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Gymnastics

At the 1896 Summer Olympics, eight gymnastics events, all for men, were contested in Panathinaiko Stadium. They were organized and prepared by the Sub-Committee for Wrestling and Gymnastics. Events took place on 9 April, 10 April, and 11 April 1896. 71 competitors from 9 nations (including 52 from Greece) took part in gymnastics.

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Medal summary

These medals are retroactively assigned by the International Olympic Committee; at the time, winners were given a silver medal and subsequent places received no award.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Horizontal bar
details
Flag of the German Empire.svg Hermann Weingärtner
Germany (GER)
Flag of the German Empire.svg Alfred Flatow
Germany (GER)
none
Parallel bars
details
Flag of the German Empire.svg Alfred Flatow
Germany (GER)
Flag of Switzerland.svg Louis Zutter
Switzerland (SUI)
none
Pommel horse
details
Flag of Switzerland.svg Louis Zutter
Switzerland (SUI)
Flag of the German Empire.svg Hermann Weingärtner
Germany (GER)
none
Rings
details
Flag of Greece (1828-1978).svg Ioannis Mitropoulos
Greece (GRE)
Flag of the German Empire.svg Hermann Weingärtner
Germany (GER)
Flag of Greece (1828-1978).svg Petros Persakis
Greece (GRE)
Rope climbing
details
Flag of Greece (1828-1978).svg Nikolaos Andriakopoulos
Greece (GRE)
Flag of Greece (1828-1978).svg Thomas Xenakis
Greece (GRE)
Flag of the German Empire.svg Fritz Hoffmann
Germany (GER)
Vault
details
Flag of the German Empire.svg Carl Schuhmann
Germany (GER)
Flag of Switzerland.svg Louis Zutter
Switzerland (SUI)
Flag of the German Empire.svg Hermann Weingärtner
Germany (GER)
Team parallel bars
details
 Germany (GER)
Konrad Böcker
Alfred Flatow
Gustav Flatow
Georg Hillmar
Fritz Hoffmann
Fritz Manteuffel
Karl Neukirch
Richard Röstel
Gustav Schuft
Carl Schuhmann
Hermann Weingärtner
Greece
Nikolaos Andriakopoulos
Spyros Athanasopoulos
Petros Persakis
Thomas Xenakis
Greece
Ioannis Chrysafis
Ioannis Mitropoulos
Dimitrios Loundras
Filippos Karvelas
Team horizontal bar
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 Germany (GER)
Konrad Böcker
Alfred Flatow
Gustav Flatow
Georg Hillmar
Fritz Hoffmann
Fritz Manteuffel
Karl Neukirch
Richard Röstel
Gustav Schuft
Carl Schuhmann
Hermann Weingärtner
none none

Participating nations

A total of 71 gymnasts from 9 nations competed at the Athens Games:

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany 5 3 2 10
2 Greece 2 2 2 6
3 Switzerland 1 2 0 3

Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Hungary, and Sweden had gymnasts compete, but won no medals.

Sub-Committee for Wrestling and Gymnastics

  • Joan. Phokianos, president
  • George Streit, secretary
  • Joan. Yenissarlis
  • Loukas Belos
  • Nic. Politis
  • Chas. Waldstein
  • Dimitri Aighinitis
  • Dim. Sekkeris
  • Spiridon Comoundouros
  • Const. Manos
  • Sp. Antonopoulos

See also

References

  • International Olympic Committee results database
  • Lampros, S.P.; Polites, N.G.; De Coubertin, Pierre; Philemon, P.J.; & Anninos, C. (1897). The Olympic Games: BC 776 – AD 1896. Athens: Charles Beck.   (Digitally available at [1])
  • Mallon, Bill; & Widlund, Ture (1998). The 1896 Olympic Games. Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson: McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-0379-9.   (Excerpt available at [2])
  • Smith, Michael Llewellyn (2004). Olympics in Athens 1896. The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. London: Profile Books. ISBN 1-86197-342-X.  
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