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Emil Hirschfeld

Full name: Emil Hirschfeld
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: July 31, 1903 in Gdańsk, Pomorskie, Poland
Died: February 23, 1968 in Ost Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: Hindenburg Allenstein, Olsztyn (POL)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Emil Hirschfeld won the shot put bronze medal in 1928 at Amsterdam, while in 1932 he placed fourth and retired in the discus throw qualifying round. He was German Champion in 1928, 1929, 1931 and 1932 in the shot put, 1928 in the both-handed shot put, and 1929 and 1932 in the discus throw. Internationally Hirschfeld earned nine caps. He became the first shot putter to break the 16 metre barrier, when he recorded 16.04 at Bochum, Germany on 26 August 1928.

In 1950 Hirschfeld placed second at the GDR nationals in the shot, coming in third in 1951. He was involved in establishing the 1950 Athletics Unit Training Center in Halle. In Halle he worked as an athletics coach, coaching shot putter Renate Boy (née Garisch-Culmberger) among others. His son Erhard also became a shot putter. His Amsterdam bronze medal, which he had lost during an air raid on Berlin, was found by construction workers in 1955 in an excavation in the eastern sector of Berlin and he received it back. It. By profession he was a soldier, becoming an officer in the Nationale Volksarmee (National People's Army).

Personal Bests\: SP – 16.04 (1928); DT – 46.08 (1932).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Shot Put Germany GER 3 Bronze
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Shot Put Germany GER 4
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Discus Throw Germany GER 14

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BM
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Final Round 3 15.72
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Final Round Round One NP 15.72
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two NP 14.98
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three NP 15.52
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Final Round Round Four NP 15.63
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Final Round Round Five NP 14.78
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Final Round Round Six NP 15.01
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 2 QU 15.72
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B 1 15.72
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Standings 4 15.560
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Round Round One 5 15.210
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 5 15.360 15.360
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 5 15.020 15.360
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Round Round Four 5 15.380 15.380
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Round Round Five 4 15.540 15.540
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Round Round Six NP 15.560

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BM
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Standings 14 42.42
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Round Round One NP foul
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 13 42.42 42.42
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 14 41.74 42.42
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