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Arthur Mallwitz

Full name: Arthur Mallwitz
Gender: Male
Born: June 15, 1880 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Died: May 20, 1968 in Bad Honnef, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Berliner Sportclub/Leichtathletikclub Sportfreunde Halle
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Husband of Lenigret Mallwitz.

Biography

Arthur Mallwitz became the first Secretary-General of the International Sports Medical Association in 1928 after their foundation during the Olympic Winter Games in St. Moritz. He was also the first official German Olympic physician at the Stockholm Games in 1912. He later became one of the leading sports officials between the two World Wars, was one of the first German sports doctors, and edited the first sports medical journal The Sport Doctor. His doctoral work Physical High Performance with Special Reference to Olympic Sports is still regarded as the first sports medicine dissertation.

Arthur Mallwitz was founder and/or co-founder of several sports organizations and meetings\: the first Sports Science Laboratory in Germany, the first Olympic Congress in Germany, the Idea of the German-Academic Olympia, the Academic Sport Confederation, the Department for Physical Exercises of German Students, the Association of German Sport Press; the German Reichs Committee for Physical Exercises; and the German Stadium. He was also involved in the founding of the German Association of Physicians Supporting Physical Exercises, the German High School Association for Physical Exercises, the German Life Saving Society, and the Association of German Sports Teachers. In May 1933 he became a member of the German Nationalist Party NSDAP.

Arthur Mallwitz was married to [Lenigret Mallwitz], who participated in the Art Competitions in 1928. In 1906 Mallwitz travelled on his own costs to the Athens Games, and also participated in 1908 at London as a long and high jumper and pentathlete, but had limited results. In 1907 he was German high jump champion.

Personal Bests\: sHJ – 1.47 (1908); LJ – unknown; sLJ – 3.14 (1908).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Men's Long Jump Germany GER 24
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Men's Standing Long Jump Germany GER 20
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Men's Pentathlon (Ancient) Germany GER 12T
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's Standing High Jump Germany GER 8T
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's Standing Long Jump Germany GER AC

Men's Standing High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H(M) H(I)
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Germany Final Standings 8T 1.42 4-8
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Germany Qualifying Round NP 1.42 4-8
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group C 3 1.42 4-8

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Germany Final Standings 24 5.380
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Germany Round One 16 5.370
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Germany Round Two 24 5.380
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Germany Round Three 24 foul

Men's Standing Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Germany Final Standings 20 2.675
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Germany Round One 19 2.620
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Germany Round Two 21 2.590
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Germany Round Three 20 2.675
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Germany Final Standings AC

Men's Pentathlon (Ancient)

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O EF
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Germany Final Standings 12T 38 3 events
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Germany Standing long jump 4
1906 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Germany Discus throw (Greek style) 20
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