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Dieter Wemhöner

Full name: Dieter Wemhöner
Gender: Male
Born: August 18, 1930 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Boxing

Biography

West German middleweight boxer Dieter Wemhöner from Berlin twice reached the Olympic Games quarter-finals. At Helsinki in 1952 he lost to [Boris Nikolov] from Bulgaria, and four years later in Melbourne he was denied by [Víctor Zalazar] from Argentina. Wemhöner qualified for the 1952 Olympics as the winner of the German Championships, a title he defended in 1953 and 1954. In 1953 he won the final at the European Championships against Czechoslovakia’s [Bedřich Koutný]. The same year he was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf. In 1955 he added a bronze medal at the Europeans to his medal collection.

Wemhöner was a trained toolmaker and started boxing using a pseudonym to hide his career from his mother. Directly after the Melbourne Games he turned professional, winning 36 fights, losing four and drawing three before retiring in 1961. After his boxing career he first earned his living as a representative of perfumes and hairdresser’s accessories. He then studied at the Coaching Academy of Cologne and became a graduated sports teacher. From 1967-92 he was head coach of the West German Boxing Federation.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Boxing Men's Middleweight Germany GER 5T
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Boxing Men's Middleweight Germany GER 5T

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF MR
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Boxing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 1952-07-31 Nikolov (BUL) , Wemhöner (GER) 0
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Boxing Germany GER Round Two Match #5 1 Wemhöner (GER) , Koutný (TCH) 2 decision
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Boxing Germany GER Round One Match #9 1 1952-07-29 Wemhöner (GER) bye
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Boxing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1956-11-29 Zalazar (ARG) , Wemhöner (GER)
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Boxing Germany GER Round One Match #5 1 1956-11-26 Wemhöner (GER) , Redrup (GBR) decision
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