Joseph Krämer

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Competed in Intercalated Games
Full nameJoseph•Krämer
Used nameJoseph•Krämer
Born19 March 1879 in Ückendorf, Gelsenkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Died25 July 1946 in Gelsenkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
AffiliationsTV Ückendorf, Gelsenkirchen (GER)
NOC Germany
Medals IG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


German sportsman Josef Krämer was a versatile athlete active in track & field (high jump), gymnastics, and tug-of-war. He won a gold medal in tug-of-war at the 1906 Athens Games, and also participated in the high jump, and gymnastics events. Two years later in London he took part in the individual gymnastics all-around. Krämer was educated as a miner, then became a hewer and eventually a shooting master. In 1936 he was a guest of honor at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Personal Best: HJ – unknown.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Athletics GER Joseph Krämer
100 metres, Men (Intercalated) DNS
Marathon, Men (Intercalated) DNS
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Intercalated) DNS
High Jump, Men (Intercalated) AC
Pole Vault, Men (Intercalated) DNS
Long Jump, Men (Intercalated) DNS
Standing Long Jump, Men (Intercalated) DNS
Shot Put, Men (Intercalated) DNS
Discus Throw, Men (Intercalated) DNS
Pentathlon (Ancient), Men (Intercalated) DNS
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GER Joseph Krämer
Individual All-Around, Men (Intercalated) 12
Individual All-Around, 5 Events, Men (Intercalated) =7
Team All-Around, Men (Intercalated) Germany 5
Tug-Of-War GER Joseph Krämer
Tug-Of-War, Men (Intercalated) Germany 1 Gold
1908 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GER Joseph Krämer
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 33