Ernst Schultz

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameErnst Ludvig Emanuel•Schultz
Used nameErnst•Schultz
Born15 June 1879 in Horsens, Midtjylland (DEN)
Died20 June 1906 in Roskilde Fjord, Sjælland (DEN)
AffiliationsKIF Atletik, København (DEN)
NOC Denmark
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Danish sportsman Ernst Schultz was a rower, footballer, and champion sprinter. In 1898 and 1899 Schultz set Danish records in the quarter mile and 200 metres. At the 1899 Danish Championships he won gold in the 150 metres, following that with a silver medal in the same event in 1900. The same year Schultz ran in the 400 metres at the 1900 Paris Olympics where he won the bronze medal. He also ran in the 100 metres with a handicap, but did not advance from his heat.

In December 1900 Schultz and two other men co-founded the Hellerup Sports Club, with Schultz serving as the club’s first chairman. He was also a keen footballer, playing for Østerbros Boldklub, and rowed for Roskilde Rowing Club. Sadly in June 1906 Schultz and fellow sportsman Thorald Petersen both drowned in an accident while sailing in the Roskilde Fjord when their boat crashed. Schultz had recently just turned 27, while Petersen was only 20-years-old.

Personal Best: 400 – 51.5e (1900).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics DEN Ernst Schultz
100 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
100 metres, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2 h5 r1/3

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