Wilhelm Ritzenhoff

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Intercalated Games
Full nameJohann Wilhelm•Ritzenhoff
Used nameWilhelm•Ritzenhoff
Born4 May 1878 in Borbeck, Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Died20 January 1954 in Neuss, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Measurements177 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsMTV Marxloh-Bruckhausen, Marxloh, Duisburg (GER)
NOC Germany
Medals IG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Wilhelm Ritzenhoff won a gold medal in the tug-of-war at the 1906 Athens Games. He also started in several track and field events. He was eliminated in the heats of the 100 metres, finished 21st in the standing long jump, participated in the stone throw with an unknown result, and came in 14th in the ancient pentathlon, eliminated after the third phase, the javelin throw.

Personal Best: 100 – unknown.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Athletics GER Wilhelm Ritzenhoff
100 metres, Men (Intercalated) 4 h6 r1/3
Marathon, Men (Intercalated) DNS
Standing Long Jump, Men (Intercalated) 21
Stone Throw, Men (Intercalated) AC
Pentathlon (Ancient), Men (Intercalated) =14
Tug-Of-War GER Wilhelm Ritzenhoff
Tug-Of-War, Men (Intercalated) Germany 1 Gold