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Jean Földeak

Full name: Jean (János) Földeak
Gender: Male
Born: June 9, 1903 in Hitiaş, Timiş, Romania
Died: May 5, 1993 in Munich, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: SV Polizei Hamburg, Hamburg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Jean Földeak was born with the first name János in a Romanian village in former Hungarian territory. He was a trained mechanic and in 1924 tried to immigrate to the United States, but could not get a visa. He stayed in Hamburg, where he received German citizenship in 1927. Földeak won a silver medal in Los Angeles in middleweight Greco-Roman and was fourth in welterweight freestyle. He was European champion in 1931, 1933, and 1934 in welterweight freestyle and German Champion in welterweight Greco-Roman in 1929 and freestyle in 1930. He represented Germany at seven international meetings. In 1935 Földeak became German head coach, and in 1936 coached the Polish wrestlers for the Olympics and from 1949-66 was a German federal coach. After World War II, Földeak founded a company to manufacture wrestling mats and training equipment, which is still one of the leading companies of its kind.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman Germany GER 2 Silver
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Freestyle Germany GER AC

Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Germany GER Final Standings 2 1932-08-04
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 3 1932-08-06 4
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #1 2 1932-08-06 Kokkinen (FIN) decision, Földeak (GER) 3
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Germany GER Round One 1T 1932-08-04 1
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #2 1 1932-08-04 Földeak (GER) decision, Cadier (SWE) 1

Men's Welterweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Germany GER Final Standings AC 1932-08-01 Eliminated r4/5 5
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Germany GER Round Four 4 1932-08-03 5
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Germany GER Round Four Match #1 2 1932-08-03 McDonald (CAN) decision, Földeak (GER) 3
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Germany GER Round Three 2T 1932-08-02 2
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 4 1932-08-02 2
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #3 1 1932-08-02 Földeak (GER) decision, Lindblom (SWE) 1
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Germany GER Round One 5 1932-08-01 1
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #4 1 1932-08-01 Földeak (GER) decision, Jensen (DEN) 1
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #3 AC 1932-08-02 Földeak (GER) 0
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