGY17.108.358.75
=98André WeingandFRA17.108.208.90
=101Magdy GherianiEGY17.058.458.60
=101Heikki SavolainenFIN17.057.609.45
=103Ferenc KeményHUN17.008.108.90
=103Melchior ThalmannSUI17.008.009.00
=105Mahmoud RedaEGY16.908.408.50
=105Zdzisław LesińskiPOL16.908.208.70
107Børge NielsenDEN16.858.058.80
=108Ángel AguiarCUB16.808.708.10
=108Ivan ČaklecYUG16.808.208.60
=108Francisc CocișROU16.808.208.60
=108Ernst MadlandNOR16.808.058.75
=112Nikolay MilevBUL16.758.608.15
=112Orlando PolmonariITA16.758.408.35
=112Wolfgang GirardiAUT16.758.158.60
=112Børge MinerthDEN16.758.158.60
116Hubert ErangLUX16.708.158.55
=117Jeroom RiskeBEL16.658.308.35
=117Charles SimmsUSA16.657.808.85
=119Dušan FurlanYUG16.608.558.05
=119Paweł GawronPOL16.608.508.10
121Friedel OverwienGER16.507.708.80
=122Eugen BalintROU16.458.158.30
=122Ahmed AllamEGY16.457.808.65
=122Mihai BotezROU16.457.808.65
125Willi WeltAUT16.408.358.05
=126Heinz OstheimerSAA16.357.858.50
=126Manuel Robalo GouveiaPOR16.357.408.95
=126Paul GrubenthalAUT16.357.259.10
=129Maurice De GrooteBEL16.308.407.90
=129Walter BlattmannUSA16.307.808.50
=129Raúl CaldeiraPOR16.307.658.65
=132Marcel de WolfFRA16.258.307.95
=132Alf NørgaardNOR16.257.908.35
=134Friedrich FetzAUT16.208.208.00
=134Don HolderUSA16.208.008.20
=134Fabio BonacinaITA16.207.908.30
=137Fred WiederspornSAA16.158.357.80
=137Armand HubertyLUX16.158.307.85
=137Marcel CoppinLUX16.158.207.95
140Magne KleivenNOR16.107.808.30
=141Zoltan BaloghROU16.007.808.20
=141Bjarne JørgensenDEN16.007.608.40
143Ahmed El-GiddawiEGY15.958.257.70
=144Georges FloquetFRA15.907.708.20
=144Rolf LauerSAA15.907.558.35
146Sreten StefanovićYUG15.808.307.50
147Rafael LecuonaCUB15.707.558.15
=148Frank TurnerGBR15.657.757.90
=148Franjo JurjevićYUG15.657.408.25
=148Raymond BadinFRA15.656.908.75
=151Jack WhitfordGBR15.508.257.25
=151António LeitePOR15.507.807.70
153Joaquim GrangerPOR15.457.358.10
=154Quinto VadiITA15.257.407.85
=154Arthur SchmittSAA15.257.158.10
=154Nikolay AtanasovBUL15.257.008.25
=157René SchroederLUX15.207.907.30
=157Aurel LoșnițăROU15.207.008.20
=159Manuel CardosoPOR15.107.108.00
=159Gunnar PedersenDEN15.107.008.10
=161Graham HarcourtGBR14.907.907.00
=161Franz KempterAUT14.907.007.90
=161César BonorisARG14.907.007.90
=164Ronnie LombardRSA14.807.807.00
=164Walter MüllerSAA14.807.057.75
=166Manuel PrazeresPOR14.756.907.85
=166Jack WellsRSA14.755.509.25
168Sayed HamdiEGY14.457.207.25
169Ken BuffinGBR14.407.207.20
=170Jey KugelerLUX14.207.306.90
=170George WeedonGBR14.206.707.50
172Ivica JelićYUG14.006.307.70
173Norbert DietrichSAA13.856.007.85
=174Peter StarlingGBR13.506.507.00
=174Silvio BrivioITA13.506.207.30
176Ragai FarhatEGY13.255.507.75
177Rolf YelsethRSA12.257.704.55
178Vir SinghIND9.004.504.50
179Stoyan StoyanovBUL8.958.95
180Jakob KieferGER8.758.75
181Karel JanežYUG7.757.75
182Antun KropivšekYUG7.307.30
183Erich PetersSWE6.806.80
184Khushi RamIND6.503.003.50
185Hans FriedrichAUT6.106.10