Olympic Medals
Games Participations1
First Olympic GamesParis 1900
Year of Birth1879


Waldemar Tietgens was one of the members of the crew of the German eight that reached the final at the 1900 Paris Olympics although they lost in the heats. The German boat was the fourth of four qualified boats as the French Societé Nautique de la Marne did not finish its heat. Alexander Gleichmann von Oven was coxswain for the Hamburger Germania Ruderclub crew, but was removed for the final and replaced by an unknown younger and 45 pounds lighter French coxswain, but the crew still finished fourth and last in the final.

Tietgens was also a member of the German coxed fours, winning the the B final for the Deutscher Ruderverband. Tietgens was killed in action during World War I in 1917, while serving as a lieutenant with the Reserve Fieldartillerie Regiment No. 49. He was buried in the Hooglede German Military Cemetery in West Flanders, Belgium.

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