By Stan Greenberg
Last updated 2011-03-03
Members of the British gymnastic team practising outdoors in Hyde Park, providing the passing public, and the ubiquitous cameras, with some pointers on style.
The Olympic competitions, held at Earls Court, were dominated by the male teams from Finland and Switzerland, including the veteran Finn, Heikki Savolainen. In his fourth Olympics and over 40 years old, he won a gold medal on the pommel horse.
At the following Games, in 1952, the entry of the Soviet Union changed the face of international gymnastics for ever.
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