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Julius Lenhart

Full name: Julius Lenhart
Gender: Male
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Born: November 27, 1875 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Died: November 10, 1962 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Affiliations: Philadelphia Turngemeinde, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

While Julius Lenhart always remained an Austrian citizen, he is sometimes listed as an American in Olympic results. This is due to the club he represented at the 1904 Olympics. Between 1903 and 1906, Lenhart worked in a machine factory in Philadelphia, and had joined the local Turnverein (German gymnastics club). Clubs were allowed to enter members that had signed up at least six months prior to the Olympics, which allowed Lenhart to compete for the Philadelphia Turngemeinde at the St. Louis Games. A real gymnast, he performed poorly in the athletics events that formed part of the all-around competition, but his skills on the apparatuses made up for that and won him the title, while Philadelphia won the team event. Lenhart himself was aware that he was billed as an American champion, writing about his Olympic experiences in the Austrian Sportzeitung in 1936. Lenhart, who had spent some time in Germany prior to his spell in the US, returned to Austria in 1906 and quit gymnastics two years later to work as a engineer constructing machinery. The Austrian Olympic Comittee recognized him as an Austrian champion only ten years after his death, using information supplied by Austrian Olympic historian Erich Kamper.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Austria AUT 1 Gold
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around, Field Sports Austria AUT 32
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around, Apparatus Work Austria AUT 2 Silver
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Philadelphia Turngemeinde, Philadelphia AUT 1 Gold

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T D(ft)
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Gymnastics Austria Final Standings 1 69.80
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Gymnastics Austria Parallel Bars NP 14.40
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Gymnastics Austria Horizontal Bar NP 14.60
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Gymnastics Austria Side Horse NP 14.00
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Gymnastics Austria 100 yards 41T 7.5 12.0
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Gymnastics Austria Long Jump 25T 10.0 18.0
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Gymnastics Austria Shot Put 37T 9.3 28.5

Men's Individual All-Around, Field Sports

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T D(ft)
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Gymnastics Austria Final Standings 32 26.8
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Gymnastics Austria 100 yards 41T 7.5 12.0
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Gymnastics Austria Long Jump 25T 10.0 18.0
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Gymnastics Austria Shot Put 37T 9.3 28.5

Men's Individual All-Around, Apparatus Work

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Gymnastics Austria Final Standings 2 43.00
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Gymnastics Austria Parallel Bars NP 14.40
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Gymnastics Austria Horizontal Bar NP 14.60
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Gymnastics Austria Side Horse NP 14.00

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP AP 1cP LJP SPP
1904 Summer 28 St. Louis Gymnastics Philadelphia Turngemeinde, Philadelphia AUT Final Standings 1 370.13 43.00 7.5 10.0 9.3