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Walter Meyer

Full name: Walter Meyer
Gender: Male
Born: September 14, 1904 in Tangermünde, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Died: December 5, 1949 in Buchenwald, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: BRC, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Walter Meyer won a gold medal in Los Angeles in the coxed fours representing the Berlin Rowing Club. He started rowing with the club Werder in Magdeburg gaining his first laurels as a junior. After joining the club in Berlin he was German champion in 1926 in the eights and in 1927 in the coxless fours. He added second places with the eights in 1927 and the coxless four in 1930.

Meyer was a merchant and director of a sugar factory in the town of Tangermünde and came from a family of industrialists, who produced the famous chocolate under the brand Feodora. As a known member of the Nazi Party, he was arrested by the Russians in 1945 and imprisoned in the former Buchenwald concentration camp, where he died of tuberculosis in 1949.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Rowing Men's Coxed Fours Germany GER 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Rowing Germany GER Final Round 7:19.0
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Rowing Germany GER Round One Repêchage Heat One 7:38.8
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Rowing Germany GER Round One Heat One 7:09.2
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