Germany at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Germany at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  GER
NOC German Olympic Sports Confederation
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At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 81 (79 men, 2 women)
Flag bearer Wilhelm Kaufmann
Medals
Rank: 5
Gold
3
Silver
5
Bronze
5
Total
13
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906
Other related appearances
Unified Team of Germany (1956–1964)
West Germany (1968–1988)
East Germany (1968–1988)
Saar (1952)

Germany competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Zürner, AlbertAlbert Zürner Diving Men's 3 m springboard July 18
 Gold Burger, HeinrichHeinrich Burger, Anna Hübler Figure skating Pairs October 29
 Gold Bieberstein, ArnoArno Bieberstein Swimming Men's 100 m backstroke July 17
 Silver Braun, HannsHanns Braun, Hans Eicke,
Arthur Hoffmann, Otto Trieloff
Athletics Men's medley relay July 25
 Silver Götze, MaxMax Götze, Rudolf Katzer,
Hermann Martens, Karl Neumer
Cycling Men's team pursuit July 17
 Silver Behrens, KurtKurt Behrens Diving Men's 3 m springboard July 18
 Silver Rendschmidt, ElsaElsa Rendschmidt Figure skating Ladies' singles October 29
 Silver Froitzheim, OttoOtto Froitzheim Tennis Men's singles July 11
 Bronze Braun, HannsHanns Braun Athletics Men's 800 m July 21
 Bronze Neumer, KarlKarl Neumer Cycling Men's 660 yd July 15
 Bronze Walz, GottlobGottlob Walz Diving Men's 3 m springboard July 18
 Bronze von Gaza, BernhardBernhard von Gaza Rowing Men's single sculls July 31
 Bronze Düskow, WillyWilly Düskow, Martin Stahnke Rowing Men's coxless pair July 31

Results by event[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Germany's best athletics result was a silver medal in the medley relay.

Event Place Athlete Heats Semifinals Final
Men's 100 metres Heats Carl Bechler 11.4 seconds
2nd, heat 17
Did not advance
Arthur Hoffmann 11.4 seconds
3rd, heat 3
Hans Eicke 11.6 seconds
3rd, heat 7
Heinrich Rehder 11.8 seconds
3rd, heat 8
Willy Kohlmey 12.0 seconds
3rd, heat 15
Hermann von Bonninghausen 12.0 seconds
5th, heat 14
Paul Fischer Did not finish
—, heat 10
Men's 200 metres Heats Arthur Hoffmann Unknown
2nd, heat 13
Did not advance
Men's 400 metres Heats Otto Trieloff Unknown
2nd, heat 14
Did not advance
Men's 800 metres 3rd Hanns Braun None held 1:58.0
1st, semifinal 7
1:55.2
Semi-
finalist
Andreas Breynck Unknown
2nd, semifinal 6
Did not advance
Oscar Quarg Unknown
4th, semifinal 5
Men's 1500 metres Semi-
finalist
Andreas Breynck None held Unknown
2nd, semifinal 6
Did not advance
Hanns Braun Unknown
3rd, semifinal 8
Arno Hesse Unknown
7th, semifinal 2
Men's medley relay 2nd Arthur Hoffmann
Hans Eicke
Otto Trieloff
Hanns Braun
None held 3:43.2
1st, semifinal 2
3:32.4
Men's 5 miles Semi-
finalist
Paul Nettelbeck None held Unknown
5th, semifinal 3
Did not advance
Men's marathon Fritz Reiser None held Did not finish
H. Muller Did not start
Paul Nettelbeck Did not start
Men's 3500 metre walk Semi-
finalist
Paul Gunia None held 16:38.0
4th, semifinal 1
Did not advance
Richard Wilhelm 17:33.8
6th, semifinal 3
Men's 10 mile walk Semi-
finalist
Paul Gunia None held 1:26:09.4
7th, semifinal 1
Did not advance
Event Place Athlete Height/
Distance
Men's long jump 6th Albert Weinstein 6.77 metres
15th Arthur Hoffmann 6.50 metres
21-32 Hermann von Bonninghausen Unknown
Ludwig Uetwiller 6.05 metres
Men's standing high jump 8th Arthur Mallwitz 1.42 metres
17th Ludwig Uetwiller 1.32 metres
Men's standing long jump 8-25 Arthur Mallwitz Unknown
Men's discus throw 11th Emil Welz 37.02 metres
12-42 Ludwig Uetwiller Unknown
Men's hammer throw 10-19 Ludwig Uetwiller Unknown
Men's javelin throw 8-16 Carl Bechler Unknown
Men's freestyle javelin 10-33 Ludwig Uetwiller Unknown
Emil Welz Unknown

Cycling[edit]

Germany's best cycling result was the silver medal won in the team pursuit event.

Event Place Cyclist Heats Semifinals Final
Men's 660 yards 3rd Karl Neumer 54.2 seconds
1st, heat 11
1:05.6
1st, semifinal 4
Unknown
Heats Richard Katzer Unknown
2nd, heat 3
Did not advance
Hermann Martens Unknown
2nd, heat 7
Bruno Götze Unknown
3rd, heat 10
Paul Schulze Unknown
3rd, heat 13
Men's 5000 metres Semi-
finalist
Hermann Martens None held Unknown
2nd, semifinal 3
Did not advance
Karl Neumer Unknown
2nd, semifinal 5
Bruno Götze Unknown
4th, semifinal 3
Richard Katzer Unknown
4-7, semifinal 7
Max Götze Unknown
4-9, semifinal 5
Men's 20 kilometres Semi-
finalist
Hermann Martens None held 33:21.2
2nd, semifinal 1
Did not advance
Max Triebsch Unknown
5th, semifinal 3
Alwin Boldt Unknown
6-7, semifinal 4
Richard Katzer Unknown
7-8, semifinal 1
Paul Schulze Unknown
7-9, semifinal 2
Men's 100 kilometres Semi-
finalist
Alwin Boldt None held Unknown
7-14, semifinal 1
Did not advance
Richard Katzer Did not finish
—, semifinal 1
Bruno Götze Did not finish
—, semifinal 2
Hermann Martens Did not finish
—, semifinal 2
Paul Schulze Did not finish
—, semifinal 2
Max Triebsch Did not finish
—, semifinal 2
Men's sprint Semi-
finalist
Karl Neumer 1:33.2
1st, heat 7
Unknown
2nd, semifinal 1
Did not advance
Heats Paul Schulze Unknown
3rd, heat 4
Did not advance
Bruno Götze Unknown
3rd, heat 12
Hermann Martens Time limit exceeded
—, heat 6
Men's tandem Semi-
finalist
Max Götze
Otto Götze
2:05.6
1st, heat 3
Unknown
3rd, semifinal 1
Did not advance
Heats Alwin Boldt
Hermann Martens
Unknown
2nd, heat 1
Did not advance
Men's team pursuit 2nd Max Götze
Richard Katzer
Hermann Martens
Karl Neumer
2:25.4
1st, heat 4
2:31.8
1st, semifinal 2
2:28.6

Diving[edit]

Germany dominated the springboard diving in 1908, taking all three medals in the event (including a tie for third place with an American diver).

Event Place Diver Prelimary
groups
Semi-
finals
Final
Men's 10 metre platform 10th Heinz Freyschmidt 67.30 points
2nd, group 3
48.80 points
5th, semifinal 2
Did not advance
22nd Fritz Nicolai 54.50 points
5th, group 5
Did not advance
Men's 3 metre springboard 1st Albert Zürner 83.60 points
1st, group 2
82.80 points
2nd, semifinal 2
85.50 points
2nd Kurt Behrens 83.60 points
1st, group 3
83.00 points
1st, semifinal 1
85.30 points
3rd Gottlob Walz 81.30 points
1st, group 5
80.30 points
2nd, semifinal 1
80.80 points
5th Fritz Nicolai 67.10 points
2nd, group 4
81.80 points
3rd, semifinal 2
Did not advance
8th Heinz Freyschmidt 78.10 points
2nd, group 1
79.3 points
4th, semifinal 1

Fencing[edit]

Event Place Fencer First
round
Second
round
Semi-
final
Final
Men's épée First
round
Johannes Adam 1-4 (4th in C) Did not advance
Emil Schön 4-3 (4th in G)
Ernst Moldenhauer 1-4 (4th in J)
Julius Lichtenfels 2-3 (4th in M)
Albert Naumann 1-4 (5th in F)
Jakob Erckrath de Bary 4-4 (5th in H)
Georg Stöhr 2-5 (6th in A)
Fritz Jack 2-5 (6th in B)
August Petri 2-6 (6th in I)
Robert Krünert 2-6 (7th in E)
Men's sabre Second
round
August Petri 2-2 (3rd in F) 2-2 (3rd in 7) Did not advance
Emil Schön 4-2 (2nd in M) 1-3 (4th in 5)
Fritz Jack 3-2 (2nd in C) 1-3 (5th in 2)
First
round
Julius Lichtenfels 2-2 (4th in D) Did not advance
Robert Krünert 2-3 (4th in H)
Johannes Adam 1-3 (5th in B)
Jakob Erkrath de Bary 1-4 (5th in G)
Ernst Moldenhauer 1-4 (5th in K)
Georg Stöhr 2-4 (6th in J)
Albert Naumann 0-5 (6th in L
Event Place Fencers Play-in
match
First
round
Semi-
finals
Final Repechage Silver
medal match
Men's team épée 6th Jakob Erckrath de Bary
Julius Lichtenfels
August Petri
Georg Stöhr
Bye Lost to Great Britain
13-5
Out
6th place
Did not advance Not relegated
Men's team sabre 4th Jakob Erckrath de Bary
Fritz Jack
Robert Krünert
August Petri
Not held Lost to Hungary
9-0
Relegated to
repechage
Did not advance Lost to Italy
10-4
Out
4th place
Did not advance

Figure skating[edit]

Event Place Skater Score
Women's individual 2nd Elsa Rendschmidt 211.0
Mixed pairs 1st Anna Hübler
Heinrich Burger
11.2

Gymnastics[edit]

Event Place Gymnast Score
Men's all-around 4th Curt Steuernagel 273.5
5th Friedrich Wolf 267
12th Karl Borchert 246
Unknown August Ehrlich Unknown
Paul Fischer Unknown
Georg Karth Unknown
Wilhelm Kaufmann Unknown
Carl Körting Unknown
Josef Krämer Unknown
Heinrich Siebenhaar Unknown
Wilhelm Weber Unknown

Hockey[edit]

Event Place Players First round Semifinals Final 5th/6th
Men's hockey 5th Alfons Brehm, Elard Dauelsberg, Franz Diederichsen, Carl Ebert,
Jules Fehr, Mauricio Galvao, Raulino Galvao, Fritz Möding,
Friedrich Rahe, Albert Studemann, Friedrich Uhl
Lost vs.
GBR Scotland
4-0
Did not advance Won vs.
France
1-0
Opponent nation Wins Losses Percent
France 1 0 1.000
Great Britain 0 1 .000
Total 1 1 .500

Rowing[edit]

Event Place Rowers First
round
Quarter-
finals
Semi-
finals
Final
Men's single sculls 3rd Bernhard von Gaza 9.35
1st, heat 1
9.47
1st, quarterfinal 1
Did not finish
—, semifinal 2
Did not advance
Men's coxless pairs 3rd Martin Stahnke
Willy Düskow
None held Unknown
2nd, semifinal 2
Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Germany had one shooter compete in one event, placing last in the 49-man field.

Event Place Shooter Score
Men's 1000 yard free rifle 49th Erich Wagner-Hohenlobbese 12

Swimming[edit]

Event Place Swimmer Heats Semifinals Final
Men's 100 metre backstroke 1st Arno Bieberstein 1:25.6
1st, heat 1
1:25.6
1st, semifinal 1
1:24.6
4th Gustav Aurisch 1:27.4
1st, heat 7
1:28.2
1st, semifinal 1
Unknown
Semi-
finalist
Max Ritter 1:33.4
1st, heat 2
Unknown
3rd, semifinal 1
Did not advance
Men's 200 metre breaststroke Semi-
finalist
Erich Zeidel 3:17.2
1st, heat 3
Unknown
3rd, semifinal 1
Did not advance
Heats Richard Rösler 3:18.0
2nd, heat 1
Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Germany was the second-most successful nation in tennis in 1908, winning a silver medal in the men's singles to prevent Great Britain from sweeping the silver medals as well as the 6 gold medals.

Event Place Name Round
of 64
Round
of 32
Round
of 16
Quarter-
finals
Semi-
finals
Final
Men's singles 2nd Otto Froitzheim Defeated K. Powell Defeated Kreuzer Defeated Parke Defeated Caridia Defeated Richardson Lost to Ritchie
9th Moritz von Bissing Bye Defeated Zborzil Lost to Eaves Did not advance
16th Oscar Kreuzer Defeated Piepes Lost to Froitzheim Did not advance
Heinrich Schomburgk Bye Lost to Germot
26th Friedrich Wilhelm Rahe Lost to Dixon Did not advance
Men's doubles 7th Otto Froitzheim
Heinrich Schomburgk
None held Defeated
Kreuzer/Rahe
Lost to
Gauntlett/Kitson
Did not advance
11th Oscar Kreuzer
Friedrich Wilhelm Rahe
Lost to
Froitzheim/Schomburgk
Did not advance
Opponent nation Wins Losses Percent
Austria 2 0 1.000
France 0 1 .000
Great Britain 3 3 .500
South Africa 1 1 .500
Total international 6 5 .545
Germany 2 2 .500
Total 8 7 .533

Wrestling[edit]

Event Place Wrestler Round
of 32
Round
of 16
Quarter-
finals
Semi-
finals
Final
Greco-Roman middleweight 17th Wilhelm Grundmann Lost to
Belmer
Did not advance
Opponent nation Wins Losses Percent
Netherlands 0 1 .000
Total 0 1 .000

Sources[edit]

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Top London 1908 Olympians". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 7 June 2006.