Gymnastics
at the Games of the II Olympiad
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Gymnastics pictogram
VenueVélodrome de Vincennes
Dates29–30 July
No. of events1 (1 men, 0 women)
Competitors135 from 8 nations
← 1896
1904 →
Men's artistic individual all-around
at the Games of the II Olympiad
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Gymnastics competitions at the 1900 Summer Olympics. Gold medalist Gustave Sandras is depicted at top center.
VenueVélodrome de Vincennes
Dates29–30 July
Competitors135 from 8 nations
Winning score302
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Gustave Sandras
 France
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Noël Bas
 France
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Lucien Démanet
 France
1904 →

At the 1900 Summer Olympics one gymnastics event for men was contested. The competition was held on Sunday, 29 July 1900, and on Monday, 30 July 1900.[1][2] There were 135 competitors from 8 nations.[3] The top 18 places were taken by French gymnasts, of which there were more than 100. The event was won by Gustave Sandras, with Noël Bas finishing second and Lucien Démanet third. The highest-placing foreign gymnast was Jules Ducret of Switzerland, in a tie for 19th place.

Medal summary

Games Gold Silver Bronze
All around Gustave Sandras
 France
Noël Bas
 France
Lucien Démanet
 France

Background

This was the first appearance of an all-around event. There had been various apparatus events at the 1896 Games, but no overall competition. In contrast, the 1900 Games saw only the all-around event without medals or separate events for any individual apparatus. At the time, athletics events were often combined with gymnastics events in combined events such as this one.[3]

The Swiss championships were scheduled for a week after this competition, resulting in few Swiss gymnasts competing here.[3]

Competition format

Gymnasts performed in 16 exercises, many of them being two competitions of the same discipline with one compulsory exercise and one voluntary exercise. There was a maximum of 20 points in each exercise, leading to a total maximum of 320 points. The events were mostly gymnastic in nature, but also included a number of athletics events and a weightlifting competition.[4][5]

The combined high jump required a jump over a rope that was 1.25 metres above the ground and 1 metre away from the take-off. The scoring standard for the long jump was 5 metres; for the pole vault, 2.2 metres. The rope climbing featured a rope of 6 metres. The weightlifting used a 50 kilograms weight, with 2 points for each overhead lift up to 10 lifts.[3]

Schedule

Date Time Round
Sunday, 29 July 1900 Final
Monday, 30 July 1900 Final, continued

Results

Rank Gymnast Nation Score
1st place, gold medalist(s) Gustave Sandras  France 302
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Noël Bas  France 295
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Lucien Démanet  France 293
4 Pierre Payssé  France 290
Jules Rolland  France 290
6 Gustave Fahy  France 283
7 Joseph Martinez  France 277
8 Marcel Lalu  France 275
Georges Mauvezain  France 275
10 L. Léstienne  France 273
11 Georges Dejaeghère  France 272
12 Gaché  France 270
Joseph Lavielle  France 270
14 Jean Berhouzouq  France 268
15 Bollet  France 267
Joseph Castiglioni  France 267
17 Gaucher  France 266
18 Moreno  France 265
19 Jules Ducret  Switzerland 264
Obrecht  France 264
21 Daniel Lavielle  France 263
22 Monteil  France 262
23 Félix Ghysels  France 261
Oscar Jeanfavre  Switzerland 261
Schaan  France 261
26 Allègré  France 257
27 Fernand Ravoux  France 256
28 Camillo Pavanello  Italy 255
29 Hugo Peitsch  Germany 252
30 Paulin Lemaire  France 251
31 William Connor  Great Britain 250
32 Bettremieux  France 249
František Erben  Bohemia 249
Dominique Ravoux  France 249
35 Auguste Castille  France 248
Jules Perret  France 248
37 Paul Gibiard  France 247
Jules Lecoutre  France 247
Vedeux  France 247
40 Balossier  France 246
Imbert  France 246
Pratviel  France 246
43 Élie Bourgois  France 245
Charles Broadbeck  Switzerland 245
Honorez  France 245
46 Bouchon  France 244
47 Bornes  France 243
Émile Fréteur  France 243
49 Michaud  France 242
50 Jardinier  France 241
Labonal  France 241
Thiriet  France 241
53 Eugen Fürstenberger  Germany 240
54 Richard Genserowski  Germany 238
Pearce  Great Britain 238
56 Fernhbach  France 236
Émile Scherb  France 236
Strasser  France 236
59 Emil Rotong  Germany 234
60 Grimm  France 233
Simon  France 233
62 Boulanger  France 232
Lévy  France 232
64 Deroubaix  France 231
65 Blanchard  France 230
Jean-Marie le Bourvelec  France 230
67 Julese Deleval  France 229
Salzard  France 229
69 Fierens  France 228
70 Georges Dubois  France 225
71 Carl Wiegand  Germany 224
72 Fritz Manteuffel  Germany 223
73 William Lloyd Phillips  Great Britain 222
74 Dejean  France 221
75 Bourgougnoux  France 220
Henri Fréteur  France 220
77 Franz Abbé  Germany 219
Otto Meyer  France 219
79 Fritz Danner  Germany 216
Douchet  France 216
Erwin Kurtz  Germany 216
Pradairol  France 216
Viart  France 216
84 Debailly  France 214
Joseph Decroze  France 214
Rostin  France 214
Fritz Sauer  Germany 214
88 Aubert  France 211
Dufeite  France 211
Gillet  France 211
Gyula Kakas  Hungary 211
Labouret  France 211
93 Bourry  France 210
Koubi  France 210
Pelat  France 210
Viéville  France 210
97 Ollivier  France 209
98 Chapau  France 208
99 De Poorten  Belgium 207
100 Minot  France 206
101 Coone  France 205
102 Denis  France 204
Gustav Flatow  Germany 204
Jules Pinaud  France 204
105 Albert Barodet  France 201
106 Sidrac  France 200
107 Julius Nuninger  Germany 199
108 Sourzat  France 196
109 Buchert  France 195
Lacombe  France 195
111 Van Hule  France 194
112 Michelet  Belgium 192
113 Favier  France 190
Fouché  France 190
115 Lemoine  France 187
116 Charles Deckert  France 184
117 Germain  France 183
118 Jacquemin  France 180
Adolf Tannert  Germany 180
120 Daniel Kehr  France 178
121 Coucou  France 177
122 Cousin  France 175
Leroux  France 175
124 Henry Hiatt  Great Britain 172
125 Vandenhaute  France 166
126 Bernillon  France 164
Delaleau  France 164
Parisot  France 164
Samuel Roche  France 164
130 Touche  France 154
131 Prilleux  France 149
132 Bayer  France 145
133 Terrier  France 133
Gyula Katona  Hungary DNF
Oscar Naumann  Germany DNF

Participating nations

A total of 135 gymnasts from 8 nations competed at the Paris Games:

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 France1113
Totals (1 nations)1113

References

  1. ^ "Gymnastics at the 1900 Paris Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Artistic Gymnastics at the 1900 Summer Olympics". Olympedia. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d [70008 "Individual All-Around, Men"]. Olympedia. Retrieved 31 March 2021. ((cite web)): Check |url= value (help)
  4. ^ "Gymnastics at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Men's Individual All-Around". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Gymnastics at the 1900 Summer Olympics: Individual All-Around, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 22 July 2020.