Waldemar Steffen

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWaldemar Joseph Carl•Steffen
Used nameWaldemar•Steffen
Born23 November 1872 in Hamburg, Hamburg (GER)
Died12 February 1965 in Hamburg, Hamburg (GER)
AffiliationsFußball Club Germania Hamburg
NOC Germany


Waldemar Steffen was a German track and athlete who participated at the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris. He finished fourth in the high jump, eighth in the long jump, and competed in the triple jump, the standing triple jump, but his results are unknown. His only other known accepted result was the 1896 German high jump title. The 1900 results in high jump and long jump were also classified as German Championships. Steffen also jumped 1.84 m on the ice rink at Dammtor in Hamburg, but since he probably jumped over a cord, this mark was not recognized as a German record.

Personal Bests: HJ - 1.84 (1898); LJ - 6.30 (1900).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics GER Waldemar Steffen
High Jump, Men (Olympic) =4
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 8
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) AC
Standing Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) AC
High Jump, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 3