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Fritz Spengler

Full name: Fritz Spengler
Gender: Male
Born: September 6, 1908 in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Died: March 10, 2003 in Weiskirchen, Saarland, Germany
Affiliations: Waldhof Mannheim, Mannheim (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Handball

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 Saarländischer Landesverband team until 1969.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Handball Men's Handball Germany GER 1 Gold

Men's Handball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
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
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