Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Rudolf Binding, born in Switzerland, was a German writer. He belonged to the elite upper-class leading thinkers. Binding studied law and medicine in Tübingen, Heidelberg and Berlin, but he became more interested in writing and horse racing and became a horse racer and breeder. In 1924 he published the poetic novel Reitvorschrift für eine Geliebte (Riding Instruction for a Beloved), which earned him the silver medal at the Games of Amsterdam 1928.
In 1933 he defended Adolf Hitler against foreign critics in his writing Antwort eines Deutschen (A German Answer to the World), but within a year, he distanced himself from these thoughts. Nevertheless, the Nazis still abused him as a willing instrument of propaganda. His father Karl was an internationally recognized criminal justice teacher, who was appointed to the University of Basel. Rudolf Binding died in 1938 at the age of 70 years due to tuberculosis.
|1928 Summer||60||Amsterdam||Art Competitions||Mixed Literature, Lyric Works||Germany||GER||2||Silver|