Germany at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Germany competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.

Germany at the
1900 Summer Olympics
Flag of the German Empire
IOC codeGER
NOCGerman Olympic Sports Confederation
Websitewww.dosb.de (in German) (in English) (in French)
in Paris
Competitors76 in 10 sports
Medals
Ranked 7th
Gold
4
Silver
2
Bronze
2
Total
8
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
 Saar (1952)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)
 East Germany (1968–1988)
 West Germany (1968–1988)

Medalists

Germany finished in seventh position in the final medal rankings, with four gold medals and eight medals overall.

Medal Name Sport Event
 GoldErnst HoppenbergSwimmingMen's 200m backstroke
 GoldGermania Ruder Club, HamburgRowingCoxed four
 GoldDeutscher Schwimm Verband BerlinSwimmingmen's 200m team swimming
 GoldGeorg Naue
Heinrich Peters
Ottokar Weise
Paul Wiesner
Sailing1-2 ton race 2
 SilverGeorg Naue
Heinrich Peters
Ottokar Weise
Paul Wiesner
Sailingopen class
 SilverSC 1880 FrankfurtRugbymen's competition
 BronzeFavorite HammoniaRowingCoxed four
 BronzeLudwigshafener RudervereinRowingCoxed four

Athletics

Six German athletes had 10 entries in nine athletics events, not winning any medals.

Athlete Events Heat Semi-final Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Kurt Doerry 100 m 11.5 2 Q DNF Did not advance
Julius Keyl Unknown 4 Did not advance
Albert Werkmüller 200 m Unknown 4 n/a Did not advance
Gustav Rau 200 m hurdles Unknown 5 n/a Did not advance
Franz Duhne 2500 m steeplechase n/a Unknown 6
4000 m steeplechase n/a Unknown 6
Athlete Events Qualifier Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Waldemar Steffen High jump n/a 1.70 4
Long jump 6.30 8 Did not advance
Triple jump n/a Unknown Unknown
Standing triple jump n/a Unknown Unknown

Cycling

The second Olympic cycling competition saw Germany appear for its second time. This time, the German cyclists won no medals.

EventPlaceCyclistRound 1QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
2000 metre sprintKarl Duill1st place
heat 8
2nd place
quarterfinal 3
Did not advance
Paul Gottron1st place
heat 3
2nd place
quarterfinal 9
Did not advance
Georg Drescher4th-8th place
heat 5
Did not advance

Fencing

Germany first competed in fencing at the Olympics in the sport's second appearance. The nation sent two fencers.

EventPlaceFencerRound 1QuarterfinalsRepechageSemifinalsFinal
Épée35-104Willy Sulzbacher3rd place
pool D
Did not advanceNone heldDid not advance
Sabre19-23Alfons Schöne5th-6th
in pool
None heldDid not advance

Gymnastics

Germany, which had dominated the first gymnastics competitions four years earlier, failed to win a medal in the second Olympic gymnastics competition.

EventPlaceGymnastScore
Combined29Hugo Peitsch252
53Eugen Fürstenberger240
54Richard Genserowski238
59Emil Rotong234
71Carl Wiegand224
72Fritz Manteuffel223
77Franz Abbé219
79Fritz Danner216
Erwin Willi Kurtz216
84Fritz Sauer214
102Gustav Felix Flatow204
107Julius Nuninger199
118Adolf Tannert180
Oscar NaumannDid not finish

Rowing

EventPlaceBoatRound 1SemifinalsFinal
Coxed four1stGermania Ruder Club, Hamburg
Gustav Goßler, Oskar Goßler, Walter Katzenstein, Waldemar Tietgens, Carl Heinrich Goßler (cox)
None held5:56.2
1st, semifinal 3
5:59.0
1st, final B
3rdLudwigshafener Ruderverein
Ernst Felle, Otto Fickeisen, Carl Lehle, Hermann Wilker, Franz Kröwerath (cox)
6:14.0
1st, semifinal 1
6:05.0
3rd, final B
3rdFavorite Hammonia
Wilhelm Carstens, Julius Körner, Adolf Möller, Hugo Rüster, Max Ammermann (cox)
6:03.0
3rd, semifinal 3
7:18.2
3rd, final A
Coxed eights4thGermania Ruder Club, Hamburg
Gustav Goßler, Oskar Goßler, Ernst Jencquel, Edgar Katzenstein, Walter Katzenstein, Theodor Laurezzari, Waldemar Tietgens, Arthur Warncke, Alexander Gleichmann,[1] unknown cox
None held5:04.8
3rd, semifinal 1
6:33.0

Rugby

Germany was one of three teams to compete in the first Olympic rugby games. Germany lost its only game, against France. The game against Great Britain was cancelled due to travel plans.

EventPlaceTeamMatch 1Match 2Match 3
Men's rugby2ndFrankfurt Club
Albert Amrhein, Hugo Betting, Jacob Herrmann, Willy Hofmeister, Hermann Kreuzer, Arnold Landvoigt, Hans Latscha, Erich Ludwig, Richard Ludwig, Fritz Müller, Eduard Poppe, Heinrich Reitz, August Schmierer, Adolf Stockhausen, Georg Wenderoth
Lost 27-17
vs. France
Cancelled
vs. Great Britain

Sailing

Germany's four sailors were fairly successful in the 1900 events, taking 2 medals. They took the silver medal in the open class and the gold in the 1-2 ton, but disqualified from the ½-1 ton class for being overweight.

EventPlaceSailorsTime (total)
½-1 ton classGeorg Naue
Heinrich Peters
Ottokar Weise
Paul Wiesner
Disqualified
1-2 ton class1stGeorg Naue
Heinrich Peters
Ottokar Weise
Paul Wiesner
3:09:19
Open class2ndGeorg Naue
Heinrich Peters
Ottokar Weise
Paul Wiesner
3:09:19

Swimming

EventPlaceSwimmerSemifinalsFinal
Men's 200 metre
freestyle
8thJulius Frey2:50.4
3rd, semifinal 1
2:58.2
Men's 1000 metre
freestyle
4thMax Hainle15:54.0
1st, semifinal 4
15:22.6
Men's 200 metre
backstroke
1stErnst Hoppenberg2:54.4
1st, semifinal 1
2:47.0
EventPlaceSwimmerSecondsMetresScore
Men's underwater swimming6thHans Aniol30.036.95103.9
EventPlaceTeamSwimmersScore
Men's 200 metre
team swimming
1stDeutscher Schwimm Verband Berlin[2]Julius Frey
Max Hainle
Ernst Hoppenberg
Herbert von Petersdorff
Max Schöne
33 points

Water polo

EventPlaceTeamQuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
Men's water polo5thBerliner Swimming Club Otter
Hans Aniol, Paul Gebauer, Max Hainle, Georg Hax, Gustav Lexau, Herbert von Petersdorff, Fritz Schneider
Lost
3-2
Did not advance

Notes

  1. Gleichmann was the coxswain for the semifinal, but not for the final. The name of the coxswain Hamburg used for the final is unknown.
  2. This is the roster according to the IOC database. Petersdorff did not actually swim, but was on the team. Mallon and de Wael both replace Frey and Schöne with Gustav Lexau and Ernest Luhrsen.
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