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Helmut Braselmann

Full name: Julius Helmut Braselmann
Gender: Male
Born: September 18, 1911 in Barmen, Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: February 23, 1993 in Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: TuRa Barmen, Wuppertal-Barmen (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Handball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Field handball was only part of the Olympic program once, at the 1936 Berlin Games. The German Reich dominated their two preliminary round matches, beating Hungary 22-0 and then the USA 29-1, before winning all three matches in the final round, including a 10-6 win over Austria in the deciding match that won the gold medal. Helmut Braselmann played two matches including a match in the final round, the 16-6 win over Switzerland. The winner of six international caps, he was a member of the German team that won the inaugural World Championship on home soil in 1938.

With his home club, TURA Barmen, he won the West German Championship in 1933 and finished third the following year. By profession, Braselmann was a truck driver and later owner of a haulage company.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Handball Men's Handball Germany GER 1 Gold

Men's Handball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Handball Germany GER Final Round Match #4 1 1936-08-12 GER 16, SUI 6 3
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Handball Germany GER Group A Match #3 1 1936-08-08 GER 29, USA 1 3
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