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Fred Kämmerer

Full name: Alfred "Fred" Kämmerer
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: January 10, 1934 in Obergreißlau, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Affiliations: SC Chemie Halle-Leuna, Halle an der Saale (GER) / SV Halle, Halle an der Saale (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

East German wrestler Fred Kämmerer lost his left forefoot in a labor accident shortly before his wrestling career began. For the whole sports career he had problems with his stability on the wrestling matt. Nevertheless he claimed twelve East German national titles in bantam and featherweight between 1954 and 1963 in both styles. He also came fifth and sixth in the bantamweight at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics in Greco-Roman and freestyle respectively. In 1960 he finished ninth in the freestyle.

In 1963 wrestlers and sports officials of KSV Efferen near Cologne in West Germany organized his defection from East Germany together with his wife and his child and five more East German wrestlers in a converted minibus. They all defected directly from Leipzig, where the International Gymnastics and Sports Meeting took place. In 1964 and 1965 he was runner-up at the West German Championships but did not qualify for the 1964 Tokyo Games. Kämmerer later had also a career as a coach at KSV Efferen. By profession, he was a petrol station officer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman Germany GER 5
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle Germany GER 6
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle Germany GER 9

Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Final Standings 5 1956-12-03
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round Four 4T 1956-12-06 5
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round Four Match #1 2 1956-12-06 Horvath (ROU) decision (3-0), Kämmerer (GER) 3
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round Three 1T 1956-12-05 2
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #1 1 1956-12-05 Kämmerer (GER) decision (3-0), Townley (USA) 1
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 1 1956-12-04 1
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #7 AC 1956-12-04 Kämmerer (GER) 0
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round One 3T 1956-12-03 1
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #6 1 1956-12-03 Kämmerer (GER) decision (2-1), Brunner (AUT) 1

Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Final Standings 6 1956-11-28
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round Three 6 1956-11-30 5
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #2 2 1956-11-30 Dağıstanlı (TUR) decision (3-0), Kämmerer (GER) 3
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 4 1956-11-29 2
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #3 1 1956-11-29 Kämmerer (GER) decision (3-0), Díaz (ARG) 1
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round One 2T 1956-11-28 1
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #4 1 1956-11-28 Kämmerer (GER) decision (3-0), Pandey (IND) 1
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Four 9 1960-09-05 9
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Four Match #3 2 1960-09-05 Shakhov (URS) fall (7:15), Kämmerer (GER) 4
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Three 8T 1960-09-03 5
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #7 2 1960-09-03 Trojanowski (POL) decision, Kämmerer (GER) 3
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 5T 1960-09-02 2
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #7 1 1960-09-02 Kämmerer (GER) decision, Vesterby (SWE) 1
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round One 6T 1960-09-01 1
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #6 1 1960-09-01 Kämmerer (GER) decision, Campbell (PAN) 1
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