Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics – Men's rings

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Men's rings
at the Games of the I Olympiad
Weingärtner competing in the rings event
Venue Panathinaiko Stadium
Date April 9
Competitors 15 from 5 nations
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
Gymnastics at the
1896 Summer Olympics
Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg
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 rings was one of eight gymnastics events on the Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. The fifth event, it was held on 9 April. The Greeks won the gold and bronze medals, with Hermann Weingärtner winning his fifth medal. Places 1-3 and 5 are known, but 4 is not - any of the four athletes whose places are not known may have occupied the fourth position.


Place Athlete
1  Ioannis Mitropoulos (GRE)
2  Hermann Weingärtner (GER)
3  Petros Persakis (GRE)
5  Carl Schuhmann (GER)
-  Konrad Böcker (GER)
 Alfred Flatow (GER)
 Gustav Flatow (GER)
 Desiderius Wein (HUN)


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