09. March 2021  
Differdingen, LUX  
Artistic Gymnastics

5-time Olympian from Luxemburg, Josy Stoffel, passed away

Luxembourg's 16-time all-around champion of artistic gymnastics Josef "Josy" STOFFEL, died today at the age of 92. With five (!) participations in the Olympic Games between 1948 and 1964, he was also a special record holder in his country, took part in five World and six European championships: At the first continental championships in 1955 in Frankfurt / Main (FRG), he won the vault behind European champion Adalbert Dickhut (FRG) and together with Helmut Bantz (FRG) a silver medal and took 5th place in the all-around competition behind Boris Shakhlin and Albert Asaryan (both URS) and behind the two Germans Bantz (3rd) and Dickhut. Stoffel was one of the most popular and well-known athletes in Luxembourg, where he was voted "Sportsman of the Year" in 1957 and 1960.

Stoffel : - examined and promoted the new vaulting table "PEGASES", which premiered at the 2001 Worlds in Gent