The men's team parallel bars was the first of eight gymnastics events on the Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. It was held on 9 April. Three teams took part, one German and two Greek. The German team won the competition.
|Men's team parallel bars|
at the Games of the I Olympiad
|Competitors||63 from 2 nations|
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 horizontal bar competition).
There were 10 sets of parallel bars made available to the teams. However, there was apparently no limit on the size of the teams, as one team exceeded 30 members. Judges scored the routines on execution, rhythm, and technical difficulty.
The men's team parallel bars was held in the afternoon of the fourth day of events. It was the second event of the afternoon, following the 800 metres (which began at 2:30 p.m.).
|Thursday, 9 April 1896||Thursday, 28 March 1896||2:30||Final|
|Germany||Germany||Fritz Hofmann||Konrad Böcker, Alfred Flatow, Gustav Flatow, Georg Hilmar, Fritz Manteuffel, Karl Neukirch, Richard Röstel, Gustav Schuft, Carl Schuhmann, Hermann Weingärtner|
|Greece||Panellinios||Spyridon Athanasopoulos||Nikolaos Andriakopoulos, Petros Persakis, Thomas Xenakis,|
29 others, names unknown
|Greece||Ethnikos||Ioannis Chrysafis||Ioannis Mitropoulos, Dimitrios Loundras, Filippos Karvelas,|
15 others, names unknown
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