Josef Stalder

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Josef Stalder
Country represented   Switzerland
Born 6 February 1919
Died 2 March 1991(1991-03-02) (aged 72)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics

Josef Stalder (6 February 1919 – 2 March 1991) was a Swiss gymnast and Olympic champion. He competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, where he received a gold medal on the horizontal bar, a silver medal in team combined exercises, and a bronze medal on the parallel bars.[1] He also won four medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.

He was the originator and namesake of stalder circles, now a common skill on both the horizontal bar and the uneven bars.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1948 Summer Olympics – London, United Kingdom – Gymnastics" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 28 March 2008)
Awards
Preceded by
Switzerland Hugo Koblet
Swiss Sportspersonality of the year
1952
Succeeded by
Switzerland Alfred Bickel