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Fritz Fromm

Full name: Fritz Fromm
Gender: Male
Born: April 12, 1913 in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
Died: October 13, 2001 in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
Affiliations: Akademischer TV Berlin
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. Fritz Fromm played two matches in Berlin and went on to win eight international caps. Also a track and field athlete, Fromm won the long jump and 4x100m relay at the German High School Championships to make 1936 a memorable year for him.

After World War II Fromm became national coach in West Germany. His team became Field World Champion in 1952 and 1955, and also second at the 1954 Indoor World Championships. He then worked for the Regional Municipal Office in Hannover in the leisure and sports section. His wife Rotraud was German Champion in 1936 with SC Charlottenburg.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 23 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 23 Berlin Handball Germany GER Final Round Match #1 1 1936-08-10 GER 19, HUN 6 1
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Handball Germany GER Final Round Match #6 1 1936-08-14 GER 10, AUT 6 0
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Handball Germany GER Group A Match #1 1 1936-08-06 GER 22, HUN 0 5
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