Karl Neukirch

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Non-starter
Full nameKarl Bruno Paul•Neukirch
Used nameKarl•Neukirch
Born3 November 1864 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Died27 June 1941 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
AffiliationsBerliner Turnerschaft
NOC Germany
Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2


Karl Neukirch, a master joiner from Berlin, was on the German team that went to the Italian gymnastics festival of 1895. He again joined the German team in 1896 for the Olympics, winning two team titles. His exact results are not known, but he was unplaced in individual events. Neukirch was a carpenter by profession.

After their return home, most team participants were excluded from the reactionary German Gymnastics Association as they were “involved in a sporting event dedicated to internationalism.” The winning teams were banned from national competitions in Berlin.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1896 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GER Karl Neukirch
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) AC
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) AC
Parallel Bars, Teams, Men (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) AC
Horizontal Bar, Teams, Men (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) AC
Athletics GER Karl Neukirch
Pole Vault, Men (Olympic) DNS