Austria at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Austria competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 73 (67 men and 6 women) competitors took part in 39 events in 13 sports.[1]

Austria at the
1928 Summer Olympics
Flag of Austria.svg
IOC codeAUT
NOCAustrian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.oeoc.at (in German)
in Amsterdam
Competitors73 (67 men, 6 women) in 13 sports
Medals
Ranked 18th
Gold
2
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
3
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Franz Andrysek Weightlifting Men's 60 kg 28 July
  Gold Hans Haas Weightlifting Men's 67.5 kg 28 July
  Bronze Leo Losert,
Viktor Flessl
Rowing Men's double sculls 10 August

AthleticsEdit

Four athletes (2 men and 2 women) competed for Austria in 1928. It was the nation's fifth appearance in the sport. It was the first time that women's athletics events appeared at the Olympics. Bartoletta reached the finals in the discus throw, finishing 6th overall. It was Austria's best place in an athletics event since 1900 (a 5th place finish in the men's steeplechase).

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Hermann Geißler 100 m 11.2 3 Did not advance
Hermann Geißler 200 m 22.4 1 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
Hermann Geißler 400 m 50.2 1 Q Unknown 5 Did not advance
Ludwig Wessely 110 m hurdles N/A Unknown 3 Did not advance
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Ludwig Wessely Result 11.6 6.73 12.58 1.70 52.2 15.8 35.46 3.20 47.44 4:47.0 6224 7
Points 683 750 642 544 710 728 573 406 551 637
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Josefine Lauterbach 800 m N/A Unknown 8 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Liesl Perkaus Discus throw 33.54 6 Q 33.54 6

BoxingEdit

Austria sent boxers to the Olympics for the second time. One boxer competed in the welterweight class. As with all 3 of Austria's boxers in 1924, Fraberger lost his first bout and placed 17th.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Johann Fraberger Welterweight   Smillie (CAN)
L points
Did not advance 17

CyclingEdit

Two cyclists, both men, represented Austria in 1928. It was the nation's 3rd appearance in the sport, and 1st since 1912.

TrackEdit

Time trial
Athlete Event Time Rank
Franz Dusika Time trial 1:22.0 15
Sprint
Athlete Event 1st Round Repechage 1 Repechage Final Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank
August Schaffer Sprint 3 r 3 Did not advance
Tandem
Athletes Event 1st Round Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Tandem 2 Did not advance

DivingEdit

Two divers, one man and one woman, represented Austria in 1928. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport, and the first time that Austria sent a male diver. Bornett, who had finished 6th in the springboard event in 1924, finished 9th this time. Staudinger competed in both of the men's events, but placed 6th in his group in each and did not advance to the finals.

Diver Event Semifinals Final
Points Score Rank Points Score Rank
Josef Staudinger Men's 3 m board 28 128.54 6 Did not advance
Klara Bornett Women's 3 m board N/A 40 56.90 9
Josef Staudinger Men's 10 m platform 26 73.32 6 Did not advance

EquestrianEdit

Three riders, all men, represented Austria in 1928. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport. Von Pongracz, who had placed 12th in the individual dressage in 1924, competed again; this time, he finished 13th. The Austrian team finished 6th in the team dressage competition (the first time that event was held).

Dressage
Athlete Horse Event Score Rank
Gustav Grachegg Daniel Dressage 191.96 21
Wilhelm Jaich Graf 204.16 14
Arthur von Pongracz Turridu 204.28 13
  • Daniel
  • Graf
  • Turridu
Team dressage 600.40 6

FencingEdit

Six fencers, all men, represented Austria in 1928. It was the nation's 6th in the sport, in which Austria had competed at every Olympics except 1904.

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Richard Brünner Men's foil N/A 3 wins 5 Did not advance
Kurt Ettinger 5 wins 2 Q 2 wins 6 Did not advance
Hans Lion 4 wins 2 Q 2 wins 5 Did not advance
Men's team foil 1–1 2 Q 1–2 3 Did not advance

HockeyEdit

Austria competed in field hockey for the first time in 1928.

