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Helmut Körnig

Full name: Helmut Körnig
Gender: Male
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)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

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. His sports career ended in early 1934 after acquiring typhoid. After his graduation with a law degree, Körning was editorial journalist of the daily newspaper Berliner Tageblatt and worked as an assistant director for the 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 Dusseldorf. 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 he initiated building 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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
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

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Final 3 21.9 4
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

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T L T(H) T(A)
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Germany GER Final 2 41.2 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
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