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Fritz Hofmann

Full name: Fritz Hofmann
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Born: June 19, 1871 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Died: July 14, 1927 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: TiB, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics, Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Primarily, a track and field athlete, Fritz Hofmann also captained the German gymnastics team to two gold medals at the 1896 Olympics. He added a silver in the 100 m and a bronze in rope climbing. Unlike most of the competitors in Athens, Hofmann had achieved considerable success at other competitions, winning the so-called Continental Championships in the 100 and 440 y in 1893, and several German championships. He was also active in others sports, including cycling and rowing. Hofmann, who owned a sports store in Berlin, would reappear as the team captain of the German team at the 1900, 1904 and 1906 Olympics, while competing himself in the 1906 100 m dash. Between 1904 and 1927, he served on the Imperial German Board for the Olympics (later Board for Physical Exercises), the precursor to the German NOC.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.1 (1893); 400 – 52.3 (1893); HJ – 1.75 (1892); TJ – unknown; SP – unknown.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1896 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Men's 100 metres Germany GER 2 Silver
1896 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Men's 400 metres Germany GER 4
1896 Summer 24 Athina Gymnastics Men's Rope Climbing Germany GER 3 Bronze
1896 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Men's High Jump Germany GER 5
1896 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Men's Triple Jump Germany GER AC
1896 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Men's Shot Put Germany GER AC
1906 Summer 34 Athina Athletics Men's 100 metres Germany GER 5 h2 r1/3

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MB T
1896 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Germany Final 2 at 2 m.
1896 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Germany Round One Heat Three 2 QU 12 3/4
1906 Summer 34 Athina Athletics Germany Round One Heat Two 5

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1896 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Germany Final 4
1896 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Germany Round One Heat One 2 QU 58 3/5

Men's Rope Climbing

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H
1896 Summer 24 Athina Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 3 12.5

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H
1896 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Germany Final Standings 5 1.55

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1896 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Germany Final Standings AC

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1896 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Germany Final Standings AC
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