Karl Schenk

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKarl Sebastian•Schenk
Used nameKarl•Schenk
Born12 July 1902 in Nürnberg, Bayern (GER)
Died9 August 1989 in Mindelheim, Bayern (GER)
NOC Germany


Karl Schenk submitted his poem Speerkampf (Spear Fight) to the 1928 Amsterdam Art Competitions. He was a law student, who wrote poems and short stories as a hobby. He was also an active athlete, especially as a handball player and track and field athlete, and an official and coach for 1. FC Nürnberg, and from 1929 for VfB Rehau. In Rehau, he established himself as a lawyer and still ran his office there in the 1950s. His poem was submitted as calligraphy in the graphic section of the art competitions in the same year by both Rudolf Koch and Emil Rudolf Weiss.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Art Competitions GER Karl Schenk
Literature, Lyric Works, Open (Olympic) AC