Full name: Helmut Körnig
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: September 12, 1905 in Głogów, Dolnośląskie, Poland
Died: March 5, 1973 in Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Charlottenburg, Berlin (GER)
Medals: 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)
Helmut Körnig was German champion in the 100 metres in 1926, 1927 and 1930, the 200 m from 1926-28 and 1930, and in the 4x100 relay in 1927 and 1929-30. Over the short sprint distances he set 16 indoor world records, while outdoors he set five world records and nine in the relay. At the Olympic Games Körnig won a bronze medal in the 1928 200 metres at Amsterdam, and also won a silver medal with the sprint relay. Four years later in Los Angeles he was eliminated in the semifinals of the 100 metres and again won a sprint relay silver medal. His sports career ended in early 1934 after acquiring typhoid.
After graduating with a law degree, Körnig was editorial journalist of the daily newspaper Berliner Tageblatt and worked as an assistant director for UFA, the major German film company. After World War II he was head of the division for film, radio and picture in the Federal Executive Committee of the Federation of German Trade Unions DGB in Düsseldorf. From 1953 he ran the Westfalenhallen event venue in Dortmund, first as a board member and later as Managing Director. On an area inside the Westphalia Park in Dortmund Körnig initiated the building of a hall for competition and training, where indoor athletic meets still take place. After his death, the venue was renamed Helmut Körnig Hall.
Personal Bests\: 100 – 10.4 (1926); 200 – 20.9 (1932).
|1928 Summer||22||Amsterdam||Athletics||Men's 200 metres||Germany||GER||3||Bronze|
|1928 Summer||22||Amsterdam||Athletics||Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay||Germany||GER||2||Silver|
|1932 Summer||26||Los Angeles||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||Germany||GER||6 h1 r3/4|
|1932 Summer||26||Los Angeles||Athletics||Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay||Germany||GER||2||Silver|
|1932 Summer||26||Los Angeles||Athletics||Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat One||6||11.2|
|1932 Summer||26||Los Angeles||Athletics||Germany||Quarter-Finals||Heat Two||3||QU||11.0|
|1932 Summer||26||Los Angeles||Athletics||Germany||Round One||Heat Four||2||QU||11.0|
|1928 Summer||22||Amsterdam||Athletics||Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||1||QU||21.8|
|1928 Summer||22||Amsterdam||Athletics||Germany||Quarter-Finals||Heat Six||1||QU/=OR||21.6|
|1928 Summer||22||Amsterdam||Athletics||Germany||Round One||Heat Ten||1||QU||23.4|
|1928 Summer||22||Amsterdam||Athletics||Germany||GER||Round One||Heat Two||2||QU|
|1932 Summer||26||Los Angeles||Athletics||Germany||GER||Final||2||4||40.9|
|1932 Summer||26||Los Angeles||Athletics||Germany||GER||Round One||Heat One||1||QU||41.2||41.22|