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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