Gustav Moths
Gustav Adolf Moths was a German
German Empire
The German Empire refers to Germany during the "Second Reich" period from the unification of Germany and proclamation of Wilhelm I as German Emperor on 18 January 1871, to 1918, when it became a federal republic after defeat in World War I and the abdication of the Emperor, Wilhelm II.The German...

Rowing (sport)
Rowing is a sport in which athletes race against each other on rivers, on lakes or on the ocean, depending upon the type of race and the discipline. The boats are propelled by the reaction forces on the oar blades as they are pushed against the water...

 who competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics
1900 Summer Olympics
The 1900 Summer Olympics, today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1900 in Paris, France. No opening or closing ceremonies were held; competitions began on May 14 and ended on October 28. The Games were held as part of...


He was the coxswain
The coxswain is the person in charge of a boat, particularly its navigation and steering. The etymology of the word gives us a literal meaning of "boat servant" since it comes from cox, a coxboat or other small vessel kept aboard a ship, and swain, which can be rendered as boy, in authority. ...

 the German boat Favorite Hammonia in the semi-final, but he did not compete in the final. However the IOC medal database credits the gold medal to him and not to Max Ammermann
Max Ammermann
Max Ammermann was a German rower who competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics.He was the coxswain the German boat Favorite Hammonia, which won the bronze medal in the coxed fours final A. However the IOC medal database credits the bronze medal only to Gustav Moths, who participated only in the...

, who participated in the final.
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