Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics – Men's team horizontal bar

The men's team horizontal bar was the second of eight gymnastics events on the Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. It was conducted on 9 April. Only one team, from Germany, competed.[1]

Men's team horizontal bar
at the Games of the I Olympiad
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German team on horizontal bars
VenuePanathinaiko Stadium
DateApril 9
Competitors10 from 1 nation
1st place, gold medalist(s) Germany


This was the only appearance of the event, which was one of two team apparatus events contested at the 1896 Games (along with a team parallel bars competition).[2]

Competition formatEdit

There were 10 horizontal bars made available to the teams. However, there was apparently no limit on the size of the teams, as one team in the parallel bars competition exceeded 30 members. The German team in the horizontal bar had 10 competing members. Judges scored the routines on execution, rhythm, and technical difficulty.[2]


The men's team parallel bars was held in the afternoon of the fourth day of events. It was the third event of the afternoon, following the 800 metres (which began at 2:30 p.m.) and team parallel bars.[3]

Date Time Round
Gregorian Julian
Thursday, 9 April 1896 Thursday, 28 March 1896 2:30 Final


Rank Nation Team leader Gymnasts
    Germany Fritz Hofmann Konrad Böcker, Alfred Flatow, Gustav Flatow, Georg Hilmar, Fritz Manteuffel, Karl Neukirch, Richard Röstel, Gustav Schuft, Carl Schuhmann, Hermann Weingärtner


  1. ^ "Gymnastics at the 1896 Athina Summer Games: Men's Horizontal Bar, Teams". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Horizontal Bar, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  3. ^ Official Report, part 2, p. 80.