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Paul Fischer

Full name: Paul Fischer
Gender: Male
Born: 1881
Affiliations: Turnerschaft Berge Forst, Lausitz/Football Club Altona Hamburg
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics, Gymnastics


Paul Fischer was a member of the founding group of the successful football team of FC Altona 93 in the years 1898 and 1899. He went missing-in-action between 1939 and 1945 in World War II, the date and circumstances of which are completely unknown. In 1908 he took part in the 100 metres but withdrew after 40 m and, as a gymnast, he also competed in the individual all-around.

The identity of the Olympian Paul Fischer is not yet definitely settled as, at that time, there was both a Berlin football player and a track and field athlete also named Paul Fischer (1882-1942), as well as a gymnast with the name Paul Tischer, living in Germany who could have been him.

Personal Best: 100 – 11.4 (1899).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer London Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Germany GER AC
1908 Summer London Athletics Men's 100 metres Germany GER AC h10r1/3

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer London Gymnastics Germany Final Standings AC

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer London Athletics Germany Round One Heat Ten AC DNF
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