Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics – Men's pommel horse

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Men's pommel horse
at the Games of the I Olympiad
Venue Panathinaiko Stadium
Date April 9
Competitors 14 from 5 nations
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Gymnastics at the
1896 Summer Olympics
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Parallel bars   men
Horizontal bar men
Vault men
Pommel horse men
Rings men
Rope climbing men
Team parallel bars men
Team horizontal bar men

The men's pommel horse was one of eight gymnastics events on the Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. The pommel horse was the fourth event held on 9 April. 14 athletes from five nations started the pommel horse exercise. Zutter won Switzerland's first gold medal in this event, with Weingärtner taking the silver.


Place Athlete
1  Louis Zutter (SUI)
2  Hermann Weingärtner (GER)
-  Konrad Böcker (GER)
 Charles Champaud (BUL)
 Alfred Flatow (GER)
 Gustav Flatow (GER)
 Georg Hillmar (GER)
 Gyula Kakas (HUN)
 Fritz Manteuffel (GER)
 Karl Neukirch (GER)
 Aristovoulos Petmezas (GRE)
 Richard Röstel (GER)
 Gustav Schuft (GER)
 Carl Schuhmann (GER)


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