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Max Gumpel

Full name: Leonard Max Gumpel
Gender: Male
Born: April 23, 1890 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: August 3, 1965 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: SK Neptun, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Water Polo, Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Max Gumpel was one of the founders of Stockholm’s swimming club SK Neptun. He started his Olympic career as a breaststroke swimmer in 1908, but was even more successful in water polo, winning a silver in 1912 and bronze in 1920.

Gumpel was a master builder and owned a prosperous construction company. He had a short affair with movie star Greta Garbo and they stayed in contact for life. He was also involved in an incident during World War II, giving the Allied Forces access to the positions of the German oil refineries. A book was written about this, which was made into a Hollywood movie called “The Counterfeit Traitor.” Gumpel also had a great interest in boats. He owned the motor boat “Laila” and the archipelago cruiser “La Liberté,” built in 1934 by the famous boat designer Erik Salander.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 18 London Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Sweden SWE 3 h1 r1/3
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Water Polo Men's Water Polo Sweden SWE 2 Silver
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Water Polo Men's Water Polo Sweden SWE 3 Bronze

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Water Polo Sweden SWE Second-Place Tournament Final 1 1912-07-16 SWE 4, BEL 2 0
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Water Polo Sweden SWE Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1912-07-11 GBR 6, SWE 3 0
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Water Polo Sweden SWE Second-Place Tournament Match #1 1 1912-07-14 SWE 8, AUT 1 0
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Water Polo Sweden SWE Round One Match #2 1 1912-07-08 SWE 7, FRA 2
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Water Polo Sweden SWE Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1920-08-26 BEL 5, SWE 3 0
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Water Polo Sweden SWE Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1920-08-24 SWE 7, BRA 3 0
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Water Polo Sweden SWE Round One Match #2 1 1920-08-22 SWE 11, TCH 0

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 18 London Swimming Sweden Round One Heat One 3
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