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Ludwig Uettwiller

Full name: Ludwig Uettwiller
Other name(s): Octave Lucien Uetviller
Gender: Male
Born: November 28, 1886 in Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, France
Died: June 25, 1949 in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Affiliations: Akademischer Sportclub Danzig
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Ludwig Uettwiller was born in Alsace, between 1870 and 1918 a part of Germany, but often and contentiously, a part of France. Uettwiller later became first a Swiss, and then a French citizen under the French name Octave Lucien Uettwiller. He studied chemistry at the École de Chimie in Mühlhausen and graduated in October 1912 with a doctorate in Chemistry. From 1914-19 he stayed in Spain as a Swiss citizen. In 1919 he was the Spanish Champion in hammer throw. He then moved to France and in 1920 founded a company for chemical analysis in Clamart near Paris. In 1939 the factory was handed over to his son André.

Ludwig Uettwiller participated in the 1908 London Olympics in the standing high jump (17th), and with unknown final rankings in the long jump, discus throw, hammer throw and freestyle javelin throw. In 1910 he was the first German to throw the hammer beyond 30 metres (32.30). In 1913 he headed the Swiss lists in the discus throw with 38.20.

Personal Bests: LJ – unknown; DT – 40.90 (1916); HT – 32.50 (1910).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's Standing High Jump Germany GER 17T
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's Long Jump Germany GER AC
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw Germany GER AC
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Germany GER AC
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's Javelin Throw, Freestyle Germany GER AC

Men's Standing High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H(M) H(I)
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Germany Final Standings 17T 1.32 4-4
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Germany Qualifying Round NP 1.32 4-4
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B 6T 1.32 4-4

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I)
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Germany Final Standings AC 6.05 19-10¼
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Germany Qualifying Round AC 6.05 19-10¼

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Germany Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Germany Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group E AC

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Germany Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Germany Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B AC

Men's Javelin Throw, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Germany Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Germany Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group E AC
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