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Otto Wahle

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameOtto•Wahle
Used nameOtto•Wahle
Born5 November 1879 in Wien (Vienna) (AUT)
Died11 August 1963 in Forest Hills, New York (USA)
Measurements171 cm
AffiliationsSC Austria, Wien (AUT) / NYAC, New York (USA)
NOC Austria United States
Nationality Austria


Otto Wahle swam at both the 1900 and 1904 Olympics, winning two silver medals and a bronze medal. He was an Austrian national until 1906 when he became a US citizen, after settling in New York. He represented Austria at the 1900 Olympics but in 1904 swam for the New York Athletic Club. In the USA he became a coach and was responsible for the US swimming team at the Olympics in 1912 and for the water polo team at the Olympics in 1920 and 1924.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1900 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) AUT Otto Wahle
200 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 1 h1 r1/2
1,000 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
200 metres Backstroke, Men (Olympic) DNS
200 metres Obstacle Course, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1904 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA AUT Otto Wahle
440 yards Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
880 yards Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 5
1 mile Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 4

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1900 Summer Olympics 11 August 1900 Swimming (Aquatics) 200 metres Freestyle, Men Round One, Heat One 2:35.6 1