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Arno Bieberstein

Full name: Arno Bieberstein
Gender: Male
Born: October 17, 1886 in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Died: July 7, 1918 in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Affiliations: SC Hellas Magdeburg, Magdeburg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


German swimmer Arno Bieberstein won a gold medal in the 100 backstroke at the 1908 London Olympics. From 1905-07 he was German champion in the 100 back. Bieberstein competed for SC Hellas Magdeburg. By profession he was a bank clerk. In 1988 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. As a result of a serious accident in childhood Bieberstein suffered from epilepsy. In 1918 while sun bathing on the diving platform in Hellas bath he suffered a seizure from which he died tragically.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 21 London Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke Germany GER 1 Gold

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 21 London Swimming Germany Final 1 WR 1:24.6
1908 Summer 21 London Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 1 Q/OR 1:25.2
1908 Summer 21 London Swimming Germany Round One Heat One 1 Q/OR 1:25.6
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