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Erwin Blask

Full name: Erwin Blask
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 214 lbs (97 kg)
Born: March 20, 1910 in Gajrowskie, Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Poland
Died: February 6, 1999 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: Berliner SC, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Brother-in-law of Harry Voigt.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Erwin Blask was born as the 10th child of an Imperial Guard soldier. He later became a sergeant in the Wehrbezirks-Kommando Berlinin , director of the German Police Sports Board in the Technical Committee for Police Pentathlon (1949-59) and Athletics (1959-70), and headed the third Frankfurt Police Station from 1960-70. In his youth he was known as an avid football, table tennis and handball player.

Blask also won the silver medal at the 1938 European Championships as he did at the 1936 Olympics. He also collected several national titles, in the stone throw (1933-34) and the hammer throw (1935, 1939-40, 1950-51), adding the national police title in the 1929 javelin throw. He also set two world records in the hammer throw in 1938 and another two in the stone throw in 1933, and bettered the German record seven times. Blask later married sprinter Dora Voigt (1920-2003), the sister of Harry Voigt, who won a bronze in the 4 x 400 m relay at the Berlin Olympics 1936.

Erwin Blask had the following podium finishes at major championships: 2nd in the 1936 Olympics Hammer Throw; 2nd in the 1938 European Championships Hammer Throw.

Personal Best: HT - 59.00 (1938).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Germany GER 2 Silver OR

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round 2 OR 55.04
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round One 1 52.55
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 1 OR 55.04
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 1 foul
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round Four 1 54.10
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round Five 1 54.48
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round Six NP foul
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics Germany Qualifying Round NP QU