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Otto Wahl

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameOtto•Wahl
Used nameOtto•Wahl
Born9 July 1904 in Zella-Mehlis, Thüringen (GER)
Died1 July 1935 in Zella-Mehlis, Thüringen (GER)
AffiliationsSC Motor Zella-Mehlis, Zella-Mehlis (GER)
NOC Germany


Otto Wahl was one of the best non-Scandinavians at St. Moritz over 50 km, and between 1927-33, was one of the best Middle European cross-country skiers. He also competed in three World Championships (1929-1931) with the 8th place in the 50 km in 1931 being his best result, again as the leading non-Scandinavian. In addition, he was an excellent cross-country skier and won the cross-country run “Rund um den Beerberg” four times (1926, 1928, 1931 and 1933). He died just days before his 31st birthday from a brain disease.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) GER Otto Wahl
18 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 19
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 10