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Kurt Doerry

Full name: Kurt Wilhelm Doerry
Other name(s): Arthur Payne
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: September 24, 1874 in Wilhelmshaven, Niedersachsen, Germany
Died: January 4, 1947 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: Verein Sport-Excelsior Berlin-Friedenau
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Kurt Doerry was one of the best European sprinters in the final 10 years of the 19th century, starting out as a junior 1892 under the pseudonym Arthur Payne and winning German titles at over 200 and 400 m in 1899. He later was also a very good figure skater, cyclist, boxing referee, tennis player and a hockey international for Germany. He was a founding member of the Deutscher Hockey Bund (DHB) in 1909 and first president until 1914. His 1904 published book Leichte Athletik was the first one written by a German Olympian and was the first in a row of a lot special literature concerning athletic themes. In the 1890s he had worked on the sport desk of Sport im Bild, and served as its editor-in-chief until World War II. In 1910 Doerry became president of the Verein Deutsche Sportpresse. As a representative of the sport press he was elected onto the executive committee of the Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive (AIPS) in 1928. With Willy Dörr he co-wrote Das Olympia-Buch (1927).

Personal Bests: 50 – 5.6 (1896); 100y – 10.2 (1896); 200 – 22.5 (1895); 400 – 53.5; 110H – unknown.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1896 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Men's 100 metres Germany GER AC h1 r1/2
1896 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Men's 400 metres Germany GER AC h1 r1/2
1896 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Germany GER AC h2 r1/2
1900 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Men's 100 metres Germany GER AC h2 r2/3

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MB
1896 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Germany Round One Heat One AC
1900 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two AC DNF
1900 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Germany Round One Heat Four 2 QU 1 yd bh

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1896 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Germany Round One Heat One AC

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1896 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Germany Round One Heat Two AC
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