Athens, 1896, Games of the I Olympiad. Men's artistic gymnastics: Carl SCHUMANN of Germany performs in the horse vault event. He won the gold medal. Credit: IOC Olympic Museum Collections/MEYER Albert
Other names: SCHUHMANN, Karl
Born: 12 May 1869
Deceased: 24 March 1946
Birthplace: Münster (Germany)
ATTENDANCE AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES
Champion of Both Gymnastics and Wrestling
Carl Schumann won three events in gymnastics (individual horse vault and horizontal bar and parallel bars team competitions) en 1896. He also won the Greco-Roman wrestling tournament in a major upset. Schumann also competed in three events in athletics (long jump, triple jump and shot put) and in weightlifting.