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Ludwig Schweickert

Full name: Ludwig Schweickert
Gender: Male
Born: April 26, 1915 in Fürth, Bayern, Germany
Died: July 11, 1943 in Oryol, Oryol, Russia
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Ludwig Schweickert was a German middleweight wrestler who won the silver medal in the Greco-Roman style at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Sweden’s [Ivar Johansson] led throughout in Berlin, only accumulating 2 bad points on decision wins before he won the gold medal by defeating Hungary’s József Palotás by a fall in the final contest at 3:48. Palotás’ loss to Johansson gave the silver medal to Schweickert, with Palotás taking bronze. Schweickert lost to Johansson in the final of the 1937 and 1939 European Championships. From 1937-42 Schweickert won the German Greco-Roman titles and in 1938, 1940-41 he was freestyle champion.

He was a professional soldier from 1936. As a close friend of his team-mate, and avowing communist [Werner Seelenbinder], he often had trouble with Nazi officials. He was killed in action in 1943 during World War II defending the town of Orjol from recapture by the Soviet Army.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Final Standings 2 1936-08-06
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Final Round Match #2 AC 1936-08-09 Schweickert (GER)
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Five 2 1936-08-09 3
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Five Match #1 1 1936-08-09 Schweickert (GER) fall (16:56), Palotás (HUN) 0
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Four 3T 1936-08-08 3
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Four Match #2 1 1936-08-08 Schweickert (GER) decision (3-0), Gallegati (ITA) 1
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Three 3 1936-08-08 2
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #3 2 1936-08-08 Johansson (SWE) decision (2-1), Schweickert (GER) 2
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 1T 1936-08-07 0
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #3 1 1936-08-07 Schweickert (GER) fall (8:08), Cocoș (ROU) 0
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round One 1T 1936-08-06 0
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #4 1 1936-08-06 Schweickert (GER) fall (9:00), Pointner (AUT) 0
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