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Herbert Schmidt

Full name: Herbert Schmidt
Gender: Male
Born: January 28, 1914
Died: September 18, 2002
Affiliations: RG Wiking Berlin 1896, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Herbert Schmidt was a member of the German bronze medal-winning coxed eights at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The three leading boats, USA, Italy and Germany crossed the line virtually together with just one second separating first from third but victory went to the USA, with Italy second. The Nazi leaders were not amused and left immediately. The same year the boat from RG Wiking Berlin won the German Championships and Schmidt was also runner-up with [Gerhard Völs], [Hans-Joachim Hannemann] and [Werner Loeckle] in the coxless fours. The next year they finished third. In 1942, Schmidt won the German coxless fours title and in 1943 the coxed eights title.

Herbert Schmidt then became chief editor at the East Berlin sports newspaper Deutsches Sportecho in 1948, but was fired only a few months later. He then built up the sports desk of Sender Freies Berlin in West-Berlin.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Germany GER 3 Bronze

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Rowing Germany GER Final Round 6:26.4
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Rowing Germany GER Semi-Finals Heat One 6:44.9
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Rowing Germany GER Round One Heat Three 6:08.5
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