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Gisela Jacob-Arendt

Full name: Gisela Jacob-Arendt
Gender: Female
Born: November 5, 1918 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Died: February 18, 1969 in Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Nixe Charlottenburg, Berlin (GER) / SSF Bonn 1905, Bonn (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Sister of Heinz Arendt; Mother of Rainer Jacob.

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

At the 1936 Berlin Olympics Gisela Jacob-Arendt won two Olympic medals under her maiden name Arendt. She won the silver medal with [Leni Lohmar], [Inge Schmitz] and [Ruth Halbsguth] in the 4x100m freestyle relay, and she won the individual bronze medal in the 100m freestyle. She was the only German swimmer from the 1936 Olympics to take part in her country’s next Olympics in 1952 and finished seventh with the 4x100m relay at Helsinki.

At the 1934 European Championships she finished second in both the 100m individual backstroke and 4x100 freestyle relay, and was third in the 100m freestyle. From 1933-37 she won the German 100m freestyle title five times in a row, and again in 1939 and 1949. She also won the 100m backstroke title in 1934. Arendt was the sister of Olympic swimmer [Heinz Arendt] and the mother of [Rainer Jacob]. After World War II Gisela, together with [Leni Lohmar], coached youth swimmers at her home club SSF Bonn.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Germany GER 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Germany GER 2 Silver
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Germany GER 7

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming Germany Final 3 1:06.6
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 2 Q 1:07.2
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming Germany Round One Heat One 2 Q 1:07.3

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming Germany GER Final 2
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Swimming Germany GER Final 7 1:08.7 4:40.3 7
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat One 4 1:09.2 4:42.7 4
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