Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Flatwater canoeist Xaver HÃ¶rmann 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 HÃ¶rmann took the early lead, before the Austrian organ builder [Gregor Hradetzky], the clear favorite, and Frenchman [Henri Eberhardt] took the initiative. With HÃ¶rmann following closely, these two exchanged leads. The race wasnât decided until the final kilometre, when Hradetzky opened up a gap of a boatâs length, winning the race three seconds ahead of the Eberhardt.
HÃ¶rmann was employed by the ski producer SchÃ¤fer in Esslingen. He was killed-in-action in 1943 during World War II on the Eastern front as a POW in the Ukraine.
|1936 Summer||26||Berlin||Canoeing||Men's Folding Kayak Singles, 10 kilometres||Germany||GER||3||Bronze|
|1936 Summer||26||Berlin||Canoeing||Germany||Final Standings||3||50:06.5|