Full name: Fritz Spengler
Born: September 6, 1908 in Mannheim, Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg, Germany
Died: March 10, 2003 in Weiskirchen, Saarland, Germany
Affiliations: Waldhof Mannheim, Mannheim (GER)
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Field handball was only part of the Olympic program once, at the 1936 Berlin Games. The German Reich dominated their two preliminary round matches, beating Hungary 22-0 and then the USA 29-1, before winning all three matches in the final round, including a 10-6 win over Austria in the deciding match that won the gold medal. Fritz Spengler played two matches in Berlin, and won five international caps.
With his home club SV Waldhof Mannheim he won the German Championship in 1933 and were runners-up in 1937. After World War II Spengler was appointed the national coach of Saar, and participated in the 1952 and 1955 World Championships with his team. He remained coach of the SaarlÃ¤ndischer Landesverband team until 1969.
|1936 Summer||27||Berlin||Handball||Men's Handball||Germany||GER||1||Gold|
|1936 Summer||27||Berlin||Handball||Germany||GER||Final Round||Match #4||1||1936-08-12||GER 16, SUI 6||1|
|1936 Summer||27||Berlin||Handball||Germany||GER||Group A||Match #1||1||1936-08-06||GER 22, HUN 0||1|