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Karl Storch

Full name: Karl Konrad Storch
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 243 lbs (110 kg)
Born: August 21, 1913 in Fulda, Hessen, Germany
Died: August 16, 1992 in Fulda, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: Borussia Fulda, Fulda (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Hammer thrower Karl Storch won the silver medal at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games. At the 1954 European Championships he qualified for the final, but could not start due to an injury. He was runner-up at the German Championships in 1938 and 1939, and won German titles during the war years 1941-43. After World War II Storch was West German Champion in 1948, 1950, 1952, 1954, and 1955, and in 1952 was the first German hammer thrower to surpass 60 metres.

Storch was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf in 1952 and the Rudolf Harbig Memorial Award in 1954. His hometown Fulda named a street after him. After his sports career he became the owner of a sports shop and a construction company in Fulda. Storch was also active politically, and belonged to the Fulda City Council.

Personal Best: HT – 60.77 (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 38 Helsinki Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1952 Summer 38 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final Round 2 58.86
1952 Summer 38 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final Round Round One NP foul
1952 Summer 38 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 5 56.45 56.45
1952 Summer 38 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 2 58.18 58.18
1952 Summer 38 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final Round Round Four 2 58.86 58.86
1952 Summer 38 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final Round Round Five 2 57.80 58.86
1952 Summer 38 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final Round Round Six NP 58.34
1952 Summer 38 Helsinki Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 2 QU 55.35
1952 Summer 38 Helsinki Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B 1 55.35
1952 Summer 38 Helsinki Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round 1 AC foul
1952 Summer 38 Helsinki Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round 2 1 55.35 55.35
1952 Summer 38 Helsinki Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round 3 DNS pass
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