Austria at the 1912 Summer Olympics

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Austria at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  AUT
NOC Austrian Olympic Committee
Website www.oeoc.at (German)
At the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm
Competitors 85 (76 men and 6 women) in 12 sports
Medals
Rank: 17
Gold
0
Silver
2
Bronze
2
Total
4
Olympic history (summary)
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The team of Austria at the opening ceremony.

Austria competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. Austrian and Hungarian results at early Olympic Games are generally kept separate despite the union of the two nations as Austria-Hungary at the time. 85 competitors, 76 men and 6 women, took part in 46 events in 12 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Verderber, RichardRichard Verderber
Otto Herschmann
Rudolf Cvetko
Friedrich Golling
Andreas Suttner
Albert Bogen
Reinhold Trampler
Fencing Men's team sabre July 15
 Silver Pipes, FelixFelix Pipes
Arthur Zborzil
Tennis Men's outdoor doubles July 5
 Bronze Verderber, RichardRichard Verderber Fencing Men's foil July 8
 Bronze Adler, MargareteMargarete Adler
Klara Milch
Josephine Sticker
Berta Zahourek
Swimming Women's 4x100m freestyle relay July 15

Aquatics[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Eight swimmers competed for Austria at the 1912 Games. It was the fifth time the nation had competed in swimming, a sport in which Austria had competed at each Olympic Games. The team finished with a bronze medal, won in the women's relay event, for the third straight time that the Austrian swimming team had won precisely one bronze medal.

None of the Austrian swimmers advanced to the finals in their individual events; only two reached the semifinals. The women's relay team was one of four to compete. A single race was held, in which the Austrian women came in third behind Great Britain and Germany but before the host Sweden.

Men
Swimmer Events Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Franz Schuh 400 m freestyle N/A 6:09.4 3 Did not advance
1500 m freestyle N/A 25:19.8 2 Q Did not start Did not advance
Zeno von Singalewicz 400 m breaststroke N/A 7:04.0 3 q Did not finish Did not advance
Josef Wastl 200 m breaststroke N/A 3:25.6 4 Did not advance
400 m breaststroke N/A Did not finish Did not advance
Women
Swimmer Events Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Margaret Adler 100 m freestyle N/A 1:34.4 4 Did not advance
Josefa Kellner 100 m freestyle N/A 1:41.2 4 Did not advance
Klara Milch 100 m freestyle N/A 1:37.2 3 Did not advance
Josephine Sticker 100 m freestyle N/A 1:31.8 4 Did not advance
Berta Zahourek 100 m freestyle N/A 1:38.6 3 Did not advance
Margarete Adler
Klara Milch
Josephine Sticker
Berta Zahourek
4×100 m free relay N/A 6:17.0 3

Water polo[edit]

Austria made its Olympic water polo debut in 1912. The team advanced to the final, on the strength of a one-goal win over Hungary in the quarterfinals and a bye in the semifinals. Austria was then crushed by the British side, 8 to nil, in the final. Following this, and due to the use of the Bergvall System for the tournament, the Austrians did not automatically win the silver medal (as they would in a standard single-elimination tournament) but had to compete further. Their first silver-medal round match was against Sweden; a win in this match would pit the Austrians against Belgium for silver and bronze. Austria lost, however, and thus their match against Belgium meant either bronze or fourth place for the squad. A tight loss to the Belgians dropped the Austrian side from the medals race.

Team Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Repechage semifinal Repechage final Silver round 1 Silver round 2 Silver match Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Austria Water polo  Hungary (HUN)
W 5–4
Bye  Great Britain (GBR)
L 0–8
Bye Bye  Sweden (SWE)
L 1–8
 Belgium (BEL)
L 5–4
Did not advance 4
Quarterfinals
July 9, 1912 Austria  5–4  Hungary Djurgårdsbrunnsviken
Scheff, ? Goals Fazekas, Hégner, Rémi, ?
Final
July 13, 1912 Austria  0–8  Great Britain Djurgårdsbrunnsviken
Goals ?
Silver round 1
July 14, 1912 Austria  1–8  Sweden Djurgårdsbrunnsviken
Scheff Goals R. Andersson (3), Bergqvist (3), V. Andersson (2)
Silver round 2
July 15, 1912 Sweden  4–5  Belgium Djurgårdsbrunnsviken
Scheff, ? Goals ?

Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics[edit]

12 athletes represented Austria. It was the third appearance of the nation in athletics. Hans Tronner's fifth place finish in the discus throw was the best result for Austria in 1912, tying the best placing in the nation's history for athletics.

The rank given is the rank in that athlete's heat.

Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Philipp Ehrenreich Long jump N/A 6.14 23 Did not advance
Fritz Fleischer 100 m  ? 4 Did not advance
200 m  ? 3 Did not advance
Viktor Franzl Long jump N/A 6.57 18 Did not advance
Pole vault N/A 3.20 18 Did not advance
Karl Hack Marathon N/A Did not finish
Gustav Kröjer Triple jump N/A 13.45 15 Did not advance
Javelin throw N/A No mark 24 Did not advance
Pentathlon N/A Elim-3 54 21
Felix Kwieton Marathon N/A 3:00:48.0 20
Wladyslaw Ponurski 200 m  ? 4 Did not advance
400 m  ? 3 Did not advance
Emmerich Rath Marathon N/A 3:27:03.8 33
Ind. cross country N/A Did not finish
Rudolf Rauch 100 m  ? 3 Did not advance
200 m  ? 3 Did not advance
Josef Schäffer Shot put N/A 11.44 13 Did not advance
Discus throw N/A 34.87 29 Did not advance
Two handed discus N/A 63.50 16 Did not advance
Decathlon N/A 6568.585 10
Hans Tronner Discus throw N/A 41.24 5 Did not advance
Two handed discus N/A 66.66 13 Did not advance
Fritz Weinzinger 100 m  ? 3 Did not advance
Fritz Fleischer
Gustav Kröjer
Rudolf Rauch
Fritz Weinzinger
4x100 m 44.8 2 Did not advance

Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling[edit]

6 cyclists represented Austria. It was the second appearance of the nation in cycling, in which Austria had not competed since 1896. Robert Rammer was the first Austrian to finish the time trial, which was the only cycling race held; he placed 23rd. As a team, the top four Austrian cyclists placed 7th out of the 15 competing teams.

Road cycling[edit]

Cyclist Events Final
Result Rank
Josef Hellensteiner Ind. time trial 11:54:00.2 45
Adolf Kofler Ind. time trial 11:39:32.6 31
Rudolf Kramer Ind. time trial 11:53:12.8 43
Robert Rammer Ind. time trial 11:30:40.8 23
Alois Wacha Ind. time trial 12:01:12.4 52
Josef Zilker Ind. time trial 11:54:38.7 46
Josef Hellensteiner
Adolf Kofler
Rudolf Kramer
Robert Rammer
Team time trial 46:57:26.4 7

Diving pictogram.svg Diving[edit]

A single diver represented Austria, which was one of three nations (along with Great Britain and host Sweden) to send women to the first Olympic women's diving competition. It was Austria's first appearance in diving. Hanny Kellner did not finish the competition.

Diver Events Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Hanny Kellner 10 m platform Did not finish Did not advance

Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing[edit]

12 fencers represented Austria. It was the fourth appearance of the nation in fencing, in which Austria had not competed in 1904. The sabre team's second place finish was Austria's best fencing result to date, as the nation had done no better than bronze before. It was Otto Herschmann's second silver medal—he had won one in swimming 16 years earlier. Richard Verderber, another member of the sabre team, was the only Austrian to qualify for the final in an individual event, winning the bronze in the foil event.

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Record Rank Record Rank Record Rank Record Rank
Albert Bogen Sabre 2 wins 2 Q Did not start Did not advance
Rudolf Cvetko Foil 3 losses 5 Did not advance
Franz Dereani Foil 4 losses 5 Did not advance
Sabre 1 win 2 Q Did not start Did not advance
Friedrich Golling Foil 2 losses 3 Q 4 losses 5 Did not advance
Sabre 2 wins 4 Did not advance
Arthur Griez von Ronse Épée 4 losses 3 Q 3 losses 4 Did not advance
Karl Münich Sabre 3 wins 1 Q Did not start Did not advance
Josef Puhm Foil 3 losses 4 Did not advance
Sabre 2 wins 3 Q Did not start Did not advance
Andreas Suttner Foil 3 losses 4 Did not advance
Reinhold Trampler Foil 5 losses 6 Did not advance
Richard Verderber Foil 1 loss 1 Q 2 losses 3 Q 0 losses 1 Q 4–3 3
Ernest zu Hohenlohe Sabre Bye 3 losses 4 Did not advance
Albert Bogen
Rudolf Cvetko
Friedrich Golling
Otto Herschmann
Andreas Suttner
Reinhold Trampler
Richard Verderber
Team sabre N/A 2–0 1 Q 2–1 2 Q 2–1 2

Football pictogram.svg Football[edit]

Round of 16

1912-06-29
Austria  5 – 1  Germany
Robert Merz Goal 75' Goal 81'
Studnicka Goal 58'
Neubauer Goal 62'
Cimera Goal 89'
Jäger Goal 35'
Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm
Attendance: 2,000

Quarterfinals

1912-06-30
Netherlands  3 – 1  Austria
Bouvy Goal 8'
ten Cate Goal 12'
Vos Goal 30'
Müller Goal 41'
Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm
Attendance: 7,000

Consolation quarterfinals

1912-07-01
Austria  1 – 0  Norway
Grundwald Goal 2'
Traneberg Stadium, Stockholm
Attendance: 200

Consolation semifinals

1912-07-03
Austria  5 – 1  Italy
Grundwald Goal 40' Goal 89'
Müller Goal 30'
Hussak Goal 49'
Studnicka Goal 65'
Berardo Goal 81'
Olympiastadion, Stockholm
Attendance: 3,500

Consolation final

1912-07-05
Hungary  3 – 0  Austria
Schlosser Goal 32'
Pataki Goal 60'
Bodnár Goal 76'
Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm
Attendance: 5,000
Final rank
6th place

Modern pentathlon pictogram.svg Modern pentathlon[edit]

Austria had one competitor in the first Olympic pentathlon competition.

