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Wally Dressel

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWaltraud "Wally"•Dressel (-Stolberg)
Used nameWally•Dressel
Born3 June 1893 in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt (GER)
Died10 June 1940 in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt (GER)
Affiliations1. Magdeburger Damenschwimmverein
NOC Germany


Wally Dressel won a silver medal with the 4x100 freestyle relay for Germany at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. It was the first time at the Olympics that a swimming relay for women was held, and it was the first time that German female swimmers won an Olympic medal. Dressel also reached the semifinals of the 100 free. In 1909 and 1910 she was German Champion in the 100 freestyle.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GER Wally Dressel
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 4 h2 r2/3
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) Germany 2 Silver