Germany GER


  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
    1 B
  • Games participations
  • First Olympic Games
    St. Louis 1904
  • Year of Birth
Olympic Results



Emil Rausch, a swimmer from Berlin, won the first German swimming gold medal in the 1904 880 yard freestyle with a time of 13:11.4. He added another gold in the one mile freestyle in 27:18.2, and a bronze in the 220 yard freestyle. Two years later in Athina Rausch finished fifth in the one mile freestyle and earned a silver medal in the 4x250 metres freestyle relay.

From 1901-07 Rausch was German Champion in the 1,500 metres freestyle, and in 1903 and 1905 also in the 100 free. In 1968 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Rausch was one of the great German swimmers of all-time and internationally known over a period of more than 10 years. He swam for the Schwimmclub Poseidon-Berlin and started for his club in competitions in Germany, England, Greece, Italy, Austria, Hungary and the USA.

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St. Louis 1904

100 yard Freestyle
100 yard Freestyle Swimming
220 yard Freestyle
220 yard Freestyle Swimming
4 x 50 yard Freestyle Relay
4 x 50 yard Freestyle Relay Swimming
440 yard Freestyle
440 yard Freestyle Swimming
880 yard Freestyle
880 yard Freestyle Swimming
One Mile Freestyle
One Mile Freestyle Swimming