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Karl Schmedes

Full name: Karl Hermann Adolf Schmedes
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: November 14, 1908 in Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: May 31, 1981 in Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: DBS 20, Dortmund (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Boxing


Boxer Karl Schmedes won the lightweight bronze medal at the 1934 European Championships. He was one of the favourites to win the lightweight title at the 1936 Berlin Olympics but was beaten in his first bout by [José Padilla] of the Philippines. Schmedes was German lightweight champion from 1933-36, and after World War II turned professional but with limited success.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Boxing Men's Lightweight Germany GER 17T

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Boxing Germany GER Round One Match #8 2 1936-08-11 Padilla (PHI) , Schmedes (GER)
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