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Heinrich Rondi

Full name: Heinrich Rondi
Gender: Male
Born: June 19, 1877
Died: November 10, 1948
Affiliations: Athletenclub Düsseldorf
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Wrestling, Tug-Of-War, Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

A German wrestler and weightlifter from Düsseldorf, Heinrich Rondi was second at the 1907 World Wrestling Championships in unlimited Greco-Roman, and won the 1906 Unofficial European Wrestling Championships in that class. In 1906 and 1907 he won the European Weightlifting Championships in the unlimited class, in 1907 also won the World Championships.

Rondi won a gold medal with the German tug-of-war team at the 1906 Athina Olympics. In weightlifting he won a bronze medal in the unlimited class with two hands, equalling his teammate [Heinrich Schneidereit] and Frenchman [Alexandre Maspoli]. Rondi also came in sixth in the unlimited class with one hand. As a wrestler he finished fourth in Greco-Roman heavyweight.

Rondi owned a pub in Düsseldorf, where a man named Moritz Sommer also lived. In 1938 the Nazis tried to capture Sommer as he was a so-called “half-Jew,” but Rondi stood up to the Nazis and they surrendered. Rondi and his neighbors hid Sommer until two days before the Americans reached Düsseldorf in April 1945, when a Nazi patrol caught Sommer, tortured him, and hung him in a public place at Oberbilker Markt.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer 28 Athina Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Germany GER 1 Gold
1906 Summer 28 Athina Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Germany GER 4T
1906 Summer 28 Athina Weightlifting Men's Unlimited, One Hand Germany GER 6T
1906 Summer 28 Athina Weightlifting Men's Unlimited, Two Hands Germany GER 3T Bronze

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1906 Summer 28 Athina Tug-Of-War Germany GER Round One Match #1 1 1906-04-30 GER 2, AUT 0
1906 Summer 28 Athina Tug-Of-War Germany GER Final Round Match #1 1 1906-04-30 GER 2, Omas Helliniki P. S. 0

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result

Men's Unlimited, One Hand

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1906 Summer 28 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER Final Standings 6T 65.45
1906 Summer 28 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 40.00 kilogrammes 1T oo
1906 Summer 28 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 55.30 kilogrammes 1T oo
1906 Summer 28 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 60.40 kilogrammes 1T oo
1906 Summer 28 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 65.45 kilogrammes 1T oo
1906 Summer 28 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 70.75 kilogrammes 6T x

Men's Unlimited, Two Hands

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1906 Summer 28 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER Final Standings 3T 129.5
1906 Summer 28 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 81.0 kilogrammes 1T o
1906 Summer 28 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 100.5 kilogrammes 1T o
1906 Summer 28 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 108.5 kilogrammes 1T o
1906 Summer 28 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 121.5 kilogrammes 1T o
1906 Summer 28 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 129.5 kilogrammes 1T o
1906 Summer 28 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 136.5 kilogrammes 3T x
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