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Gustav Flatow

Full name: Gustav Felix Flatow
Gender: Male
Born: January 7, 1875 in Kościerzyna, Pomorskie, Poland
Died: January 29, 1945 in Terezín, Ústecký kraj, Czech Republic
Affiliations: Berliner Turn-Verein von 1850
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Gymnastics

Related Olympians: Cousin of Alfred Flatow.

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Gustav Flatow was less gifted as a gymnast than his older cousin Alfred, but was also an active cyclist. At the 1896 Olympics, he likely served as a pace maker in some of the track cycling events. In his own events, he won two titles with the German team, but failed to achieve top performances individually. A Jew, Flatow left Germany for the Netherlands shortly after Hitler's appointment as chancellor in 1933. Even after the German occupation of his new home country, he went undetected for long. He was eventually captured on New Year's Eve 1943 and – despite protests of various Dutch and German sports officials (including fellow 1896 Olympian Kurt Doerry) – deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp. He died there a little more than a year later. Since 1987, the German Gymnastics Federation awards the Flatow Medal, remembering both Alfred and Gustav, to be awarded for excellent all-around performances.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1896 Summer 21 Athina Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Germany GER AC
1896 Summer 21 Athina Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Germany GER AC
1896 Summer 21 Athina Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars, Teams Germany GER 1 Gold
1896 Summer 21 Athina Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Germany GER AC
1896 Summer 21 Athina Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar, Teams Germany GER 1 Gold
1896 Summer 21 Athina Gymnastics Men's Rings Germany GER AC
1896 Summer 21 Athina Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Germany GER AC
1900 Summer 25 Paris Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Germany GER 102T

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1900 Summer 25 Paris Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 102T 204

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1896 Summer 21 Athina Gymnastics Germany Final Standings AC

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1896 Summer 21 Athina Gymnastics Germany Final Standings AC

Men's Parallel Bars, Teams

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1896 Summer 21 Athina Gymnastics Germany GER Final Standings 1

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1896 Summer 21 Athina Gymnastics Germany Final Standings AC

Men's Horizontal Bar, Teams

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1896 Summer 21 Athina Gymnastics Germany GER Final Standings 1

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1896 Summer 21 Athina Gymnastics Germany Final Standings AC

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1896 Summer 21 Athina Gymnastics Germany Final Standings AC