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Otto Fahr

Full name: Otto Fahr
Gender: Male
Born: August 19, 1892 in Bad Cannstatt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Died: February 28, 1969 in Bad Cannstatt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: SV Cannstatt, Stuttgart (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

German swimmer Otto Fahr won the silver medal in the 100 backstroke at the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games. He was also nominated for the 400 and the 1,500 freestyle but did not start. In 1911 Fahr won national titles in the 1,500 freestyle and 100 backstroke. In 1912 he set two world records in the 100 and 200 backstroke.

Fahr was a mechanical engineer who was active in the war economy during World War II. Nevertheless, he belonged to the active resistance and was classified in 1948 as “not charged” because he helped with the destruction of several factories of the Third Reich. In 1952 he was awarded the Grand Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, while in 1968 he was given the Great Cross of Merit with Star and the Great Silver Decoration of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Swimming Germany Final 2 1:22.4
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 2 Q 1:21.8
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Swimming Germany Round One Heat Two 1 Q 1:22.0
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