Carl Schuhmann

Carl Schuhmann ( born May 12, 1869 in Münster, Westphalia, † March 24, 1946 in Berlin) was a German athlete. As a four- time Olympic gold medalist at the Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, he is one of the most successful Sommerolympioniken.


Schuhmann, a professional goldsmith, at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens was one of the most successful athletes, the most wins, and, together with Fritz Hofmann with five medals, the most medals won with four wins by Hermann Weingartner, the six Medals were awarded. In addition, Schuhmann was the most versatile athletes. He won his medals for first place in the Gymnastics with the German team on parallel bars and high bar, as well as in the individual event in the horse jump. Also in wrestling, he won the competition, something special a stir because it was the smallest participating athletes with 1.63 m. He defeated the Greeks Georgios Tsitas, who was both larger and heavier than Schumann, in a 65 -minute battle that lasted two days. He also won bronze at the beidarmiger competition of weightlifting and participated in track and field.

In 2008 he was one of the first 40 athletes who have been added to the constituent in the Hall of Fame of German sport.