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Grete Rosenberg

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMargarete "Grete"•Rosenberg (-Wildhagen)
Used nameGrete•Rosenberg
Born7 October 1896 in Hannover, Niedersachsen (GER)
Died5 February 1979 in Hildesheim, Niedersachsen (GER)
AffiliationsHSV 92, Hannover (GER)
NOC Germany


Grete Rosenberg 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. She also came in an unfortunate fourth in the 100 free. Rosenberg was only 15-years-old when she participated in Stockholm. In 1913 and 1916-22 she was German Champion in the 100 freestyle. Rosenberg worked as a bank clerk until her marriage.


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