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Willy Dörr

Full name: Wilhelm "Willy" Dörr
Gender: Male
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
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics, Tug-Of-War

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Willy Dörr 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.

Dörr was educated by [Al Kraenzlein], who coached German athletic teams for several years, and in 1925 Dörr 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 Wurfübungen? (1916), Sportliches Handgranatenwerfen (1921), Der Lauf im Bild (1923/1924), Sport-Taschenbuch (1924), Wurfübungen and Ringkampf in Bildern und Merkworten (1927). Together with [Kurt Doerry] Dörr edited Das Olympiabuch, and he was also the editor of the magazines Deutsche Sportschule, Deutsche Sportbedarf-Rundschau and Sport und Sonne. Additionally Willy Dörr 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 – 1.65 (1903); PV – 2.80 (1903); LJ – 6.02 (1904); TJ – 11.27 (1904); DT – 43.86 (1907); HT – 32.50 (1911).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
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

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1906 Summer 24 Athina Athletics Germany Final Standings AC

Men's Pentathlon (Ancient)

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O EF
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
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