Otto Rothe

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameOtto•Rothe
Used nameOtto•Rothe
Born6 November 1924 in Samoniny, Warmińsko-Mazurskie (POL)
Died9 January 1970 in Bad Reichenhall, Bayern (GER)
AffiliationsDeutsche Reitschule, Warendorf (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality West Germany
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 2


Otto Rothe was a West German three-day eventer, who participated in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics and at Stockholm in 1956. He won a silver medal with the German team at both Games, with an 11th place at Helsinki being his best individual performance.

Rothe was a well-known collector of horse breeding books (especially concerning Trakheners), which are nowadays on display in the German Horse Museum in Verden. During World War II Rothe was expelled from his home in East Prussia (nowadays Poland) and came to Bavaria. His father was a well-known horse breeder in East Prussia. Otto Rothe died in 1970 in a car accident.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1952 Summer Olympics Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) GER FRG Otto Rothe
Individual, Men (Olympic) Trux von Kamax 11
Team, Men (Olympic) Trux von Kamax / Unified Team of Germany 2 Silver
1956 Equestrian Olympics Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) GER Otto Rothe
Individual, Men (Olympic) Sissi 15
Team, Men (Olympic) Sissi / Unified Team of Germany 2 Silver

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