Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics – Men's vault

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Men's vault
at the Games of the I Olympiad
Schuhmann cavallo atene 1896.jpg
Carl Schuhmann on the vault
Venue Panathinaiko Stadium
Date April 9
Competitors 15 from 5 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Carl Schuhmann
2nd, silver medalist(s) Louis Zutter
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hermann Weingärtner
1904 →

The men's vault was one of the eight gymnastics events on the Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. The third event, it was held on 9 April. 15 athletes from five nations competed. The Germans captured the gold and bronze medals, while Zutter won the silver for Switzerland.


Place Athlete
1  Carl Schuhmann (GER)
2  Louis Zutter (SUI)
3  Hermann Weingärtner (GER)
-  Konrad Böcker (GER)
 Charles Champaud (BUL)
 Alfred Flatow (GER)
 Gustav Flatow (GER)
 Georg Hilmar (GER)
 Gyula Kakas (HUN)
 Fritz Manteuffel (GER)
 Karl Neukirch (GER)
 Richard Röstel (GER)
 Gustav Schuft (GER)
 Henrik Sjöberg (SWE)
 Desiderius Wein (HUN)


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