Gymnastics at the 1904 Summer Olympics

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At the 1904 Summer Olympics of Saint Louis, Missouri, eleven gymnastics events were contested, all for men only.

The 1904 Games had a confusing program of events spread out over several months, and the gymnastics competition was no different. The International Olympic Committee considers two sets of events as "Olympic":

  • International Turners' Championship held July 1–2, comprising the all-around, triathlon, and team events
  • Olympic Gymnastics Championships held October 29, comprising the seven individual apparatus events and the combined event.

The individual all-around was a combination of the gymnastic triathlon competition and the athletics triathlon. The team competition was a combination of individual scores from the individual all-around. Germany was entered in the team competition, but their entry was banned by the organisers because the team's members were not from the same club.[1] The parallel bars, horizontal bar, vault, and pommel horse scores for each gymnast were summed to get the "combined" score.

Gymnastics

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
All-around
details
Julius Lenhart
 United States
Wilhelm Weber
 Germany
Adolf Spinnler
 Switzerland
Combined
details
Anton Heida
 United States
George Eyser
 United States
William Merz
 United States
Triathlon
details
Adolf Spinnler
 Switzerland
Julius Lenhart
 United States
Wilhelm Weber
 Germany
Team
details
 United States (USA)
Philadelphia Turngemeinde
John Grieb
Anton Heida
Max Hess
Philip Kassel
Julius Lenhart
Ernst Reckeweg
 United States (USA)
New York Turnverein
Emil Beyer
John Bissinger
Arthur Rosenkampff
Julian Schmitz
Otto Steffen
Max Wolf
 United States (USA)
Central Turnverein, Chicago
John Duha
Charles Krause
George Mayer
Robert Maysack
Philip Schuster
Edward Siegler
Club swinging
details
Edward Hennig
 United States
Emil Voigt
 United States
Ralph Wilson
 United States
Horizontal bar
details
Anton Heida
 United States
Edward Hennig
 United States
none awarded George Eyser
 United States
Parallel bars
details
George Eyser
 United States
Anton Heida
 United States
John Duha
 United States
Pommel horse
details
Anton Heida
 United States
George Eyser
 United States
William Merz
 United States
Rings
details
Herman Glass
 United States
William Merz
 United States
Emil Voigt
 United States
Rope climbing
details
George Eyser
 United States
Charles Krause
 United States
Emil Voigt
 United States
Vault
details
George Eyser
 United States
Anton Heida
 United States
none awarded William Merz
 United States

Participating nations

119 gymnasts from 3 nations competed.

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 12 8 9 29
2  Switzerland (SUI) 1 0 1 2
3  Germany (GER) 0 1 1 2
Totals (3 nations) 13 9 11 33

References

  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2007-04-09.
  • James E. Sullivan, ed. (1905). Spalding's Official Athletic Almanac (PDF) (PDF). New York: American Sports Publishing. pp. 203, 245–247. Retrieved 2007-04-09.
  1. ^ Wallechinsky, David (2012). The Book of Olympic Lists. London, UK: Aurum Press Ltd. p. 247. ISBN 9781845137731.
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