Goalkeeper Heinz Schmidt played field hockey for Uhlenhorst MÃ¼lheim, winning the West German Championship six times in 1950, 1954-55, 1957-58 and 1960. He participated in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, where Germany lost to the Netherlands 0-1 in the quarter-final, and the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, when Schmidt won a surprise bronze medal after Germany beat Great Britain 3-1 in the third place match. He was also a member of the West German team that won the unofficial European Championships in 1954.
|1952 Summer||24||Helsinki||Hockey||Men's Hockey||Germany||GER||5T|
|1952 Summer||24||Helsinki||Hockey||Germany||GER||Final Standings||5T||1952-07-15||3||0|
|1952 Summer||24||Helsinki||Hockey||Germany||GER||Quarter-Finals||Match #3||2||1952-07-18||NED 1, GER 0||0|
|1952 Summer||24||Helsinki||Hockey||Germany||GER||Consolation Round: Final||Match #1||1||1952-07-25||GER 4, POL 0|
|1952 Summer||24||Helsinki||Hockey||Germany||GER||Consolation Round: Semi-Finals||Match #1||1||1952-07-23||GER 2, AUT 1|