Austria at the 1896 Summer Olympics
|Austria at the|
1896 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Austrian Olympic Committee|
|Competitors||3 in 3 sports|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
|Other related appearances|
|1906 Intercalated Games|
Austria finished in seventh position in the final medal rankings, with two gold medals and five medals overall.
|Gold||Adolf Schmal||Cycling||12 hour race|
|Gold||Paul Neumann||Swimming||500 m freestyle|
|Silver||Otto Herschmann||Swimming||100 m Freestyle|
|Bronze||Adolf Schmal||Cycling||Time trial|
|Bronze||Adolf Schmal||Cycling||10 km|
Results by eventEdit
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|
|1200 m freestyle||DNF||—|
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.
|Cyclist||Event||Time / Distance||Rank|
|Adolf Schmal||Time trial||26.0|
|12 hour race||295.300 km|
Schmal also competed in the sabre fencing tournament, placing fourth in the five-man round robin.
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