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Kurt Bretting

Full name: Kurt Bretting
Gender: Male
Born: June 6, 1892 in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Died: May 30, 1918 in Merville, Nord, France
Affiliations: SC Hellas Magdeburg, Magdeburg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming

Biography

Swimmer Kurt Bretting narrowly missed the podium twice at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, finishing fourth with the 4x200 freestyle relay and in the 100 freestyle. In 1910, 1911, 1913 and 1916 he won four German national titles in the 100. Bretting was one of the first German swimmers to use the crawl-style. In 1918 he was killed in action in France during World War I.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Germany GER 4
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Germany GER 4

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Swimming Germany Final 4 1:05.8
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 q 1:04.6
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Swimming Germany Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 Q 1:04.2
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Swimming Germany Round One Heat Two 1 Q 1:07.0

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Swimming Germany GER Final 4
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat Two 2
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