Leon STUKELJ

Yugoslavia YUG

Artistic Gymnastics

  • Olympic Medals
    3 G
    1 S
    2 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Paris 1924
  • Year of Birth
    1898
Olympic Results

Biography

Leon STUKELJ

Leon Štukelj, a lawyer from Novo Mesto, was the reigning world champion in gymnastics when he entered the Olympic Games for the first time in 1924.

Victory by 0.017 points

At the Paris Games, competing for Yugoslavia, he used his high score on the horizontal bar to win the gold medal in the all-around event by edging Robert Pražak of Czechoslovakia by .017 points. Štukelj earned a second gold medal in the horizontal bar contest and placed fourth in the long horse vault, the rings and the team events.

Six Olympic medals

In 1928, he added to his medal haul with bronze medals in the all-around and team events, while taking another gold, this time on the rings. He also tied for seventh on the parallel bars. Štukelj skipped the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, but he returned in 1936 and, at the age of 37, he won a silver medal on the rings, to bring his career Olympic medal total to six.

2 special opening ceremonies

In 1992, when he was 93 years old, Štukelj attended the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Barcelona and watched as athletes from Slovenia marched behind their own flag for the first time. Four years later, he was honoured at the Atlanta Opening Ceremony and amazed the crowd by bounding onto the stage at the age of 97. He died four days before his 101st birthday.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Berlin 1936

#32
Individual All-Around
Individual All-Around Gymnastics
#6
Team All-Around
Team All-Around Gymnastics
#=46
Floor Exercise
Floor Exercise Gymnastics
#92
Horse Vault
Horse Vault Gymnastics
#22
Parallel Bars
Parallel Bars Gymnastics
#35
Horizontal Bar
Horizontal Bar Gymnastics
S
Rings
Rings Gymnastics
#39
Pommelled Horse
Pommelled Horse Gymnastics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Amsterdam 1928

B
Individual All-Around
Individual All-Around Gymnastics
B
Team All-Around
Team All-Around Gymnastics
#28
Horse Vault
Horse Vault Gymnastics
#=7
Parallel Bars
Parallel Bars Gymnastics
#=21
Horizontal Bar
Horizontal Bar Gymnastics
G
Rings
Rings Gymnastics
#=12
Pommelled Horse
Pommelled Horse Gymnastics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Paris 1924

G
Individual All-Around
Individual All-Around Gymnastics
#4
Team All-Around
Team All-Around Gymnastics
#4
Horse Vault
Horse Vault Gymnastics
#20
Parallel Bars
Parallel Bars Gymnastics
G
Horizontal Bar
Horizontal Bar Gymnastics
#10
Pommelled Horse
Pommelled Horse Gymnastics
#17
Side Horse
Side Horse Gymnastics
#4
Rings
Rings Gymnastics
#=10
Rope Climbing
Rope Climbing Gymnastics