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Otto Cordes

Full name: Otto Cordes
Gender: Male
Born: August 31, 1905 in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Died: December 24, 1970 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Affiliations: SC Hellas Magdeburg, Magdeburg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Water Polo

Related Olympians: Father of Burkhard Cordes.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Otto Cordes was a member of the team that won the first gold medal by a German water polo team at the Amsterdam Olympics. He took silver and bronze at the European Championships in 1931 in Paris and 1926 in Budapest, respectively. Playing for Hellas SC Magdeburg, Cordes was German Champion in 1924-26, 1928-31 and 1933. He was also a fast elegant swimmer and was German University Champion in the 100 metres freestyle 1924-27. In 1939, he was posted by his company to Brazil and stayed there during the outbreak of World War II. He was the father of [Burkhard Cordes], who competed in sailing for Brazil in 1968 and 1972.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Water Polo Men's Water Polo Germany GER 1 Gold
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Water Polo Men's Water Polo Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Water Polo Germany GER Final Round Match 1/2 1 1928-08-10 GER 5, HUN 2 1
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Water Polo Germany GER Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1928-08-07 GER 8, GBR 5 0
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Water Polo Germany GER Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1928-08-06 GER 5, BEL 3 0
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Water Polo Germany GER Round-Robin Match #1 1 1932-08-04 GER 7, BRA 3 0
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Water Polo Germany GER Round-Robin Match #3 2 1932-08-06 HUN 6, GER 2 0
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Water Polo Germany GER Round-Robin Match #6 1T 1932-08-09 USA 4, GER 4 1
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Water Polo Germany GER Round-Robin Match #8 1 1932-08-12 GER 10, JPN 0 0
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