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Kurt Hornfischer

Full name: Kurt Hornfischer
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 227 lbs (103 kg)
Born: February 1, 1910 in Gera, Thüringen, Germany
Died: January 18, 1958 in Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: SC Nürnberg 04, Nürnberg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Wrestler Kurt Hornfischer won the 1935 Greco-Roman heavyweight title at the European Championships, making him one of the favorites for the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Just six months ahead the Games he suffered an elbow injury. Nevertheless he managed to win the bronze medal. The following year he won his fourth European title, this time in the freestyle. He also won five German Greco-Roman titles in 1933-35, 1939 and 1942, and seven freestyle titles in 1935-38 and 1940-42. During World War II he was severely wounded on six occasions and died in 1958 following one his post-war surgeries. After the war he was employed by the town hall in his hometown Nuremberg.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Germany GER 3 Bronze

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Final Standings 3 1936-08-06
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Final Round Match #1 2 1936-08-09 Palusalu (EST) decision (3-0), Hornfischer (GER)
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Four 1T 1936-08-09 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Four Match #1 1 1936-08-09 Hornfischer (GER) fall (1:07), Donati (ITA) 0
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Three 2 1936-08-08 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #1 1 1936-08-08 Hornfischer (GER) decision (3-0), Zvejnieks (LAT) 1
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 3T 1936-08-07 1
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #2 1 1936-08-07 Hornfischer (GER) decision (3-0), Klapuch (TCH) 1
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round One 1T 1936-08-06 0
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #2 1 1936-08-06 Hornfischer (GER) fall (3:53), Nađ (YUG) 0
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