Carl Schuhmann was an athlete from Germany that competed in 4 different sports in the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. He was a part of the German Olympic Gymnastics Team and took gold in the vault and the team parallel bars and horizontal bars. He also won another gold medal in Greco-Roman Wrestling. He also took part in weighlifting (4th place), triple jump (5th place), long jump and shot put. He was the most successful athlete at the Athens Games, and today, is only one of three athletes that competed in 4 different sports at the same Olympics.
competed in athletics / track & field (long jump, triple jump (5th place), and shot put) - didn't place
"most successful athlete at the inaugural Olympics of the modern era"
Medal Ceremony: "...there was particularly enthusiastic applause for Germany’s athlete Carl Schuhmann, winner of four titles in Athens and who according to The Times’ correspondent was “a favourite with the crowd”."
1908 games, his student, Otto Bauscher, represented Great Britain
1936 part of the gymnastics expedition & tribute in the Olympic Stadium