Summary
Team Event Group Stage Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Rank
Austria men's Men's tournament   India
L 6–0
  Denmark
L 3–1
  Belgium
L 4–0
   Switzerland
L 1–0
5 Did not advance 9

Men's tournamentEdit

Team roster

The following is the Austria roster in the men's field hockey tournament of the 1928 Summer Olympics.[2]


Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   India 4 4 0 0 26 0 +26 8 Gold medal match
2   Belgium 4 3 0 1 8 9 −1 6 Bronze medal match
3   Denmark 4 2 0 2 5 8 −3 4
4    Switzerland 4 1 0 3 2 11 −9 2
5   Austria 4 0 0 4 1 14 −13 0
Source: 1928 Official Report, p. 685
17 May 1928
India   6–0   Austria
Chand (3)
Marthins (2)
Shaukat (1)
Umpires:
Ch. Roux (FRA)
F. Schiff (NED)

18 May 1928
Denmark   3–1   Austria
Holst (2)
Heilbuth (1)
(1) Lichteneckert
Umpires:
A. Broese van Croenou (NED)
R. Jassoy (GER)

22 May 1928
Belgium   4–0   Austria
Diercxsens (3)
Baudoux (1)
Umpires:
E. W. C. Ricketts (IND)
B. Turnbull (IND)

24 May 1928
Austria   0–1    Switzerland
Fehr   ??'
Umpires:
T. Evekink (NED)
P. Regibo (BEL)

RowingEdit

Two rowers, both men, represented Austria in 1928. It was the nation's 2nd appearance in the sport, and 1st since 1912. Flessl and Losert advanced to the semifinals of the men's double sculls. They were beaten twice by the American boat, once in round 2 and again in the semifinals. The latter defeat resulted in a bronze medal for the Austrians. It was Austria's first medal in rowing.

Athlete Event Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Round 3 Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Men's double sculls 7:55.8 1 Q Bye 6:55.6 2 R 7:32.6 1 Q 6:46.4 1 Q 6:48.8 2 ( ) Did not advance

SailingEdit

One sailor competed for Austria in 1928. It was the nation's debut in the sport. Johanny was unable to advance to the final series in the 12' Dinghy competition.

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary series Net points Final rank Final series Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Robert Johanny 12' Dinghy 9 RET RET DNS 39 19 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Three swimmers, one man and two women, represented Austria in 1928. It was the nation's 6th appearance in the sport, and first since 1912. Schäfer was the only Austrian swimmer to advance to the semifinals; none reached an event final.

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Fritzi Löwy Women's 400 m freestyle 6:20.0 3 Did not advance
Karl Schäfer Men's 200 m breaststroke 2:56.6 2 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
Hedwig Bienenfeld Women's 200 m breaststroke Unknown 4 Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Ten men represented Austria in weightlifting in 1928. Austria was one of five nations to have the maximum 2 weightlifters in each weight class. It was the nation's 2nd appearance in the sport. The Austrians had the most success at the lighter end of the competition, with Andrysek winning the featherweight and Haas sharing gold in the lightweight (with Kurt Helbig of Germany). They were Austria's first Olympic gold medalists in weightlifting; the best results for the county in 1924 had been silver medals. Andrysek and Haas also set Olympic records in 2 of the 3 lifts as well as totals; Andrysek's total was a world record, and both men's snatch lifts matched the standing world record. Leppelt also contributed to the record books with an Olympic record (shared three ways) in the snatch.

Athlete Event Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Franz Andrysek Men's −60 kg 77.5 7 90 OR 1 120 OR, =WR 1 287.5 WR  
Andreas Stadler 72.5 12 80 7 115 2 267.5 6
Hans Haas Men's −67.5 kg 85 6 102.5 OR 1 135 OR, =WR 1 322.5 OR  
Anton Hangel 77.5 10 90 4 120 3 287.5 7
Karl Hipfinger Men's −75 kg 82.5 13 95 5 19 177.5 20
Franz Nitterl 22 Did not finish 0 22
Karl Freiberger Men's −82.5 kg 95 5 95 7 132.5 5 322.5 6
Josef Zemann 75 14 105 3 135 4 315 7
Josef Leppelt Men's +82.5 kg 105 5 110 OR 1 140 4 355 5
Rudolf Schilberg 115 3 105 6 135 7 355 5

WrestlingEdit

Two men represented Austria in wrestling in 1928. It was the nation's 3rd appearance in the sport; all of the Austrian wrestlers to date, including 1928, had competed in the Greco-Roman events. Wiesberger had Austria's best-yet result in the sport, placing 4th in the Greco-Roman heavyweight.

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Ludwig Schlanger Men's GR featherweight   Väli (EST)
L Decision 3pts
  Kárpáti (HUN)
L Fall 6pts
Did not advance 14
Eugen Wiesberger Sr. Men's GR heavyweight   Zvejnieks (LAT)
W Decision 1pt
  Sobh (EGY)
W Fall 1pt
  Nyström (FIN)
L Decision 4pts
  Badó (HUN)
W Fall 4pts
  Urban (TCH)
W Decision 5pts
Did not advance N/A 4

Art competitionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Austria at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
  2. ^ 1928 Official Report.

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