|Germany at the|
1900 Summer Olympics
|NOC||German Olympic Sports Confederation|
|Competitors||76 in 10 sports|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
|Other related appearances|
|1906 Intercalated Games|
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Germany competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.
Germany finished in seventh position in the final medal rankings, with four gold medals and nine medals overall.
|Gold||Ernst Hoppenberg||Swimming||Men's 200m backstroke|
|Gold||Germania Ruder Club, Hamburg||Rowing||Coxed four|
|Gold||Deutscher Schwimm Verband Berlin||Swimming||men's 200m team swimming|
|Sailing||1-2 ton race 2|
|Silver||Karl Duill||Cycling||points race|
|Silver||SC 1880 Frankfurt||Rugby||men's competition|
|Bronze||Favorite Hammonia||Rowing||Coxed four|
|Bronze||Ludwigshafener Ruderverein||Rowing||Coxed four|
Main article: Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics
Germany's first appearance in swimming came in 1900. The German team took gold in the team event. Hoppenberg also earned a gold medal in the backstroke.
|Julius Frey||Men's 200 metre freestyle||2:50.4||3 q||2:58.2||8|
|Max Hainle||Men's 1000 metre freestyle||15:54.0||1 Q||15:22.6||4|
|Ernst Hoppenberg||Men's 200 metre backstroke||2:54.4||1 Q||2:47.0|
|Hans Aniol||Men's underwater swimming||N/A||103.9||6|
|German Swimming Federation[a]
||Men's 200 metre team swimming||N/A||33|
Main article: Water polo at the 1900 Summer Olympics
Germany competed in the inaugural men's water polo tournament. The German team was defeated in its first game, splitting 5th place with the other 2 quarterfinal losers.
|Berliner Swimming Club Otter
||Men's water polo|| Pupilles de Neptune de Lille #2 (FRA)
|Did not advance||5|
Main article: Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics
Six German athletes had 10 entries in nine athletics events, not winning any medals.
|Kurt Doerry||100 m||11.5||2 Q||DNF||Did not advance|
|Julius Keyl||Unknown||4||Did not advance|
|Albert Werkmüller||200 m||Unknown||4||N/A||Did not advance|
|Gustav Rau||200 m hurdles||Unknown||5||N/A||Did not advance|
|Franz Duhne||2500 m steeplechase||N/A||Unknown||6|
|4000 m steeplechase||N/A||Unknown||6|
|Waldemar Steffen||High jump||n/a||1.70||4|
|Long jump||6.30||8||Did not advance|
|Standing triple jump||n/a||Unknown||5–10|
Main article: Cycling at the 1900 Summer Olympics
The second Olympic cycling competition saw Germany appear for its second time. Duill won a silver medal in the points race.
|Georg Drescher||Men's sprint||Unknown||4–8||Did not advance|
|Karl Duill||1:35.4||1 Q||Unknown||2||Did not advance|
|Paul Gottron||1:32.4||1 Q||Unknown||2||Did not advance|
|Paul Gottron||Men's 25 kilometres||N/A||DNF||—|
|Cyclist||Event||Prime 1||Prime 2||Prime 3||Prime 4||Prime 5||Prime 6||Prime 7||Prime 8||Prime 9||Prime 10||Total||Rank|
|Karl Duill||Men's points race||0||0||1||0||0||3||3||0||2||0||9|
Main article: Equestrian at the 1900 Summer Olympics
Germany had one equestrian at the first Olympic equestrian competition.
|Max Guilleaume||N/A||Mail coach||Unknown||5–31|
Main article: Fencing at the 1900 Summer Olympics
Germany first competed in fencing at the Olympics in the sport's second appearance. The nation sent one fencer and sometimes claims a second—Willy Sulzbacher was a French national living in France, but competed for German fencing club Deutscher und Österreichischer Fechterbund.
|Alfons Schöne||Men's sabre||Unknown||5–6||N/A||Did not advance|
Main article: Gymnastics at the 1900 Summer Olympics
Germany, which had dominated the first gymnastics competitions four years earlier, failed to win a medal in the second Olympic gymnastics competition.
|Franz Abbé||Men's artistic individual all-around||219||77|
|Gustav Felix Flatow||204||102|
|Erwin Willi Kurtz||216||79|
Main article: Rowing at the 1900 Summer Olympics
Germany competed in the first Olympic rowing events, represented by 4 boats. In the coxed four, where two separate finals were held, the 3 German boats took one gold and one bronze in the "B" final and another bronze in the "A" final. The eight boat placed 4th.
|Germania Ruder Club, Hamburg
||Men's coxed four||N/A||5:56.2||1 QB||5:59.0|
|Germania Ruder Club, Hamburg
||Men's eight||N/A||5:04.8||3 Q||6:33.0||4|
Main article: Rugby union at the 1900 Summer Olympics
Germany was one of three teams to compete in the first Olympic rugby games. Germany lost its only game, against France. The game against Great Britain was cancelled due to travel plans.
|Team||Event||Match 1||Match 2||Rank|
|SC 1880 Frankfurt||Men's rugby|| France
|Report||Try: E Ludwig,|
Con: Schmierer (2)
Main article: Sailing at the 1900 Summer Olympics
Germany's four sailors were fairly successful in the 1900 events, taking 2 medals. They took the silver medal in the open class and the gold in the 1-2 ton, but disqualified from the ½-1 ton class for being overweight.
|½–1 ton class
|1–2 ton class