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Franz Schmitt

Full name: Franz Schmitt
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: September 5, 1937 in Aschaffenburg, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: SV Einigkeit Aschaffenburg-Damm, Aschaffenburg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Greco-Roman lightweight wrestler burst onto the scene at the 1958 Budapest World Championships, finishing sixth. He then failed to qualify for the 1960 Roma Olympics, but was more successful in 1964, defeating East German Eckard Schulz in the inter-national qualifications in three very close matches. Schmitt then finished ninth in Tokyo, later placing fifth at both the 1966 and 1967 Europeans. In West Germany Schmitt won seven national championships.

Schmitt was trained a tool maker, but became a longtime coach for the regional Wrestling Association of Hessia. Among others he mentored [Rifat Yildiz], his brother [Fuat], and [Gerhard Himmel] to top-rank world athletes. At the 1972 München Olympics Schmitt was responsible for the coordination of training sessions for all participating countries.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Germany GER AC

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Final Standings AC 1964-10-16 Eliminated r4/6 8
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Four 9 1964-10-19 8
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Four Match #4 2 1964-10-19 Horvat (YUG) fall (9:12), Schmitt (GER) 4
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Three 6T 1964-10-18 4
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #5 1 1964-10-18 Schmitt (GER) fall (7:12), Zaid (AFG) 0
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 8T 1964-10-17 4
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #7 1 1964-10-17 Schmitt (GER) decision, Berger (AUT) 1
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round One 14T 1964-10-16 3
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #7 2 1964-10-16 Gvantseladze (URS) decision, Schmitt (GER) 3
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