(The scoring system was point-for-place in each of the five events, with the smallest point total winning.)

Athlete Shooting Swimming Fencing Riding Running Total points Rank
Score Points Time Points Wins Touches Points Penalties Time Points Time Points
Edmond Bernhardt 135 26 5:03.6 2 17 18 6 0 12:01.6 12 22:34.0 14 60 8

Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing[edit]

Six rowers represented Austria. It was the nation's first appearance in rowing. Neither of Austria's two boats finished their first round heats.

(Ranks given are within each crew's heat.)

Rower Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Alfred Heinrich Single sculls Did not finish Did not advance
Hugo Cuzna
Emil Jand (cox)
Georg Kröder
Fritz Krombholz
Richard Mayer
Coxed fours Did not finish Did not advance

Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting[edit]

Seven shooters represented Austria. It was the nation's first appearance in shooting.

Rower Event Final
Result Rank
Edmond Bernhardt 50 m pistol 245 53
25 m rapid fire pistol 194 40
Johann Dulnig 600 m free rifle 41 81
300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 41 81
Heinrich Elbogen 100 m deer, single shots 38 7
100 m deer, double shots 48 16
Adolf Michel 100 m deer, single shots 36 10
Peter Paternelli 100 m deer, single shots 31 15
Adolf Schmal, Jr. 50 m pistol 406 39
25 m rapid fire pistol 269 20
Eberhard Steinböck 100 m deer, single shots 23 31
Heinrich Elbogen
Adolf Michel
Peter Paternelli
Eberhard Steinböck
100 m team deer, single shots 115 4

Tennis[edit]

Three tennis players represented Austria at the 1912 Games. It was the nation's second appearance, and two of the players were veterans of the 1908 Summer Olympics. These two, Pipes and Zborzil, gave the nation its first Olympic medal in tennis with their silver in the outdoor doubles—an event in which they had lost a quarterfinal match four years earlier.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 128 Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Felix Pipes Outdoor singles  Lindpainter (GER)
W 6-2, 6-3, 6-3
 Tapscott (RSA)
L 3-6, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 7-5
Did not advance 31
Ludwig von Salm Outdoor singles Bye  Petersen (NOR)
W 6-1, 7-5, 6-3
 Boström (SWE)
W 7-5, 6-4, 6-1
 Wennergren (SWE)
W 6-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-1
 Kitson (RSA)
L 6-2, 6-2, 6-4
Did not advance 5
Arthur Zborzil Outdoor singles Bye  Benckert (SWE)
W 6-2, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
 Robětín (BOH)
W 6-4, 6-2, 6-1
 Šebek (BOH)
W 6-1, 6-0, 3-6, 6-2
 Kreuzer (GER)
L 6-4, 6-3, 6-2
Did not advance 5
Felix Pipes
Arthur Zborzil
Outdoor doubles N/A  Bjørklund & Smith (NOR)
W 6-0, 6-2, 6-0
Bye  Benckert & Boström (SWE)
W 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
 Canet & Mény (FRA)
W 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 10-8, 10-8
 Kitson & Winslow (RSA)
L 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2
2

Wrestling[edit]

Greco-Roman[edit]

Eight wrestlers competed in Austria's Olympic wrestling debut, two each in four of the five weight classes. Four of the eight reached the fourth round of competition before receiving their second loss, but none was able to advance further into the tournament.

Wrestler Class First round Second round Third round Fourth round Fifth round Sixth round Seventh round Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Match A
Opposition
Result
Match B
Opposition
Result
Match C
Opposition
Result
Rank
Karl Barl Light heavyweight  Pikker (RUS)
L
 Løvold (NOR)
W
 Christensen (DEN)
L
Did not advance 16
Viktor Fischer Lightweight  Frydenlund (NOR)
W
 Laitinen (FIN)
L
 Hansen (DEN)
W
 Malmström (SWE)
L
Did not advance 17
Peter Kokotowitsch Middleweight  Gargano (ITA)
W
 Fältström (SWE)
L
 Polis (RUS)
W
 Jokinen (FIN)
L
Did not advance 11
Hans Rauss Featherweight  Koskelo (FIN)
L
 Retzer (USA)
W
Bye  Lehmusvirta (FIN)
L
Did not advance 12
Friedrich Schärer Featherweight  Retzer (USA)
W
 Andersson (SWE)
W
 Koskelo (FIN)
L
 Hetmar (DEN)
L
Did not advance 12
Josef Stejskal Lightweight  Tirkkonen (FIN)
L
 Urvikko (FIN)
L
Did not advance 31
Alois Totuschek Middleweight  Johansson (SWE)
L
 Rhys (GBR)
W
 Frank (SWE)
W
 Westerlund (FIN)
L
Did not advance 11
Johann Trestler Light heavyweight  Gardini (ITA)
L
 Lange (GER)
L
Did not advance 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Austria at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 

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