Gisela Arendt

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Gisela Arendt
Jeannette Campbell, Rie Mastenbroek, Gisela Arendt 1936.jpg
The podium of 100 m freestyle at the 1936 Olympics: Jeannette Campbell (silver), Rie Mastenbroek (gold), and Gisela Arendt (bronze)
Personal information
Born(1918-11-05)5 November 1918
Berlin, Germany
Died18 February 1969(1969-02-18) (aged 50)
Bonn, Germany
ClubNixe Charlottenburg, Berlin; SSF Bonn 1905

Gisela Jacob (née Gisela Arendt; 5 November 1918 – 18 February 1969) was a German swimmer who won three medals at the 1934 European Aquatics Championships and two medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics. She also competed at the 1952 Olympics and finished seventh in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay.[1][2]

She won eight national titles in the 100 m freestyle (1933–1937, 1939, 1949) and 100 m backstroke (1934), competing as Arendt before World War II and as Jacob after the war.[3]

Her brother, Heinz Arendt, and son, Rainer Jacob, (b. 1946) were both Olympics swimmers, and Heinz competed alongside Gisela at the 1936 Olympics.[2]


  1. ^ Gisela ARENDT.
  2. ^ a b Gisela Jacob-Arendt Archived July 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Schwimmen – Deutsche Meisterschaften (Damen) Teil 1, Teil 2.