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Gymnastics at the 1896 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Horse Vault

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 Carl Schuhmann
Silver: SUI Louis Zutter
Bronze: GER Hermann Weingärtner


In the two available minutes, the gymnasts could do as many jumps as they wished. The victory of the very popular, [Carl Schuhmann] was “greeted with ovations that would never end.”

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Carl Schuhmann 26 Germany GER Gold
2 Louis Zutter 30 Switzerland SUI Silver
3 Hermann Weingärtner 31 Germany GER Bronze
AC Henrik Sjöberg 21 Sweden SWE
AC Conrad Böcker 25 Germany GER
AC Alfred Flatow 26 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 Gyula Kakas Hungary HUN
AC Dezső Wein 23 Hungary HUN
AC Charles Champaud Switzerland SUI