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Otto Przywara

Full name: Otto Przywara (-Kutz)
Gender: Male
Born: September 20, 1914 in Świętochłowice, Śląskie, Poland
Died: November 24, 2000 in Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Affiliations: Friesen Hindenburg
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming

Biography

German swimmer Otto Przywara was German 1,500m freestyle champion in 1935 and qualified for the 1936 Berlin Olympics when he reached the semi-finals in both the 400m and 1,500m freestyle events, but failed to qualify for the finals. As his surname sounded too “Polish” he took the German name Kutz during World War II. After the war he became one the most successful swimming coaches in the former GDR.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Germany GER 6 h2 r2/3
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Germany GER 6 h1 r2/3

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 6 5:14.9
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Germany Round One Heat Two 2 Q 5:11.7

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 6 20:55.0
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Germany Round One Heat Four 3 Q 20:59.0
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