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Ferdinand Schmitz

Full name: Ferdinand Schmitz
Gender: Male
Born: October 14, 1919 in Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: November 6, 1981 in Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: ESV Olympia Köln, Köln (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Brother of Heini Nettesheim.

Biography

Ferdinand Schmitz was a West German wrestler who competed in the bantam- and featherweight class. In 1938 came in third at the Europeans and the following was second both in Greco-Roman and freestyle. In 1951 he finished fifth at the World Championships and at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics he participated in both styles, finishing sixth in the Greco-Roman style and seventh in the freestyle. Schmitz won two Greco-Roman national titles in 1938 and 1939, and six freestyle titles in 1940-41, 1943 and 1949-51. By occupation, Schmitz was a railway worker and was the half-brother of 1952 Olympic team-mate [Heini Nettesheim].

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman Germany GER 6
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Bantamweight, Freestyle Germany GER AC

Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Final Standings 6 1952-07-24
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Four 6 1952-07-26 6
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Four Match #2 2 1952-07-26 Persson (SWE) fall (5:38), Schmitz (GER) 3
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Three 4T 1952-07-26 3
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #1 2 1952-07-26 Merli (NOR) decision (3-0), Schmitz (GER) 3
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 1 1952-07-25 0
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #1 1 1952-07-25 Schmitz (GER) fall (2:55), Kohler (SAA) 0
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round One 1T 1952-07-24 0
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #9 AC 1952-07-24 Schmitz (GER) 0

Men's Bantamweight, 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 r4/7 4
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Four 6 1952-07-22 6
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Four Match #3 2 1952-07-22 Ishii (JPN) decision (2-1), Schmitz (GER) 3
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Three 5 1952-07-22 3
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #6 2 1952-07-22 Jadhav (IND) decision (2-1), Schmitz (GER) 3
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 1T 1952-07-21 0
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #9 1 1952-07-21 Schmitz (GER) fall (0:30), Poliquin (CAN) 0
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round One 1T 1952-07-20 0
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #9 1 1952-07-20 Schmitz (GER) fall (1:26), Basurto (MEX) 0
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