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Nikolaus Hirschl

Full name: Nikolaus Hirschl
Nickname(s): Micki
Gender: Male
Born: March 20, 1908 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Died: October 10, 1991
Affiliations: Hakoah, Wien (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Nikolaus “Micki” Hirschl’s parents owned a kosher butcher shop. He started as a track & field athlete and later joined the wrestling team of the Zionistic Hakoah sports club in Wien (Vienna). Starting in 1924 he won the national wrestling title in his class for 10 consecutive years. In Los Angeles, he won bronze medals as a heavyweight in both Greco-Roman and freestyle. He also excelled as an active shot putter, discus thrower and weightlifter, winning Austrian junior championships in all three disciplines, as well as a pentathlete, winning the Austrian title for seven successive years. As a Jew Hirschl boycotted the 1936 Olympics. He was also politically engaged in the Social Democrats Party and the Republican Protection League. Most of his family was killed in the Holocaust during World War II, and Hirschl had to flee to Palestine in 1934 because he shot down a Nazi who had attacked him in a park. During World War II he joined the British forces in North Africa fighting against the Germans. In 1947 he immigrated to Australia and ran a meat business.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Austria AUT 3 Bronze
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle Austria AUT 3 Bronze

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling Austria AUT Final Standings 3 1932-08-04
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling Austria AUT Final Round Match #1 2 1932-08-07 Urban (TCH) fall (10:31), Hirschl (AUT)
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling Austria AUT Round Three 1 1932-08-06 3
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling Austria AUT Round Three Match #2 2 1932-08-06 Westergren (SWE) fall (9:13), Hirschl (AUT) 3
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling Austria AUT Round Two 1 1932-08-05 0
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling Austria AUT Round Two Match #1 1 1932-08-05 Hirschl (AUT) fall (4:41), Donati (ITA) 0
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling Austria AUT Round One 1 1932-08-04 0
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling Austria AUT Round One Match #3 AC 1932-08-04 Hirschl (AUT) 0

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling Austria AUT Final Standings 3 1932-08-01
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling Austria AUT Final Round Match 2/3 2 1932-08-03 Riley (USA) fall (8:32), Hirschl (AUT)
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling Austria AUT Round Two 2T 1932-08-02 3
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling Austria AUT Round Two Match #1 2 1932-08-02 Richthoff (SWE) decision, Hirschl (AUT) 3
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling Austria AUT Round One 1 1932-08-01 0
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Wrestling Austria AUT Round One Match #2 AC 1932-08-01 Hirschl (AUT) 0
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