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Gerhard Boetzelen

Full name: Hans Gerhard Boetzelen
Gender: Male
Born: January 7, 1906 in Bernburg an der Saale, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Died: February 27, 1995 in York, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: BRC, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Gerhard Boetzelen won a silver medal in double sculls with Herbert Buhtz. He was German Champion in 1929 and 1930 in the singles and in the 1931 double sculls (with [Gerhard Buhtz]). The Berlin district sports manager of the Nazi organization Kraft durch Freude (German for Strength through Joy) publicly glorified the “heroic struggle” for Stalingrad on 2 February 1943 in the official sports paper Reichssportblatt. After World War II, Boetzelen settled in the USA to avoid legal persecution in Germany.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Rowing Men's Double Sculls Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's Double Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Rowing Germany GER Herbert Buhtz Final Round 7:22.8
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Rowing Germany GER Herbert Buhtz Round One Repêchage Heat One 7:28.4
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Rowing Germany GER Herbert Buhtz Round One Heat Two 7:21.4
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