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Willi Reinfrank

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilhelm "Willi"•Reinfrank
Used nameWilli•Reinfrank
Born30 May 1903 in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
Died1 January 1943 in Volgograd, Volgograd (RUS)
AffiliationsVfK 86 Mannheim
NOC Germany


German weightlifter Willi Reinfrank won the 1924 European lightweight title, and was placed second in 1929. He set 11 lightweight world records from 1924-27 – one in the press, one in the snatch, five in the clean & jerk, and four combined. He won the German National lightweight title in 1923-27, and the middleweight title in 1929. At the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics he finished fifth.

Reinfrank was a trained mechanic, but later worked as an auctioneer. During World War II he was missing-in-action, presumed killed, following the battle of Stalingrad in 1943.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Weightlifting GER Willi Reinfrank
Lightweight, Men (Olympic) 5

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