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Paul Neumann

Full name: Paul Neumann (-Newman)
Gender: Male
Born: June 13, 1875 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Died: February 9, 1932 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Affiliations: 1.W.A.S.C., Wien (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1896 Summer 20 Athina Swimming Austria Final 1 OR 8:12.6

Men's 1,200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1896 Summer 20 Athina Swimming Austria Final AC DNF
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