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Paul Gunia

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGustav Karl Paul•Gunia
Used namePaul•Gunia
Born27 February 1885 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Died1 March 1955 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Measurements173 cm / 58 kg
AffiliationsTeutonia 1899 Berlin, Berlin (GER)
NOC Germany


Race walker Paul Gunia was eliminated in the heats of the 1908 London Olympics of the 3,500 metre and 10 miles walk. In 1912, he was German Champion over 3,000 metres. He set several German records and in 1908 became the first German race walker under 13 minutes, and one year later he set a world record for 20 km. After World War I he worked as a sports teacher.

Personal Bests: 10kmW – 45:43 (1908).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics GER Paul Gunia
3,500 metres Walk, Men (Olympic) 4 h1 r1/2
10 miles Walk, Men (Olympic) 7 h1 r1/2