Julius LENHART

États-Unis d'Amérique USA

  • Médailles
    2 O
    1 A
  • Participations
    1
  • Première participation
    St. Louis 1904
  • Année de naissance
    1875
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Julius LENHART

While Julius Lenhart always remained an Austrian citizen, he is sometimes listed as an American in Olympic results. This is due to the club he represented at the 1904 Olympics. Between 1903 and 1906, Lenhart worked in a machine factory in Philadelphia, and had joined the local Turnverein (German gymnastics club). Clubs were allowed to enter members that had signed up at least six months prior to the Olympics, which allowed Lenhart to compete for the Philadelphia Turngemeinde at the St. Louis Games. A real gymnast, he performed poorly in the athletics events that formed part of the all-around competition, but his skills on the apparatuses made up for that and won him the title, while Philadelphia won the team event. Lenhart himself was aware that he was billed as an American champion, writing about his Olympic experiences in the Austrian Sportzeitung in 1936. Lenhart, who had spent some time in Germany prior to his spell in the US, returned to Austria in 1906 and quit gymnastics two years later to work as a engineer constructing machinery. The Austrian Olympic Comittee recognized him as an Austrian champion only ten years after his death, using information supplied by Austrian Olympic historian Erich Kamper.

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St. Louis 1904

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Individual All-Around, Apparatus Work and Field Sports
Individual All-Around, Apparatus Work and Field Sports Artistic Gymnastics
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Individual All-Around, Apparatus Work
Individual All-Around, Apparatus Work Artistic Gymnastics
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Individual All-Around, Field Sports
Individual All-Around, Field Sports Artistic Gymnastics
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Team All-Around, Apparatus Work and Field Sports
Team All-Around, Apparatus Work and Field Sports Artistic Gymnastics