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Heinrich Keimig

Full name: Heinrich Keimig
Gender: Male
Born: June 12, 1913 in Leiselheim, Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Died: January 15, 1966 in Offenbach am Main, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: Militär-SV Darmstadt
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Handball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Field handball was only part of the Olympic program once, at the 1936 Berlin Games. The German Reich dominated their two preliminary round matches, beating Hungary 22-0 and then the USA 29-1, before winning all three matches in the final round, including a 10-6 win over Austria in the deciding match that won the gold medal. Heinrich Keimig was the second choice goalkeeper and played just one match. With his home club Polizei-SV Darmstadt he won the German Championship in 1934. During World War II he was heavily wounded in North Africa in 1941, and was only released from captivity in 1949.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Handball Men's Handball Germany GER 1 Gold

Men's Handball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Handball Germany GER Final Round Match #1 1 1936-08-10 GER 19, HUN 6 0
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