Full name: Friedrich Gottlob Paul Ferdinand von StÃ¼lpnagel
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: July 16, 1913 in Lichterfelde, Berlin, Germany
Died: July 7, 1996 in Munich, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: MSV WÃ¼nsdorf
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Friedrich von StÃ¼lpnagel, a 400 metre runner, earned a bronze medal with the 4x400 relay at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, running the second leg. He was then the first sportsman from Postdam to win an Olympic medal. He qualified for the Berlin Games after placing third at the 1936 German Championships after only five months training at the Army Sports School WÃ¼nsdorf. One year later von StÃ¼lpnagel retired and concentrated on his military career.
Von StÃ¼lpnagel was a professional soldier, first in the Deutsche Wehrmacht during World War II, later in the Deutsche Bundeswehr. In 1955, Border Patrol Major Friedrich von StÃ¼lpnagel became CEO of the Federal Border Police Association. He later pursued a career as an officer in the Bundeswehr and retired in 1972 as a colonel.
Friedrich von StÃ¼lpnagel second marriage was to Lucia Luise Countess of Ingelheim, called Echterin von und zu Mespelbrunn. His family members took some controversial positions in the Third Reich. His cousin Otto Edwin von StÃ¼lpnagel, 1935 Commander of the Air War College, 1936 Air General, was Military Commander of France and was responsible for numerous acts of violence and deportations between 1940 and 1942. While in custody in France, he committed suicide after the war. Another cousin Carl-Heinrich von StÃ¼lpnagel, an Infantry General since 1939, was an active participant in the famous attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler on 20 July 1944. Heinrich then attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself in his head, but was unsuccessful, and was later convicted to death by the People's Court and executed. Friedrichâs uncle Joachim von StÃ¼lpnagel, a Colonel since 1922 and Head of a Military Department, was appointed in 1934 to head an infantry regiment by Adolf Hitler, and in 1939 was named Commander of the Reserve Army.
Personal Best: 400 - 48.9 (1936).
|1936 Summer||23||Berlin||Athletics||Men's 4 Ã 400 metres Relay||Germany||GER||3||Bronze|
|1936 Summer||23||Berlin||Athletics||Germany||GER||Round One||Heat Three||1||QU||3:15.0|