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Hennig, Edward

Edward Hennig

Induction Year : 1976

Sport: Gymnastics

First athlete from Cleveland to compete in Olympics (1904), winning gold medal for Indian club swinging and tying for first place in horizontal bars. Won 14 National AAU championships and three National Turner titles. In 1948, at age 62, he was voted the outstanding amateur athlete in Northeastern Ohio and finished third in the balloting for the Sullivan Trophy given by AAU to the nation’s outstanding amateur athlete of the year.