Carlos Woebcken

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCarl Wilhelm Heinrich "Carlos"•Woebcken
Used nameCarlos•Woebcken
Born5 June 1901 in Hamburg, Hamburg (GER)
Died12 July 1962 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
Measurements180 cm
NOC Brazil


Carlos Woebcken was third in the decathlon at the 1931 South American Championship. His 1932 Olympic participation is not listed in the Official Report of that year but newspaper reports (Los Angeles Times) describe him starting the decathlon only to pull up and withdraw with a hamstring pull in the opening 100 metres, although other reports (Lawrence Daily Journal) note he was injured warming up and did not start. His best events were the high jump and discus throw. Woebcken’s younger brother Adolfo was a pole vaulter. They may have had dual German citizenship.

Personal Best: Dec – 6892.660 (1932).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics BRA Carlos Woebcken
High Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
Pole Vault, Men (Olympic) DNS
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
Decathlon, Men (Olympic) DNF