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Heinz Körvers

Full name: Heinrich Theodor "Heinz" Körvers
Gender: Male
Born: July 3, 1915 in Bönninghardt, Alpen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: December 29, 1942 in Volgograd, Volgograd, Russia
Affiliations: MSH Minden, Minden (GER)
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. Goalkeeper Heinz Körvers played two matches in Berlin including the match against Austria, and won a total of five international caps.

He won the Westphalian Championship in 1933-35 and German Championship in 1936, with MSV Hindenburg Minden. In 1939 he was runner-up with Lintforter SV, losing the final against MTSA Leipzig 4-6. The following year he won his second German title with Lintfort. Körvers worked as a miner before he was recruited for World War II. He was listed as missing-in-action near Stalingrad since 29 December 1942. He was officially declared dead on 31 March 1954 with official date of death listed as 31 December 1945.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 21 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 21 Berlin Handball Germany GER Final Round Match #6 1 1936-08-14 GER 10, AUT 6 0
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Handball Germany GER Group A Match #3 1 1936-08-08 GER 29, USA 1 0
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