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Encyclopedia > Paul Neumann (swimmer)
Olympic medal record
Men's Swimming
Gold 1896 500 metres freestyle

Paul Neumann (13 June 18759 February 1932) was an Austrian swimmer. He competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens. Swimming has been a sport at every modern Olympic Games. ... The 1896 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Swimming is a technique that humans, and other animals, use to move through water using only movements of the body. ... The 1896 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína IPA: ) is the capital of Greece and one of the most famous cities in the world, named after goddess Athena. ...

Neumann competed in the 500 and 1,200 metres freestyle events. He won the 500 with a time of 8:12.6, benefitting from the withdrawal of Alfréd Hajós from the event. Hajós had just won the 100 metres, and skipped the 500 in order to prepare for the 1,200. Neumann had no opportunity to rest between the 500 and the 1,200. As a result, he was unable to finish the longer race. metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) A metre or meter[1] (symbol: m) is a unit of length and the current base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). ... Freestyle is one of the official swimming competitions according to the rules of FINA. However, it is technically not a style, as there are very few regulations about the way freestyle has to be swum. ... Alfréd Hajós (February 2, 1878 – November 12, 1955) was an Hungarian swimmer and architect. ...

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Paul Neumann - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (180 words)
Paul Neumann served as Attorney General of the Kingdom of Hawai'i under the administrations of King David Kalakaua from December 14, 1883 to September 18, 1884 and Queen Lili'uokalani from August 29 to November 1, 1892.
Neumann became the private attorney of the queen after the overthrow of the monarchy in 1893.
He defended her in front of the United States Judge Advocate General's Corps which tried the queen for treason against the Provisional Government of Hawai'i.
History of swimming - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (3752 words)
Depictions of swimmers were also found from the Hittites, Minoans, and other Middle Eastern civilizations, the Maya in the Tepantitla House at Teotihuacan, and in mosaics in Pompeii.
The Etruscans at Tarquinia (Italy) show pictures of swimmers in 600 B.C., and tombs in Greece depict swimmers 500 B.C. The greek Scyllis was taken prisoner on a ship of the Persian king Xerxes I in 480 B.C. After learning about an impending attack on the Greek navy, he stole a knife and jumped overboard.
In 1938, almost every breaststroke swimmer was using this butterfly style, yet this stroke was considered a variant of the breaststroke until 1952, when it was accepted as a separate style with a set of rules.
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