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Richard Corts

Full name: Richard Corts
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (177 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: July 16, 1905 in Remscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: August 7, 1974 in Remscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Deutscher Sportclub Berlin
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Although a talented athlete, Richard Corts retired from competition in 1930, and undertook professional training in Helsinki for two years, where he prepared himself to take over his father's knife factory, Josua Corts in Remscheid.

Richard Corts was German Champion over 100 m in 1925 and 1928 and also won the British AAA Championships over 100 yards in 1926. He set a European record for 100 metres in 1925 (10.5) and equaled the world record in in the 100 in 1928 (10.4), also running on world record setting 4 x 100 m relay teams in 1928 (40.8) and in 1925 in the 5 x 100 m relay (53.5). Corts committed suicide at the age of 69.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.4 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 100 metres Germany GER 5 h2 r3/4
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 10.8
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 11.0
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Round One Heat One 2 QU 11.0

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T L
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Germany GER Final 2 41.2 4
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat Two 2 QU