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Heinrich Schneidereit

Full name: Heinrich Schneidereit
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: December 23, 1884 in Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: September 30, 1915 in Thionville, Moselle, France
Affiliations: Kölner Athleten-Club 1882, Köln (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Tug-Of-War, Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

A German weightlifter from Köln (Cologne), Heinrich Schneidereit 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 both with one hand, and in the two hands event, he tied for third alongside his teammate [Heinrich Rondi] and French [Alexandre Maspoli]. When Schneidereit started his career at only 19-years-old he was called “The German Wonderboy.”

At the World Championships Schneidereit placed second in the unlimited class in 1903 and 1907, and in 1911 finished third. In 1906 he won both the World and European Championships. In 1914 he won the Baltic Games in Malmö. The same year Schneidereit was drafted for military services, where he was killed in action in 1915 in Thionville. He was buried with several of his compatriots in a mass grave.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer 21 Athina Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Germany GER 1 Gold
1906 Summer 21 Athina Weightlifting Men's Unlimited, One Hand Germany GER 3 Bronze
1906 Summer 21 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 21 Athina Tug-Of-War Germany GER Round One Match #1 1 1906-04-30 GER 2, AUT 0
1906 Summer 21 Athina Tug-Of-War Germany GER Final Round Match #1 1 1906-04-30 GER 2, Omas Helliniki P. S. 0

Men's Unlimited, One Hand

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1906 Summer 21 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER Final Standings 3 70.75
1906 Summer 21 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 40.00 kilogrammes 1T oo
1906 Summer 21 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 55.30 kilogrammes 1T oo
1906 Summer 21 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 60.40 kilogrammes 1T oo
1906 Summer 21 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 65.45 kilogrammes 1T oo
1906 Summer 21 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 70.75 kilogrammes 1T oo
1906 Summer 21 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 73.75 kilogrammes 3 ox

Men's Unlimited, Two Hands

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1906 Summer 21 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER Final Standings 3T 129.5
1906 Summer 21 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 81.0 kilogrammes 1T o
1906 Summer 21 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 100.5 kilogrammes 1T o
1906 Summer 21 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 108.5 kilogrammes 1T o
1906 Summer 21 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 121.5 kilogrammes 1T o
1906 Summer 21 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 129.5 kilogrammes 1T o
1906 Summer 21 Athina Weightlifting Germany GER 136.5 kilogrammes 3T x
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