Full name: Paul Neumann (-Newman)
Born: June 13, 1875 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Died: February 9, 1932 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Affiliations: 1.W.A.S.C., Wien (AUT)
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
The first Austrian Olympic champion, Paul Neumann, had won the 1894 Austrian championships over 500 m. He would win his Olympic title in that same event, which was skipped by Hajós, who won the two other swimming events. Neumann also attempted the 1200 m freestyle, but this was held immediately after the 500 m, and he had to abandon the race. Neumann then moved to the US to continue his medical studies in Chicago and Philadelphia. There, he continued swimming, but under the name Dr. Paul Newman. He set new world records in the 2, 3, 4 and 5 miles, and won US and Canadian championships. Neumann eventually became a physician, and founded the Austrian organisation for school doctors. He has been inducted in the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (1984) and International Swimming Hall of Fame (1986).
|1896 Summer||20||Athina||Swimming||Men's 500 metres Freestyle||Austria||AUT||1||Gold||OR|
|1896 Summer||20||Athina||Swimming||Men's 1,200 metres Freestyle||Austria||AUT||AC||DNF|