Max GUMPEL

Sweden SWE

Swimming

  • Olympic Medals
    1 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    London 1908
  • Year of Birth
    1890
Olympic Results

Biography

Max GUMPEL

Max Gumpel was one of the founders of Stockholm’s swimming club SK Neptun. He started his Olympic career as a breaststroke swimmer in 1908, but was even more successful in water polo, winning a silver in 1912 and bronze in 1920.

Gumpel was a master builder and owned a prosperous construction company. He had a short affair with movie star Greta Garbo and they stayed in contact for life. He was also involved in an incident during World War II, giving the Allied Forces access to the positions of the German oil refineries. A book was written about this, which was made into a Hollywood movie called “The Counterfeit Traitor.” Gumpel also had a great interest in boats. He owned the motor boat “Laila” and the archipelago cruiser “La Liberté,” built in 1934 by the famous boat designer Erik Salander.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Antwerp 1920

B
Water Polo
Water Polo Water Polo
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Stockholm 1912

S
Water Polo
Water Polo Water Polo
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 1908

#3 h1 r1/3
200 metres Breaststroke
200 metres Breaststroke Swimming
#DNS
400 metres Freestyle
400 metres Freestyle Swimming