Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics – Men's team parallel bars

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Men's team parallel bars
at the Games of the I Olympiad
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German team at parallel bars
Venue Panathinaiko Stadium
Date April 9
Competitors 63 from 2 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Panellinios Gymnastikos Syllogos
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ethnikos Gymnastikos Syllogos
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 parallel bars was the first of eight gymnastics events on the Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. It was held on 9 April. Three teams took part, one German and two Greek. The German team won the competition.


Place Team Team leader Gymnasts
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
2 Greece Greece - Panellinios Sotirios Athanasopoulos Nikolaos Andriakopoulos, Petros Persakis, Thomas Xenakis,
29 others, names unknown
3 Greece Greece - Ethnikos Ioannis Chrysafis Ioannis Mitropoulos, Dimitrios Loundras, Filippos Karvelas,
15 others, names unknown


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