Willy Lützow

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilhelm Bernhard Adolf Emil "Willy"•Lützow
Used nameWilly•Lützow
Born19 May 1892 in Oberrad, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen (GER)
Died31 October 1915 in Tahure, Sommepy-Tahure, Marne (FRA)
AffiliationsMagdeburg 1896, Magdeburg (GER)
NOC Germany


German swimmer Willy Lützow won the silver medal in the 200 breaststroke at the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games. He did not finish the final of the 400 breaststroke. He competed for Magdeburg 1896, and was a member of the Stuttgart fraterniry Ghibellinia, which was known for its dueling. Lützow went missing in action on 31 October 1915 when he, as a lieutenant, was part of a military engineering company in the battle of Tahure, Champagne.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GER Willy Lützow
200 metres Breaststroke, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
400 metres Breaststroke, Men (Olympic) AC r3/3

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