Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Panathenaic Stadium, Athina
Date Started: April 9, 1896
Date Finished: April 9, 1896
Format: Points given for execution, rhythm, and technical difficulty.
There were ten sets of parallel bars available for use. The judges gave points for the following components: 1) execution, 2) rhythm, and 3) technical difficulty.