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Joachim Rademacher

Full name: Joachim Rademacher
Nickname(s): Aki
Gender: Male
Born: June 20, 1906 in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Died: October 21, 1970 in Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Hellas Magdeburg, Magdeburg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Water Polo

Related Olympians: Brother of Erich Rademacher.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

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Biography

Joachim Rademacher was a member of the team that won the first gold medal by a German water polo team at the Amsterdam Olympics. In Los Angeles the team came in second and won the silver medal behind Hungary. He took silver and bronze at the European Championships in 1931 in Paris and 1926 in Budapest, respectively. Rademacher also excelled as a freestyle and breaststroke swimmer, winning European Championships in 1926-27 in the 4x200 free relay and placing 3rd in the 1926-27 1500 freestyle. Domestically he won four German titles in the now-defunct breaststroke relays, also winning the 1500 freestyle in 1927, open-water swimming in 1931, and water polo titles in 1925-26, 1928-1931, 1933.

Rademacher later owned a kiosk within the Westfalenhalle of Dortmund. He was the uncle of Ulrich Rademacher who won 11 German Championships in swimming between 1954 and 1958 and set 37 German records.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 21 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 21 Amsterdam Water Polo Germany GER Final Round Match 1/2 1 1928-08-10 GER 5, HUN 2 0
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Water Polo Germany GER Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1928-08-07 GER 8, GBR 5 2
1928 Summer 21 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 2
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Water Polo Germany GER Round-Robin Match #3 2 1932-08-06 HUN 6, GER 2 1
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Water Polo Germany GER Round-Robin Match #6 1T 1932-08-09 USA 4, GER 4 0
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Water Polo Germany GER Round-Robin Match #8 1 1932-08-12 GER 10, JPN 0 3
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