Full name: Karl Johann Friedrich Wolf
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 231 lbs (105 kg)
Born: February 11, 1912 in Ladenburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Died: March 1, 1975 in Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: Germania Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (GER)
Karl Wolf was a West German hammer thrower who finished sixth at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics when he was also captain of the athletics team. He was a multiple West German champion in hammer throw (four times), weight throw (seven times) and stone put (once). He was also active as a wrestler and weightlifter. For his achievements he was awarded the DLV Needle in Gold in 1955, the Rudolf Harbig Memorial Award in 1951, and the Medal for Merit of the Baden Sports Association in 1978, and also the Silver Bay Leaf.
Wolf was a trained baker who owned a big bakery enterprise. He was the founder of the purchasing cooperative of bakeries and confectioners in Karlsruhe, foreman of the Bakers' Guild in Karlsruhe and Deputy of the Guild of Bakers in Baden.
Personal Best: HT – 58.91 (1952).
|1952 Summer||40||Helsinki||Athletics||Men's Hammer Throw||Germany||GER||6|
|1952 Summer||40||Helsinki||Athletics||Germany||Final Round||6||56.49|
|1952 Summer||40||Helsinki||Athletics||Germany||Final Round||Round One||2||56.49|
|1952 Summer||40||Helsinki||Athletics||Germany||Final Round||Round Two||4||54.98||56.49|
|1952 Summer||40||Helsinki||Athletics||Germany||Final Round||Round Three||6||53.79||56.49|
|1952 Summer||40||Helsinki||Athletics||Germany||Final Round||Round Four||6||53.60||56.49|
|1952 Summer||40||Helsinki||Athletics||Germany||Final Round||Round Five||6||foul||56.49|
|1952 Summer||40||Helsinki||Athletics||Germany||Final Round||Round Six||NP||56.41|
|1952 Summer||40||Helsinki||Athletics||Germany||Qualifying Round||5||QU||53.86|
|1952 Summer||40||Helsinki||Athletics||Germany||Qualifying Round||Group B||3||53.86|
|1952 Summer||40||Helsinki||Athletics||Germany||Qualifying Round||Group B Round 1||2||53.86|
|1952 Summer||40||Helsinki||Athletics||Germany||Qualifying Round||Group B Round 2||3||53.86||pass|
|1952 Summer||40||Helsinki||Athletics||Germany||Qualifying Round||Group B Round 3||DNS||pass|