Three sportsmen from
competed at the Austria . Though Austria was then a part of 1896 Summer Olympics Austria-Hungary, most sources separate Austrian competitors from the Hungarians at the 1896 Games.
Medalists [ edit ]
Austria finished in seventh position in the final medal rankings, with two gold medals and five medals overall.
Cycling [ edit ]
All three of Schmal's medals were won in the cycling competitions, even though he competed in two different sports. He competed in four events, earning a top three finish in three of them. In the time trial event, Schmal tied for second place
Stamatios Nikolopoulos. A race-off between the two broke the tie in favor of the Greek athlete.
Fencing [ edit ]
Schmal also competed in the sabre fencing tournament, placing fourth in the five-man round robin.
Swimming [ edit ]
Two Austrian swimmers competed in 1896. One of the two competed in each of the three open events, and each swimmer won one medal.
References [ edit ]
Lampros, S.P.; Polites, N.G.; De Coubertin, Pierre; Philemon, P.J. & Anninos, C. (1897). The Olympic Games: BC 776 – AD 1896. Athens: Charles Beck. (Digitally available at )
Mallon, Bill & Widlund, Ture (1998). The 1896 Olympic Games. Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson: McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-0379-9. (Excerpt available at ) Smith, Michael Llewellyn (2004). Olympics in Athens 1896. The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. London: Profile Books. ISBN 1-86197-342-X.