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Helmut Schäfer

Full name: Helmut Rudolf Friedrich Schäfer
Gender: Male
Height: 4-11.5 (152 cm)
Born: October 22, 1908 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Died: July 30, 1994 in Schönaich, Böblingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: KV Stuttgart 1895, Stuttgart (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

German Helmut Schäfer finished an unfortunate fourth in the featherweight weightlifting competition at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. At the age of seven years he was an all-round youngster, and pursued art, motor sports, wrestling, weightlifting and lawn weight training. He was German weightlifting champion in 1931 and won two bronze medals at the European Championships (1929 and 1933). In 1932 and 1935, he was World Champion and in 1931 the German Champion.

His special event was the bumping with both arms, where he set two world records. After finishing his sporting career, he worked as a manager of weightlifters and art strength athletes, referees and officials. A trained car mechanic, he later founded a taxi company in Stuttgart.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Weightlifting Men's Featherweight Germany GER 4

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Weightlifting Germany GER Final Standings 4 267.5
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Weightlifting Germany GER Military Press 5 77.5
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Weightlifting Germany GER Military Press Lift #1 AC 72.5 o
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Weightlifting Germany GER Military Press Lift #2 AC 77.5 o
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Weightlifting Germany GER Military Press Lift #3 AC 80.0 x
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Weightlifting Germany GER Snatch 5T 77.5
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Weightlifting Germany GER Snatch Lift #1 AC 77.5 o
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Weightlifting Germany GER Snatch Lift #2 AC 82.5 x
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Weightlifting Germany GER Snatch Lift #3 AC 85.0 x
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Weightlifting Germany GER Clean & Jerk 2T 112.5
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Weightlifting Germany GER Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 112.5 o
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Weightlifting Germany GER Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 120.0 x
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Weightlifting Germany GER Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 120.0 x
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