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Germany at the 1904 Summer Olympics

Germany competed at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, United States.

Germany at the
1904 Summer Olympics
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NOCGerman Olympic Sports Confederation ‹See Tfd›(in German) ‹See Tfd›(in English) ‹See Tfd›(in French)
in St. Louis
Competitors18 in 6 sports
Ranked 2nd
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
 Saar (1952)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)
 East Germany (1968–1988)
 West Germany (1968–1988)



Results by eventEdit

Members of the German team at the 1904 Summer Olympics


Event Place Athlete Final
Men's 400 metres 7-12 Johannes Runge Unknown
Men's 800 metres 5th Johannes Runge Unknown
Men's 1500 metres 5th Johannes Runge Unknown
Men's high jump 3rd Paul Weinstein 1.77 metres
Men's pole vault 7th Paul Weinstein 1.77 metres
Event Place Athlete Total score
Men's triathlon 7th Christian Busch 30.0
9th Ernst Mohr 29.7
21st Wilhelm Weber 27.6
28th Otto Weigand 27.2
34th Wilhelm Lemke 26.6
44th Adolph Weber 25.9
55th Hugo Peitsch 25.1


The United States and Germany were the two nations that competed in diving. The three German divers took silver, (tied) bronze, and 5th place in the platform event.

Event Place Diver Final
Platform 2nd Georg Hoffmann 11.66 points
3rd Alfred Braunschweiger 11.33 points
5th Otto Hooff Unknown


Event Place Fencer Semifinal Final
Men's foil 4th Gustav Casmir 3-0
1st, semifinal B
Event Place Fencer Final
Men's épée 4th Gustav Casmir Unknown


Event Place Gymnast Score
Men's all-around 2nd Wilhelm Weber 69.10
4th Ernst Mohr 67.90
5th Otto Wiegand 67.82
7th Hugo Peitsch 66.66
9th Christian Busch 66.12
13th Wilhelm Lemke 64.15
19th Adolph Weber 62.62
Men's triathlon 3rd Wilhelm Weber 41.60
4th Hugo Peitsch 41.56
5th Otto Wiegand 40.82
9th Ernst Mohr 38.92
11th Wilhelm Lemke 37.75
13th Christian Busch 37.62
17th Adolph Weber 36.72


Event Place Swimmer Final
220 yd free 3rd Emil Rausch 2:56.0
880 yd free 1st Emil Rausch 13:11.4
1 mile free 1st Emil Rausch 27:18.2
100 yd back 1st Walter Brack 1:16.8
2nd Georg Hoffmann Unknown
3rd Georg Zacharias Unknown
440 yd breast 1st Georg Zacharias 7:23.6
2nd Walter Brack Unknown
4th Georg Hoffmann Unknown


Germany was the only nation other than the host to have a tennis player compete. Hugo Hardy had byes in the first two rounds of the singles tournament before meeting, and losing to, the eventual champion Beals Wright in the round of 16 (Hardy's first actual match). Hardy had little better luck in the draw of the doubles competition, facing in the first round a pair which had combined for the silver and a bronze medal in the singles and which would go on to win the silver in the doubles.

Event Place Player Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Men's singles 9th Hugo Hardy Bye Bye Lost to Wright (USA) Did not advance
Event Place Pair Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Men's doubles 9th Hugo Hardy
  Paul Gleeson (USA)
Lost to LeRoy
& Bell (USA)
Did not advance