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Gymnastics at the 1906 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Rope Climbing

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Panathenaic Stadium, Athina
Date Started: April 26, 1906
Date Finished: April 26, 1906
Format: Placement decided on best time to climb a 10-meter rope.

Gold: GRE Georgios Aliprantis
Silver: HUN Béla Erődi
Bronze: GRE Konstantinos Kozanitas


The rope climbing event was a very popular one for the Greek crowds because it was won in the Panathenaic Stadium by a Greek, [Georgios Aliprantis]. The event consisted of climbing a 10-meter rope with the athletes being timed. The winner was based on who recorded the fastest time in climbing the rope. [Béla Erődi] and [Konstantinos Kozanitas], who tied for second with 13 and 4/5ths second. Erődi was awarded second over Kozanitas because while climbing, Kozanitas had touched the pole from which the rope hung.

View a Phase of this EventFinal Standings

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Georgios Aliprantis Greece GRE Gold 11.4
2 Béla Erődi Hungary HUN Silver 13.8
3 Konstantinos Kozanitas Greece GRE Bronze 13.8
4 Georgios Georgantopoulos Greece GRE 14.0
5 Nikolaos Aliprantis Greece GRE 14.2
6 Konstantinos Pantzopoulos Greece GRE 14.8
7 G. Koemzopoulos Greece GRE 15.2
8 Petros Pavlidis Greece GRE 15.6
9 M. Nomikos Greece GRE 15.8
10 Vilmos Szűcs 14 Hungary HUN 16.0
11T Ioannis Avelas Greece GRE 16.2
11T Matthias Despotopoulos Greece GRE 16.2
13 Konstantinos Simeonidis Greece GRE 16.6
14 G. Kyrieris Greece GRE 17.4
15 Stanley Cooper Great Britain GBR 17.6
16 Al. Kalafatis Greece GRE 18.2
17 Boris Honzátko 30 Bohemia BOH 19.0