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Erich Siebert

Full name: Erich Siebert
Gender: Male
Born: May 7, 1910
Died: 1947 in [unknown], Unknown, Soviet Union
Affiliations: ASV Bad Kreuznach
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Light-heavyweight wrestler Erich Siebert won the freestyle bronze medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In the final round he lost by decision (3-0) to Estonian [August Neo] leaving the gold medal to Swede [Knut Fridell] as Siebert and Neo had reached the five bad points. Two years earlier he was placed second at the Greco-Roman European Championships. In 1934 and 1943 he won the German Greco-Roman Championships and also at freestyle in 1936.

He was the great opponent of communist [Werner Seelenbinder], and not only on the wrestling mat. As a trained policeman, he joined the SS early during the Nazi regime and hated Seelenbinder for his political thinking and also for his frequent losses to him as a wrestler. Siebert was deployed in the Jewish Ghetto of Litzmannstadt (nowadays Łódź in Poland) during World War II. He was later captured by the Russians at the end the war and died in a POW camp in 1947.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle Germany GER 3 Bronze

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Final Standings 3 1936-08-03
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Final Round Match #1 2 1936-08-04 Neo (EST) decision (3-0), Siebert (GER)
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Four 1T 1936-08-04 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Four Match #3 AC 1936-08-04 Siebert (GER) 0
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Three 1T 1936-08-04 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #4 1 1936-08-04 Siebert (GER) decision (3-0), Scarf (AUS) 1
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 1T 1936-08-04 1
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #5 1 1936-08-04 Siebert (GER) fall (1:52), Beke (BEL) 0
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round One 3T 1936-08-03 1
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #6 1 1936-08-03 Siebert (GER) decision (3-0), Prokop (TCH) 1
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