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Fritz Schwab

Full name: Erich Arthur Fritz Schwab
Gender: Male
Born: December 31, 1919 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Died: November 24, 2006
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Son of Arthur Tell Schwab.

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Fritz Schwab won a gold medal at the 1950 European Championships, a silver at the 1946 Europeans, and was eighth at the 1954 Europeans, all in the 10 km walk. He also won a bronze and a silver medal at the 1948 London and the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, both over 10 km.

Fritz was the son of race walker [Arthur Schwab], who won a silver medal at the 1936 Berlin Games and was then killed during a heavy air raid while on a train transport to Switzerland in 1945.

Personal Best: 10kmW – 44:44.8 (1939).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics Men's 10 kilometres Walk Switzerland SUI 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Athletics Men's 10 kilometres Walk Switzerland SUI 2 Silver

Men's 10 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics Switzerland Final 3 46:00.2
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics Switzerland Round One Heat Two 2 QU 46:38.0
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Athletics Switzerland Final 2 45:41.0 45:41.03
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Athletics Switzerland Round One Heat Two 4 QU 47:06.0
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