Full name: Heinrich Keimig
Born: June 12, 1913 in Leiselheim, Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Died: January 15, 1966 in Offenbach am Main, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: MilitÃ¤r-SV Darmstadt
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.
|1936 Summer||23||Berlin||Handball||Men's Handball||Germany||GER||1||Gold|
|1936 Summer||23||Berlin||Handball||Germany||GER||Final Round||Match #1||1||1936-08-10||GER 19, HUN 6||0|