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Louise Otto

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLouise•Otto (-Sander)
Used nameLouise•Otto
Born30 August 1896 in Hamburg, Hamburg (GER)
Died9 March 1975 in Hamburg, Hamburg (GER)
AffiliationsDamen Schwimmverein Bille Hamburg
NOC Germany


Louise Otto 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. Otto also reached the semifinals of the 100 free. Her daughter was well-known German film and TV costume designer Erna Sander.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GER Louise Otto
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 6 h1 r2/3
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) Germany 2 Silver