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Oscar Schwab

Full name: Oscar Joseph Schwab
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Born: June 24, 1882 in Paris, Paris, France
Died: August 1955
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling


Oscar Schwab was born in Paris but attended school in Switzerland from 1892-1897. His mother was Swiss but he was legally adopted by his mother’s second husband, who was American, and he gained US citizenship himself in July 1900 after residing for several years in California. It is not clear if he stayed in the US thru 1912 or made intermittent trips to America, one of which would have been for the 1904 Olympic Games, although it is known he traveled throughout Europe from 1905-09, and likely lived in Berlin in 1909-10. As a cyclist most of his record occurred in Europe. He competed in the World Championships in the sprint in 1905-06, at the famous sprint international, the Grand Prix de Paris, in 1906-07, and was Swiss sprint champion in 1907. He was married in Berlin in 1912, and traveled again to the United States in 1926, at which time the trail ends.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Cycling Men's ¼ mile United States USA 3 h2 r1/3

Men's ¼ mile

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Cycling United States Round One Heat Two 3
id: 16,517