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Oscar Osthoff

Full name: Oscar Paul Osthoff
Gender: Male
Born: March 23, 1883 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: December 9, 1950 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Although Oscar Osthoff won his Olympic medals in weightlifting, he was much better known as a swimmer. Osthoff swam for the Milwaukee AC and University of Wisconsin and was primarily a sprinter. In 1906 he set a Central AAU record for 100 yards and in 1907 he broke the intercollegiate record at the same distance. Osthoff remained with the Milwaukee AC swim team until 1924 and as late as 1923 he was still winning titles, specifically the Wisconsin state diving championship. Osthoff was an excellent all-round athlete – he also lettered in football, track, and gymnastics at Wisconsin. After college graduation, Oscar Osthoff coached both football and track at Washington State University, and utilized his engineering major in a lifelong career as a consulting engineer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Weightlifting Men's Unlimited, Two Hands United States USA 2 Silver
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Weightlifting Men's All-Around Dumbbell Contest United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Unlimited, Two Hands

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 2 84.37

Men's All-Around Dumbbell Contest

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS SP/TP
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 1 48
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Weightlifting United States USA Section One 2 22.57/22.57
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Weightlifting United States USA Section Two 2 33.51
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Weightlifting United States USA Section Three 2 33.57/24.04
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Weightlifting United States USA Section Four 1 68.49
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Weightlifting United States USA Section Five 2 52.96
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Weightlifting United States USA Section Six 2 52.96
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Weightlifting United States USA Section Seven 1 68.04
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Weightlifting United States USA Section Eight 2 33.91/33.51
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Weightlifting United States USA Section Nine 1 45.47/42.75
1904 Summer 21 St. Louis Weightlifting United States USA Section Ten 1 Special