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Carl Schumann—Athletics, Gymnastics, Weightlifting,Wrestling


Full Name: Carl Schumann

Date of Birth: 12 th May, 1869

Died on: 24 th March, 1946

Country: Germany

Sport involved in: Athletics, Gymnastics, Weightlifting and Wrestling

Achievements made:

•  Winner of gold medals in the team parallel bars, team horizontal bars and the horse vault event at the 1896 Athens Summer Games

•  Gold medalist in the Greco-Roman style wrestling competition at the 1896 Athens Summer Games

Career and achievements: Carl Schumann was a participant at the 1896 Athens Summer Games . In the 1896 games, Schumann competed in various athletic events. He was a member of the German gymnastics team. The German team won gold medals in the horizontal bars and parallel bars events. Schumann won the third Olympic gold medal in the individual horse vault event. He competed in the parallel bars, horizontal bar, rings and pommel horse events in the Games. However in these competitions, he could not be much successful. Schumann won his fourth gold medal in the Greco-Roman style wrestling competition. In the final of the wrestling competition, he defeated Georgios Tsitas of Greece. He also competed in the weightlifting competition. However, there he could not win any prize. In the long jump, triple jump and shot put events Schumann could not win any medal either. The great athlete died on 24 th March in 1946.

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