WORLD CHAMPIONS, ALL-AROUND
At the beginning of the 20th century specially the Czech and the French gymnasts dominated the all-around categories of international men's gymnastics. So were the French Martinez, Lalu and two times Torres the very first all-around world champions, and on Czech side Cada, Steiner and Pechacek. At these early time also strong gymnasts came from the Yugoslavian "Sikol", like Sumi und Promozic.
In the Thirties of the last century Switzerland developed to a very strong gymnastics nations and specially such names like Eugen Mack and after the World War II Walther Lehmann - the all-around champion at the 1950's worlds in Basel - were legends of gymnastics history!
the political changes at the beginning Ninties th "Kings of
Gymnastics" were such legends like the two Byelorussians
... but than came the new times with the first Chinese all-around world
and the strong Americans like
After a break of 31 years Hiroyuki Tomita won a all-around gold for Japan again, and Tomita won silver again 2006, beaten by YANG, Wei (CHN)
|All-around World Champions and medallists (... from 1903 on)|
...vor den politischen Veränderungen zu Beginn der neunziger Jahre: >>: