Full name: Alexander Gleichmann von Oven, Jr.
Born: April 15, 1879 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Died: September 3, 1969 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Affiliations: GRC, Hamburg (GER)
The German eight reached the final at the 1900 Paris Olympics although they lost in the heats. The German boat was the fourth of four qualified boats as the French SocietÃ© Nautique de la Marne did not finish its heat. Alexander Gleichmann von Oven was coxswain for the Hamburger Germania Ruderclub crew, but was removed for the final and replaced by an unknown younger and 45 pounds lighter French coxswain, but the crew still finished fourth and last in the final.
Gleichmann von Oven was a multi-entrepreneur and owner of the import and export company Gleichmann & Co., and the Merkur publishing company.
|1900 Summer||21||Paris||Rowing||Men's Coxed Eights||Germania Ruder Club, Hamburg||GER||4|
|1900 Summer||21||Paris||Rowing||Germania Ruder Club, Hamburg||GER||Round One||Heat One||5:04.8|