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Fritz Feldmann

Full name: Fritz Karl Feldmann
Gender: Male
Born: December 15, 1915 in Winterthur, Zürich, Switzerland
Died: August 28, 2002 in Santa Barbara, California, United States
Affiliations: RC Zürich, Zürich (SUI)
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Rowing

Biography

Fritz Feldmann was a member of the Zurich Rowing Club and competed in the 1936 Henley Regatta, where he won a gold medal with his squad in the coxed eights event. Regarded as the favorites in the event at the 1936 Summer Olympics, several of Feldmann’s teammates (Hermann Betschart, Karl Schmid, and Hans and Alex Homberger) elected to compete in the fours competitions, bringing Rolf Spring along for the coxed version. Although they took home a bronze and a silver medal in these tournaments, they were exhausted and failed to recover in time for the eights race, finishing sixth in a field of fourteen nations. Prior to World War II Feldmann received a PhD in aeronautical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and later moved to the United States, where he lived the remainder of his life.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Switzerland SUI 6

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Rowing Switzerland SUI Final 6:35.8
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Rowing Switzerland SUI Round One Heat Three 6:08.4