Gymnastics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's horizontal bar

The men's horizontal bar was an artistic gymnastics event held as part of the gymnastics programme at the 1904 Summer Olympics. It was the second time the event was held at the Olympics. An unknown number of gymnasts competed, only five are known, all American. The competition was held on Friday, October 28, 1904.[1] Anton Heida and Edward Hennig tied for first, with George Eyser third.

Men's horizontal bar
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Artistic gymnastics pictogram
VenueFrancis Olympic Field
DateOctober 28
Competitors? from ? nations
Winning score40
1st place, gold medalist(s) Anton Heida
 United States
1st place, gold medalist(s) Edward Hennig
 United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) George Eyser
 United States
← 1896
1924 →

Background edit

This was the second appearance of the event, which is one of the five apparatus events held every time there were apparatus events at the Summer Olympics (no apparatus events were held in 1900, 1908, 1912, or 1920). Heida was the reigning AAU champion.[2]

Competition format edit

Each gymnast performed three exercises on the parallel bars, all voluntary in design. Three judges each gave scores from 0 to 5 for each exercise; thus, the maximum for an exercise was 15 and the maximum total was 45.[2]

Schedule edit

Date Time Round
Friday, 28 October 1904 Final

Results edit

Rank Gymnast Nation Score
  Anton Heida   United States 40
Edward Hennig   United States 40
  George Eyser   United States 39
4–5 John Duha   United States
William Merz   United States

References edit

  1. ^ "Gymnastics at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games: Men's Horizontal Bar". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Horizontal Bar, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 8 December 2020.

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