Walter Bathe

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Walter Bathe
1912 Walter Bathe.JPG
Walter Bathe at the 1912 Olympics
Personal information
Born 1 December 1892
Probsthain, Silesia
Died 21 September 1959 (aged 66)
Casenico, Italy
Sport
Sport Swimming
Club ASV Breslau

Walter Bathe (1 December 1892 – 21 September 1959) was a German breaststroke swimmer. He won gold medals in the 200 m and 400 m breaststroke at the 1912 Summer Olympics, setting Olympic records that lasted until 1924.[1] In 1970 he was inducted to the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[2]

Bathe took swimming aged 8 to improve poor health and at 19 won two Olympic medals. He continued swimming until about 1930, winning 6 national breaststroke championships, 5 Crownprince Trophies, and 3 River Oder swims (7.5 km). In 1910 he set two world records in the 100 m breaststroke, at 1:18.4 and 1:17.5.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walter Bathe. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b Walter Bathe. ishof.org