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Hermann Simon

Full name: Anton Hermann Simon
Gender: Male
Born: December 19, 1906 in Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany
Died: April 7, 1987 in Einbeck, Niedersachsen, Germany
Affiliations: ASV Siegfried 03 Koblenz, Koblenz (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Wrestling


Wrestler Hermann Simon was eliminated in the second round at the 1928 Amsterdam Games in the Greco-Roman middleweight class. He was the German Champion in 1927 and second in 1930. Simon was one of the most successful amateur wrestlers and amateur coaches in Germany and, after turning professional in 1936, was regarded as one of the country’s best wrestlers technically.

By profession, Simon was a trained butcher and worked for many years in this job. When moving from Koblenz to Hannover he then owned a pub and also worked as a professional wrestler (mostly in Southern Europe), wrestling promoter and, later, a boxing promoter. In Hannover he founded and built up the ASV Siegfried Hannover, one of the most successful wrestling clubs in Germany at the time.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman Germany GER 13T

Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #7 2 1928-08-03 Baytorun (TUR) decision, Simon (GER)
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #6 2 1928-08-02 Kusnets (EST) decision, Simon (GER)
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