Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Gerd VÃ¶ls was a member of the German bronze medal-winning coxed eights at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The three leading boats, USA, Italy and Germany crossed the line virtually together with just one second separating first from third, but victory went to the USA, with Italy second. The Nazi leaders were not amused and left immediately.
The same year the boat from RG Wiking Berlin won the German Championships and VÃ¶ls also was runner-up with [Herbert Schmidt], [Hans-Joachim Hannemann] and [Werner Loeckle] in the coxless fours. The next year they came third. In 1942, VÃ¶ls was the German coxless fours champion. After World War II VÃ¶ls became a building contractor in Hannover.
|1936 Summer||26||Berlin||Rowing||Men's Coxed Eights||Germany||GER||3||Bronze|
|1936 Summer||26||Berlin||Rowing||Germany||GER||Final Round||6:26.4|
|1936 Summer||26||Berlin||Rowing||Germany||GER||Semi-Finals||Heat One||6:44.9|
|1936 Summer||26||Berlin||Rowing||Germany||GER||Round One||Heat Three||6:08.5|