Germany at the 1896 Summer Olympics

Germany At The 1896 Summer Olympics

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Germany at the 1896 Summer Olympics

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Germany competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.The Germans were the third most successful nation in terms of both gold medals (6 plus 1 as part of a mixed team) and total medals (13). Gymnastics was the sport in which Germany excelled. The German team had 19 athletes. The Germans had 75 entries in 26 events (of which 48 entries were in the 8 gymnastics events), taking 13 medals.




  • Alfred Flatow - gymnastics, horizontal bar
  • August von Gödrich - cycling, road race
  • Fritz Hofmann - athletics, 100 metres
  • Hermann Weingärtner - gymnastics, pommel horse
  • Hermann Weingärtner - gymnastics, rings


  • Fritz Hofmann - gymnastics, rope climbing
  • Hermann Weingärtner - gymnastics, vault

Results by event


Hofmann's silver medal in the 100 metres was the only medal earned by the German...
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