Full name: Fritz Huhn
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: September 26, 1900 in Jena, ThÃ¼ringen, Germany
Died: June 10, 1990 in Stuttgart, Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg, Germany
Affiliations: VfB Jena, Jena (GER)
Fritz Huhn finished disappointing a 17th at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games in the high jump. He was German Champion in 1923 and 1926, runner-up in 1925 and 1928, and third in 1929. An educated gymnast and sports teacher, he later became a successful high jump coach and lecturer on German high jump style at international meetings. He also is credited with developing the straddle technique, derived from the Western roll. In 1936 at Berlin he was the umpire for the high jump judges.
After World War II Huhn apprenticed as a glassblower in his fatherâs company in Jena. He led this company after his fatherâs death until 1952, when he defected to West Germany, then working as a school teacher. His brother Ernst was seen as a candidate for the 1916 Berlin Olympic Games which were not held due to World War I.
Personal Best\: HJ â 1.885 (1928).
|1928 Summer||27||Amsterdam||Athletics||Men's High Jump||Germany||GER||17T|
|1928 Summer||27||Amsterdam||Athletics||Germany||Final Round||17T||1.70|
|1928 Summer||27||Amsterdam||Athletics||Germany||Qualifying Round||1T||QU||1.83|
|1928 Summer||27||Amsterdam||Athletics||Germany||Qualifying Round||Group C||1T||1.83|