Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics

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 April 9, April 10, and April 11, 1896. There were 71 competitors from 9 nations (including 52 from Greece) that took part in gymnastics.[1]

Gymnastics
at the Games of the I Olympiad
Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg
Gymnastics pictogram
VenuePanathinaiko Stadium
Dates9–11 April
No. of events8 (8 men, 0 women)
Competitors71 from 9 nations
1900 →

Medal summaryEdit

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.

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Team parallel bars
details
  Germany (GER)
Konrad Böcker
Alfred Flatow
Gustav Flatow
Georg Hilmar
Fritz Hofmann
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
details
  Germany (GER)
Konrad Böcker
Alfred Flatow
Gustav Flatow
Georg Hilmar
Fritz Hofmann
Fritz Manteuffel
Karl Neukirch
Richard Röstel
Gustav Schuft
Carl Schuhmann
Hermann Weingärtner
none awarded none awarded
Vault
details
Carl Schuhmann
  Germany
Louis Zutter
  Switzerland
Hermann Weingärtner
  Germany
Pommel horse
details
Louis Zutter
  Switzerland
Hermann Weingärtner
  Germany
none awarded
Rings
details
Ioannis Mitropoulos
  Greece
Hermann Weingärtner
  Germany
Petros Persakis
  Greece
Horizontal bar
details
Hermann Weingärtner
  Germany
Alfred Flatow
  Germany
none awarded
Parallel bars
details
Alfred Flatow
  Germany
Louis Zutter
  Switzerland
none awarded
Rope climbing
details
Nikolaos Andriakopoulos
  Greece
Thomas Xenakis
  Greece
Fritz Hofmann
  Germany

Participating nationsEdit

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

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Germany53210
2  Greece2226
3  Switzerland1203
Totals (3 nations)87419

Sub-Committee for Wrestling and GymnasticsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gymnastics at the 1896 Athina Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2019.