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Gustav Schuft

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFritz Richard Gustav•Schuft
Used nameGustav•Schuft
Born16 June 1876 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Died8 February 1948 in Cottbus, Brandenburg (GER)
AffiliationsTiB, Berlin (GER)
NOC Germany

Biography

Gustav Schuft, a trained engraver, did not achieve any major results other than the 1896 Olympics. In Athina, he represented the Berlin gymnastics club, but he later competed for Cottbus Turnverein. His exact results at the 1896 Athens Olympics are not known, but he was unplaced in individual events. Together with the German team he won two gold medals. 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.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1896 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GER Gustav Schuft
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 Gustav Schuft
High Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS