Germany at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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Germany at the
1900 Summer Olympics
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IOC code GER
NOC German Olympic Sports Confederation
Website (German) (English) (French)
in Paris
Competitors 76 in 10 sports
Ranked 7th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
4 2 2 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)

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


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

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Ernst Hoppenberg Swimming Men's 200m backstroke
 Gold Germania Ruder Club, Hamburg Rowing Coxed four
 Gold Deutscher Schwimm Verband Berlin Swimming men's 200m team swimming
 Gold Georg Naue
Heinrich Peters
Ottokar Weise
Paul Wiesner
Sailing 1-2 ton race 2
 Silver Georg Naue
Heinrich Peters
Ottokar Weise
Paul Wiesner
Sailing open class
 Silver SC 1880 Frankfurt Rugby men's competition
 Bronze Favorite Hammonia Rowing Coxed four
 Bronze Ludwigshafener Ruder Verein Rowing Coxed four

Results by event[edit]


Germany athletics team

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

Event Place Athlete Heat Semifinal Repechage Final
100 metres Kurt Doerry Unknown
2nd, heat 4
Did not finish
4th, semifinal 2
Did not advance
Julius Keyl Unknown
4th, heat 3
Did not advance
200 metres Albert Werkmüller Unknown
4th, heat 2
None held Did not advance
200 metre hurdles Gustav Rau Unknown
5th, heat 1
None held Did not advance
2500 metre steeplechase 6th Franz Dühne None held Unknown
4000 metre steeplechase 6th Franz Dühne None held Unknown
Event Place Athlete Qualifier Final
Long jump 8th Waldemar Steffen 6.300 metres
Did not advance
Triple jump 7th-13th Waldemar Steffen None held Unknown
High jump 4th Waldemar Steffen None held 1.70 metres
Standing triple jump 5th-10th Waldemar Steffen None held Unknown


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

Event Place Cyclist Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
2000 metre sprint Karl Duill 1st place
heat 8
2nd place
quarterfinal 3
Did not advance
Paul Gottron 1st place
heat 3
2nd place
quarterfinal 9
Did not advance
Georg Drescher 4th-8th place
heat 5
Did not advance


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

Event Place Fencer Round 1 Quarterfinals Repechage Semifinals Final
Épée 35-104 Willy Sulzbacher 3rd place
pool D
Did not advance None held Did not advance
Sabre 19-23 Alfons Schöne 5th-6th
in pool
None held Did not advance


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

Event Place Gymnast Score
Combined 29 Hugo Peitsch 252
53 Eugen Fürstenberger 240
54 Richard Genserowski 238
59 Röthong 234
71 Carl Wiegand 224
72 Fritz Manteuffel 223
77 Franz Abbé 219
79 Fritz Danner 216
Erwin Willi Kurtz 216
84 Fritz Sauer 214
102 Gustav Felix Flatow 204
107 Nuninger 199
118 Adolf Tannert 180
Oscar Naumann Did not finish


Event Place Boat Round 1 Semifinals Final
Coxed fours 1st Germania Ruder Club, Hamburg
Gustav Goßler, Oskar Goßler, Walter Katzenstein, Waldemar Tietgens, Carl Heinrich Goßler (cox)
None held 5:56.2
1st, semifinal 3
1st, final B
3rd Ludwigshafener Ruder Verein
Ernst Felle, Otto Fickeisen, Carl Lehle, Hermann Wilker, Franz Kröwerath (cox)
1st, semifinal 1
3rd, final B
3rd Favorite Hammonia
Wilhelm Carstens, Julius Körner, Adolf Möller, Hugo Rüster, Max Ammermann (cox)
3rd, semifinal 3
3rd, final A
Coxed eights 4th Germania 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 held 5:04.8
3rd, semifinal 1


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.

Event Place Team Match 1 Match 2 Match 3
Men's rugby 2nd Frankfurt 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
vs. Great Britain


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.

Event Place Sailors Time (total)
½-1 ton class Georg Naue
Heinrich Peters
Ottokar Weise
Paul Wiesner
1-2 ton class 1st Georg Naue
Heinrich Peters
Ottokar Weise
Paul Wiesner
Open class 2nd Georg Naue
Heinrich Peters
Ottokar Weise
Paul Wiesner


Event Place Swimmer Semifinals Final
Men's 200 metre
8th Julius Frey 2:50.4
3rd, semifinal 1
Men's 1000 metre
4th Max Hainle 15:54.0
1st, semifinal 4
Men's 200 metre
1st Ernst Hoppenberg 2:54.4
1st, semifinal 1
Event Place Swimmer Seconds Metres Score
Men's underwater swimming 6th Hans Aniol 30.0 36.95 103.9
Event Place Team Swimmers Score
Men's 200 metre
team swimming
1st Deutscher Schwimm Verband Berlin[2] Julius Frey
Max Hainle
Ernst Hoppenberg
Herbert von Petersdorff
Max Schöne
33 points

Water polo[edit]

Event Place Team Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Men's water polo 5th Berliner Swimming Club Otter
Hans Aniol, Paul Gebauer, Max Hainle, Georg Hax, Gustav Lexau, Herbert von Petersdorff, Fritz Schneider
Did not advance


  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.