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Emil Breitkreutz

Full name: Emil William Breitkreutz
Gender: Male
Born: November 16, 1883 in Wausau, Wisconsin, United States
Died: May 3, 1972 in San Gabriel, California, United States
Affiliations: Milwaukee Athletic Club, Milwaukee (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


As an engineering graduate student at Southern Cal, Emil Breitkreutz was, as he subsequently admitted, more interested in the engineering exhibits at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair than in the Olympic program – which was held concurrently. However, representing the Milwaukee AC, he performed creditably in the 800m, and after leading the field at the half-way mark in an adventurous 53.0, he faded badly in the closing stages but hung on to take third place. In 1907 Breitkreutz served as the first head basketball coach at Southern Cal. He went on to an active career as a sports administrator, serving as an AAU official in track & field and on the AAU volleyball committee as chairman.

Personal Best: 800 – 1:56.3 (1904).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 20 St. Louis Athletics Men's 800 metres United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1904 Summer 20 St. Louis Athletics United States Final Standings 3 1:56.4
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