List of Olympic silver medal winners from the 1896 Summer Olympics, listed alphabetically with photos when available. There was a lot of intense competition at the 1896 Summer Olympics, so these athletes who took home a silver medal should certainly be commended. These famous silver medal winning athletes all competed in their own particular event at the 1896 Summer Olympics, but what they all have in common is that they were able to rise above their competition and take home a medal for their country. List features James Connolly, Robert Garrett and more.This list answers the question, "Which athletes won a silver medal at the 1896 Summer Olympics?" Every historic Olympic competitor from the 1896 Summer Olympics competed bravely, but only the ones on this list were lucky enough to win a silver medal.