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John Bissinger

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Frederick•Bissinger, Jr.
Used nameJohn•Bissinger
Born7 January 1879 in New York, New York (USA)
Died20 January 1941 in Bronx, New York (USA)
Measurements180 cm
AffiliationsNew York Turnverein, New York (USA)
NOC United States


John Bissinger was a member of the New York Turnverein in 1904 and was one of its top gymnasts. His best finish individually at the Olympics was fifth in the triathlon. Bissinger won several National Championships, including the 1901 and 1903 all-around title; the horse vault in 1898, 1900-01, and 1903; the pommeled horse in 1899-1901 and 1903, and the 1901 horizontal bar championship.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA John Bissinger
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 8
Individual All-Around, Field Sports, Men (Olympic) 5
Individual All-Around, Apparatus Work, Men (Olympic) 14
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) New York Turnverein, New York 2 Silver