Full name: Wilhelm "Willy" DÃ¶rr
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: August 7, 1881 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Died: April 4, 1955 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: Turngemeinde Frankfurt am Main
Sport: Athletics, Tug-Of-War
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Willy DÃ¶rr started as a gymnast in 1898 but was unable to take part in the 1904 Olympic Games at St. Louis for financial reasons. He then won the gold medal in Tug-Of-War at the 1906 Athens Olympics and took part in the discus throw and the ancient pentathlon.
DÃ¶rr was educated by [Al Kraenzlein], who coached German athletic teams for several years, and in 1925 DÃ¶rr won the German discus throw title. He was later co-founder and second president of the Verband Deutscher Sportlehrer (VDS) and published the training books Wie trainiere ich schwerathletische WurfÃ¼bungen? (1916), Sportliches Handgranatenwerfen (1921), Der Lauf im Bild (1923/1924), Sport-Taschenbuch (1924), WurfÃ¼bungen and Ringkampf in Bildern und Merkworten (1927). Together with [Kurt Doerry] DÃ¶rr edited Das Olympiabuch, and he was also the editor of the magazines Deutsche Sportschule, Deutsche Sportbedarf-Rundschau and Sport und Sonne. Additionally Willy DÃ¶rr was seen in his times as a playboy and a pioneer in the promotion of golf sports. He was the long-time partner of [Milly Reuter].
Personal Bests\: HJ â 1.65 (1903); PV â 2.80 (1903); LJ â 6.02 (1904); TJ â 11.27 (1904); DT â 43.86 (1907); HT â 32.50 (1911).
|1906 Summer||24||Athina||Tug-Of-War||Men's Tug-Of-War||Germany||GER||1||Gold|
|1906 Summer||24||Athina||Athletics||Men's Discus Throw||Germany||GER||AC|
|1906 Summer||24||Athina||Athletics||Men's Pentathlon (Ancient)||Germany||GER||16|
|1906 Summer||24||Athina||Tug-Of-War||Germany||GER||Round One||Match #1||1||1906-04-30||GER 2, AUT 0|
|1906 Summer||24||Athina||Tug-Of-War||Germany||GER||Final Round||Match #1||1||1906-04-30||GER 2, Omas Helliniki P. S. 0|
|1906 Summer||24||Athina||Athletics||Germany||Final Standings||AC|
|1906 Summer||24||Athina||Athletics||Germany||Final Standings||16||44||3 events|
|1906 Summer||24||Athina||Athletics||Germany||Standing long jump||22|
|1906 Summer||24||Athina||Athletics||Germany||Discus throw (Greek style)||7|