Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics – Men's team horizontal bar

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Men's team horizontal bar
at the Games of the I Olympiad
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German team on horizontal bars
Venue Panathinaiko Stadium
Date April 9
Competitors 11 from 1 nation
1st, gold medalist(s) Germany
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 team horizontal bar was the second of eight gymnastics events on the Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. It was conducted on 9 April. Only one team, from Germany, competed.


Place Team Team leader Athletes
1 Germany Germany Fritz Hofmann Konrad Böcker, Alfred Flatow, Gustav Flatow, Georg Hillmar, Fritz Manteuffel, Karl Neukirch, Richard Röstel, Gustav Schuft, Carl Schuhmann, Hermann Weingärtner


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  • 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 [2])
  • Smith, Michael Llewellyn (2004). Olympics in Athens 1896. The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. London: Profile Books. ISBN 1-86197-342-X.