Gymnastics at the 1904 Summer Olympics

At the 1904 Summer Olympics of Saint Louis, Missouri, eleven gymnastics events were contested for the first time.[1]

The 1904 Games had a program of events spread out over several months, and the gymnastics competition was no different. The International Olympic Committee considers two sets of events as "Olympic":

  • International Turners' Championship held July 1–2, comprising the all-around, triathlon, and team events
  • Olympic Gymnastics Championships held October 29, comprising the seven individual apparatus events and the combined event.

The individual all-around was a combination of the gymnastic triathlon competition and the athletics triathlon. The team competition was a combination of individual scores from the individual all-around.[2] The parallel bars, horizontal bar, vault, and pommel horse scores for each gymnast were summed to get the combined score.

Gymnastics

Medal summaryEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
All-around
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Julius Lenhart
  United States
Wilhelm Weber
  Germany
Adolf Spinnler
  Switzerland
Combined
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Anton Heida
  United States
George Eyser
  United States
William Merz
  United States
Triathlon
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Adolf Spinnler
  Switzerland
Julius Lenhart
  United States
Wilhelm Weber
  Germany
Team
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  United States (USA)
Philadelphia Turngemeinde
John Grieb
Anton Heida
Max Hess
Philip Kassel
Julius Lenhart
Ernst Reckeweg
  United States (USA)
New York Turnverein
Emil Beyer
John Bissinger
Arthur Rosenkampff
Julian Schmitz
Otto Steffen
Max Wolf
  United States (USA)
Central Turnverein, Chicago
John Duha
Charles Krause
George Mayer
Robert Maysack
Philip Schuster
Edward Siegler
Club swinging
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Edward Hennig
  United States
Emil Voigt
  United States
Ralph Wilson
  United States
Horizontal bar
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Anton Heida
  United States
Edward Hennig
  United States
none awarded George Eyser
  United States
Parallel bars
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George Eyser
  United States
Anton Heida
  United States
John Duha
  United States
Pommel horse
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Anton Heida
  United States
George Eyser
  United States
William Merz
  United States
Rings
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Herman Glass
  United States
William Merz
  United States
Emil Voigt
  United States
Rope climbing
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George Eyser
  United States
Charles Krause
  United States
Emil Voigt
  United States
Vault
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George Eyser
  United States
Anton Heida
  United States
none awarded William Merz
  United States

Participating nationsEdit

119 gymnasts from 3 nations competed.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)128929
2  Switzerland (SUI)1012
3  Germany (GER)0112
Totals (3 nations)1391133

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ "Gymnastics at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  2. ^ Wallechinsky, David (2012). The Book of Olympic Lists. London, UK: Aurum Press Ltd. pp. 247. ISBN 9781845137731.

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