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.
|1956 Summer||24||Melbourne||Rowing||Men's Double Sculls||Germany||GER||4|
|1956 Summer||24||Melbourne||Rowing||Germany||GER||Thomas Schneider||Final Round||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|