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Max Leichter

Full name: Max Leichter
Gender: Male
Born: April 20, 1920 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Died: February 11, 1981 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: SV Viktoria 07, Frankfurt am Main (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Max Leichter was a West German wrestler who competed in the light-heavyweight and heavyweight class. He participated in both styles at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. In the Greco-Roman style he was eliminated early but in the freestyle competition he was placed seventh. In 1951 he won a bronze medal at the World Championships in the freestyle light-heavyweight class. In 1953 he was eighth in the Greco-Roman style, and was fifth in the freestyle heavyweight class in 1954. Leichter won three (West) German Greco-Roman titles in 1939 and 1948-49 (light-heavyweight), the two freestyle titles in 1950 (heavyweight) and 1953 (light-heavyweight).

After World War II Leichter trained as a policeman, but later owned a very well-known pub in Frankfurt, where he and his fiancé Gretel were actively involved in organizing carnivals in the city, and both became known as the ‘Carnival Couple’ in the 1950s.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Germany GER AC
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle Germany GER AC

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MMR/RE BP MR
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Final Standings AC 1952-07-24 Eliminated r2/6 6
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 8T 1952-07-25 6
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #5 2 1952-07-25 Gröndahl (FIN) decision (3-0), Leichter (GER) 3
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round One 6T 1952-07-24 3
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #5 2 1952-07-24 Chikhladze (URS) fall (9:22), Leichter (GER) 3

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MMR/RE BP MR
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Final Standings AC 1952-07-20 Eliminated r3/6 7
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Three 8 1952-07-22 7
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #4 2 1952-07-22 Englas (URS) fall (3:47), Leichter (GER) 3
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 9 1952-07-21 4
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #6 2 1952-07-21 Atan (TUR) fall (0:42), Leichter (GER) 3
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round One 4T 1952-07-20 1
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #6 1 1952-07-20 Leichter (GER) decision (3-0), Sepponen (FIN) 1
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