Edward August Hennig (October 13, 1879 – August 28, 1960) was an American gymnast who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics. He died in Summit County, Ohio.[1]

Edward Hennig
Country represented United States
Born(1879-10-13)October 13, 1879
DiedAugust 28, 1960(1960-08-28) (aged 80)
Summit County, Ohio
DisciplineMen's artistic gymnastics
Medal record
Men's gymnastics
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1904 St. Louis Horizontal bar
Gold medal – first place 1904 St. Louis Club swinging

Hennig won two gold medals, one of them at club swinging. In the horizontal bar event he and his countryman Anton Heida had the same score and the gold medal was shared between them.

He also competed in the pommel horse event without winning a medal. In the all-around event he finished 50th, in the team competition he was a member of the Turnverein Vorwärts (Cleveland) which finished 13th. In the gymnastics triathlon he finished 59th and in the athletics triathlon he finished 36th.[2]

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  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Edward Hennig Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Edward Hennig". Olympedia. Retrieved January 4, 2021.

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