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Hugo Strauß

Full name: Hugo Strauß
Gender: Male
Born: June 25, 1907 in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Died: November 1, 1941 in Golodayeva, Sverdlovsk, Russia
Affiliations: Mannheimer RC, Mannheim (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Hugo Strauß won the gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games with [Willi Eichhorn] in the coxless pairs. In 1935 the two men finished second at the German Championships, and in 1936 they became national champions and qualified for the Olympic Games. Two years later the two men again finished second.

In 1938 Strauß was named president of the newly-founded Mannheimer Eis- und Rollschuhclub, which later was renamed to Mannheimer ERC and Adler Mannheim, and became one of the leading ice hockey clubs in (West) Germany. During the Nazi era Strauß was a member of the SS-Totenkopf-Standarte “Thuringia” and was killed-in-action on the Eastern front in 1941 in Russia.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Rowing Men's Coxless Pairs Germany GER 1 Gold

Men's Coxless Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Rowing Germany GER Willi Eichhorn Final Round 8:16.1
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Rowing Germany GER Willi Eichhorn Round One Heat Three 7:12.6
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