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Paul Neff

Full name: Paul Neff
Gender: Male
Height: 5-2 (158 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: January 10, 1938 in Schifferstadt, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Affiliations: VfK 07 Schifferstadt, Schifferstadt (GER)
Country: GER Germany, FRG West Germany
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

West German flyweight wrestler Paul Neff participated in three consecutive Olympic Games in the freestyle division, in 1960 and 1964 with the mixed German team, and in 1968 for West Germany. In Roma he finished unfortunate fourth and in 1964 he was eliminated early in the tournament. In Mexico City he finished seventh.

Domestically he won 18 West German national titles and nine more podiums between 1955 and 1970. He also had several international successes: fourth at the 1961 World Championships, fifth in 1967 and 1969, and sixth in 1957, 1965, 1966 and 1970, all in the freestyle. At the 1966 and 1968 European Championships he won two silver medals and in 1967 he finished fourth, again all in the freestyle. After his active career Neff coached several wrestlers in his home club VfK Schifferstadt. He was a close friend of his teammate [Wilfried Dietrich].

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 22 Roma Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Freestyle Germany GER 4
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Freestyle Germany GER AC
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Freestyle West Germany FRG AC

Men's Flyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR RE
1960 Summer 22 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Six 4 1960-09-06 9
1960 Summer 22 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Six Match #1 2 1960-09-06 Matsubara (JPN) fall (3:30), Neff (GER) 4
1960 Summer 22 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Five 4 1960-09-06 5
1960 Summer 22 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Five Match #1 2 1960-09-06 Bilek (TUR) fall (3:20), Neff (GER) 4
1960 Summer 22 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Four 2 1960-09-05 1
1960 Summer 22 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Four Match #5 AC 1960-09-05 Neff (GER) 0
1960 Summer 22 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Three 2T 1960-09-03 1
1960 Summer 22 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #6 1 1960-09-03 Neff (GER) fall (11:28), Zoete (FRA) 0
1960 Summer 22 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 4T 1960-09-02 1
1960 Summer 22 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #8 1 1960-09-02 Neff (GER) fall (4:07), Gröning (AUS) 0
1960 Summer 22 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round One 8T 1960-09-01 1
1960 Summer 22 Roma Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #8 1 1960-09-01 Neff (GER) decision, Vitrano (ITA) 1
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Final Standings AC 1964-10-11 7 Eliminated r2/6
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 16T 1964-10-12 7
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round One 13T 1964-10-11 3
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #5 2 1964-10-11 Singh (IND) decision, Neff (GER) 3
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Final Standings AC 1968-10-17 8,0 Eliminated r5/6
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Five 7T 1968-10-20 8,0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Four 5T 1968-10-20 4,0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Four Match #5 1 1968-10-20 Neff (FRG) superiority, Castillo (PAN) 0,5
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Three 6T 1968-10-19 3,5
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Three Match #6 1 1968-10-19 Neff (FRG) decision, Erdős (HUN) 1,0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Two 10 1968-10-18 2,5
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Two Match #9 1 1968-10-18 Neff (FRG) fall (6:40), Martínez (MEX) 0,0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round One 12T 1968-10-17 2,5
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round One Match #8 1T 1968-10-17 Esenceli (TUR) draw, Neff (FRG) 2,5
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