Gymnastics At the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's Rope Climbing
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Gymnastics At the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's Rope Climbing
Men's rope climbing
at the Games of the I Olympiad
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Rope climbing event during 1896 Summer Olympics
VenuePanathinaiko Stadium
DateApril 10
Competitors5from 4 nations
Medalists

The men's rope climbing was one of eight gymnastics events on the Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. The final event in the gymnastics competition, rope climbing was held on 10 April. The rope was 14 metres long, suspended from a frame. Time and style were considered in placing the competitors who reached the top and distance climbed separating those who did not make it all the way up. Five competitors entered, with the two Greeks taking top honors by being the only two to complete the climb. The German Fritz Hofmann won the bronze medal, while the weightlifting champions Viggo Jensen and Launceston Elliot finished fourth and fifth.[1]

Results

Rank Gymnast Nation Height
1st place, gold medalist(s) Nikolaos Andriakopoulos  Greece 14.0 m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Thomas Xenakis  Greece 14.0 m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Fritz Hofmann  Germany 12.5 m
4 Viggo Jensen  Denmark Unknown
5 Launceston Elliot  Great Britain Unknown

References

  1. ^ "Gymnastics at the 1896 Athina Summer Games: Men's Rope Climbing". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 2019.

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