Josef Stalder

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Josef Stalder
— Gymnast —
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 in horizontal bar, a silver medal in team combined exercises, and a bronze medal in parallel bars.[1] He received four medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics in London. He also was the originator and name giver of the stalder circles, nowadays a very common skills on both the high and the uneven bars.


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