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Edgar Behr

Full name: Edgar Behr
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Born: September 12, 1910 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Died: March 2, 1985 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Affiliations: NRV, Hamburg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Sailing

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Biography

Edgar Behr, who finished in fourth place in Los Angeles in the One-Person Dinghy, suffered from a controversial jury decision. He was disqualified in the ninth race, because he allegedly touched a buoy, which he denied until his death. But as the only German sailor with no support from an official, he had little chance to reverse the verdict. Otherwise he likely would have won the bronze medal. At the Olympic trials on the Müggel near Berlin in May 1932 he had already criticized the Snowbird Class boats to be poorly suited for high-class racing.

Behr was a member of the famous Alster-Piraten-Club, which was founded in 1898 in Hamburg, and is one of the oldest German sailing clubs, traditionally accepting only young male members. In 1938 the club was merged with the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein. Edgar Behr was the son of the entrepreneur Richard Behr, who founded a company for the production and import of feathers and down. Edgar took over the company after World War II.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Sailing Mixed One Person Dinghy Germany GER 4

Mixed One Person Dinghy

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Sailing Germany Final Standings 4 74
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Sailing Germany Race One 10 2 1-13:30
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Sailing Germany Race Two 2 10 2-03:05
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Sailing Germany Race Three 3 9
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Sailing Germany Race Four 2 10
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Sailing Germany Race Five 6 6
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Sailing Germany Race Six 5 7
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Sailing Germany Race Seven 6 6
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Sailing Germany Race Eight 4 8
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Sailing Germany Race Nine AC DQ
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Sailing Germany Race Ten 2 10
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Sailing Germany Race Eleven 6 6
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