Three sportsmen from Austria competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics. Though Austria was then a part of Austria-Hungary, most sources separate Austrian competitors from the Hungarians at the 1896 Games.
|Austria at the|
1896 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Austrian Olympic Committee|
|in Athens, Greece|
6 – 15 April 1896
|Competitors||3 in 3 sports and 9 events|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
|Other related appearances|
|1906 Intercalated Games|
|Gold||Adolf Schmal||Cycling||Men's 12 hour race||April 13|
|Gold||Paul Neumann||Swimming||500 m freestyle||April 11|
|Silver||Otto Herschmann||Swimming||100 m Freestyle||April 11|
|Bronze||Adolf Schmal||Cycling||10 km||April 11|
|Bronze||Adolf Schmal||Cycling||Time trial||April 11|
|Medals by sport|
|Medals by day|
The following competitors won multiple medals at the 1896 Olympic Games.
|Adolf Schmal|| Gold
|Cycling||Men's 12 hour race|
Men's track time trial
Men's 10 kilometres
The following is the list of number of competitors in the Games.
All three of Schmal's medals were won in the cycling competitions, even though he competed in two different sports. He competed in four events, earning a top three finish in three of them. In the time trial event, Schmal tied for second place Stamatios Nikolopoulos. A race-off between the two broke the tie in favor of the Greek athlete.
|Athlete||Event||Time / Distance||Rank|
|Adolf Schmal||Time trial||26.6|
|Adolf Schmal||10 km||Unknown|
|Adolf Schmal||100 km||Did not finish|
|Adolf Schmal||12 hour race||295.300 km|
Schmal also competed in the sabre fencing tournament, placing fourth in the five-man round robin.
|Adolf Schmal||Men's sabre||1||3||4|
Two Austrian swimmers competed in 1896. One of the two competed in each of the three open events, and each swimmer won one medal.
|Otto Herschmann||100 m freestyle||1:22.8|
|Paul Neumann||500 m freestyle||8:12.6|
|Otto Herschmann||Did not start|
|Paul Neumann||1200 m freestyle||Did not finish|
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- 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 )
- Smith, Michael Llewellyn (2004). Olympics in Athens 1896. The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. London: Profile Books. ISBN 1-86197-342-X.