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Willy Dörr

Full name: Wilhelm "Willy" Dörr
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: December 7, 1881 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Died: April 4, 1955 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: Turngemeinde Frankfurt am Main
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Tug-Of-War, Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Willy Dörr started as a gymnast in 1898 but was unable to take part in the 1904 Olympic Games at St. Louis for financial reasons. He then won the gold medal in Tug-Of-War at the 1906 Athens Olympics and took part in the discus throw and the ancient pentathlon.

Dörr was educated by Al Kraenzlein, who coached German athletic teams for several years, and in 1925 Dörr won the German discus throw title. He was later co-founder and second president of the Verband Deutscher Sportlehrer (VDS) and published the training books Wie trainiere ich schwerathletische Wurfübungen? (1916), Sportliches Handgranatenwerfen (1921), Der Lauf im Bild (1923/1924), Sport-Taschenbuch (1924), Wurfübungen and Ringkampf in Bildern und Merkworten (1927). Together with Kurt Doerry Dörr edited Das Olympiabuch, and he was also the editor of the magazines Deutsche Sportschule, Deutsche Sportbedarf-Rundschau and Sport und Sonne. Additionally Willy Dörr was seen in his times as a playboy and a pioneer in the promotion of golf sports. He was the long-time partner of Milly Reuter.

Personal Bests\: HJ – 1.65 (1903); PV – 2.80 (1903); LJ – 6.02 (1904); TJ – 11.27 (1904); DT – 43.86 (1907); HT – 32.50 (1911).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer 24 Athina Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Germany GER 1 Gold
1906 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Men's Discus Throw Germany GER AC
1906 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Men's Pentathlon (Ancient) Germany GER 16

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1906 Summer 24 Athina Tug-Of-War Germany GER Round One Match #1 1 1906-04-30 GER 2, AUT 0
1906 Summer 24 Athina Tug-Of-War Germany GER Final Round Match #1 1 1906-04-30 GER 2, Omas Helliniki P. S. 0

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1906 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Germany Final Standings AC

Men's Pentathlon (Ancient)

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O EF
1906 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Germany Final Standings 16 44 3 events
1906 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Germany Standing long jump 22
1906 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Germany Discus throw (Greek style) 7
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