George Roth

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George Roth
Medal record
Men’s gymnastics
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1932 Los Angeles Indian clubs

George Roth (April 25, 1911 – October 31, 1997) is an American gymnast and Olympic champion. He competed at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles where he received a gold medal in club swinging.[1] Roth was unemployed when the games commenced, and would take food from the Olympic Village back to his wife and baby daughter in East Hollywood.[2] After receiving his gold medal in front of 60,000 spectators, Roth walked out of the stadium and hitchhiked back to his home.[2]

Roth died on October 31, 1997 at the age of 86.


  1. ^ "1932 Summer Olympics – Los Angeles, United States – Gymnastics" Archived 2007-08-19 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved on March 28, 2008)
  2. ^ a b Wallechinsky, David (2012). The Book Of Olympic Lists. Great Britain: Aurum Press Ltd. pp. 300. ISBN 9781845137731.