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Götz von Mirbach

Full name: Erich Werner Siegfried Götz von Mirbach
Gender: Male
Born: September 12, 1915 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Died: August 6, 1968 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Title: Freiherr
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Sailing

Biography

West German sailor Götz von Mirbach was one of the crew in the 6 metres class that finished 10th at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games. He was a member of the Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee in Berlin. Von Mirbach participated in the Spanish Civil War as a marine officer, and during World War II was involved in attacking British boats in the English Channel. He engaged in 165 enemy raids with over 70,000 BRT ship space, was responsible for the sinking of several warships, and was promoted to corvette captain. During the war he was awarded the German and the Knight’s Cross, and the Iron Cross I. and II. Class. From May to September 1945 he was a British prisoner of war.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Sailing Mixed 6 metres Nirwana GER 10

Mixed 6 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Sailing Nirwana GER Final Standings 1952-07-20 1,190
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Sailing Nirwana GER Race One 1952-07-20 141 2-38:06
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Sailing Nirwana GER Race Two 1952-07-21 297 3-22:20
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Sailing Nirwana GER Race Three 1952-07-22 188 2-36:38
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Sailing Nirwana GER Race Four 1952-07-23 141 2-57:52
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Sailing Nirwana GER Race Five 1952-07-26 188 2-51:13
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Sailing Nirwana GER Race Six 1952-07-27 188 2-43:12
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Sailing Nirwana GER Race Seven 1952-07-28 188 3-13:19
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