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Georg Zacharias

Full name: Georg Zacharias
Gender: Male
Born: June 14, 1884 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Died: July 31, 1953 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: Weißenee 1896
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Georg Zacharias, a swimmer from Berlin, won a bronze medal in the 100 yard backstroke behind his teammates [Walter Brack] and [Georg Hoffmann]. This was the first time the 100 back was swum in Olympic competition as there was no backstroke in 1896 and only a 200 backstroke in 1900. Zacharias also competed in the 440 yard breaststroke, and won the gold medal ahead of teammate, [Walter Brack], and third-placed [Jam Handy] from Chicago, who later became the last surviving medalist of the 1904 Olympic Games. Zacharias was the world record holder in the 400 metre breaststroke from 1907-10 and in the 500 breast from 1904-10. In 2002 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 20 St. Louis Swimming Men's 100 Yard Backstroke Germany GER 3 Bronze
1904 Summer 20 St. Louis Swimming Men's 440 Yard Breaststroke Germany GER 1 Gold

Men's 100 Yard Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1904 Summer 20 St. Louis Swimming Germany Final Standings 3

Men's 440 Yard Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1904 Summer 20 St. Louis Swimming Germany Final Standings 1 7:23.6
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