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Kurt Hipper

Full name: Kurt Hipper
Gender: Male
Born: November 8, 1932
Died: February 10, 2009 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Affiliations: RV Neptun, Konstanz (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Rowing

Biography

Kurt Hipper had his best rowing year in 1956. With Thomas Schneider he rowed to the German double sculls title, and they won the silver medal at the European Championships later in the season. At the end of the year, the couple just missed out on an Olympic medal, placing fourth in Melbourne. Hipper later emigrated to South Africa, and represented that country in the International Rowing Federation (FISA). He died after a home accident, aged 76.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Rowing Men's Double Sculls Germany GER 4

Men's Double Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Rowing Germany GER Thomas Schneider Final 7:41.7
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Rowing Germany GER Thomas Schneider Round One Repêchage Heat Two 8:16.7
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Rowing Germany GER Thomas Schneider Round One Heat Two 6:55.8