Full name: Richard Corts
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: July 16, 1905 in Remscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: August 7, 1974 in Remscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Deutscher Sportclub Berlin
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Although a talented athlete, Richard Corts retired from competition in 1930, and undertook professional training in Helsinki for two years, where he prepared himself to take over his father's knife factory, Josua Corts in Remscheid.
Richard Corts was German Champion over 100 m in 1925 and 1928 and also won the British AAA Championships over 100 yards in 1926. He set a European record for 100 metres in 1925 (10.5) and equaled the world record in in the 100 in 1928 (10.4), also running on world record setting 4Ã100 m relay teams in 1928 (40.8) and in 1925 in the 5Ã100 m relay (53.5). In Amsterdam 1928 he was eliminated in the semifinals over 100 metres, but won the silver medal with the sprint relay together with [Georg Lammers], [Hubert Houben] and [Helmut KÃ¶rnig]. Corts committed suicide at the age of 69.
Personal Best\: 100 â 10.4 (1928).
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