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Gerhard Hilbrecht

Full name: Gerhard Hilbrecht
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: April 2, 1915 in Walkowice, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Died: November 1, 1996 in Prien am Chiemsee, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: VfB Königsberg, Kaliningrad (RUS)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics


Discus thrower Gerhard Hilbrecht did not qualify for the final at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. He earned one gold and two silver medals in the discus and the pentathlon at the 1935 and 1937 University Games, and was German discus champion in 1943, 1946 and 1949 and had several runner-ups. Hilbrecht was a very versatile athlete, also active as a sprinter (100 to 400 m), hurdler, high jumper, pole vaulter, long and triple jumper, shot putter, hammer and javelin thrower. In 1951 he was awarded the Team Silver Bay Leaf. His daughter Julia later became a successful high jumper. Hilbrecht was employed as a teacher by the German School at Athens.

Personal Best\: DT – 48.37 (1937).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Men's Discus Throw Germany GER AC QR

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Germany Qualifying Round AC DNQ
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