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Gustav Bauer

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGustave George•Bauer
Used nameGustav•Bauer
Born3 April 1884 in Newark, New Jersey (USA)
Died15 February 1947 in Irvington, New Jersey (USA)
AffiliationsNational Turnverein, Newark (USA)
NOC United States


Gustav Bauer won one match at the 1904 Olympics and then lost the gold medal by a decision to George Mehnert. Mehnert and Bauer knew each other’s moves quite well because they were both members of Newark’s National Turnverein and were regular practice partners. Though Mehnert had the better of it at the Olympics, Bauer’s record in national competition was quite impressive. Between 1905 and 1912 he won six AAU titles at either 115 or 125 lbs., and he was a three-time runner-up at the AAU, twice in the 105 lb. class.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Wrestling USA Gustav Bauer
Flyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver