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Willi Kaiser

Full name: Wilhelm Gustav "Willi" Kaiser
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4 (163 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: January 16, 1912 in Pobiedziska, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Died: July 24, 1986 in Gladbeck, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Boxring 1928, Gladbeck (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Willy Kaiser was one of two German boxers who won gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He won the flyweight class against Italy’s [Gavino Matta] by decision. He was the first Westphalian to win a gold medal at Olympic Games. In the 1937 European Championships he finished fourth, again in the flyweight division. The same year he won the German Championships.

During World War II he was captured by the Russians and was not released until 1949. He then worked as a boxing coach in his hometown Gladbeck until 1953 when he was employed by the municipal office in Gladbeck. He later turned to pigeon racing and won several regional events.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Boxing Men's Flyweight Germany GER 1 Gold

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Boxing Germany GER Final Round Match 1/2 1 1936-08-15 Kaiser (GER) , Matta (ITA) decision
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Boxing Germany GER Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1936-08-14 Kaiser (GER) , Carlomagno (ARG) decision
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Boxing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1936-08-13 Kaiser (GER) , Tricánico (URU) decision
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Boxing Germany GER Round Two Match #1 1 1936-08-12 Kaiser (GER) , López (CHI) knock-out 3
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Boxing Germany GER Round One Match #1 1 1936-08-10 Kaiser (GER) bye
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