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Erich Krempel

Full name: Erich Krempel
Gender: Male
Born: August 18, 1913 in Suhl, Thüringen, Germany
Died: September 26, 1992 in Suhl, Thüringen, Germany
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Shooting

Related Olympians: Cousin of Fritz Krempel.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


German sports shooter Erich Krempel participated in the free pistol event over 50 metres at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and won the silver medal. Krempel was in the lead after the first day, but the Swede [Torsten Ullman] was favorite having won bronze in the rapid-fire pistol event the day before. Ullman went on to win by 15 points. The previous year Krempel was also beaten by Ullman at the World Championships and won silver and he claimed the bronze medal with the German free pistol team. In 1939 he finally beat Ullman and became World Champion. With the German free pistol team he earned again the bronze medal this time together with his cousin [Fritz]. Krempel won the German Championship in 1936.

He was inducted in the Hall of Fame of the German Sports Shooting Association. His cousin Fritz participated in the same event at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. Krempel was a constructor of sports weapons and coached young sports shooters.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Shooting Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Shooting Germany GER Final Standings 544 87 88 91 92 95 91
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