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Arthur Tell Schwab

Full name: Arthur Tell Schwab
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: September 4, 1896 in Bortewitz, Dahlen, Sachsen, Germany
Died: February 27, 1945 in Siglingen, Neudenau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: SC Charlottenburg, Berlin (GER)
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Father of Fritz Schwab.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Arthur Tell Schwab was the father of [Fritz Schwab]. Arthur was a native German with Swiss citizenship who coached the German national race walkers in Berlin. He left Germany during World War in 1945, attempting to move to Switzerland, but on the train transport with the International Red Cross, Schwab was killed near Heilbronn during a heavy air raid on the train.

In his active career Schwab started for Switzerland at the 1924 Paris Olympics and placed fifth at 10 km. In 1932 at Los Angeles he did not finish the 50 km, but in 1936 at Berlin he won a silver medal in the 50 km. Schwab also set eight world records at different distances. The Nazi regime tried to convince him to start for Germany but he always refused.

Personal Bests: 10kmW – 46:02.0 (1936); 50kmW – 4-31:32 (1935).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Men's 10 kilometres Walk Switzerland SUI 5
1932 Summer 35 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Switzerland SUI AC DNF
1936 Summer 39 Berlin Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Switzerland SUI 2 Silver

Men's 10 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Switzerland Final 5 49:50.0
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Switzerland Round One Heat Two 3 QU

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 35 Los Angeles Athletics Switzerland Final Standings AC DNF
1936 Summer 39 Berlin Athletics Switzerland Final Standings 2 4-32:09.2
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