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Ed Hennig

Full name: Edward August "Ed" Hennig
Gender: Male
Born: October 13, 1879 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: August 28, 1960 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: Turnverein Vorwärts, Cleveland (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

It is possible that Ed Hennig can boast of a longer nationally competitive career in sports than any other American athlete. His 1904 Indian club swinging gold medal also counted as the 1904 national title and he would win that championship 13 times in all – 1904, 1911, 1933, 1936-37, 1939-40, 1942, 1945-47, and 1950-51 with the last title won at age 71. Like many of the earliest gymnasts, Hennig took up the sport on a doctor’s advice, as he was a sickly youngster. He became outstanding at club swinging, but also was a top-notch horizontal bar performer, winning that National Championship in 1911, in addition to his Olympic success. In 1942, at 62 years old, Hennig won the club swinging national title in and was third that year in the voting for the Sullivan Award, given to the nation’s top amateur athlete.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around United States USA 50
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around, Field Sports United States USA 36T
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around, 4 Events United States USA 5
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around, Apparatus Work United States USA 59
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Turnverein Vorwärts, Cleveland USA 13
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar United States USA 1T Gold
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics Men's Club Swinging United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T D(ft)
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics United States Final Standings 50 55.63
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics United States Parallel Bars NP 7.22
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics United States Horizontal Bar NP 12.97
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics United States Side Horse NP 9.74
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics United States 100 yards 65T 7.0 12.2
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics United States Long Jump 68T 8.7 16.7
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics United States Shot Put 8 10.0 31.6

Men's Individual All-Around, Field Sports

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T D(ft)
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics United States Final Standings 36T 26.5
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics United States 100 yards 65T 7.0 12.2
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics United States Long Jump 68T 8.7 16.7
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics United States Shot Put 8 10.8 31.6

Men's Individual All-Around, 4 Events

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics United States Final Standings 5

Men's Individual All-Around, Apparatus Work

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics United States Final Standings 59 29.93
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics United States Parallel Bars NP 7.22
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics United States Horizontal Bar NP 12.97
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics United States Side Horse NP 9.74

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP AP 1cP LJP SPP
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics Turnverein Vorwärts, Cleveland USA Final Standings 13 271.84 29.93 7.0 8.7 10.8

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics United States Final Standings 1T 40

Men's Club Swinging

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Gymnastics United States Final Standings 1 13