Otto Trieloff

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameOtto-Paul•Trieloff
Used nameOtto•Trieloff
Born17 November 1885 in Duisburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Died6 July 1967 in Rüttenscheid, Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
AffiliationsSportclub Preußen Duisburg
NOC Germany
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Otto Trieloff, a 400 runner, won the silver medal in the 4x400 relay at the 1908 London Olympics, where he was eliminated in the open 400 heats. The relay easily won their opening heat, but could not match the American team in the final. The same year Trieloff was also German Champion.

Starting in 1933, Trieloff helped establish the civil air defense in Essen, first as a training manager and later as the district team leader “Ruhr” with the rank of a Staff Air Protection Guide. After World War II he became a school teacher. His twin brother Wilhelm was also a 400 runner and discus thrower, and later became a well-known opera singer.

Personal Best: 400 – 50.9 (1908).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics GER Otto Trieloff
200 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 h14 r1/3
1,600 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) Germany 2 Silver