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Ernst Küppers

Full name: Ernst Küppers
Gender: Male
Born: July 9, 1904 in Viersen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: July 24, 1976 in Nordhorn, Niedersachsen, Germany
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Husband of Reni Erkens; Father of Ernst-Joachim Küppers.

Biography

Ernst Küppers came in fifth in the 100 backstroke both at the 1928 Amsterdam and 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. At the 1934 Europeans he won a silver medal and in 1930 he was disqualified for unknown reasons although he had enjoyed a comfortable lead. In 1927-30, and 1932-33 Küppers won German national backstroke titles.

In 1930 Küppers married his teammate [Reni Erkens], with whom he had two children, Margot and [Ernst-Joachim Küppers]. In 1953 Ernst Küppers became head of the Nordhorn swimming bath and started a career as a swimming coach until 1965. His club Waspo Nordhorn won 50 national titles under his direction. He was also the regional swimming administrator of Lower Saxony in the 1960s.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke Germany GER 5
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke Germany GER 5

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Swimming Germany Final 5 1:13.8
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 2T Q 1:14.2
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Swimming Germany Round One Heat Four 1 Q 1:14.0
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Swimming Germany Final 5 1:11.3
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 2 Q 1:09.8
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Swimming Germany Round One Heat Two 2 Q 1:10.2
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