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Fritz Kuhn

Full name: Friedrich "Fritz" Kuhn
Gender: Male
Born: October 24, 1919
Died: January 8, 2005
Affiliations: ?, München (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Fritz Kuhn, hailing from München, qualified for the two-man event at the 1952 Olympics, finishing 12th with [Theo Kitt]. While their compatriots [Andreas Ostler] and [Lorenz Nieberl] won that event, things looked bleak for the German teams in the four-man event, as they were outpaced by heavier competitors. In order to have a shot at the title, the second German sled wasn't entered, and instead the three heaviest pushers - Kuhn among them - joined Ostler in the remaining sled. This gave the Germans, weighing in at 472 kg (including sled) a decisive advantage, and they comfortably slid to the gold. The international bobsleigh federation (FIBT) soon afterwards decided to limit the weight for four-man teams at 420 kg. In 2006 the story about the 1952 German four-man bob was told in a cinema comedy called Schwere Jungs (Heavy Boys).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 32 Oslo Bobsleigh Men's Two Germany-2 GER 11
1952 Winter 32 Oslo Bobsleigh Men's Four Germany GER 1 Gold

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1952 Winter 32 Oslo Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Theo Kitt Final Standings
1952 Winter 32 Oslo Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Theo Kitt Run 1
1952 Winter 32 Oslo Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Theo Kitt Run 2
1952 Winter 32 Oslo Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Theo Kitt Run 3
1952 Winter 32 Oslo Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Theo Kitt Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1952 Winter 32 Oslo Bobsleigh Germany GER Final Standings
1952 Winter 32 Oslo Bobsleigh Germany GER Run 1
1952 Winter 32 Oslo Bobsleigh Germany GER Run 2
1952 Winter 32 Oslo Bobsleigh Germany GER Run 3
1952 Winter 32 Oslo Bobsleigh Germany GER Run 4
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