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.
|1936 Summer||22||Berlin||Shooting||Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres||Germany||GER||2||Silver|
|1936 Summer||22||Berlin||Shooting||Germany||GER||Final Standings||544||87||88||91||92||95||91|