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Walter Flinsch

Full name: Walter Flinsch
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Born: February 7, 1903 in New York, New York, United States
Died: February 3, 1943 in Schwasdorf, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Affiliations: Frankfurter RV von 1865, Frankfurt am Main (GER) / MRV Amicitia, Mannheim (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

At Los Angeles in 1932 Walter Flinsch won a silver medal in the coxless fours and was eliminated in the repêchage of the eights. Four years earlier, he was eliminated in the single sculls in the repêchage. He was German champion in 1923-24 and 1926-28 in the single sculls, 1924 in the double sculls, 1930 in the eights and coxed fours, and 1931 in the eights and coxless fours. Until 1929 Flinsch rowed for Frankfurter RV von 1865, and then joined Mannheim rowing club Amicitia 1876. Flinsch came from the Frankfurt branch of a paper industrialist family. Before World War II, he was a pilot for Lufthansa and naturally joined the Air Force when war broke out. As a test pilot in 1943, he lost control of his bomber Heinkel He 177 Greif at an altitude of 4,000 m. He was able to leave the aircraft but never had a chance to open his parachute.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Rowing Men's Single Sculls Germany GER 2 h1 r2/7
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Rowing Men's Coxless Fours Germany GER 2 Silver
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Germany GER 2 h2 r2/3

Men's Single Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Rowing Germany GER Round One Repêchage Heat One 8:23.4
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Rowing Germany GER Round One Heat Two 8:21.8

Men's Coxless Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Rowing Germany GER Final Round 7:03.0
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Rowing Germany GER Round One Repêchage Heat One 7:17.2
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Rowing Germany GER Round One Heat One 7:37.8

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Rowing Germany GER Round One Repêchage Heat Two 7:10.6
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Rowing Germany GER Round One Heat Two 6:36.8
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