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Georg Gyssling

Full name: Georg Gyssling
Other name(s): George Gyssling, Georg Gyßling
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Born: June 16, 1893 in Walce, Opolskie, Poland
Died: January 8, 1965 in Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
Affiliations: ?, New York (USA)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Bobsleigh

Biography

George Gyssling was working in the German consulate in New York and had no bobsleigh experience at all when he was called up as a last-minute replacement after a series of bad crashes had left a number of German competitors in hospital. Gyssling went on to serve as German consul-general in Los Angeles during the late thirties. One of his responsibilities was to attempt to limit what the German authorities considered anti-Nazi propaganda in Hollywood movies. He was the man who was sent to complain about the Charlie Chaplin film, The Great Dictator, and films such as Confessions of a Nazi Spy. After Pearl Harbor he returned to Germany and worked in anti-American propaganda.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Winter 38 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Men's Four Germany-2 GER 7

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1932 Winter 38 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Final Standings
1932 Winter 38 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Run 1
1932 Winter 38 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Run 2
1932 Winter 38 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Run 3
1932 Winter 38 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Run 4
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