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Xaver Hörmann

Full name: Xaver Hörmann
Gender: Male
Born: February 21, 1910 in Bubenhausen, Weißenhorn, Bayern, Germany
Died: February 23, 1943 in Donetsk, Donetsk, Ukraine
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Flatwater canoeist Xaver Hörmann qualified for the 1936 Berlin Olympics as the German F-1 champion and at the Games he won the bronze medal in the F-1 event over 10 km. In the final Hörmann took the early lead, before the Austrian organ builder [Gregor Hradetzky], the clear favorite, and Frenchman [Henri Eberhardt] took the initiative. With Hörmann following closely, these two exchanged leads. The race wasn’t decided until the final kilometre, when Hradetzky opened up a gap of a boat’s length, winning the race three seconds ahead of the Eberhardt.

Hörmann was employed by the ski producer Schäfer in Esslingen. He was killed-in-action in 1943 during World War II on the Eastern front as a POW in the Ukraine.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Canoeing Men's Folding Kayak Singles, 10 kilometres Germany GER 3 Bronze

Men's Folding Kayak Singles, 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Canoeing Germany Final Standings 3 50:06.5
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