Otto Wahle

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Olympic medalist
Otto Wahle in 1901
Medal record
Representing  Austrian Empire
Men's Swimming
Silver medal – second place 1900 Paris 200 m obstacle
Silver medal – second place 1900 Paris 1000 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 1904 St. Louis 440 yd freestyle

Otto Wahle (born November 5, 1879, in Vienna – August 11, 1963, in New York City, United States) was a Jewish Austrian swimmer who competed in the late 19th century and early 20th century.[1]

Swimming career[edit]

He participated in Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, and won two silver medals in the 200 metre obstacle and the 1,000 m freestyle.[1][2]

In 1901 he moved to New York City, and at the 1904 Summer Olympics he won a bronze medal.[3][1]

At the 1912 Summer Olympics he was a coach of the American swimming team. At the 1920 and 1924 Summer Olympics he was the coach of the American water polo team.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Horvitz, P.S. (2007). The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes: An Illustrated Compendium of Sports History and the 150 Greatest Jewish Sports Stars. SPI Books. p. 182. ISBN 9781561719075. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  2. ^ Wechsler, B. (2008). Day by Day in Jewish Sports History. KTAV Publishing House. p. 225. ISBN 9780881259698. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  3. ^ Spalding's Athletic Almanac. 1903. p. 39. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
See also: Wahle