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Gerd Völs

Full name: Gerd Völs
Gender: Male
Born: December 22, 1909
Died: March 15, 1991 in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
Affiliations: RG Wiking Berlin 1896, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Gerd Völs 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 Völs 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, Völs was the German coxless fours champion. After World War II Völs became a building contractor in Hannover.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Germany GER 3 Bronze

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
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
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