Austria at the 1912 Summer Olympics


Austria at the 1912 Summer Olympics

Infobox Olympics Austria
games=1912 Summer
flagcaption=Flag of Austria within Austria-Hungary
competitors=
sports=
gold=0
silver=2
bronze=2
total=4
rank=17

Austria competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden.Austrian and Hungarian results at early Olympic Games are generally kept separate despite the union of the two nations as Austria-Hungary at the time.

Medalists

Silver

* Richard Verderber, Otto Herschmann, Rudolf Cvetko, Friedrich Golling, Andreas Suttner, Albert Bogen and Reinhold Trampler — Fencing, Men's Team Sabre
* Felix Pipes and Arthur Zborzil — Tennis, Men's doubles outdoor

Bronze

* Richard Verderber — Fencing, Men's Foil
* Margarete Adler, Klara Milch, Josephine Sticker and Berta Zahourek — Swimming, Women's 4x100m freestyle relay

Athletics

12 athletes represented Austria. It was the third appearance of the nation in athletics. Hans Tronner's fifth place finish in the discus throw was the best result for Austria in 1912, tying the best placing in the nation's history for athletics.

The rank given is the rank in that athlete's heat.

Fencing

12 fencers represented Austria. It was the fourth appearance of the nation in fencing, in which Austria had not competed in 1904. The sabre team's second place finish was Austria's best fencing result to date, as the nation had done no better than bronze before. It was Otto Herschmann's second silver medal—he had won one in swimming 16 years earlier. Richard Verderber, another member of the sabre team, was the only Austrian to qualify for the final in an individual event, winning the bronze in the foil event.

Shooting

Seven shooters represented Austria. It was the nation's first appearance in shooting.

References

* [http://www.aafla.org/5va/reports_frmst.htm Official Olympic Reports]
* [http://www.olympic.org/uk/athletes/results/search_r_uk.asp International Olympic Committee results database]


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