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Kurt Leucht

Full name: Kurt Leucht
Gender: Male
Born: March 13, 1903 in Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany
Died: November 2, 1974 in Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: SC Nürnberg 04, Nürnberg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Wrestler Kurt Leucht won the Greco-Roman bantamweight gold medal at the 1928 Amsterdam Games and in 1931 was the silver medalist in the Greco-Roman European Championships. He won both individual and team titles at the 1926 German National Championships. Leucht retired from the sport in 1932 after losing in the Olympic qualifiers to [Jakob Brendel], who would go on and win the Olympic title. After his retirement, Leucht went on to become an international referee.

In 1928 his hometown Nuremberg planned a great welcome on his return as Olympic champion. But due to a knee injury he returned a day earlier. When he read in the newspaper about his planned welcome, he travelled back to Fürth in a taxi in his Olympic clothes and from there he took the train to Nuremberg to enjoy the welcome ceremony.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Wrestling Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman Germany GER 1 Gold

Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Wrestling Germany GER Round Six Match #1 1 1928-08-04 Leucht (GER) fall, Maudr (TCH)
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Wrestling Germany GER Round Five Match #3 AC 1928-08-04 Leucht (GER)
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Wrestling Germany GER Round Four Match #4 2 1928-08-04 Pütsep (EST) decision, Leucht (GER)
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #6 1 1928-08-03 Leucht (GER) decision, Martinsen (NOR)
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #7 1 1928-08-03 Leucht (GER) fall, Bosc (ARG)
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #7 1 1928-08-02 Leucht (GER) fall, Ganzera (POL)
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