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Gymnastics at the 1896 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Horizontal Bar

Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Panathenaic Stadium, Athina
Date Started: April 9, 1896
Date Finished: April 9, 1896

Gold: GER Hermann Weingärtner
Silver: GER Alfred Flatow


[Carl Schuhmann] gave a performance full of circus tricks, which the crowd loved, and they could not understand why he was not given first place. Two judges had him in first place, but per Hüppe, “they only displayed their ignorance of gymnastics.”

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Hermann Weingärtner 31 Germany GER Gold
2 Alfred Flatow 26 Germany GER Silver
AC Carl Schuhmann 26 Germany GER
AC Conrad Böcker 25 Germany GER
AC Gustav Flatow 21 Germany GER
AC Georg Hillmar 19 Germany GER
AC Fritz Manteuffel 21 Germany GER
AC Karl Neukirch 31 Germany GER
AC Richard Röstel Germany GER
AC Gustav Schuft 19 Germany GER
AC Antonios Papaioannou Greece GRE
AC Leonidas Tsiklitiras Greece GRE
AC Gyula Kakas Hungary HUN
AC Dezső Wein 23 Hungary HUN
AC Louis Zutter 30 Switzerland SUI