Otto Neumann

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Otto Neumann
Otto Neumann 1928.jpg
Neumann at the 1928 Olympics
Personal information
Born 28 August 1902
Karlsruhe, Germany
Died 12 April 1990 (aged 87)
Mannheim, Germany
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 200 m, 400 m, 400 m hurdles
Club Deutscher Sportclub Berlin
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 200 m – 21.9 (1931)
400 m – 47.9e (1928)
400 mH – 55.0 (1928)[1][2]

Otto Neumann (28 August 1902 – 12 April 1990) was a German sprinter who competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics. He won a silver medal in the 4 × 400 m relay and failed to reach the final of the individual 400 m event.[1]

Neumann won the national titles in 400 m (1922 and 1924), 4 × 400 m relay (1927–28) and 400 m hurdles (1928). Besides running he played four international football matches and then worked as a football coach for SV Waldhof Mannheim and SV Amicitia 09 Viernheim.[1]

In 1939 Neumann graduated with a diploma in physical education. He later became a professor and director of the Institute of Physical Education in Karlsruhe, and an honorary professor at the University of Heidelberg, where in 1950 he founded the basketball club USC Heidelberg.[3] His wife Maria and both sons Fritz and Hannes played basketball. Hannes later became a basketball coach and professor in sports science.[1]


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  3. ^ A Höhenflüge (Anfänge bis Saison 1976/1977).