Louis Zutter

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Louis Zutter
Full name Louis Arnold Zutter
Country represented   Switzerland
Born Dec 2, 1865
Died Nov 10, 1946
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics

Louis Arnold Zutter (December 2, 1865 – November 10, 1946) was a Swiss gymnast. He competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens.

Zutter won one of the events, the pommel horse. He was also the runner-up in two more events, the vault and the parallel bars. In addition, he competed in the horizontal bar event, but without success.

He was born in Les Ponts-de-Martel and lived in Peseux, where he was a member of the gymnastics club La Société des Amis gymnastes de Neuchâtel. In 1893 his father was hired as a trainer in Panachaikos Gymnastikos Syllogos and Louis became a member of the club. After his success in the 1896 Olympics, he was honoured in Patras with the Greek athletes by the city. The Zutter family left Greece due to the Greco-Turkish War (1897).


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