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Heini Nettesheim

Full name: Heinrich "Heini" Nettesheim
Gender: Male
Born: October 22, 1915 in Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: October 18, 2005 in Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: ESV Olympia Köln, Köln (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Brother of Ferdinand Schmitz.

Biography

At the European Championships wrestler Heini Nettesheim won the freestyle lightweight title in 1937m was second in the Greco-Roman style in 1938, and the following year was placed fourth. At the 1936 Berlin Olympics he lost two fights, in the Greco-Roman lightweight division, and was eliminated.

After World War II he carried on wrestling and finished sixth at the 1951 World freestyle championships. He competed in the 1952 Olympics, together with his half-brother [Ferdinand Schmitz], with Nettesheim competing in both classes. In the Greco-Roman he again failed to reach the third round, but in the freestyle he finished sixth.

Nettesheim won nine freestyle national titles between 1936 and 1950, and seven Greco-Roman titles between 1936 and 1943, along with several more podium finishes. He also won 26 international cups. After his active career he became a high school teacher at the Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln for 17 years. He became an Honorable Member of the North Rhine Westphalian Wrestling Association. Nettesheim died from kidney failure only four days before his 90th birthday.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Germany GER AC
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Germany GER AC
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Freestyle Germany GER 6T

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR MMR/RE
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Final Standings AC 1936-08-06 Eliminated r2/7 5
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 14T 1936-08-07 5
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #5 2 1936-08-07 Väli (EST) decision (3-0), Nettesheim (GER) 3
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round One 10T 1936-08-06 2
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #6 2 1936-08-06 Koskela (FIN) decision (2-1), Nettesheim (GER) 2
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Final Standings AC 1952-07-24 6 Eliminated r2/7
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 14T 1952-07-25 6
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #9 2 1952-07-25 Rasmussen (DEN) fall (14:16), Nettesheim (GER) 3
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round One 11T 1952-07-24 3
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #9 2 1952-07-24 Haapasalmi (FIN) decision (3-0), Nettesheim (GER) 3

Men's Lightweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Final Standings 6T 1952-07-20
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Four 6T 1952-07-22 6
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Four Match #2 2 1952-07-22 Jahanbakht (IRI) decision (2-1), Nettesheim (GER) 3
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Three 4T 1952-07-22 3
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #3 2 1952-07-22 Gál (HUN) decision (2-1), Nettesheim (GER) 3
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 1 1952-07-21 0
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #4 1 1952-07-21 Nettesheim (GER) fall (1:42), Pérez (GUA) 0
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round One 1T 1952-07-20 0
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #3 1 1952-07-20 Nettesheim (GER) fall (4:16), O (KOR) 0
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