Germany at the 1900 Summer Olympics
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|Germany at the|
1900 Summer Olympics
|NOC||German Olympic Sports Confederation|
|Competitors||76 in 10 sports|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
|Other related appearances|
|1906 Intercalated Games|
United Team of Germany (1956–1964)
East Germany (1968–1988)
West Germany (1968–1988)
Germany finished in seventh position in the final medal rankings, with four gold medals and nine medals overall.
|Gold||Ernst Hoppenberg||Swimming||Men's 200m backstroke|
|Gold||Germania Ruder Club, Hamburg||Rowing||Coxed four|
|Gold||Deutscher Schwimm Verband Berlin||Swimming||men's 200m team swimming|
|Sailing||1-2 ton race 2|
|Silver||Karl Duill||Cycling||points race|
|Silver||SC 1880 Frankfurt||Rugby||men's competition|
|Bronze||Favorite Hammonia||Rowing||Coxed four|
|Bronze||Ludwigshafener Ruderverein||Rowing||Coxed four|
Results by eventEdit
Germany's first appearance in swimming came in 1900. The German team took gold in the team event. Hoppenberg also earned a gold medal in the backstroke.
|Julius Frey||Men's 200 metre freestyle||2:50.4||3 q||2:58.2||8|
|Max Hainle||Men's 1000 metre freestyle||15:54.0||1 Q||15:22.6||4|
|Ernst Hoppenberg||Men's 200 metre backstroke||2:54.4||1 Q||2:47.0|
|Hans Aniol||Men's underwater swimming||N/A||103.9||6|
|German Swimming Federation[a]
||Men's 200 metre team swimming||N/A||33|
Germany competed in the inaugural men's water polo tournament. The German team was defeated in its first game, splitting 5th place with the other 2 quarterfinal losers.
|Berliner Swimming Club Otter
||Men's water polo|| Pupilles de Neptune de Lille #2 (FRA)
|Did not advance||5|
Six German athletes had 10 entries in nine athletics events, not winning any medals.
- Track events
|Kurt Doerry||100 m||11.5||2 Q||DNF||Did not advance|
|Julius Keyl||Unknown||4||Did not advance|
|Albert Werkmüller||200 m||Unknown||4||N/A||Did not advance|
|Gustav Rau||200 m hurdles||Unknown||5||N/A||Did not advance|
|Franz Duhne||2500 m steeplechase||N/A||Unknown||6|
|4000 m steeplechase||N/A||Unknown||6|
- Field events
|Waldemar Steffen||High jump||n/a||1.70||4|
|Long jump||6.30||8||Did not advance|
|Standing triple jump||n/a||Unknown||5–10|
The second Olympic cycling competition saw Germany appear for its second time. Duill won a silver medal in the points race.
|Georg Drescher||Men's sprint||Unknown||4–8||Did not advance|
|Karl Duill||1:35.4||1 Q||Unknown||2||Did not advance|
|Paul Gottron||1:32.4||1 Q||Unknown||2||Did not advance|
|Paul Gottron||Men's 25 kilometres||N/A||DNF||—|
|Cyclist||Event||Prime 1||Prime 2||Prime 3||Prime 4||Prime 5||Prime 6||Prime 7||Prime 8||Prime 9||Prime 10||Total||Rank|
|Karl Duill||Men's points race||0||0||1||0||0||3||3||0||2||0||9|
Germany had one equestrian at the first Olympic equestrian competition.
|Max Guilleaume||N/A||Mail coach||Unknown||5–31|
Germany first competed in fencing at the Olympics in the sport's second appearance. The nation sent one fencer and sometimes claims a second—Willy Sulzbacher was a French national living in France, but competed for German fencing club Deutscher und Österreichischer Fechterbund.
|Alfons Schöne||Men's sabre||Unknown||5–6||N/A||Did not advance|
Germany, which had dominated the first gymnastics competitions four years earlier, failed to win a medal in the second Olympic gymnastics competition.
|Franz Abbé||Men's artistic individual all-around||219||77|
|Gustav Felix Flatow||204||102|
|Erwin Willi Kurtz||216||79|
Germany competed in the first Olympic rowing events, represented by 4 boats. In the coxed four, where two separate finals were held, the 3 German boats took one gold and one bronze in the "B" final and another bronze in the "A" final. The eight boat placed 4th.
|Germania Ruder Club, Hamburg
||Men's coxed four||N/A||5:56.2||1 QB||5:59.0|
|Germania Ruder Club, Hamburg
||Men's eight||N/A||5:04.8||3 Q||6:33.0||4|
Germany was one of three teams to compete in the first Olympic rugby games. Germany lost its only game, against France. The game against Great Britain was cancelled due to travel plans.
|Team||Event||Match 1||Match 2||Rank|
|SC 1880 Frankfurt||Men's rugby|| France
- Match 1
|Report||Try: E Ludwig,|
Con: Schmierer (2)
Germany's four sailors were fairly successful in the 1900 events, taking 2 medals. They took the silver medal in the open class and the gold in the 1-2 ton, but disqualified from the ½-1 ton class for being overweight.
|½–1 ton class
|1–2 ton class
- This is the roster according to the IOC database. Petersdorff did not actually swim, but was on the team. Mallon and de Wael both replace Frey and Schöne with Gustav Lexau and Ernest Luhrsen.
- Gleichmann was the coxswain for the semifinal, but not for the final. The name of the coxswain Hamburg used for the final is unknown.