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Itze Gunst

Full name: Fritz "Itze" Gunst
Gender: Male
Born: September 22, 1908 in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
Died: November 9, 1992 in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SV Wasserfreunde 98, Hannover (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Water Polo

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver (3 Total)

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Biography

Itze Gunst was one of the most successful German water polo players between the two World Wars. At the European Championships he won silver medals in 1931, 1934 and 1938, adding a bronze medal in 1926. He also played for German Champion teams from 1927-36 and 1938. Gunst lost one leg in World War II and later became landlord of the “Stübchen” pub in Hannover after the war. In 1988 he was invited by the German NOC to the Seoul Olympics as the oldest living German Olympic Champion and in 1990 Gunst was inducted into the International Hall of Fame of Swimming.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Water Polo Men's Water Polo Germany GER 1 Gold
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Water Polo Men's Water Polo Germany GER 2 Silver
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Water Polo Men's Water Polo Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Water Polo Germany GER Final Round Match 1/2 1 1928-08-10 GER 5, HUN 2 0
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Water Polo Germany GER Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1928-08-07 GER 8, GBR 5 0
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Water Polo Germany GER Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1928-08-06 GER 5, BEL 3 1
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Water Polo Germany GER Round-Robin Match #1 1 1932-08-04 GER 7, BRA 3 1
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Water Polo Germany GER Round-Robin Match #3 2 1932-08-06 HUN 6, GER 2 0
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Water Polo Germany GER Round-Robin Match #6 1T 1932-08-09 USA 4, GER 4 1
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Water Polo Germany GER Round-Robin Match #8 1 1932-08-12 GER 10, JPN 0 0
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Water Polo Germany GER Final Round Match #2 1T 1936-08-14 HUN 2, GER 2 0
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Water Polo Germany GER Final Round Match #3 1 1936-08-15 GER 4, BEL 1 0
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Water Polo Germany GER Group B Match #2 1 1936-08-11 GER 3, AUT 1 0
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Water Polo Germany GER Group B Match #4 1 1936-08-12 GER 4, SWE 1 0
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Water Polo Germany GER Group C Match #1 1 1936-08-08 GER 8, FRA 1 1
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Water Polo Germany GER Group C Match #4 1 1936-08-09 GER 6, TCH 1 0
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