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Hugo Budinger

Full name: Hugo Budinger
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: June 10, 1927 in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Rot-Weiss Köln, Köln (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Hockey

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Like no other, Hugo Budinger, played a role in post-war West German field hockey as a player, coach, and official. With the West German team, the 58 times capped international from Rot-Weiss Köln (1951-61) was captain of the team that won the surprise bronze medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He was also on the team at the 1952 Helsinki Games when Germany were beaten 1-0 by Netherlands in the quarter-final. He competed in his third Olympics in Rome in 1960, when the team finished seventh. Budinger was a member of the West German team that won the unofficial European Championship in 1954.

Previously, "Mister Hockey" had revolutionized European field hockey with ideas following a trip to Pakistan, including the introduction of the so-called twist grip. Budinger at that time worked as a lecturer at the German Sports College in Cologne. After his playing career he was the sporting director of the West German Hockey Federation (DHB) from 1961-1969 and also served as the national head coach. In 1968, the national team under his leadership finished in fourth in the Mexico City Olympics and won a World Cup bronze medal in 1973.

In all, Budinger served his sport for 26 years ranging from a player to DHB Vice President. In 1974 he co-founded and was head of the Trainer Academy of the German Sports Federation in Cologne up to 1993. In 1979, at the age of 52, he promoted sports science and, in 1990, he was appointed honorary professor on the grounds for his work in the field of movement and training. Budinger was a member of the West German National Olympic Committee, and from 1993 was a member of the Council of Elders. In the 1990s he also committed himself to the German Golf Federation, and in 2011 he was inducted into the German Sports Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Hockey Men's Hockey Germany GER 5T
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Hockey Men's Hockey Germany GER 3 Bronze
1960 Summer 33 Roma Hockey Men's Hockey Germany GER 7

Men's Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GP G
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Hockey Germany GER Final Standings 5T 1952-07-15 5 9
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Hockey Germany GER Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1952-07-18 NED 1, GER 0 0
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Hockey Germany GER Consolation Round: Final Match #1 1 1952-07-25 GER 4, POL 0
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Hockey Germany GER Consolation Round: Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1952-07-23 GER 2, AUT 1
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Hockey Germany GER Consolation Round: Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1952-07-21 GER 7, FIN 0 4
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Hockey Germany GER Round One Match #3 1 1952-07-16 GER 7, POL 2 5
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Hockey Germany GER Final Standings 3 1956-11-23 5 2
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Hockey Germany GER Final Round Match 3/4 1 1956-12-06 GER 3, GBR 1 1
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Hockey Germany GER Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1956-12-03 IND 1, GER 0 0
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Hockey Germany GER Group C Match #2 1 1956-11-24 GER 5, NZL 4 1
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Hockey Germany GER Group C Match #4 1T 1956-11-27 GER 0, BEL 0 0
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Hockey Germany GER Group C Match #5 1T 1956-11-29 PAK 0, GER 0 0
1960 Summer 33 Roma Hockey Germany GER Final Standings 7 1960-08-26 5 2
1960 Summer 33 Roma Hockey Germany GER Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1960-09-05 PAK 2, GER 1 0
1960 Summer 33 Roma Hockey Germany GER Classification Round 5-8 Match #1 2 1960-09-08 NZL 1, GER 0 0
1960 Summer 33 Roma Hockey Germany GER Group C Match #1 2 1960-08-29 KEN 1, GER 0 0
1960 Summer 33 Roma Hockey Germany GER Group C Match #3 1 1960-08-31 GER 5, FRA 0 0
1960 Summer 33 Roma Hockey Germany GER Group C Match #5 1 1960-09-03 GER 5, ITA 0 2
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